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Address: 95 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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+64 3-548 9391

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Real Beer!!!

A pub that has real hand pulled beer! Great beer, the food menu is basic but the food is delicious, all in all if you want a pint then go here!

Reviewed 8 March 2017
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

A pub that has real hand pulled beer! Great beer, the food menu is basic but the food is delicious, all in all if you want a pint then go here!

Thank goatster
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

What a find an old church that has been turned into a pub excellent number of beers and pub grub no need to go anywhere else this is the best place around Although i must say the beers are a little expensive, but then you get what you pay for.

Thank Merv1952
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

While on the expensive side, The Free House offers a wide range of independently brewed beers along with a satisfactory wine selection. Food can be purchased on site but a real feature is that you are welcome to bring takeaway food from other vendors. You will even be supplied with crockery and cutlery. The team is knowledgeable and friendly. For... More 

Thank KaritaneMartin
New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting place to visit in the middle of the CBD. An old church turned into a craft beer bar. Large outdoor setting. Great range of craft beer on tap, but it is a bit pricey compared to other craft beer bars in Nelson.

Manchester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We stumbled cross this place and we nearly didn't go on as we thought it was a church. Really unusual place- a converted church that's now a pub. They sell local ales with some unusual ones to try and a huge selection of ales. Staff were really friendly and place had a good atmosphere. Had plenty of tables inside and... More 

Thank Gemma_0001
Richmond, New Zealand
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Makes great use of a former church building, offers an excellent range of local beers and non-alcoholic drinks. Cheerful staff, and tasty nibbles.

Thank Ross C
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This is the best pub in town. The beer is outstanding and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. Why would you go anywhere else

Thank P468VTianw
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and relaxed friendly service. Very funky touches and great to be able.to have Indian takeout delivered from across the road. Excellent beer selection.

Thank nztraveller611
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Great selection of local beverages available, particularly craft beers. Friendly and accomodating staff. Great vibe with lots of locals. Inside and outside seating. Would also recommend the spuds with mayo.

Thank 31Lorna
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

A craft beer temple beholden to no brewery (hence "free") built inside an abandoned church with an adjacent yurt. Different enough for you? I loved the little kids and dogs running through the place while I quaffed away half pints, tasters, and full (Imperial) pints of local brews. Wine for those who need more fruit in their diets.

1 Thank Dianne T

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