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The Flowing Well

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Spanish, British, Pub, Tapas, Gastropub
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Sunningwell, Abingdon OX136RB, England
+44 1865 735846
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always a pleasant experience

I have been here quite a few times now for a Sunday roast and really enjoy the place. The menu offers quite a range of dishes and the food is very tasty (although the waiting time can be quite long as they are always very busy). I'd particularly recommend the starters - they come in tapas style... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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  • Special occasions
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I have been here quite a few times now for a Sunday roast and really enjoy the place. The menu offers quite a range of dishes and the food is very tasty (although the waiting time can be quite long as they are always very busy). I'd particularly recommend the starters - they come in tapas style dishes and are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Sunningwell is a wonderful Oxfordshire village and The Flowing Well captures this village extremely well serving a wide range of food in good surroundings.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Impressive position at the top of Sunningwell village, this original Morlands Brewery pub, sadly does not impress inside! Sorry owners, but the bar side is gloomy, with small windows letting in little light. The intrusion of a stainless steel counter (servery from kitchen) is ugly. The recent re-decoration and furnishing is not inspiring. Menu is interesting, but not cheap and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

After a long journey from Glasgow we were looking for somewhere just off the A34 to avoid service station food. The Flowing Well was a charming oasis of peace in a beautiful little village. Booked on mobile through Top Table. Food was delicious and fresh, service friendly and efficient. Two mains from the specials, wine and beer and shared pud... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Unfortunately we visited this restaurant just after coming back from a holiday in France and the lack of competition shows. The menus is over priced and offers a limited choice of types of food. However the food is well presented, good portion sizes and is really tasty. Its a pity that the beers on offer are virtually all from taps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My husband and I live locally and on the spur of the moment decided to go for a Sunday roast. We were seated in the bar area which was rather cosy but better than on our last visit when despite the large extraction hood the smoke form the kitchen was very strong. Lunch was delicious: i had the beef and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We have been at the Flowing Well as a last minute solution to a Sunday Lunch 'problem', and indeed a good solution it turned out to be! The friendly staff served us very swiflty. I had the roast lamb whereas my partner had the beef. Usual trimmings came with the meat. The lamb was literally falling off the bone, it... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a very pleasant pub with a large car park and a wide range of seating. It does seem to position itself as mostly a restaurant and our experience was very good, but whilst the prices said gastropub, the service and quality fell a bit short. From the English tappas - very nice, but £5 for 6 mini sausages!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The best burgers we've had! 100% recommended for the food!!!! Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. We will visit again soon :)

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Popped in to the flowing well half way through a bike ride for a quick lunch before we carried on. From walking through the door to getting back on our bikes the staff were great. Very professional and helpful. Our food was yummy. My partner even said its the best meal she's had for a long time😃 We shall return... More 

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Additional Information about The Flowing Well

Address: Sunningwell, Abingdon OX136RB, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 735846
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Abingdon
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 47
Cuisine: Spanish, British, Pub, Tapas, Gastropub

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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 47
  • Cuisine: Spanish, British, Pub, Tapas, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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