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The Freke Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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B4019, Swindon, England
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my friends visited on Thursday night, around 6 30. Got told there was a half an hour on food we didn't mind this because it gave us a chance to catch up. The food took about 40 mintues it was worth the wait, portion size was perfect, excellent atmosphere, will return again highly recommend

Thank Joe L
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been visiting this pub for 12 years + and never had a bad meal. The meals have always been more than generous in size and excellent quality, but not tonight!! We decided to go for our daughters 5th birthday. We always dine early because we have young children,and the meals are always cooked promptly. We were told that... More 

Thank Caroline P
Swindon, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We used to visit the Freke regularly, years ago, and were pleased to find it unchanged when we made an overdue return, now with our grown-up family. The beer was excellent and the food tasty, with generous portions, if a little pricey for pub food. Will definitely return again soon.

Thank grahamcarter61
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Following a misunderstanding about my food order the member of staff was rude and off hand, telling me that I ordered something else loudly infront of everyone. There really was no need for that. I get that mistakes happen but its all about how you deal with them. Making customers feel uncomfortable is not a good strategy. When the correct... More 

Thank Alison W
Swindon, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went out with a fairly large group to celebrate a friend's retirement.The pub is pleasing in a rustic, traditional way-but is bigger and more open inside, than I expected from the outside appearance.The wine was very good and my sirloin steak, followed by spotted dick pud was very tasty. As we ate fairly early, we got our puddings for free-... More 

Thank Vrone1963
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 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

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1 review
Reviewed 31 January 2017

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
Reviewed 30 January 2017

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
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

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
Reviewed 22 January 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

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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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
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?