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The Flowing Spring, Reading

Henley Road
Playhatch
Postal town: Reading
RG4 9RB
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Fuller's

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Reviews of The Flowing Spring (Average Rating: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Quinno _ left this review about The Flowing Spring

This now a former Fuller's pub that was purchased by the tenants in June 2017. It has been greatly improved, with lots of character and offbeat objects d’art (kinda!). Excellent range of local ales in splendid condition. The veggie and vegan food continues to impress. This is well-worth a trip out of Reading to sample. Well done to the owners!

April 2017
I think new owners took over just after my last visit and the place has been improving over the last year or two. Usually three Fullers beers on in decent nick and very good veggie and vegan food. Apparently the pub will be going free-of-tie in the near future too.

April 2011
Fuller’s pub with three of their beers on this Sunday afternoon just gone. The Pride is over £3.30, which is pretty extortionate for a Fuller’s outlet. My beer was average. What struck me was the level of chaos at 2:30 on a Sunday afternoon – no half glasses (a dirty one was manually washed in the sink for me) and then a big kerfuffle getting change from a £5 note. The pub is on the A4155 road to Henley (the front of the pub is literally inches from the tarmac) and a lot of people zoom past without being able to stop. I approached from the south from Sonning, which is a slightly more pleasant route. The pub is atop a sharp hill, so the back of the building has a dozen or so stairs to get out to the rear, where the lean-to (with tables looking out over the valley) and rear garden are accessible. The interior is small, with a cosy drinking area and a restaurant level up a couple of stairs. I didn’t feel it was much to write home about. Rated 5

On 29th September 2018 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Quinno _
Reading, 3.09 miles, 59 min walk (show)
Reading, 3.09 miles, 59 min walk (show)
Wargrave, 4.33 miles, 1 hr 23 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Flowing Spring, Playhatch
30th Nov 2018, 20:56
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _
 
11th Sep 2018, 01:36
Picture submitted by Quinno _ approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - Summer & autumn. - last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 30 November 2018 by Quinno _
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
MondayClosed
Tuesday12noon - 3pm | 5:30pm - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 3pm | 5:30pm - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 3pm | 5:30pm - 11pm
Friday12noon - 3pm | 5:30pm - 11pm
Saturday12noon - 11pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
Food Hygiene Rating


Last inspected: April 24th 2018
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