It's January!
See our Veganuary Takeaway Menu here
See our Takeaway Menu for veggies and meat eaters here
See our Drinks list here
All with reduced prices!
Simply call us on (0118) 9699878
Home-made food including gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan at the Flowing Spring, Playhatch
including these, ALL GLUTEN FREE and DAIRY FREE...
Pizzas, Cider Battered Cod, Burgers, Curries, Casseroles, Pies, Stews, Ribs, Patés, Soups, Bread and More!
PLUS LOTS OF VEGETARIAN & VEGAN!
All prepared and cooked in a dedicated area
Find out more here
TO ORDER ANY TAKEAWAY CALL US AND PAY ON (0118) 9699878
OUR MENUS ALWAYS INCLUDE GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN

WE SERVE A WIDE SELECTION OF GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN FOOD AND DRINKS
GOLD WINNERS IN THE FREEFROM EATING OUT AWARDS 2018
TELEPHONE US ON (0118) 9699878 EMAIL INFO@THEFLOWINGSPRINGPUB.CO.UK
The Flowing Spring Free House
Eating Here
Current Drinks
Events
Wildlife & Walks
Pub History
Private Parties
Photo Gallery
Where We Are

BIKERS WELCOME
DOGS WELCOME
EGGS
6 Local Free Range Eggs £1.50 


 Flowing Spring TIER 2 Opening Hours
Monday closed.
Tuesday to Saturday open 12:00 till 3pm and 5:30pm till 11pm.
Sunday open midday till 4pm.
Fresh Home-made Food including Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian and Vegan Meals
served
Tuesday to Saturday noon to 2:15pm and 6pm to 9pm, 
Sundays noon to 3pm only.



SEE WHAT REAL ALES WE'RE NOW SERVING TO TAKE AWAY. CLICK HERE

SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE CAMRA PUB OF THE YEAR 2018.
GOLD WINNER IN THE TOP CATEGORY AT THE FREEFROM EATING OUT AWARDS 2018, GOLD WINNER IN THE  PUB RESTAURANT CATEGORY 2017 AND SILVER WINNER 2016.
AND WE'RE IN THE TOP TEN VEGAN-FRIENDLY PUBS IN THE ENTIRE UK.
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 20 WINTER WALKS.
AND WE'RE IN THE 2021 GOOD BEER GUIDE. THAT'S NINE YEARS RUNNING!

Pub Of The Year 2018
The Flowing Spring is in The Good Beer Guide 2019The Flowing Spring on Facebook
The Flowing Spring in Playhatch, Oxfordshire, nestles on the edge of the Chilterns on the Henley Road just minutes from Reading, Caversham, Sonning, Shiplake and Henley-on-Thames. It is a friendly, cosy, traditional country free house. It serves fresh, home-made food, including a wide range of meals suitable for vegetarians, vegans and those with intolerances to gluten, dairy and various allergens.
MULTI-AWARD WINNERS
We're so proud to have been awarded gold in the Creme de la Creme category (the top award) at the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards 2018
at the ExCel in London. This is a massive achievement for our little pub. In 2017 we were awarded gold in the pub restauarant category and in 2016 we were awarded silver place. Read more here
In November 2015 we were presented with an award by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for being in the top ten vegan-friendly pubs in the UK - further recognition of our continuing efforts to cater for people with dietary needs.
We were absolutely flattered to have been voted South Oxfordshire CAMRA's Pub Of The Year 2018. This follows awards for  South Oxfordshire CAMRA Summer Pub of the Season 2017 and Winter 
Pub of the Season 2011/2012. We are proud to be listed in the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 CAMRA Good Beer Guides.

EVENTS

Exciting and original events happen throughout the year, both inside and out, from our annual Springstock blues rock festival and new Outdoor Gigs series of gigs to support professional musicians to our monthly classic car and bike meets in the garden (April to October),  singalong nights, monthly unplugged nights, murder mysteries, games nights, magic circle nights and charity fundraisers. And the pub's garden, set in over half an acre of land, is available for private hire for parties, wedding receptions and corporate events. Two marquees are available plus outdoor bars, food and entertainment.

The 18th century pub, owned by Nick and Hazel who have run it for over ten years, is on a slant with almost a foot difference from one end of the bar to the other! At the rear is a huge garden with the ancient Berry Brook running around two sides. As it passes under the Spring Lane bridge, water from the spring joins it, wending its way to the Thames at Shiplake. Find out more about the pub and its history here. There is an abundance of wildlife and great walks.

Unusually, the pub itself is on the first floor with an excellent covered balcony overlooking the garden. It is important to note that access to the pub itself is via an outside staircase.

There is plenty of car parking space, a toilet on car park level for disabled customers (with baby changing facilities) and Wi-Fi.  It is popular with walkers and was featured in the Christmas 2015 edition of the Sunday Times for a magnificent circular walk. Another circular walk over the Chilterns has been published by Nick and Hazel (choose 2 miles, 3 miles or 8 miles!). If you plan to park here to go for a walk you must ring in advance.
Runners, cyclists, bikers and dogs are also very welcome! 


Marquees for parties and weddings at The Flowing Spring
LATEST NEWS AND OFFERS
| NEW TAKEAWAY MENUS FOR JANUARY INCLUDING A VEGANUARY MENU. SEE BELOW & CALL US!
| WATCH THE SING-ALONG-A-NICK CHRISTMAS CHARITY VIDEO 

| DONATE TO MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT THROUGH OUR SINGALONGANICK JUSTGIVING PAGE
WHAT'S ON AT OUR COVID-SECURE VENUE



NEW MENUS: £5 STARTERS, £10 MAINS, CUT PRICE DRINKS!
We have created new menus for January:
Veggies and meat eaters (click here)
Those supporting Veganuary (click here)
Small meals, starters and desserts are all £5
Main courses are £10
Many of our drinks, including draught ales are also on offer! Click here to view our drinks offers.
 Available from midday to 8pm every day. 
If there is anything we can do to help you do not hesitate to call.
Please look after yourselves, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Call us on (0118) 9699878.

10 YEARS HERE
On 10 December 2010 Nick and Hazel signed on the dotted line, becoming publicans of The Flowing Spring. As we're unable to celebrate in our usual style at the moment, we're planning a proper bash next Spring to celebrate a decade of keeping this wonderful pub alive and well.

The Flowing Spring, Henley Road, Playhatch, Oxon RG4 9RB     Telephone 0118 969 9878      Email info@theflowingspringpub.co.uk














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