Events at the Flowing Spring, Playhatch, Reading 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
CLICK HERE FOR OUR ONLINE SHOP. ORDER AND PAY ONLINE THEN COLLECT OR HAVE IT DELIVERED LOCALLY.
BURGER WEEK NOW ON! BURGER AND CHIPS + BEER OR CIDER + STRAWBERRIES & CREAM FOR JUST £16.95! FROM 26 MAY TO 6 JUNE. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
INCLUDES GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN
WE CAN ONLY TAKE ORDERS FOR COLLECTION AND DELIVERY THROUGH THE ONLINE SHOP, NOT IN PERSON AT THE PUB

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
The Flowing Spring Grubcard
Vacancies
BIKERS WELCOME
DOGS WELCOME
EGGS
6 Local Free Range Eggs £1.50 


 Flowing Spring Online Shop Hours
We will fulfil all online orders between the hours of 11am and 9pm, seven days a week. If you need anything outside of those times please call us first on (0118) 9699878


SEE WHAT CASK ALES ARE ON NOW AND WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT ON OUR DRINKS PAGE. ORDER ONLINE TO ENJOY OUR DRINKS AT HOME

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 2020 GOOD BEER GUIDE. THAT'S EIGHT YEARS RUNNING!

The Flowing Spring on InstagramPub 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 and 2020 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 our monthly classic car and bike meets in the garden (April to October) to 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 nine 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!).
Runners, cyclists, bikers and dogs are also very welcome! 


Marquees for parties and weddings at The Flowing Spring
LATEST NEWS
| BURGER WEEK SPECIAL OFFER 26 MAY TO 6 JUNE. CLICK HERE!
| NEW! SPECIAL SINGALONGANICK COMEDY LOCKDOWN VIDEO. WATCH IT NOW ON YOUTUBE!
|CORONA VIRUS: READ OUR STATEMENT HERE
| FULL GROCERIES, HOT MEALS AND DRINKS SERVICE NOW LIVE - COLLECT OR DELIVER
| SPRINGSTOCK 2020: POSTPONED
WHAT'S ON

OUR 10 YEAR CELEBRATION IN 2020
A special event to mark 10 years here.
Keep Saturday 12 September 2020 free! If we're back to normality this special event will be taking place and it will be a massive party to celebrate the end to social distancing!


MORE EVENTS....


PLANNING A PARTY FOR WHEN THIS IS ALL OVER? WE HAVE TWO FANTASTIC  MARQUEES FOR YOUR PRIVATE EVENT WITH LOADS OF OPTIONS TO MAKE IT VERY SPECIAL! CLICK THE PHOTOS BELOW
Marquees for parties and weddings at The Flowing Spring
Marquees for parties and weddings at The Flowing Spring

Everything you need for your celebrations. Click here for details


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














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