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The Free House Inn Restaurant

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95 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good38%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (2 reviews)
“old church” (13 reviews)
“craft beer” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
95 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Lots of interesting local beers and ciders. (It is a "free" house as opposed to a "tied" house, so they are not tied to a brewery. I.e. they can sell any brewery's beer.) They also sell some light snacks, or you can order takeaway from...More

Thank sfordjasiri
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Visited here on a 'quiet' Monday, post BH. Pleasantly surprised. Great selection of beers and ciders (including Mulled cider!). And treated to an impromptu session by a local Irish band. Very informal. Happily wasted some very pleasant hours in here.

Thank Katy C
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Our go to bar whenever we visit Nelson. Hand pulled beers unbeatable & range of craft NZ beers available impressive.

Thank taurustravellers
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Really good place to visit and unwind with a very good selection of beer served by friendly staff. Good seating areas both inside and out with food available or you can bring in an Indian meal from the restaurant across the road. We really liked...More

Thank ColinO11
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Great place catering to families , hipsters et all. beers great - food average - but that doesnt matter as you can bring or get takeaways delivered!.Great outside area and a buzzing inside area - fantastic use of an old church

Thank FliMi
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Like Craft Beer, like Nelson. Place to visit and try NZ craft beers. Old Church which is interesting place to be over Easter !

Thank tailspintaz
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Visited during Nelson Beer Week - quirky place with the bar inside an old church. Large garden bar to sit in. Good selection of beers on tap and a couple of hand pulls too which appealed to the Yorkshire men in our group!

Thank CamoAuckland
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I met my ol' buddy from Maui there and enjoyed a few glasses of wine, had some dinner snacks and found this relaxing backyard type hangout place simply amazing.

Thank Beat J K
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Service was personal and efficient from both bar and kitchen staff. The menu had great variety and the food was cooked to perfection. We were pleasantly surprised to know we could also have purchased food from another restaurant and brought it into the Free House...More

Thank naarah05
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Had been recommended this place and wasn't disappointed. Lots of unique flavoured beer, we all tried something different. Great atmosphere - very casual, someone even had their dog. We had some delicious green-lipped mussles. The table next to us ordered curry from across the road...More

Thank Berries99
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  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
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