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All reviews converted church old church great beer selection non alcoholic drinks on tap cool bar plenty of outdoor seating chilled vibe welcoming atmosphere food looked good both locals and tourists middle of town yurt beers craft hops funky
This converted church has a large outdoor area some of it with central heating! The sale toon of beers, including some that are almost English justifies it multiple best pub in Nelson awards. To cap it all they let you bring in your own takeaways,...More
This place was a special find on recent visit to Nelson. When you put together a quirky vibe, eclectic setting with a great beer selection you get a winner!
A knowledgeable bar person who was happy to answer questions and provide tastes to help with...More
This quirky, bustling pub and garden with excellent beer selection and knowledgeable staff is just what we, as serious beers drinkers, were looking for. The food looked good too but we opted for the superb Indian restaurant just across the street. Came back after the...More
On a beautifully warm afternoon, The Free House (situated in an historic converted church) was the perfect choice for a Sunday outing. Although known more for its over 600 different craft beers served on tap, it was also great for a chilled glass of wine...More
This informal relaxed unpretentious ‘pub’ located in an old church and its grounds in town has extensive outdoor and indoor seating. There is a range of craft beers, decent wines by the glass as well as food. There are other restaurants nearby too. The service...More
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
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
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
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!