We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Free House Inn Restaurant

Is this your business?
$$ - $$$, ,
95 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (2 reviews)
“mussels” (2 reviews)
“old church” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
95 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (79)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome spot for a brew or two. Staff were friendly and offered sample beers before choosing. All beers were quality and enjoyed thoroughly. Staff were fine with us bringing a curry from across the road to enjoy, providing plates and cutlery.

Thank Chur_bro_nz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit as we had fond memories of the first time. The beers were not as good as we remembered and the cider could have been better. A little disappointed but a great place none the less

Thank Kpp82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to Nelson wouldn't be complete without going to The Free House. The Craft beers that they have are second to none. Go.

Thank NattleB
Reviewed 27 August 2017

A buzzing hotspot for all the locals who are fantastically welcoming people, especially Elko, the owner. Great selection of local beers all on tap, not much more to ask for for any evening in Nelson!

Thank William K
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
Nearby Restaurants
Urban Oyster Bar and Eatery
396 reviews
.14 km away
The Indian Cafe
594 reviews
.06 km away
La Gourmandise
179 reviews
.15 km away
The Kitchen
39 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
Queen's Gardens
162 reviews
.24 km away
Suter Gallery Nelson
107 reviews
.22 km away
Nelson Provincial Museum
112 reviews
.34 km away
Nelson Farmers' Market
25 reviews
.23 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Free House Inn staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing