Pub Vacancy


The Freke Arms, Swanborough




David and Anita Lee




(01793) 762297

    The Freke Arms is situated on the Hannington turning on the B4019, 1 1/2 miles from Highworth (A361) and 2 1/2 miles from Blunsdon (A419) in the heart of the north Wiltshire countryside.

    - food served lunchtime and evening 7 days a week
    - Sunday lunch
    - dining area seats upto 80 people
    - fantastic views from pub garden
    - plentiful free parking
    - Caravan pitches available
    - coaches are welcome by appointment

    Food is available lunchtime and evenings, 7 days a week. We offer a wide range of traditional foods including homemade dishes using locally sourced produce, together with Vegetarian options on our main Menu.

    A choice of daily chef's specials is available on our specials board. See our web site for the full menu choice.

    On Sunday lunchtime, a choice of our roasts (beef, port, lamb or chicken) is available together with 2 vegetarian options.

    The large dining area can seat up to 80 people and the use of our patio area is available during the summer months.

    Disabled access and toilet facilities are available.

    We also cater for all occasions with buffets and special menus of your choice

    The full range of Arkell's real ales and fine wines are always available.

    As well as a large car park, a 3/4 acre paddock is available for extra parking or for special events, i.e. car rallies etc & caravans pitches are available.

    Coaches are welcome by appointment.

    A little bit of history

    Named after a family of local landowners, The Freke Arms was built in the early 1800s on the instructions of (then known) Henry Freke to entice the farm workers over from the nearby Quaker village of Stanton Fitzwarren.

    Bought by Arkell's in 1892 and altered to its present state in 1966, it still retains much of its character of pubs of that era, one of its main attractions with customers of all ages. Traditional food and a warm, friendly welcome are two more of the trademarks of this comfortable and genuinely unspoilt pub.

    Current vacancies

    "Being a Licensee is a fine and rewarding job", says Chris, and it helps that the Arkell’s directors are approachable. "We had a lot of help and they provide us with regular information, but ultimately it's up to us."

    Chris Manners is the Licensee of three Arkell’s pubs. The Rusty Bicycle, The Rickety Press and The Bottle of Sauce