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Fabulous... A REAL PUB!

Just excellent. Craft beers, great pub food, relaxed and above all, friendly chilled atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simon T
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This informal relaxed unpretentious ‘pub’ located in an old church and its grounds in town has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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95 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 9391
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All reviews old church craft beer non alcoholic drinks cool bar plenty of outdoor seating chilled vibe welcoming atmosphere order food great selection middle of town yurt wines ales hops platter nz
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just excellent. Craft beers, great pub food, relaxed and above all, friendly chilled atmosphere. Highly recommended for a casual evening before hitting town!

Thank Simon T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This informal relaxed unpretentious ‘pub’ located in an old church and its grounds in town has extensive outdoor and indoor seating. There is a range of craft beers, decent wines by the glass as well as food. There are other restaurants nearby too. The service...More

Thank TravellerFaye
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Great service and tremendous range of craft beers. Staff helpful and patient, happy to give a suggestion and provide a taste or two. Unique inside and out, being an old church, - even if the biiiig bugs weren't on the ceiling then, - large garden...More

Thank wundabar
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We found almost by accident. With thirteen local craft beers on tap or pump and a decent wine list the rebadged church is a really low key and welcoming space. We are going back on Wednesday night for some blues - and getting the Indian...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 29 April 2018

A must do for every beer or cider lover. I was lucky enough to visit when it was quiet and learned a bit about the origins of the Free House and it’s a great story. Offered a taste of each of the beers before selecting,...More

Thank Hungry_Weka
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a few well earned beers after a hike up to the centre of NZ and along the track to the Founders museum. The honey cider I ordered ran out 3/4 pint, so I was offered it for half pint price. Winning! Next beer...More

Thank Emsy22
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

As an adult (50+)I think I know how to look after myself. Had a busy day decorating decided to go out with friends aged from 17-50+ a group of 6of us. 2 of the guys had 3 pints of bitter, 1 of the girls had...More

2  Thank Hellfire28
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

A top beer spot in inner city Nelson. The venue is in an old church with the surrounding yard as the beer garden. They offer a fantastic selection of beers with a constant rotation. We arrived right as they were opening in the afternoon and...More

Thank mickreal
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Good selection of local beers and nice chips. Was brilliant to sit outside in the sunshine when the weather was so nice.

Thank John W
Reviewed 8 March 2018

great selection of local beers and a few wines as well. Very cool interior - great place to hang out. We ordered Indian food from the place across the street and they ran it over so we enjoyed it with our drinks. Food was pretty...More

Thank Katie N
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