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The Freke Arms

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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B4019, Swindon, England
01793-76-22-97
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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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 1 week ago

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

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Thank Chris K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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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 11 October 2016

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

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Thank GillyandMike08
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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Thank Mick H
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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Thank Caroline W
swindon
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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

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Thank 7749debbie
Melksham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 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.

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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 😃😃

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Thank chris c
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

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Thank Pink_princess_1977
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took our 3 younger girls here for dinner on Friday evening. The pub has a clean and charming atmosphere. The bartender, who took our food order, seemed quite brisk with us but as time went by, we realized she must have been flustered with a crowd. The wait time for our food was 45 min but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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?