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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice atmosphere well situated pub strong menu and a good range of specials. Staff really good and friendly. Food was tasty and of a good portion size, would look forward to coming here again

Thank Tttpage
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my mother for lunch for her 50th birthday - both had the £7.95 2 course lunch special and it was delicious! Staff were very friendly and accommodating and my mum couldn't stop telling me how nice her lunch was. (And such good value!) Will definitely be returning.

Thank Giorgia L
Swindon, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot fault the food, the service or the welcome, what a lovely place to have a great sunday lunch, with real portions, will happily be returning in the not too distance future.

Thank Loz T
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely home cooked sunday roast. Excellent value for money, massive portions. Waitress was really lovely and helpful. Always busy so remember to book.

Thank purplepurplegroove
Amersham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Had a lovely Saturday afternoon meal here. Place seemed fairly busy, which is always good, will return if I'm in Swindon again!

Thank DavidTheGreek
Swindon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

We have eaten at this pub many times over lots of years but we won't be returning, EVER! We booked a meal for a Christmas gathering of family and we're asked to pre-book our food which wasn't a problem as we appreciate Christmas is a busy time. The food was very bland, portions much reduced compared to the normal helpings,... More 

7 Thank wiltslady2016
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Excellent meal and the atmosphere was lovely, homely and everyone having a good time, can't wait to visit again

Thank Chris K
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

The worst meal out ever! The food was cheap which matched its quality. The Manager and his staff were rude, it was as if customers are a necessary inconvenience to be tolerated.

1 Thank May Y
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Popped in for an evening meal and thoroughly enjoyed the food and the friendly staff. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank GillyandMike08
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Eat here yesterday evening (8/09/16). Although we hadn't booked ahead, my partner and I where accommodated with ease although most tabled had reserved signs placed. The staff are both friendly and polite, whilst the meals are not for the faint hearted as they come in rather large portions. Neither my partner or I succeeded in completely finishing off our meals... More 

Thank Mick H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?