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The Free House

95 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 9391
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It's a religion!

In an old church, great selection of craft beers and more trad beers on hand pull. Fab non... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nick w
Barton-under-Needwood, United Kingdom
via mobile
The hallowed ground

An institution and a must see craft bar in Nelson. A fantastic location with a fantastic range of... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
via mobile
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  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
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“old church” (16 reviews)
“craft beer” (11 reviews)
95 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 9391
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In an old church, great selection of craft beers and more trad beers on hand pull. Fab non alcoholic drinks too. Relaxing place inside or out...in the yurt or the garden.

Thank nick w
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

An institution and a must see craft bar in Nelson. A fantastic location with a fantastic range of craft beer.

Thank ewanb99
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely setting, very central, great selection of beers and wine and they even had "that beer" which we can only recommend after testing it at march fest last month.

Thank evagnz
Reviewed 9 March 2017

A pub that has real hand pulled beer! Great beer, the food menu is basic but the food is delicious, all in all if you want a pint then go here!

Thank goatster
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

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

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.

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

Thank Gemma_0001
Reviewed 24 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.

Thank Ross C
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

Thank P468VTianw
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