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The Flowing Well

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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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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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 weeks ago 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
Oxford, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked at the last minute and greeted warmly, with all requests catered for. The menu and specials included some great fish options, which were both good value and a bit out of the ordinary. Service was timely and attentive despite being pretty busy just before Christmas. Definitely one we'll return to.

1 Thank KashaH
Burnham Market, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy just after Christmas. Most tables had two or three generations and the atmosphere was really homely with the staff keen to meet the needs of toddlers and grandparents alike. Kids' menu available, excellent chips, plenty of ice cream to choose from to encourage the kids to eat their protein and greens. Bustle and noise were part of the... More 

2 Thank 426raymond
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As usual on Boxing Day we went out for a meal. We like finding different places to eat each year, there were 8 of us. What drew us to booking with The Flowing Well was that we didn't have to have a Boxing Day menu. We found the pub via a country lane. It has ample parking. The inside I... More 

3 Thank Colinat37
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

12 adults and 16 kids - great Christmas dinner, amazing service and atmosphere. Everything spot on, served at the same time and with a smile - well done flowing well.

2 Thank mandie d
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful pub, inside and out, really decorated well. Very cosy inside and very friendly staff. Good choice of pub grub; I had a delicious beef pie and the chocolate cake. Will certainly be going back again!

2 Thank Emma V
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Went with family last Sunday for lunch, wow !! What a lovely roast dinner amazing, shoulder of lamb was huge, lovely atmosphere in and around the bar very lively,

2 Thank Jill B
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had a meal for 4 on a Saturday night 2 weeks ago. The quality of food and the service were good. We were in the back room which had one large party booking which was quite loud. The menu had plenty of choice and we would go back again

2 Thank stwcar
Brackley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

After a long morning and afternoon of rehearsals, needed somewhere to "refuel" for the evening performance. Although we had not reserved a table, the staff accommodated us very quickly, as we went from three people to six in the space of 15 minutes! Meals were very prompt and just right, and very good value too.

2 Thank Nick_the_Floot
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Decided last minute that we were going for dinner (5pm) and so looked for restaurants to go to near Abingdon, found The Flowing Well luckily. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Ordered the half chicken roast from the specials menu it arrived and was a big portion! Chicken was lovely and tender, roast potatoes were very nice and the gravy... More 

2 Thank Tdolphin16

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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
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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?