free house


free house
noun
a public house that is not controlled by a brewery and so is free to sell different brands of beer and ale
Hypernyms: ↑public house, ↑pub, ↑saloon, ↑pothouse, ↑gin mill, ↑taphouse

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noun
: a British inn or public house not committed to the purchase of supplies from a particular brewery

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Brit.
a tavern that, having no affiliation or contract with a particular brewery, serves several brands of beer, ale, etc.
[1855-60]

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free house noun
A public house that is not tied to a particular supplier
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Main Entry:free

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free house UK US noun [countable] [singular free house plural free houses]
a pub in the UK that is not owned by one particular brewery and can therefore sell beer made by various different companies
Thesaurus: bars, pubs and clubshyponym

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ˌfree ˈhouse [free house] noun
(in Britain) a pub that can sell different types of beer because it is not owned and controlled by one particular ↑brewery (= a company producing beer)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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