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
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
Photo Gallery
Where We Are
The Flowing Spring Grubcard
Vacancies


BIKERS WELCOME
DOGS WELCOME
EGGS
6 Local Free Range Eggs £1. Pop in and Buy Some!


 Flowing Spring Opening Hours
Mondays closed
Tuesday to Friday open 12:00 till 2:30pm and 5:30pm till 11pm.
Saturday and Sunday open midday till 11:00.
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 2:15pm only.


SEE WHAT CASK ALES ARE ON NOW AND WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT ON OUR DRINKS PAGE


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 2019 GOOD BEER GUIDE. THAT'S SEVEN YEARS RUNNING!

The Flowing Spring, Free From Eating Out AwardPub Of The Year 2018
The Flowing Spring is in The Good Beer Guide 2018The 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 Pub Restaurant category at the Free From Eating Out Awards 2017 which took place in late November
at the ExCel in London. This is a massive achievement for our little pub. 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 and 2018 CAMRA Good Beer Guides. We are also Cask Marque accredited for the excellent quality of our ales for the fourth year running.

Exciting and original events happen throughout the year, both inside and out, from live music and our monthly classic car and bike meets in the garden (April to October) to auto jumbles, singalong nights, real ale festivals, monthly acoustic nights, stand-up comedy, games nights, magic circle nights, charity fundraisers plus private and corporate events.


The 18th century pub, owned by Nick and Hazel who have run it for seven 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. A new circular walk has been published by Nick and Hazel (choose 2 miles, 3 miles or 8 miles!). Runners, cyclists, bikers and dogs are also very welcome! 



LATEST NEWS
| DECEMBER MENUS:
FESTIVE MENU HERE
OTHER DECEMBER MEALS HERE
| AWARDED GOLD IN THE CREME DE LA CREME CATEGORY AT THE FREEFROM EATING OUT AWARDS 2018 AT THE LONDON EXCEL
| SPRINGSTOCK FESTIVAL 2018: NEARLY 100 PHOTOS IN OUR GALLERY
| VOTED SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE CAMRA PUB OF THE YEAR 2018
- See our Circular Walks of 2, 3 and 7 miles here
WHAT'S ON

FESTIVE FOOD FOR EVERYONE: TAKE A LOOK AT OUR DECEMBER FESTIVE MENU HERE

CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS
Christmas Eve open midday till 11pm
Christmas Day midday till 3pm drinks only
Boxing Day 11am to 4pm
Thursday 27th closed
Friday 28 to Sunday 30 normal opening
New Year's Eve open lunch and evening
Tuesday 1 to Thursday 3 January closed


UNPLUGGED NIGHT
Tuesday 5 February, 7:45pm

VALENTINE'S SING-ALONG-A-NICK
Thursday 14 February

THE INCREDIBLE SPRING BAND
Live on stage in the marquee
Saturday 13 April

CLASSIC CARS AND BIKES
First of the new season Sunday 14 April 9:30 to 11:30am

SPRINGSTOCK 2
Saturday 1 June 1pm till late


MORE EVENTS....


A GREAT MARQUEE FOR YOUR EVENT

Marquee available at the Flowing Spring, Playhatch
The Flowing Spring marquee

Our 10m x 6m marquee is available
free of charge for parties, meetings, corporate events, gigs and other events. Available with a food service area, professional stage,  stage lighting and PA system!
Give us a call or pop in to book your party! We do not charge for the marquee!


We are in the
 caversham.info directory
The Flowing Spring, Henley Road, Playhatch, Oxon RG4 9RB     Telephone 0118 969 9878      Email info@theflowingspringpub.co.uk














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