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The Freke Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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B4019, Swindon, England
01793-76-22-97
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Today
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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another relaxing evening, lovely food (being vegetarian this is usually hit and miss at a lot of places, but not here), fab atmosphere friendly and welcoming. Recommend a visit to anyone

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1 Thank Chris K
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came upon this pub by chance and dropped in for Sunday lunch unsure what to expect. Well, what a stroke of luck. Really friendly, cosy and the food was superb, including the homemade nut roast vegge option. Hearty good quality fayre. Will definitely be coming back. Thanks to all for a lovely afternoon.

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Thank Cotswold58
Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very warm and friendly welcoming, fantastic food, great service. Lovely outside picnic tables, plenty of parking.

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1 Thank steph198989
Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was excellent. Large family sitting and all meals arrived promptly and at the same time. Customer service was outstanding with two checks from the waiting staff. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Thank you for making it special

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1 Thank Misty3112
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Freke arms Sunday 28th May. Had the Sunday roast. My fiancée and her 13 year old daughter had the lamb and I had the chicken. Big plate full and tasted lovely. The chicken was full of flavour as was the lamb. All plates were empty by time we all finished. The puddings for only a £1 were a... More 

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1 Thank h1zus
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Pub, warm and friendly welcome. We ordered drink and found a table, it was a very relaxing atmosphere didn't feel rushed as we took our time to peruse the menu and specials board. We both chose steak, I ordered mine medium rare and my partner order his medium. We were not disappointed, it came out in a good time... More 

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2 Thank HSumbler
Swindon
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We used to dine at The Freke Arms 5 or six times a month for a number of years but for various reasons had not been for around 2 years. We decided to visit for an evening meal today, having heard good reports.... we couldn't have been more disappointed. There was a choice of only 4 starters (plus soup) none... More 

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1 Thank kd2001Swindon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This seemed like a nice cosy pub and most of us enjoyed our meals but my medium rare steak was served well done and very dry. Also the mushrooms were deep fried to a crisp and virtually inedible. We also were never checked back on to see if our meals were satisfactory so I didn't have the opportunity to ask... More 

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1 Thank Harriettandjarv
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have heard good things about this place so this evening on the spur of the moment thought we'd give it a try... On entry it seemed very nice and cosy and was relatively busy for a Tuesday night the lady behind the bar was friendly whom I presume to be the landlady, we ordered our drinks then shortly after... More 

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Thank Gary E
UK
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here recently for lunch with my mother. Have been before and enjoyed the food but this time I had the signature steak and ale pie. It was absolutely incredible. A very good portion with chips and veg, the pie was made with good chunks of steak with smoked bacon and a rich red wine sauce that must have been... More 

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1 Thank Always_Travelling117

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Saturday
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?