A classic British pub in the picturesque Surrey town of Sunbury-On-Thames, southwest of London, has undergone a facelift. The Flower Pot’s new and improved premises along Thames Street have retained the charm of a vintage coaching inn but added a stylish and up-market twist, with an open terrace out front, and pub grub that uses only the finest ingredients sourced locally. The Flower Pot’s drinks and wine list is impressive, and there’s accommodation available, too.
Sunbury-On-Thames is the epicentre of Authentic Pub Co.’s family of five award-winning British pubs, all flying the flag for classic public houses turned gastropubs in the London region. One such local institution is The Flower Pot, down Thames Street, a former coaching inn that has been considerately updated to reflect modern tastes. Guests can linger a while here, with boutique hotel-style rooms offering road weary travellers the option to stay a night or two and soak up Surrey’s gorgeous English atmosphere.
The major drawcard for The Flower Pot is the great gastropub fare on offer. The kitchen is avowedly fussy about its food, with local butcher Bentley’s commissioned to keep The Flower Pot’s diners happy with only the freshest, locally-sourced meats, poultry, and game. Similarly, this superlative Sunbury-On-Thames pub gets all its fruit and vegetables from nearby family-operated Watts Farm. And again, the fish is as fresh as can be, with a catch delivered daily by M & J Seafood to The Flower Pot’s door. While The Flower Pot naturally stock a great range of beer and ale, their wine list is a particular point of pride, bristling with handpicked vintages from Europe and the New World. For stellar British gastropub food as fresh as a daisy, within an easy drive of London, book a table at The Flower Pot.
great restaurant the food was lovely Service was good too, people were friendly Easy to find Would def book as it does get busy, easy using this app.
Very friendly staff, lovely clean room . Amazing bed, had a great nights sleep. Ate in the restaurant. The food was good and so was the breakfast.
Very warm welcome followed by great service by friendly staff, which was topped off by excellent food. Could not fault any part of the evening.
Very nice food and very friendly staff. The drinks were quite expensive but overall was a really nice fun experience. Will defe be coming back
Kerb appeal wasn't great when we arrived but as soon as we got into the restaurant our hopes were raised by the appealing decor and the lovely welcome from our waitress. Excellent service was followed by such delicious food that we sent compliments to the chef. No idea why this restaurant wasn't full - perhaps it was just the time we went, quite late for lunch. We will definitely go again as the menu offered so many things that I wanted to try. The Flower Pot is now on the top of my list of places to eat!
Decided to spend New Years Eve here by enjoying the flower pots three course special menu. Our starter, Scallops with Chorizo was sublime as was our main course, Breast of breaded garlic chicken on a bed on mushroom risotto (portion size very generous which is rare these days). Our dessert, the almond cheesecake wasn't to our taste with too many almonds instead of the cheesecake mixture. The Trifle did look wonderful however. Most of the staff we encountered were very friendly and willing however we did find the barman quite stern with a lack of enthusiasm and ability to smile. We would go back most certainly and hope someone with a bit more warmth will be working behind the bar to engage with their customers.
Friday night, very few staff (only 1 chef ?), a pub and yet had to wait 20 minutes for our drinks and then any drinks after that they didn't take the dirty glasses away unless we prompted them. 1 hour until starters came out. 2 of us ordered pie for main course and both pies were burnt. Menu said hand cut chips but these were thin chips obviously out of a freezer bag. Table next to us were complaining that their children had waited 45 minutes for some ice cream. Waitress kept knocking food off plates when coming through swinging kitchen doors. Looked like there was a man in charge but he avoided everyone and didn't try once to apologise to the customers which made everything worse. Waitress still pointed out to us how we could leave a tip through the card machine ! I kept waiting for John Cleese to appear ! It will be very interesting to see if the owners take their business seriously and try and make amends to those who had booked and were there on Friday 10th February - I won't hold my breath though.
We had a lovely stay here. Our room was small for a family room but very comfy and adequate for what we needed. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Food was tasty but breakfast was a bit hit and miss and on both days. Parking wasn't on available on site however there is street parking available if your lucky. Thankfully we were, Overall we had an enjoyable stay! And would definitely stay again!
The service was very good and the menu had plenty of choices. One of my party had the fish and chips and she said the hake was some of the nicest she'd ever eaten. The chicken pizza was quite bland but the thin crust was nice enough. We entered the quiz which takes place on a Sunday evening and really enjoyed that. Overall a pleasant experience.
Overall a good quality place. 3 out of the 4 of us had the lamb so this is why I'm marking it down - the lamb was not 'fall off the bone' - it could have done with being cooked longer and slower. The other point down was that the atmosphere wasn't as nice as I'd hoped. I would go again though - the wild boar pate and ginger was divine and the veg to go with the lamb also very good.