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The Free House

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

A must do for every beer or cider lover. I was lucky enough to visit when it was quiet and learned... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Hungry_Weka
Novel setting, great beer selection

We enjoyed a few well earned beers after a hike up to the centre of NZ and along the track to the... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Emsy22
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“old church” (20 reviews)
“craft beer” (11 reviews)
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95 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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+64 3-548 9391
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"converted church"
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"non alcoholic drinks"
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"house offers"
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"cool bar"
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"plenty of outdoor seating"
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"great beer"
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"on tap"
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"excellent range"
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

A must do for every beer or cider lover. I was lucky enough to visit when it was quiet and learned a bit about the origins of the Free House and it’s a great story. Offered a taste of each of the beers before selecting,...More

Thank Hungry_Weka
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a few well earned beers after a hike up to the centre of NZ and along the track to the Founders museum. The honey cider I ordered ran out 3/4 pint, so I was offered it for half pint price. Winning! Next beer...More

Thank Emsy22
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

As an adult (50+)I think I know how to look after myself. Had a busy day decorating decided to go out with friends aged from 17-50+ a group of 6of us. 2 of the guys had 3 pints of bitter, 1 of the girls had...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

A top beer spot in inner city Nelson. The venue is in an old church with the surrounding yard as the beer garden. They offer a fantastic selection of beers with a constant rotation. We arrived right as they were opening in the afternoon and...More

Thank mickreal
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Good selection of local beers and nice chips. Was brilliant to sit outside in the sunshine when the weather was so nice.

Thank John W
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

great selection of local beers and a few wines as well. Very cool interior - great place to hang out. We ordered Indian food from the place across the street and they ran it over so we enjoyed it with our drinks. Food was pretty...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

A large selection of local beers, many using the locally breed and grown hops. Very helpful staff, Easy to find, and quite central to Nelson CBD.

Thank peter_minchin
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

After going to a few pubs in Nelson, this by far stole the show! Set in an church, they have loads of seating indoors and out, and have a fine selection of beers (many different types of ales, I had a hard time choosing just...More

Thank CanadianChris84
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Truly amazing bar ! Wasn't expecting to find such a cool bar in Nelson, but may be the cooler bar I've visited in NZ, maybe in the world ! Set up in an old church, the inside is gorgeous and deserve to go such for...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Great place for a chat, a drink (or more) and even a bite —> you can order food from the equally lovely India Café across the street. Both the indoor and the outdoor seating area are very atmospheric.

Thank Patrick B
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