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Our local branch of the Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) has voted The Flowing Spring Pub of the Year. This is an immense achievement of which we are truly proud, having purchased the pub from Fuller's last summer. The Pub of the Year award is the CAMRA branch’s highest accolade. Out of 120 pubs in the branch’s area, the Flowing Spring has been judged to be the best overall.  To win the award, the pub must not only serve beer consistently in excellent condition, but provide a friendly environment and welcome to both regular customers and visitors and support for its local community. 

We have been listed in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide for six years running, including the 2018 edition, and we are proud to be Cask Marque accredited for three years running with 100% marks for the clarity, colour, taste and temperature of our ales. And we were voted South Oxfordshire CAMRA Pub of the Season (Summer 2017).

The Flowing Spring became a Free House on 30 June 2017. As a Free House we have the freedom to stock a whole range of drinks to satisfy everyone, including those with dietary needs and preferences, just as we do when designing our meals. And, as a destination pub, with most customers taking the trouble to drive here, we think it’s right to offer a comprehensive range of alcohol-free drinks, including ales, lagers and ciders.

Our drinks information below features similar symbols to those on our food menus, with G denoting gluten-free and VN denoting vegan (also suitable for vegetarians, of course). We have also added A to denote low alcohol or alcohol-free content.


We usually stock Fuller’s London Pride as our permanent premium beer and Fuller’s ESB as our permanent strong one. The other beers constantly change, with at least one session ale (under 4.0%), one other premium (4.0-4.5%) plus one or 2 pumps featuring our special choice. The column on the right shows our current and forthcoming real ales.

Please note cask ales are neither gluten-free nor vegan

In addition to the list below, we feature two Real Ciders which change frequently and well worth a try.


Young’s London Stout 4.3% (D)
We’re delighted to offer Young’s London Stout on draught which won silver medal in the International Brewing Awards 2017. So smooth and creamy (Bedfordshire)   
Orchard Pig Reveller Cider 4.5% (VN,D,G)
Beautifully crisp, clean and sparkling medium-dry cider rooted in Somerset   
Fuller’s Organic Honey Dew 5.0% (D)     
Organic ale laced with honey and a fizz. Highly refreshing (London)    
Lovibond’s Henley Gold 4.6% (D)     
A cold, refreshing, tasty wheat beer with a hint of banana from just up the road (Henley-On-Thames)  
Amstel Bier (lager) 4.1% (VN,D)     
A world favourite (Amsterdam) 
Grolsch (lager) 5.0% (VN,D)     
Brewed since 1619 (Enschede, Netherlands)   
Real Ciders (VN,D,G) Ever-changing   


Our range includes vegan, gluten-free and low alcohol beers and ciders for everyone to enjoy. VN= Vegan, G = Gluten-free, A=Alcohol free (or low alcohol). 

Annings Strawberry and Lyme cider 4.0% 500ml (VN,D,G)
Lovely strawberries with lime extract, so summery (Axminster, Devon) 
Annings Crushed Mixed Berries cider 4.0% 500ml (VN,D,G)
Loads of red berries with a hint of elderflower and lime (Axminster, Devon) 
Gluten-Free Peroni Nastro Azzurro 5.1% 330ml (VN,D,G)
The premium Italian beer with gluten removed (Vigevano, Italy) 
Wold Top Marmalade Porter 5.0% 500ml (VN,D,G)
A rich, dark porter with hints of coffee, chocolate and orange - and it's gluten-free! (Yorkshire)  
Hop Back Crop Circle 4.2% 500ml (G)
This popular, naturally gluten-free beer is made with maize instead of barley, accredited by the Coeliac Society. Straw, crisp and hoppy (Salisbury)
Floris Framboise 3.6% 330ml (VN,D)
A deep red Belgian beer with 25% raspberry fruit juice (Melle, Belgium) 

Bernard Amber 0.5% 500ml (D,A)
Dark caramel with Saaz hops from Bohemia, a favourite here with ale drinkers fancying another beer (Czech Republic)   
Brewdog Nanny State 0.5% 330ml (VN,D,A)
An amazingly hoppy beer balanced with a full malty body (Scotland)   
San Miguel 0.0% 5330ml (VN,D,A)
Malty notes of barley deliver a subtle roasted flavour, with balanced bitterness to deliver great beer refreshment  
Stowford Press Cider 0.5% 330ml (VN,D,G,A)
From Weston’s of Herefordshire comes this highly tasty, dry, low-alcohol cider (Much Marcle)   
Super Bock 0.5% 330ml (D,A)
A full-flavoured and big-bodied stout (Portugal)
Bavaria Premium 0.0% 330ml (D,A)
Full-bodied, smooth and malty  (Lieshout, Netherlands) 
Bavaria Wit Bier 0.0% 330ml (D,A)
A cloudy, thirst-quenching wheat beer (Lieshout, Netherlands)   


We source our wines from a number of suppliers and hope you love them like we do. For those wanting just a small glass, we are happy to serve a 125ml measure.

Cortefresca Pinot Grigio (D,G)
Dry, medium-bodied, tangy and satisfying (Italy)
Steenbok Sauvignon Blanc (D,G)
Tropical undertones of gooseberries, well balanced and very drinkable (South Africa) 
Rio Del Rey White Rioja (D,G)
Fresh and bright , citrus and pear characters, leading to a long, crisp finish (Spain) 
Aroha Bay Sauvignon Blanc (D,G)
Lively, fresh cut grass nose with zippy kiwi from the Marlborough region (New Zealand)

Moinét Prosecco (20cl bottle) (D,G)
Extra dry and fruity (Italy)
Moinét di Conegliano Prosecco Superiore (75cl bottle) (D,G)
Extra dry with fresh, fragrant aromas of peach, citrus and tropical fruits (Italy)

Mariquita Merlot (D,G)
Medium-bodied with aromas of rich chocolate, cherry and plum (Chile)
Alto de Mayo Malbec (D,G)
Damson, blackberry and plum flavours, smooth ripe tannins and a silky finish (Argentina)
Animo Shiraz (VN,D,G)
Delicious dark berry fruit and plum flavours with a subtle touch of spice and hints of soft oak (Chile)
El Meson Rioja Crianza (D,G)
This modern Tempranillo has lively red fruit complemented by a touch of vanilla and spice, fine acidity and smooth tannins (Spain)

Feather Falls Zinfandel (VN,D,G)
Aromas of fresh cherries and watermelon. On the palate, juicy ripe strawberries and sweet candy (California)
Réserve Saint-Michel Cinsault  (D,G)
A dry style of rosé showing underlying summer fruits on the palate (France) 

We also stock a range of soft drinks, the majority of which have been selected because they are vegan and gluten-free. We also stock a range of spirits.
We do not stock any spirits or other brands owned by Diageo.

The Flowing Spring, Henley Road, Playhatch, Oxon RG4 9RB     Telephone 0118 969 9878      Email info@theflowingspringpub.co.uk