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Something different for sure

Great service and tremendous range of craft beers. Staff helpful and patient, happy to give a... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Great little pub in the middle of town

We found almost by accident. With thirteen local craft beers on tap or pump and a decent wine list... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Tony H
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95 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 9391
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All reviews converted church old church craft beer great beer cool bar plenty of outdoor seating chilled vibe on tap welcoming atmosphere food looked good both locals and tourists middle of town wide range wines ales hops funky
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

Great service and tremendous range of craft beers. Staff helpful and patient, happy to give a suggestion and provide a taste or two. Unique inside and out, being an old church, - even if the biiiig bugs weren't on the ceiling then, - large garden...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wundabar
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We found almost by accident. With thirteen local craft beers on tap or pump and a decent wine list the rebadged church is a really low key and welcoming space. We are going back on Wednesday night for some blues - and getting the Indian...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tony H
Reviewed 29 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Hungry_Weka
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Emsy22
Reviewed 25 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 21 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mickreal
Reviewed 10 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank John W
Reviewed 8 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Katie N
Reviewed 5 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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank peter_minchin
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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