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The Flowing Well

Sunningwell, Abingdon OX136RB, England
+44 1865 735846
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Ranked #20 of 73 Restaurants in Abingdon
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Price range: $0 - $49
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Went to the Flowing Well last night with the inlaws to celebrate my son's birthday. It was a nice evening with very pleasant and professional staff who were able to answer all questions thrown at them with knowledge, authority and good humour. I had steak and ale pie with chips. It was a great pie - all enclosed not the... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is our local pub and we were anxious to support it but were quite disappointed today. Previous visits have been good but today the service was unapologetically slow. Our reservation was for 2pm, we got our main course at 3:15 pm. The reason given was a large party of 16 in the other room. We felt the management should... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were very impressed by the setting and facilities at this traditional country pub in the small village of Sunningwell, near Abingdon. The modern rooms lead here and there, giving the feeling of spaciousness yet cosiness in some corners. There are papers to read and everywhere was spotlessly clean. We just called in for an afternoon snack and people with... More

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Went for a meal and drink when we arrived we were impressed however when our drinks arrived husband was not happy with his pint as tasted odd. After asking to change it staff said they would have to get acting manager as manager was out. Acting manager said could not change it as husband tasted it? When informed that's how... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
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88 reviews 88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Contributor
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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