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, Roasts, Ribs, Patés, Soups, Bread, Onion Rings and More!
All prepared and cooked in a dedicated area
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6 Local Free Range Eggs £1. Pop in and Buy Some!

 Flowing Spring Opening Hours
 Mondays closed
Tuesday to Friday open 12:00 till 3pm and 5pm till late
Saturday and Sunday open midday till late
Fresh Home-made Food including Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Vegetarian Meals
Tuesday to Saturday noon to 2:30pm and 6pm to 9pm, 
Sundays noon to 2:30pm only.

Fuller's ales served at the Flowing Spring
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 country pub that serves fresh, home-made food, including a wide range of vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options. It was awarded South Oxfordshire CAMRA Winter Pub of the Season 2011/2012 and is listed in both the 2013 and 2014 CAMRA Good Beer Guides. We are also Cask Marque accredited for the excellent quality of our ales for the second year running.
The Flowing Spring is in The Good Beer Guide 2013
Nick and Hazel have run this pub since 2010 and have just signed a further three-year extension to their contract with Fuller's.

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."

Fuller's ESB, London Pride and Gale's Seafarers at The Flowing Spring, Playhatch
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This week's guest ale at The Flowing Spring

This and every Sunday, 8pm start. £1 per head. Winning team takes all. Come and join in the fun!

The first Tuesday of every month
NEXT: Tuesday 5 August 7:30pm

Thursday 14 August, 7pm
Saturday 6 September, 7pm


Marquee available at the Flowing Spring, Playhatch

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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The Flowing Spring, Henley Road, Playhatch, Oxfordshire RG4 9RB     Tel 0118 969 9878      Email

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