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“Great place to meet for lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles 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: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place to meet for lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Had business meeting at The Flowing Well great service and food always a pleasure visiting this place.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent sunday roast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 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 staff were flagging after a busy day. Child-friendly with special menu of real food, properly cooked. Looking forward to going again.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Stephen H
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Change of owner is hopeful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 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 a salad, a veggie burger and fish and chips between us. We liked it all; not fancy, but generous and tasty.So now I might go for a meal, not just because it's sunny and it's a nice place to have a drink on the terrace.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Al-abingdon
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Oxford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Poor”
2 of 5 bubbles 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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