Great menu and lovely food with professional attentive service. New management has really made some big changes and it shows.
Sunningwell is a lovely village and this pub looks the part but it is let down by horrendous service. Avoid. Such a shame. The bar staff routinely ignore customers or ask questions while looking the other way, so it is unclear if they know you are there or if they are making your drinks or doing something else. The waiting... More
We visited the Flowing Well today for Sunday lunch and we were impressed. Beef beautifully cooked, vegetables very fresh and crisp. Unlike some Sunday lunches we have had it did not taste 'greasy'. Very surprised with the calamares as they were also nicely cooked and again very fresh and most importantly coated just in flour which is the way to... More
We have been going to this pub / restaurant for many years and since it has been refurbished we have used the restaurant regularly as we regarded it to be one of the best in its class in the area. Our visit this evening was disappointing with the food of poor quality and rather than home made as previously it... More
After a self-imposed ban of two months we gave The Flowing Well another try. The four ale pumps were out of use: a pub with no beer! I had to drink cider which was OK but not like the real thing. We ordered food. One of the disadvantages of having an open kitchen is that customers sitting at the bar... More
We live in Sunningwell and over the last 20 years have frequented the Flow often in its various guises. Since the refurbishment almost two years ago we have been six times - and have never thought it was really that good. But we WANT it to be good, so we keep trying. But NEVER again. We booked via TopTable for... More
While on holiday in the UK, I spent a few days with family who live in Oxford. We had the immense pleasure of having dinner at a pub called “The Flowing Well” in the of village Sunningwell, just outside of Oxford, What a beautiful pub it was - but English pubs are gorgeous. The evening weather was balmy and warm... More
Having visited this establishment recently I can only think the management do not care what their customers think or want. The service is a joke and the food mediocre at best. Given the many negative reviews recently I would certainly be worried if I were the owner of this restaurant. I will certainly not be recommending it to anyone I... More
We were visiting family in the area and often pop to the Well for drinks or a meal as its one of our favourites in the area. It is a lovely location and nicely done inside. We hadn't been since Christmas and although the food on this occasion was fine I have to agree with some of the other reviewers... More
FYI the people writing the bad reviews are all one family that were barred! I have just enjoyed a lovely evening with great company and fantastic food! The staff are always polite, very welcoming and go out of their way to make the evening special. I will definitely be returning to support this hard working local country pub!
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