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Noun: free house
Usage: UK
  1. A public house that is not controlled by a brewery and so is free to sell different brands of beer and ale

Derived forms: free houses

Type of: boozer [Brit], gin mill [N. Amer], groggery [Brit, US, archaic], inn [Brit], pothouse [US], pub [Brit, Cdn], public house [Brit], saloon [Brit], tap house [archaic], taphouse [archaic], tavern [N. Amer], watering hole [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Free house