free house - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈfriː ˌhaʊs/
singularfree house
pluralfree houses
  1. a pub in the UK that is not owned by one particular brewery and can therefore sell beer made by various different companies

    Bude’s best known Inn is a free house offering local ales and the warmest welcome in the west.

    This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary from United Kingdom on 09/06/2015