A pub not controlled by a brewery and therefore not restricted to selling particular brands of beer or spirits.
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- Present owner of The Swan Inn, Mike Dunford, said he was pleased that the pub would remain a free house, selling a variety of real ale, rather than being swallowed up by one of the big pub operators.
- We hope these will be taken in by various free houses to be sold on with £1 per pint going to the charity.
- It produces over 2,000 pints of beer every week for free house pubs as far away as Cheshire and Nottingham, as well as in Yorkshire.