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Very Nelson!

You can't tell from the street frontage but this is a lively little spot. Set in an old church and... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2016
Auckland Central, New Zealand

I truly loved it here! The have all kinds of special bears and wines from the region.It is very... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2016
Beate K
Haren, The Netherlands
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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 9 April 2016

You can't tell from the street frontage but this is a lively little spot. Set in an old church and with an authentic Mongolian yurt at the front, this bar has an amazing range of craft beers and local wines. A great place for an...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

I truly loved it here! The have all kinds of special bears and wines from the region.It is very populair with locals and a good place to hang out. I definitely recommend it!

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Beate K
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Loved this place! The converted church into a cafe had quirky art (giant copper insects on the walls!) a large garden area with shade to sit outside in the sun, even a couple of couches to relax on. Got to taste beers before trying which...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Jandalz3
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Great independent pub in central Nelson with a fantastice selction of beers and ales. Friendly staff and a laid back atmosphere. A bit pricey perhaps. Don't bother with the food, I had to wait more than half an hour for a bowl of microwaved pasta,...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank floydbloke
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

This bar is fantastic with a lovely outdoor area. The building is a converted church and the beer is outstanding. First pint of real ale I have had in New Zealand (been here 6 months) the staff are also lovely, kind and very helpful

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank 302rhysl
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Brilliant selection of beers to enjoy inside a modified church building or outside in the grassed area of picnic chairs and tables. We visited after a funeral and it was the perfect place to catch up with family - private, bustling but with plenty of...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank emmamccleary
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Nelson has a deserved reputation for Craft Brewing and if you area beer aficionados then the Free House is a place to slake your thirst and have your tonsils tempted by some rare brews. The Free House occupies the site where a Church used to...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

If you love beer then this is the place to visit when in Nelson. This top venue is different and the atmosphere and ambience is worth the effort. The best beer selection for sure.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank shevez
Reviewed 13 January 2016

This great bar serves a huge range of microbrewery beerra, lagers and wines , and is very hospitable with food, and space for families and children . Despite being a beer base, also served great wines . The outside tent provides live band , which...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Rtvet
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Great range of craft beers, friendly service, and a funky space. We spent a relaxed afternoon playing cards. The food is very reasonable if not super fancy!

Date of experience: January 2016
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