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Updates

Open with normal hours, apart from currently closing Sun at 7pm. You must ring to reserve a table for meals which must be pre-ordered and pre-paid by phone on 01189 699878. Walk-ins for drinks now welcome. New discounted menu £8.95, Tues - Thurs. Takeaway/delivery services: Continuing with takeaway meal orders by phone, but webstore service now closed.

https://theflowingspring.airposwebstore.com/

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Flowing Spring

Henley Road
Playhatch
READING
RG4 9RB

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Opening Times

Mondayclosed
TuesdayMidday - 2.30 pm
5.30 pm - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 2.30 pm
5.30 pm - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 2.30 pm
5.30 pm - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 2.30 pm
5.30 pm - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

closed Mon
12 - 2.15, 6 - 9
12 - 2.15 Sun

Owner

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About the Pub

The Flowing Spring is a former Fuller's pub that was purchased by the current tenants in June 2017. Popular country local which is a destination for walkers and cyclists and has a large enclosed riverside garden, with children's play facilities, which has streams on two sides, one of which is fed from the local spring. The 18th-century building is on a slant with almost a foot difference from one end of the bar to the other and unusually, the pub itself is on the first floor with a covered balcony overlooking the garden. The pub has an award-winning reputation for specialising in home-made vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free food and also hosts schemed food weeks. Awarded top free-from Eating Out (Food Matters) for 2018. Also hosts many music, classic car and bike meets and charity events throughout the year. The pub is a former South Oxfordshire CAMRA Branch Winter Pub of the Season and Summer Pub of the Season. Plenty of car parking space, a toilet on car park level for disabled customers (with baby changing facilities) and Wi-Fi. The access to the pub is via a flight of metal steps. Standalone motorhomes or campervans are welcome when pre-booked via the Brit Stops Guide. South Oxfordshire CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year 2018.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Fuller's ESB
  • Tring Ridgeway

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Session pump 3.5% to 3.9%; one premium; and two others vary.

Source: National

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Flowing Spring, Playhatch

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    One real cider, the other a fruit flavoured cider.

  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    Springstock -first Sat in June.

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Not Mon.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Not Mon nor Sun.

  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Quizzes every Sun, monthly classic car and bike meets (April to October), murder mysteries.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Marquee seating 50, plus occasional additional marquee seating 100

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Cribbage league.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Acoustic nights first Tuesday of every month, sing-along nights, first Sat in June all day Springstock (rock & blues) in garden.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

    Ask for password.

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Flowing Spring

Henley Road
Playhatch
READING
RG4 9RB

Sat Nav Reference

51.484718, -0.92619

OS Reference

SU745766

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (850m)

Arriva: 800

Directions

On A4155

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