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The Free House Inn

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95 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“curry” (2 reviews)
“mussels” (2 reviews)
“old church” (13 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
95 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

We grabbed a pre-dinner drink here on a quiet Wednesday night in Nelson and were very pleased with the entire experience. There is a great outdoor patio with lots of varied seating. The bar itself is located in a converted church, which looks super cool...More

Thank Tenley M
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place when exploring Nelson and are so glad we did! Great craft beer selection, helpful staff, and amazing outdoor/patio area.

Thank sfagin0
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

dropped in after dinner while we were in nelson for an overnight, and we loved it! the outdoor seating area gave it an authentic beer garden vibe, but the inside was comfortable and had an open feel, too. great selection of taps, knowledgeable and friendly...More

Thank artemused
Reviewed 15 October 2017

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 9 October 2017 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 2 October 2017 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
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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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