Nelson is at the heart of New Zealand’s hop growing region and is the epicentre of the Kiwi craft brewing industry. The 'Free House' is Nelson’s first pub of its kind and their goal is to 'set the beers free' - meaning they aim to offer you an endlessly changing menu of local and national craft beers. In fact, they are the only pub in Nelson serving cask-conditioned real ales.
Such devotion to real ale has provided them with accolades such as Nelson's Best Pub - Lonely Planet NZ Guide 2011-12; Best Pub in NZ (People's Choice -Beer and Brewer Magazine 2013); Best Pub Nelson-Tasman Region 2013 (SOBA Awards); and Best Nelson Beer Destination (Wild Tomato 2011,2012,2013).
Situated in an old converted wooden church with a garden and even a Mongolian Yurt in which they hold gigs, movie nights and other events - this is a ‘must-visit’ place when in Nelson.
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