We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Flowing Well

Certificate of Excellence
British, Pub, Spanish, Gastropub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Sunningwell, Abingdon OX136RB, England
+44 1865 735846
Improve this listing
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 213 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 91
  • 71
    Very good
  • 29
  • 13
  • 9
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Can't really add much to the title. Great food and pleasant staff. Lovely little hideaway pub. Would recommend anyone going here to try the food

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris R
Good for:
  • Special occasions
Add Photo Write a Review

213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly atmosphere and polite friendly staff. The service was prompt supported by a varied menu of principally English cuisine including venison. Our visit was an 'exploratory' in preparation for my wife's birthday celebration in December. We will be a fairly large group and we have no hesitation in making a firm booking.

2 Thank Davidcoates047
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't really add much to the title. Great food and pleasant staff. Lovely little hideaway pub. Would recommend anyone going here to try the food

Thank Chris R
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been on a number of occasions before and have never been disappointed ,We had Family and Friends visiting us and with 11 in our party took them to the Flowing well. The Menu was varied and had a good choice for everyone. we all had different from Starters to main and Pudding, I cannot fault the food at... More 

Thank susan h
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The website enticed me in with what looked like a warm inviting and cosy interior and an appealing varied menu. What it actually felt like was very much a 'chain' restaurant - themed up in the places that were photographed for the website . We sat in an overly bright square room and were served very average meals which seemed... More 

1 Thank liz m
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This place is brilliant, especially for Coeliacs! They had a separate gluten free menu, and I managed to have 3 courses! I want to thank you for providing such a tasty and varied gluten free menu, I felt like I was eating 'proper food' and wasn't being annoying! I can honestly say I haven't had such a lovely meal out... More 

Thank Melango
Level Contributor
27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We waited at the bar in antipation of a great experience eventually we were shown to a small table by a pillar. A wall had been knocked down opening up the area to a view of the back yard I was cold. We ordered fish, chips and mushy peas and Moroccan chicken supreme. The meals were disappointing. The fish wasn't... More 

2 Thank flora003
Abingdon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Haven't been to The Flowing Well for nearly two years so I was very pleasantly surprised to find how much it has improved since my last visit. The interior is smartly decorated and the bar area has a nice cosy feel. The restaurant is nicely spaced out and very comfy. All of the ladies who were serving were very friendly... More 

Thank Sarah O
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Good menu with plenty of variety. Love British tapas starters. Friendly staff. Average prices for freshly cooked, delicious food.

Thank SesOxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
331 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We have been here a fair few times now, and the good thing about the Flowing Well is that it keeps standards high. That said, there are signs outside that need watching - there is some missing paint on the walls and the outside of the pub could be an issue in a year or so. In such an area... More 

Thank BrushM
Surrey, England
Level Contributor
181 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Popped in here on a Sunday lunchtime. Great atmosphere. It was busy with most tables taken both inside and outside on the terrace. Menu varied- we chose fish and chips, chicken supreme and skinny burger. We were all pleased with our food but not the service. The waiting staff were efficient but they cannot serve food if it is not... More 

2 Thank GillyFlower

Travelers who viewed The Flowing Well also viewed

Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Been to The Flowing Well? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sunningwell, Abingdon OX136RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Abingdon
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 735846

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Spanish, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Flowing Well staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?