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“Possibly the best pub I've ever been to”
Review of The Free House

The Free House
Ranked #1 of 3 Nightlife in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Great beer selection, delicious chips, and they let you bring in takeaway curry from across the road. Really cute location in an old church. They also have games you can use. Probably the best craft beer pub I've ever been to.

1  Thank Grace_Kinza
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

found this craft beer place on the craft beer map at our motel's info area and we couldnt have been happier as we love craft beer. Regularly they have one keg wonders and you can read tasting notes and have a taste prior to purchase. The gentleman behind the bar was passionate about craft beer and very knowledgeable. As a snack ate their platter of cheese and olives and cransky which was perfectly suitable. The outside area is ecletic and a great way to spend an hour in a sunny nelson area.

1  Thank pip_dman
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Sit outside amongst passion fruit trees, almond bushes and Pinot noir vines tasting a variety craft beers and wines. A great relaxing afternoon, the locals come and go and everyone including the owner, Elco who we chatted to about the freehouse. A definite must if you are in Nelson.

1  Thank Ecashy
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

my partner and i went there on a quiet night so it was pretty chill but that being said there was still a really cool celtic band playing that we quite enjoyed. they had a great selection of micro brews that the bartender was very happy and enthusiastic to tell us about and let us sample as well. our only regret is that we weren't in nelson longer to see the place on one of the nights when an event is going on in the yurt and the place is jumping!

1  Thank Sunshinemelony
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

This little treasure has such a welcoming atmosphere that you immediately feel at home. The staff are freindly and very knowledgeable about a an oustanding selection of beer.Most locally brewed. Garden is child and pet friendly and attracts are relaxed and varied clientele.Hops growing in the corner are a particularly nice touch.
My only complaint is that because they constantly rotate the beers available you might not find your favourite, but there are always new ones to try and the staff are happy to give you a taste.

1  Thank Richard F
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