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The Freke Arms

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Pub, Gastropub
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B4019, Swindon, England
01793-76-22-97
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent, unspoiled rural pub

The Freke Arms is a beautifully well kept, almost stereotypical pub. It has a good range of local draught beers, comfortable and uncrammed seating, a welcoming atmosphere and a very comprehensive menu. There's a remarkably well priced daily menu and a somewhat more extensive general menu and on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
arnorab
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had a brilliant birthday meal at The Freke Arms, me and my boyfriend had the sharing platter to start and that was delicious and I had the sirloin steak for main which was cooked really well, I have visited this pub a few times and never been disappointed!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The Freke Arms is a beautifully well kept, almost stereotypical pub. It has a good range of local draught beers, comfortable and uncrammed seating, a welcoming atmosphere and a very comprehensive menu. There's a remarkably well priced daily menu and a somewhat more extensive general menu and on neither is there anything surprising: just good, local, hearty food with a... More 

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Ruislip
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We recently went there on a Friday night and miraculously found the last free table. All that we can say is that the pub is very popular, has a great atmosphere and superb food which is very plentiful.

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England
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Have eaten here a few times before and the service and quality of food has always been consistently good. It was packed on my recent visit and the staff were run ragged but they were friendly, accommodating and attentive. Only had drinks and a main course because the portion sizes are so generous, there's no room left for dessert! Cannot... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I came in here two times, once during the week and once on a Sunday. The food on the Friday was great, I had the salmon dish, it tasted fresh and the presentation showed care. The Sunday roast is where my love for this place really lies, if it wasn't for the Portion size of have had seconds! 5 stars... More 

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Hull
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Nice pub to visit..friendly staff and beer okay. ..food a little overpriced for what you get and not the best quality. .all in all okay if you want a pint and pub meal..don't expect anything special.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Stopped here due to car problems. Lovely place and friendly helpful staff! Menu had a freak range of foods to choose from and looked very nice! Must return to explore the menu! Such a lovely setting and very well kept establishment.

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Lovely pub situated on the blunsdon to highworth road have been going to this pub for a number of years now and the food has always been wonderful .. All home cooked with generous portion sizes busy Friday and Saturday evenings so booking may be advisable. Also has a mini campsite for the caravan & campers. Staff and landlord friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Such a lush Sunday lunch very fresh will definitely be going back soon really nice and friendly staff and nice atmosphere

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Staines, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The stunning steak and stilton baguette, simply wowed me! The mountain sized potion arrived with the succulent steak cooked to perfection! The Stilton was beautiful melted and complemented the steak well. Service was quick and with a smile! Great recommendations from the bar staff for the pink lemonade, which is a must have! Great job, even greater pub and people!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: B4019, Swindon, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon
  • Phone Number: 01793-76-22-97

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?