The Flowing Spring, Playhatch RG4 9RB
Helping music live

HERE AT THE FLOWING SPRING WE'RE FORTUNATE TO HAVE PLENTY OF LAND. SO WE'RE PUTTING IT TO GOOD USE BY HOSTING A NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL PERFORMERS, GIVING THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM TO A SMALL, SOCIALLY-DISTANCED AUDIENCE AFTER A LONG, BARREN SPELL.
WE'RE HELPING TO KEEP MUSIC LIVE WITHIN A SAFE SETTING.


IF YOU'RE COMING HERE FOR A GIG, PLEASE READ THIS
THIS IS OUR SPECIAL WEBPAGE SETTING OUT HOW OUR OUTDOOR GIGS WORK FOR AUDIENCES ATTENDING. THESE ARE THE CONDITIONS UPON WHICH YOU AGREE TO FOLLOW WHEN YOU COME HERE. PLEASE READ!


Arrival and Your Seats
Food and Drink
Toilets and Accessibility
Car Parking and Travel
About the Pub



Arrival, Your Seats and Government Guidelines on Performances

  • The performance takes place in the garden.
  • All seats must be pre-booked. If it is a paid ticketed event, you must purchase tickets from the artist or their agent and provide them with contact details of everyone coming. This is a mandatory requirement for NHS Test and Trace. If it is a free gig where tickets aren't needed, you will need to call us direct to reserve your seats and provide us with the contact details.
  • We shall assume that everyone for whom you have purchased tickets can sit together on one table. Tables are limited to a maximum of 6 people who must all be from the same household or bubble. If you and your guests are unable to sit together because you are not from the same household or bubble, you must inform us, the venue, so that we can allocate separate seating complying with the strict rules of social distancing.
  • When you arrive you will need to check in and you will receive a wristband so that we know you have registered.
  • All seats are pre-allocated and numbered. That's where you must sit. No furniture can be moved as everything is set out to maintain social distancing, all facing one way.
  • All outdoor seating will be under cover for shelter. If the weather is fine we may move some seating into the open air for extra spacing.
  • To maximise capacity and social distancing we are using beer barrels as small tables. 
  • We are a Covid-Secure premises and apply strict controls to keep it that way. In line with government guidelines, please note the following
    • If you have recently felt unwell or have any of the symptoms of COVID-19, you must not attend this event. Stay at home.
    • All seats for this performance will face one way and the sheltered areas in which you will sit are adequately ventilated. If the weather is dry we may spread the seating out further. 
    • Audiences are discouraged from standing and dancing during the performance so you will be required to stay in your seats and amintain social distancing at all times.
    • If you require assistance a member of staff will be on hand. 
    • Face coverings are encouraged to further reduce risk.
  • Being outdoors, we recommend you bring suitable clothing for cold or wet evenings. Please wear sensible footwear as you will be walking across our lawn. 
  • Do not bring anything into the garden site that you don't need. Leave it in your car or leave it at home.
Food and Drink
  • If you plan to eat with us before the gig you must pre-order and prepay for your meals. You can also pre-order and prepay for your first drinks. This process ensures your first drinks and your food can be delivered straight to your allocated seats. The menu of food and drinks is below.
  • We have selected a menu of food which can be delivered to you in disposable takeaway containers with no need for plates. So you can eat at your seats straight from the boxes. The menu is below. Give us a call as soon as you have booked your tickets to order your meals.
  • Most of our food is gluten-free or has a gluten-free option and we always have vegetarian and vegan choices.
  • We will be taking orders for drinks at your table. Payment by contactless card please.
  • Draught beers, lagers and ciders will be served in 1½ pint bottles. Wines will be delivered in 187ml single serve or 750ml full size bottles. 
  • We will deliver your drinks order to your table as soon as we can.
  • All drinks will be served in plastic glasses for safety.
  • If you enter the pub itself, we have a screened-off bar to protect both you and our staff and a one-way system. 
Toilets and Accessibility
  • If you are disabled please inform us in advance of the event so that we can allocate both parking and seats close to gates for ease of access in and out and to the accessible toilet.
  • The accessible outdoor toilet is located at the front of the car park. 
  • All other toilets are in the pub itself up the flight of stairs.
  • Access from the car park to the garden where the concerts are held is via gates. The double gates at the bottom of the car park where we have overflow parking includes a ramp for wheelchairs. The other gates are accessed via a kerb.
Car Parking and Travel
  • Car parking is limited to our car park and overflow on the bottom lawn of the garden. If you plan to drive here you must pre-book your parking space by ringing us on (0118) 9699878. Spaces are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Once they're gone, they're gone.
  • Directions to the pub can be found on our website at http://theflowingspringpub.co.uk/directions.html
  • There is no on-street parking locally.
  • The nearest railway stations are at Reading and Twyford. 
  • There are no local bus stops. If you're travelling by rail we would recommend booking a taxi to the pub. We use Loddon Cars as our local taxi service. Call (0118) 9321321.
About the Pub



