6 Local Free Range Eggs £1. Pop in and Buy Some!
Exciting and original events happen throughout the year, both inside and out, from live music in the garden to charity weekends, real ale festivals, barbecues, murder mystery nights, stand-up comedy nights, the annual ferret show, games nights, astronomy nights and many private and corporate events.
The 18th century pub 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 streams on two sides, one of which is fed from the local spring. Find out more about the pub and its history here. There is an abundance of wildlife.
Unusually, the pub itself is on the first floor with an excellent covered balcony overlooking the garden.
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 (walks between Sonning and Shiplake through the Bluebell Woods are particularly popular), runners and cyclists. Children, bikers and dogs are also very welcome!
In December 2011 the Flowing Spring was awarded 'Winter Pub of the Season' by South Oxfordshire CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) in recognition of Nick and Hazel's efforts in transforming the pub. In a press release CAMRA said: "The Flowing Spring went through a rather low period - until December last year when Nick and Hazel took over the business. Since then they have turned the whole thing around giving a great example of how to create a successful community pub. In recognition of their efforts at the end of their first year the SOX Branch will be presenting them with the Winter Pub of the Season Award."
CHRISTMAS MENU NOW AVAILABLE
Sunday Quiz Night
Every Sunday. 8pm start. £1 per head. Winning team takes all.
Astronomy Night featuring Andromeda, the Moon, Jupiter and possibly Comet Ison
Now Early December, date tbc
Our third anniversary here
Tuesday 10 December
Christmas and New Year Festivities. Click here.
A month of 30 home-made soups!
Our 40' x 20' marquee is available free of charge for parties, meetings, corporate events and other events from Spring to Autumn. Available with a separate bar and 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!
NB We are currently taking down this marquee for the winter. The marquee on the patio will remain in place for the remaining events this year.
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