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great ale

we come here two or three times a year for the excellent range and quality of the beers, most... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
Frank L
Relaxed and friendly

Good food. Excellent quality without frills. We had a bread platter with olives, salami and lovely... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Jeremymelser
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Palmerston North, 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 11 September 2016

we come here two or three times a year for the excellent range and quality of the beers, most enjoyable

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Frank L
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Good food. Excellent quality without frills. We had a bread platter with olives, salami and lovely olive oil. We shared a very English meat pie. Yum

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Jeremymelser
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

An absolute gem! We stopped at Free House multiple times while in Nelson. The pub itself is interesting as it is a converted church, with a large outdoor space. Plenty of beer to choose from, and as it is a "free house" isn't bound to...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Cmat07
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is a bar in the style that bars should be, not tied to any brewery so can sell whatever beers they want / can get their hands on with some interesting choices. While there were no children in the bar when we called in,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is a great place with so many wonderful craft beers and the old church setting is awesome !! The locals are friendly and helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Andy and Chris G
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

So 2 couples outta Auckland long weekend with a birthday checked in. Fav beers truly tasty ales arc. Great atmosphere - everyone talking to each other - like it should be. Cool bar food - played cards each of our 4 evenings - lovely feel...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

The Freehouse is unpretentious with a chill atmosphere in an old converted church serving a great, always rotating lineup, of craft beer. Stop in for a pint with a bite and chill!

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank MoabMic
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Visited here for an evening meal. The menu was a traditional pub menu - the homemade pizza was excellent. All the other food ordered by our party was also delicious. Great range of craft beers on tap.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank iamapioneer
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Dark entrance which was not attractive and in dark can be seen as imitidating. But bar inside was welcoming , good service, great atmosphere and a must visit for South Island NZ. Do not ask me about the Yurt

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank LarryM38
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Deceptive from the outside this is a busy little pub inside a church with nice garden and yurt outside (closed today). A great range of beers await all who enter -and food looked good too although we didn't have any. Only criticism would be that...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank FattieBoo
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