The Flowing Spring

Henley Road, Playhatch, Reading, Oxfordshire RG4 9RB

Gold Winner 2018
Crème de la Crème – sponsored by Food Matters Live

Gold winner 2017; Silver winner 2016

Judges comments - September 2018

'Very friendly and welcoming. Menu is relatively clear with regards to dairy free, gluten free, vegan. They also clarified anything else I needed to know about other allergens. They were also able to adapt recipes or omit dressings etc to accommodate.

Portion sizes very generous and very flavoursome. We did have to wait a little while for the dishes but it was because the pizza was baked from scratch and they did mention this on the menu anyway. It was a delicious vegan / gluten free pizza!! Lovely crisp and flavoursome base - you would not be able to tell it was GF. The GF Fish and Chips GF was also really good - and accompanied by plenty of veggies too.

Desserts selection meant we actually had a few choices – vegan churros with dairy free chocolate sauce – sensational! Great to see so many options on the menu – including desserts which is unusual for a pub.

A quirky little pub but with good allergen awareness, a good selection of dishes and very good food. A rare find!'

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