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English definition of “free house”

free house

noun [C]   UK
a type of bar in the UK that is not owned and controlled by a brewery (= a business that makes beer) so the range of beers and other drinks that it can sell is not limited → Compare tied houseSelling and serving alcoholic drinksPublic entertainment venues
(Definition of free house noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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