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The Flowing Well

Sunningwell, Abingdon OX136RB, England
+44 1865 735846
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Ranked #19 of 73 restaurants in Abingdon
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Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: Tapas, British, Pub, Gastropub
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Flowing Well was closed for a while so we hadn't been for some time. We went for a midweek lunch and were very impressed. Lovely setting especially on a sunny day, good food (II had an excellent Calamari salad) and attentive service. Will go again.

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LilacT
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Visited twice in last week and my first meals there since new owners arrived. Had got a bit tired of the old menu so nice to see a few new ideas. In the week, my accompanying friend felt it was a little too meaty and did not enjoy her halloumi salad. A foodie, she was expecting something more special than... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Had business meeting at The Flowing Well great service and food always a pleasure visiting this place.

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Clearly popular, the earliest table booking we could get was 3:30 for our party of 6+toddler. Menu is quite limited and a little above average pub prices, but the quality of the food was excellent. Beautiful roast beef and slow cooked lamb. My wife was happy to find a special gluten-free menu available. Service a little slow, but perhaps the... More

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Last time we went to the Flowing Well, the food was overpriced and the service sloppy. It was a great location for a drink on a sunny day however. Now, it's got a new owner and the food is good and reasonably priced. 3 of us went in an evening and sat inside. The menu isn't large and we had... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We have just had a 3 course Sunday lunch at the flowing well which couldn't be faulted. The staff were lovely and very attentive. All 3 courses were delicious - the chocolate brownie was the best we have ever had and all courses were very generous.

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Oxford
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Had a cold steak, not a big deal I thought & I returned it. The waitress took it away, then returned a few minutes later to tell me it was the perfect temperature, there was nothing wrong with it, I was flustered but protested that it was definitely cold. I did get another, different & smaller steak which was hot... More

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Cracking food, friendly service and a great outdoor spot to share a birthday celebration sunday lunch. A great improvement with the new owners really having sorted things out and an interesting menu. Good beers and family friendly.

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Oxford
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We recently heard that the Flowing Well had reopened & couldn't wait to try it. This pub or gastro-pub is in a lovely setting overlooking the Oxfordshire countryside. Inside, they have changed things around slightly & by doing so have given the place a lovely homely feel. We visited the pub on a Saturday afternoon. Was really pleased to hear... More

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

After many changes over the years the Flowing Well is a nice pub again (rather than trying to be a Gastro-pub), with lovely views and a wonderful setting. We went for a quick sunday lunch and found the staff very friendly, food and drink however rather overpriced. A glass of sparkling water for nearly 2 pounds, a pint of Fosters... More

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