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The Freke Arms

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B4019, Swindon, England
01793-76-22-97
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Highly recommended

After having lately been disappointed with a few well known restaurants in Swindon,it's a nice change to go out and have a decent meal.Well cooked ,well presented and decent size meals as well.A good selection of meals to suit and also the specials board too.After reading previous comments it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
debanddaveSwindon
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swindon
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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English first
swindon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

After having lately been disappointed with a few well known restaurants in Swindon,it's a nice change to go out and have a decent meal.Well cooked ,well presented and decent size meals as well.A good selection of meals to suit and also the specials board too.After reading previous comments it was definitely a good choice to go there.Already booked to go... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Gr8 quiltily fresh ly home cooked pub food at a fair price Home cooked food not defrosted and microwaved Good choice on menu and speciles board Plenty of parking Good range of beers wine and drinks Friendly pub atmosphere

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Great food landlord is very rude and unfriendly. They staff never go out of their way to make you feel at home. Change the landlord and staff please arkells. They are letting the pub down. It could be such a lovely pub if the staff were friendly and welcoming!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Lovely meal once again, perfect land lady anita is an amazing lady , great atmosphere would highly recommend this pub to anyone , great value for money and every visit is a lovely one. Thanks to you all at the freke arms xxxx

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Called in for a quick 'bite' to eat on a cold Winter's day, we have been here for lunch, a few times before and as then, we were warmly greeted by the Landlord and staff. We both decided on a three egg omelette with chips and side salad + a drink each, swiftly served - lovely grub - all for... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Christmas meal for 8 - wonderful food, great Christmas menu, Salmon was delicious. Highly recommend as a place for good food, good atmosphere and nothing too much trouble for the staff. Will certainly be returning

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Went for a Christmas meal with colleagues and had good service, delicious food and there was a nice atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I Had a great night out on my works Christmas do, the food was fabulous ( the best roast potatoes ever) and great value for money. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly and welcoming. I would certainly eat here again.

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Had our Christmas meal at the Freke on the 12th of December. The meal was fantastic and great value for money. Staff were really lovely, and couldn't do enough for us. Best roast potatoes I have ever tasted!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Lovely welcome. Delicious salmon with a beautiful sauce. Ample vegetables - amazing roast potatoes. Delicious Chocolate brownie stack (more like a mountain) Went home full and happy! Great value for money!

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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: 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?