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“Excellent lunch”
Review of The Flowing Well

The Flowing Well
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Ranked #4 of 93 Restaurants in Abingdon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$38
Cuisines: British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Oxford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

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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English first
Oxford
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Poor”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Had a cold steak, not a big deal I thought & I returned it. The waitress took it away, then returned a few minutes later to tell me it was the perfect temperature, there was nothing wrong with it, I was flustered but protested that it was definitely cold. I did get another, different & smaller steak which was hot as were my reheated peas & refried chips. I was charged for the original choice.
I went back this morning to suggest to the manager that he retrain his staff, turns out the staff touched the steak with their fingers & declared it the perfect temperature, but that it was too cold to reheat, hence the replacement smaller steak. Manager said he would punish waitress, poor girl, I suggested he train his staff to listen instead. Too much drama, won't go back here.

Visited April 2014
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great birthday lunch”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Cracking food, friendly service and a great outdoor spot to share a birthday celebration sunday lunch. A great improvement with the new owners really having sorted things out and an interesting menu. Good beers and family friendly.

  • Visited March 2014
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Oxford
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

We recently heard that the Flowing Well had reopened & couldn't wait to try it. This pub or gastro-pub is in a lovely setting overlooking the Oxfordshire countryside. Inside, they have changed things around slightly & by doing so have given the place a lovely homely feel. We visited the pub on a Saturday afternoon. Was really pleased to hear that they serve food all day. We opted for a skinny burger (no bun hooray!) and a standard burger. Generous portions, good burgers, lovely salad garnish. We also had 2 deserts and a bottle of wine to share. Total bill came to under £50.00 - I don't think this is over the top. I would say this is value for money.
I read the reviews below about the Flowing Well being overpriced !! Well, you get what you pay for = nice surroundings, friendly staff & good food.

  • Visited March 2014
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“lovely place but overpriced”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

After many changes over the years the Flowing Well is a nice pub again (rather than trying to be a Gastro-pub), with lovely views and a wonderful setting. We went for a quick sunday lunch and found the staff very friendly, food and drink however rather overpriced. A glass of sparkling water for nearly 2 pounds, a pint of Fosters for 3.70, (pretty average) Burger for 12.95 and a Caesar salad with lots of onions for 10.50 were too expensive for our liking.
If we go again then only for the nice surroundings.

  • Visited March 2014
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