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The Freke Arms

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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B4019, Swindon, England
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Highworth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First visit to Freke Arms in over 10 years and it did'nt disappoint.On offer at lunchtime were 2 courses for £7.95.Starter and main or main and dessert.Had Chicken New Yorker served with generous portion of potato wedges.Chicken was succulent,wrapped in bacon and smothered in cheese with bowl of bbq sauce to accompany it.Followed this with piece of tangy homemade lemon... More 

Thank Angela V
Highworth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well priced menu but took 1 hour and 10 minutes for our meal to arrive When we ordered we we told it it could take 30 to 45 minutes :-(

Thank Clive B
Swindon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live locally to this pub and the food has always been very good gets busy at weekend so book in advance there is a caravan camping site to the side of the pub for a few caravans.The staff are always polite and helpful plenty of parking you will love the atmosphere give it a try we have been coming... More 

Thank ian s
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We've been visiting the Freke regularly over the past few years and have never been disappointed. Our latest visit was no exception. Decent portions and piping hot delicious food. Not the cheapest pub grub on planet earth but well worth the money, you certainly get what you pay for. As for recent comments regarding the landlord, we've known him for... More 

1 Thank Chris M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Great friendly service with a good choice of ales. Meals were served quickly and were generous in portion size, just about had room for a desert which was delicious, thoroughly recommended.

1 Thank Kevin C
Swindon Uk
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We like to pop in the Freake regularly, they always have a good selection of specials and a varied menu, it's traditionally English food and the portion size is vey good. I enjoy the steak sizzler and also the chicken and chorizo Risotto. It's not massed produced as you get in some bigger chain pubs, which I think is a... More 

1 Thank pennygoodall
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We called in the Freke Arms to ask about the Caravan Site they have. We had planned on having a meal but they where fully booked for the night. The Staff could have not been more helpful and we will be back with the caravan in the Summer.

1 Thank Mark G
Worcester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Mothering Sunday lunch. Helpful when we booked, catered for needs. Great Sunday lunch, as always, lovely staff and everything beautifully cooked and presented.

Thank notfoodforthought
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

I hadn't visited for over a year but suggested to a friend we come here for dinner. Really glad I did. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and the pub was quiet (weekday evening) - overall a good atmosphere. There was a good choice of specials but we both ordered from the menu. Steak, ale and mushroom pie delicious... More 

1 Thank Katie K
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161 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

We recently visited here on a Saturday evening having pre-booked on recommendation. The welcome was friendly as was the service throughout our evening.The variety of food available was very good,you could choose from the standard menu or from the days specials on the blackboard. All of the food really was delicious and very generous regarding portion sizes,the cost was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: B4019, Swindon, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon
  • Phone Number: 01793-76-22-97

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