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What a find an old church that has been turned into a pub excellent number of beers and pub grub no... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Merv1952
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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So many choices

While on the expensive side, The Free House offers a wide range of independently brewed beers along... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
KaritaneMartin
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Wellington, New Zealand
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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 4 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...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Merv1952
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...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank KaritaneMartin
Reviewed 16 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.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank NOMISNZ
Reviewed 30 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...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Gemma_0001
Reviewed 25 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.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank RossC1642
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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank P468VTianw
Reviewed 14 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.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank nztraveller611
Reviewed 18 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.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 31Lorna
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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Having looked for somewhere to have a drink after 9 p.m , discovered "The Free House". What a find, lively "pub" atmosphere in a converted church, friendly and helpful staff, excellent range of beers and good company. Definitely recommend to my CAMRA friends and anyone...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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