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The Freke Arms

B4019, Swindon, England
01793-76-22-97
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Ranked #132 of 317 Restaurants in Swindon
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very shocked at the negative comments lately about this pub. We regularly eat here and the food is of very high quality with great service and friendly atmosphere. Landlord & landlady are very welcoming. We wouldn't go anywhere else but then I guess you can't please everyone!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We have eaten here on a few occasions in the past and came back thinking it may have Improved how wrong we were !!! They employ very young people who you can see are not the most confident and are obviously embarrassed to let us know they had run out of several dishes, a regular occurrence apparently. I did feel... More

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Swindon, UK
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42 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

As always, we had to book to ensure we were able to have Sunday lunch and what a treat it was!! Very busy pub which shows its popular, food very good and decent service!! We'll be back for the Christmas menu as it looks / sounds lovely!!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My other half fancied a steak and the only place in the Swindon area where we have always had a properly cooked steak was The Freke Arms. Having made the decision off we went and true to form we had a fabulous meal and the steak was cooked to perfection just as my partner ordered it. I had a mixed... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My girlfriend and I went here on a Monday evening, the place had one other couple there and no other customers. We bought our drinks and sat over the other end of the pub and there was absolutely no other people there. We sat down had one drink chatting and then my girlfriend and I kissed for no more than... More

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My wife and myself have visited this pub once a week for 2 years or more, we just don't recognise the negative reviews on this site. Service has always been friendly and professional. A difficult mix to get right. We have, in that time, worked our way up and down the menu, and have yet to find anything we have... More

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Alicante
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

An empty car park and that was the highlight. Ordered some food and the waitress knocked over the wine all over my wife, no apology just brought some paper napkins, seemed put out when I asked her to replace the wine !! Even the bar maid had the same couldn't give a damn attitude. the food was dry, bland and... More

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frekearms, Manager at The Freke Arms, responded to this review

I am extremely sorry to hear that there was an incident where wine was spilled at your table. I fully understand how annoying incidents like this can be when you have ventured to a restaurant for an evening out. I sincerely apologise for the inconvenience. We strive to deliver the best customer experience we can, sometimes things do go wrong... More

Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

we live close to this pub and used it often however it is now very poor the quality has fallen the service is poor the owner is more interested in talking to his pals than serving customers. we ordered lunch and it was frozen, not cold but still frozen we returned it and said we did not want anything else... More

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The only complaint I have about this lovely pub is that it was a bit chilly when we went on Monday even after I had eaten. Good food nice people plenty of parking space and low prices - what more can you want

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Wiltshire
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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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: Gastropub

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