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The Freke Arms

B4019, Swindon, England
01793-76-22-97
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Ranked #117 of 310 Restaurants in Swindon
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Gastropub
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Wiltshire
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We have a 'team lunch' on a Friday. Ex Allied Dunbar lads. Usually have fish and chips and a baguette followed by coffee. Good food. Good servce. Dave the landlord always has a friendly smile.

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Essex
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Found this on the Internet whilst staying in Cricklade last weekend. We had pre booked and announced our arrival - "your table is that one in the corner" we were told with the addition of a pointed finger! Sat down and waited, and waited and waited. Then realised that we were supposed to order at the bar - would have... More

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Broad Hinton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Been here a few times recently, It's always been very good meals and excellent value for money. The meals are very large portions. Staff have always been friendly, my only little gripe would be that when it gets near to 9.30 pm onwards you can tell the staff want to go home.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We visit the Freke Arms on a regular basis to enjoy the quiet setting, good service and cosy atmosphere. Anita and David are very welcoming hosts and are more than happy to cater for our 'menu adaptation' requests. The food is always well presented (although rather generous in size) and there is always plenty of choice! Excellent value for money... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Called here on a Saturday evening while working in the area. This pub certainly looked inviting from the outside. I got served with a drink and ordered my meal which was a steak and ale pie with chips and garden peas. I was told that it would take 40 minutes as they were quite busy. This was no problem as... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

have to agree with the remarks about the landlord. to busy chatting to his friends to serve me. young barmaid very helpful, not. couldn't wait to get rid of us, reminding us they were shutting in 20 mins . shame, good food, pleasant olde world surroundings. not to long a wait for meals. prob go again, just don't expect a... More

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swindon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

family meal..good food, tender steaks, good service, overall a good dining experience and reasonably priced

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stayed at a nearby Hotel and wanted to eat out one evening. We found the Freke arms nearby. Glad we did!! My beef,ale, mushrooms and stilton pie was so delicious and a large portion too.Service was a bit slow that night as they where busy BUT we where warned at the time of ordering.Bottle of red wine starts at... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

On reading some previous reviews I was a little nervous about going for a meal with friends at the Freke Arms. I need not have been, staff were welcoming and sincere, food was great and a busy vibrant atmosphere but quiet enough to catch-up and have a good gossip, thanks to the team at the Freke for a lovely evening.... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My husband and I went for a birthday lunch there and the crumbed mushrooms were frozen inside. We sent them back and the next lot were ok. We then went on to have our mains which were burgers, these arrived looking fine and cooked, but were cold inside. We ended up sending these back. So all in all not a... More

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