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 MEALS
TELEPHONE US ON (0118) 9699878, EMAIL INFO@THEFLOWINGSPRINGPUB.CO.UK
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BIKERS WELCOME
DOGS WELCOME
EGGS
6 Local Free Range Eggs £1. Pop in and Buy Some!


 Flowing Spring Opening Hours
(please see our Xmas and New Year times in the right hand column)
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.













Fuller's ales served at the Flowing Spring
WE'VE BEEN AWARDED 'SILVER' PLACE IN THE UK FREEFROM EATING OUT AWARDS 2016.
AND WE'RE IN THE TOP TEN VEGAN-FRIENDLY PUBS IN THE ENTIRE UK.
WE'RE IN THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 20 WINTER WALKS.
AND WE'RE IN THE 2017 GOOD BEER GUIDE. THAT'S FIVE YEARS RUNNING!


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 pub that 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.
Free From Eating Out Awards 2016 Silver
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The Flowing Spring is in The Good Beer Guide 2013
MULTI-AWARD WINNERS
We're so proud to have been awarded silver in the Pub Restaurant category at the Free From Eating Out Awards 2016 which took place in late November
at the ExCel in London. This is a massive achievement for our little pub. 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 also awarded South Oxfordshire CAMRA Winter 
Pub of the Season 2011/2012 and are listed in the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 CAMRA Good Beer Guides. We are also Cask Marque accredited for the excellent quality of our ales for the fourth year running.

Nick and Hazel have run this pub since 2010, celebrating their sixth anniversary in December.

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 charity weekends, real ale festivals, monthly acoustic nights, monthly jazz, stand-up comedy, games nights, magic circle nights, astronomy nights, charity fundraisers plus 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 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! 


Fuller's ESB, London Pride and Gale's Seafarers at The Flowing Spring, Playhatch
LATEST NEWS
- Guest ale: Gales HSB 4.8% - next is St      Austell HSD 5.0%
- FreeFrom Eating Out Awards: Awarded   'Silver' at The ExCel, London
- New circular walks of 2, 3 and 8 miles   perfect for Boxing Day morning
WHAT'S ON
  
UNPLUGGED NIGHT
Tuesday 6 December 7:45pm

NICK & HAZEL'S SIX YEARS HERE PARTY
featuring 'Sing-along-a-Nick' around the pub piano with guests
Saturday 10 December 7:45pm

FANCY A BOXING DAY MORNING WALK?
WE'LL BE OPEN FROM 9:30AM. FIND OUT MORE HERE.

NEW YEAR'S EVE
Bring something you've made. Prize for the best creation! Tickets £10 inc hot food. Proceeds to Helen and Douglas House

THE CLASSIC CAR AND BIKE BREAKFAST CLUB
RESUMES THIRD SUNDAY OF MONTH FROM APRIL 2017

MORE EVENTS....

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING
Christmas Eve - open all day
Christmas Day - open 12 till 3pm (drinks only)
Boxing Day Walking Morning - open 9:30am till 4pm for bacon rolls, soups, teas, coffees and lunch
Tuesday 27 December - closed
Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 December - normal hours
New Year’s Eve - open all day until just after midnight. Bring something you’ve made! Judging 10pm. Tickets £10 inc hot food. Proceeds to Helen and Douglas House
New Year’s Day to Thursday 5 January - closed
Friday 6 January - back to normal


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, Oxfordshire RG4 9RB     Tel 0118 969 9878      Email info@theflowingspringpub.co.uk














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