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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Great food as always

Just been into The Freke Arms. Great steak, homemade pepper sauce and loads of chips. Excellent as always. Highly recommended for anyone who likes good food well cooked. Great value

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
GeoffP1063
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Just been into The Freke Arms. Great steak, homemade pepper sauce and loads of chips. Excellent as always. Highly recommended for anyone who likes good food well cooked. Great value

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Had the sirloin steak and pepper sauce, absolutely brilliant steak , perfectly cooked and best pepper sauce i have ever had. Also very welcoming staff and excellent staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We went here for a family dinner and it was lovely. The food was amazing and the staff couldn't be more helpful. Would defiantly recommend this pub to any one.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

we spent our Sunday reccomended by a friend here for Sunday lunch OMG we ordered lamb it was sliced that thin it was obvious it was not from a joint but catering packet bought in it was tasteless potatoes weren't much better I think frozen to go with the aunt Bessie's Yorkshire puddings come on arkells another bad meal in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Just enjoyed another fantastic meal at The Freke Arms. Great food, great service and nice homely environment, thanks to Anita and Dave and the rest of the team for making us so welcome.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

One of the rudest landlords I ve come across. Food was OK but my 4 year grandson was entertaining himself quietly as were other kids but u could see he wanted rid of everyone with kids. I ignored it but joked with waitress about him and she nodded. Went to bar as I thought he was out back but he... More 

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Swindon, Wiltshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Went for a bike ride tonight with my husband, on the way back home we stopped at the Freke Arms near Highworth. WHAT A MISTAKE THAT WAS!!! I should have realised the place wasn't cyclist friendly when we were asked to move our bikes half way through our meal in case we upset the landlord, he didn't like bikes in... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Have been visiting the freke arms for years, one of my favourite places to eat. I am new to trip advisor and wanted to give my this place a 5 star review. Always a warm atmosphere and hearty pub food. Keep up the good work.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We went for Sunday lunch -the vegetables were bland and not seasoned - the beef was dry and seemed processed ? We both had very bad stomachs following our visit -never again!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

As part of Clive and Tom's 2015 HEC survey The Freke Arms - scored as follows: (Clive and Tom's scoring process is at http://hameggandchipssurvey.yolasite.com) An old fashioned Arkell's pub-in-the-country with old fashioned furniture, old fashioned beer, old fashioned customers (like us!) and old fashioned ham, egg and chips. So how would it fare? Pun intended. HAM (Score: C-6 T-5 Total=11/20)... More 

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Additional Information about The Freke Arms

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

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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?