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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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Showing 143: English reviews
Swindon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

6 Thank wiltslady2016
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 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 4 November 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
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

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

Thank GillyandMike08
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 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
Level Contributor
39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Friday night at 6.30pm. It was very quiet to start with and service was a little slow, we did not mind as we were chatting. However as time went on, the meals were coming out thick and fast, so I guess more staff turned up. The meals are huge, freshly cooked, tasty and piping hot. A... More 

Thank Caroline W
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

great choice of food, massive helpings, very good prices staff so friendly and helpful, good value, will visit again

Thank 7749debbie
Melksham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Met up with some family who were camping next door to the pub, they thought the place was fantastic, staff very friendly and helpful. Our meal was pretty good, being good value for money (£7.50 for two courses) landlord very friendly and keen to help. Well worth a visit.

Thank thunderbird46uk
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent food but you need to be hungry 😃😃😃, we had a starter and main course both were really good, the staff were very welcoming and helpful. Great place you should try 😃😃

Thank chris c
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Me and my other half went for a meal here. Had to wait and hour for food which wasn't that great. The Surrounding smelt of damp which put me off. I was on soft drinks and even though out of a can they tasted flat. Not sure I would return.

1 Thank Pink_princess_1977

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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?