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The Freke Arms

B4019, Swindon, England
01793-76-22-97
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Ranked #98 of 289 restaurants in Swindon
Cuisines: Gastropub
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Swindon uk
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We usually go on a Friday evening, we have always had good food served to us. They have a specials board and it does change regularly, you get good sized portions, and value for money. I find the staff helpful and friendly. I am a retired publican of 19 years, so feel I can be truthful and recommend this pub... More

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We have eaten here many time in the evening and food has been superb. Saturday we stopped for lunch, 2 courses for £6.95. The lunch was great, served hot and fresh. We will be going again, both lunch time and evening.

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SN5 5GP
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I used to work fairly close to this pub and had a supplier of mine join me for a meeting and thought we would try this place. It was embarrassing. The landlord is probably the rudest I have ever met and considering we are customers treated my colleague and I as if we were school children. Admittedly we were there... More

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swindon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

As a largish group we have been here a few times. I must say we have found the food lovely. We chose to boycott this place as the manager/owner was very rude to one of our group who has dementia. Due to being in the area we thought we would try it again and hoped things had changed. How wrong... More

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New Forest
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My elderly mother lives in nearby Highworth and we have been visiting the Freke Arms for lunch on and off for the last 5 years. I have never reviewed the place before but decided to put that right after a recent visit as we have never been disappointed here. The food is always plentiful, very good value, freshly cooked and... More

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This was lunch for with the girls. Firstly we were ignored when one of us went to the bar, we ordered our food and admittedly it was extremely cheap, however we all had Calamari, which was very obviously frozen rather than fresh, and the mushroom ravioli which followed was a little dry. My two friends said their Chicken Burgers were... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The landlord and landlady and staff are so friendly and welcoming at the Freke Arms, so very helpful will go the extra miles to ensure their customers are catered for their every need. They cater for my relations special dietery needs. Where many other pub's or restaurants in the area says a flat no to doing this. The food is... More

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Surrey
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stayed in our motorhome in the little caravan site attached to the pub, last weekend. From the minute we arrived in the dark and pouring rain, the staff could not have been more helpful ( with the landlord even arranging for us to be pulled out of the mud on Monday morning even though we had been on hard... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I visited the free arms 24/01/2014 and was welcomed with very friendly and helpful staff, as my wife has food allergies they helped me go through the menu to see what she could eat and catered to her needs. The food was fantastic and the portions are huge for the money you spend so make sure you go hungry. Over... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

A very clean pub clean toilets nice staff and the food was great we will be back. lovely pub which has views across fields, near to highworth which has lots of small shops.

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