FOOD MENU FOR SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER
ALL PRICED AT £10
Packaged in takeaway containers for easy, safe disposal

V=Vegetarian, VN=Vegan, D=Dairy/Milk-Free, G=Gluten-Free
ALLERGENS ‘FOOD CONTAINS’ KEY:
[1]Gluten, [2]Milk, [3]Eggs, [4]Soya, [5]Fish, [6]Molluscs, [7]Crustaceans, [8]Sulphites, [9]Mustard,
[C]Celery, [N]Ground Nuts, [S]Sesame Seeds, [T]Tree Nuts

  • Cheeseburger (6oz, pure Aberdeen Angus) and Chips (G*) 
  • Beef and Chorizo Burger and Chips (D,G*)
  • Butternut, Beetroot and Goat's Cheese Burger with Chips (V,G*) [2] 
  • Mushroom Burger with Cheese or Vegan Cheese, Relish, More Mushrooms and Chips (VN,D,G*) 
  • Mexican Spiced Burger with Salsa and Cheese or Vegan Cheese and Chips (VN,D,G*) [4]
  • Spicy Thai Cod and Prawn Burger with Chips (G*) [2][5][7][8] 
  • Battered Chicken Burger with Lettuce and Mayo with Chips (D) [1][2][3]
  • Hog Roast Roll (Roast West Country Pork with brandy and apples) with Chips (D,G*)
  • Just a Portion of Chips (VN,D,G) £3
* We change our normal Red Tractor approved roll for a gluten-free, dairy-free roll.

Please pre-order as soon as you can as stocks may be limited. Call (0118) 9699878. You will need to pay at the time of ordering using a credit or debit card.

PRE-ORDER YOUR DRINKS
  • 1½ Pints of Tring Ridgeway Bitter (from the cask) 4.0% £7.50
  • 1½ Pints of Hook Norton Ironstone Lager 4.4% £7.50
  • 1½ Pints of Fabal Lager 4.0% £7.50
  • 1½ Pints of Dorset Orchards Apple Bee Cider 4.5% £7.50
  • 1½ Pints Hook Norton Cotswold Pale Ale 4.5% £7.50
  • 1½ Pints of Hiver Blonde Honey Beer 4.5% £7.50
  • 1½ Pints Young's London Stout 4.4% £7.50
  • Vistamar Sauvignon Blanc, 187ml bottle £5.00
  • Vistamar Sauvignon Blanc, 750ml bottle £19.50
  • Brisa Merlot, 187ml bottle £5.00
  • Brisa Merlot, 750ml bottle £19.50
  • Feather Falls Zinfandel Rosé £19.50
  • Prosecco 200ml bottle £6
  • Prosecco 750ml bottle £19
  • Beefeater Gin and Tonic £6
  • Coca-Cola or Diet Coke, 330ml can £2
  • ½ Pint Orange Juice £2
  • Still or Sparkling Water 330ml £2
Please pre-order as soon as you can as stocks may be limited. Call (0118) 9699878. You will need to pay at the time of ordering using a credit or debit card. Other drinks may be available to order on the night.


The way our outdoor gigs work has been based on the Events Industry Forum document "Keeping workers and audiences safe during COVID-19 In the Outdoor Event Industry in England
" updated 24 August 2020 and upon which a full risk assessment has been conducted.


Shrooms Foods Ltd, The Flowing Spring, Henley Road, Playhatch, Oxfordshire RG4 9RB
www.theflowingspringpub.co.uk  info@theflowingspringpub.co.uk