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The Flowing Well

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Sunningwell, Abingdon OX13 6RB, England
+44 1865 735846
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

visited this pub for sunday lunch with maybe future in laws first meeting.,hahah,.anyway we all had a relaxing lunch over some light get to you know chatter. All of the courses were of adequate size and presentation. We all enjoyed our meals with no complaints at all. Thats unusual for me. credit where credit is due i say. The staff... More 

Thank DaveBarrett24
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Contrary to some reviews below, we had swift, excellent service last night when calling by for supper. We have been visiting the pub for years over the generations and usually book. This time we called unannounced on a Sunday night, quite busy and buzzy - friendly staff and smooth service meant we managed our deadline elsewhere in Abingdon. Food pleasant,... More 

Thank SueButtie
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has been well presented after a lot of work to the Flowing Well first time visit and we were pleasantly surprised how nice the decor was inside.The food we ordered was very good. The only small criticism was regards the limited choice of deserts which was a little disappointing plus a charge of £1.75 per scoop of Ice... More 

Thank micksquash
Reading, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had travelled down from our daughter in Manchester and called in at our daughter in Oxford to celebrate her daughter's birthday. As part of the celebrations we all went to The Flowing Well restaurant for a celebratory meal, which was excellent. The menu is limited - always a good sign - but well cooked and presented. This is probably... More 

Thank BobGreg
Oxford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this pub/restaurant four times now; twice with my sister and twice with my partner and two children. In all four instances the food was lovely and the staff very welcoming, and the atmosphere was buzzing but not intrusive. I thoroughly recommend it. Only one comment; the only bottle of prosecco to purchase is a wallet-straining £27, which... More 

Thank Foonce
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our local pub. It's very well run and offers great service. Sunday lunches are excellent with a choice of roast chicken, roast beef, and lamb or pork. The food standards are great with a good menu, however, you need to bear in mind that it's a family focussed pub so there can often be lots of children making... More 

Abingdon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After using the flowing well many times over the last year the overall experience has been excellent but following our latest visit by four of us on Tuesday I have to say that the standard had dropped. to begin with after showing us to our table we waited 15 minutes and nobody had come for our order so I had... More 

Thank mikepatfaulkner
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awful, just awful. I chose this pub because it advertises gluten free options. The gluten free menu included fish and chips and I jumped at the chance. It's been years since I have had fish and chips. However, when it arrived alongside the scrappy chips were two small pieces of slimy fish, without batter. I never suspected that they would... More 

3 Thank Graarman
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lunch menu was good although the service was incredibly slow considering it wasn't busy. Take care that you are not overcharged at the bar and question it if it seems pricey. I didn't and was overcharged £2.00 for a lemonade and lime. Wonder where that overcharged payment went...!! When I realized and phoned, the staff member was quite smug... More 

Thank caa325
Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Was looking for a decent dinner between Christmas and New Year and found it here via Tripadvisor. This a great pub from all points of view - service, food (quality and selection) and ambience. Highly recommend the pizza and desserts. Will definitely go back next time in the area.

Thank Richard B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sunningwell, Abingdon OX13 6RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Abingdon
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 735846

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?