Sprig & Fern Craft Beer Taverns

We take great pride in our real Kiwi taverns, where real beer is served in real pints to real people. There are now six Sprig & Fern Taverns in the Nelson Tasman region, and two in Wellington: one in Tinakori Road, Thorndon and the other in Jackson Street, Petone.

Sprig and Fern Taverns are cosy, family-friendly and welcoming, and we deliberately have no TVs, no pokies and no pool tables, so great conversation and human interaction abounds. Of course, we also serve the full range of Sprig & Fern's craft beers and ciders on tap, as well as a range of local wines, spirits, soft drinks, meals and snacks.

For more information about each Sprig & Fern Tavern, click on the links below to visit the Tavern's website or find them on Facebook.

Milton Street Sprig & Fern Tavern134 Milton Street, The Wood, Nelson.
Set in a renovated bungalow in a graceful old part of town, the Sprig and Fern Tavern in Milton Street provides a cosy, relaxing and intimate atmosphere loved by locals and visitors alike.

The Milton Street Tavern was awarded New Zealand's 'Best Bar' in the 2012 Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence, a national accolade that followed on from winning Nelson 'Bar of the Year'. Any night of the week you'll find the locals in enjoying their home away from home, with a pint in hand and a meal from the Milton Street Takeaway next door, delivered fresh to the table.

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  Sprig & Fern Milton Street
Home away from home

Hardy Street Sprig & Fern Tavern
An oasis in the CBD
  Hardy Street Sprig & Fern Tavern280 Hardy Street, Nelson CBD
Voted Best Bar in Nelson in the 2012 Wild Tomato Dine Out Awards, The Hardy Street Sprig is the friendly place to enjoy superb craft beer and local wines in Nelson city. You can drink and dine 'al fresco' in the beer garden courtyard, nestled out of any wind, rain or baking sun, covered by the giant Sprig and Fern sail. Heaters keep it warm well into the evening so you can enjoy your beer outdoors, and order Stefanos' Pizza or a snack off the blackboard menu.

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Queen Street Sprig & Fern Tavern126 Queen Street, Richmond, Nelson
The Tavern on Queen Street, Richmond, opened its doors in December 2004 and later became the first Sprig & Fern Tavern. Over time it's become a part of daily life for locals who enjoy the homely and casual atmosphere of the Tavern. Not only can you get great beer any day of the week, you can order fish and chips from the chippy next door and enjoy them with a pint in the beer garden.

The Tavern is unpretentious, you can be exactly who you are and enjoy a real pub atmosphere and real craft beer brewed just down the road at the Sprig and Fern Brewery on Beach Rd.

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  Locals enjoying a pint at the Sprig & Fern Tavern Richmond
It's your local

Sprig & Fern Brightwater
Great craft beer
  Brightwater Sprig & Fern Tavern54 Ellis Street, Brightwater, Nelson
The Sprig & Fern Tavern on Ellis Street in Brightwater provides the perfect location for parents to stop for a coffee with the kids, relax with a beer after work or hold a club committee meeting. The tavern has quickly turned into a Brightwater community hub as well as being a favourite "local" serving Sprig and Fern craft beers.

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Motueka Sprig & Fern TavernWallace Street, Motueka (opposite the Gecko Theatre)
The Motueka Sprig and Fern Tavern sits just off the High Street in the centre of the city and provides a full range of locally brewed craft beer, ales and ciders along with a good number of the best local wines. A warm fire and comfy armchairs make having a good old chat a real pleasure.

Traditional bar meals are available including gourmet pizzas, platters to share and hearty burgers and steaks. Even the packets of potato chips are made locally in Upper Moutere.

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  Sue pours a pint at Sprig & Fern Motueka
Craft beer on tap

Exterior view of Sprig & Fern Tinakori Road
Wellington's finest
  Tinakori Road Sprig & Fern Tavern342 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington
Simply the best place to relax, have fun and drink superbly good, naturally brewed, craft beer, ale or cider. The tavern has 19 taps with a wide range of craft beers from Blonde to Porter and also seasonal brews and ciders. Need we remind you that we serve proper Imperial pints as well?

If you fancy a bite to eat the tavern serves simple bar snacks including the very popular curly fries, Cosa Nostra deliver pizzas and Indus do a curry night on Thursdays.

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Tahuna Sprig & Fern Tavern13 Beach Road, Tahunanui, Nelson (opposite the playing fields)
The Tahuna Sprig and Fern Tavern opened just before Christmas 2012, and she's a little beauty! The site that formerly operated as Amigos restaurant has been transformed into another charming suburban tavern, with classic weatherboard cladding and the white picket fence that has become one of the Sprig's motifs.

There's some really nice outdoor spaces to enjoy the great Nelson weather, and plenty of comfort inside as well.

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  Visit the Tahuna Tavern's website
Beer by the beach

Pete and Sue of Sprig & Fern Mapua
Owner's  Sue & Pete
  Mapua Sprig & Fern Tavern67 Aranui Road, Mapua
Set in a renovated historic schoolhouse in the heart of Mapua village, our newest tavern was eagerly awaited by locals. We opened in April 2015, and look forward to becoming the meeting place of choice for Mapua residents and visitors alike.

Whether it be Fish of the day, a fillet steak or our gourmet burgers or pizzas, we serve great value meals to suit your taste buds, and Chef Matt and his team do an excellent range of bar snacks too.

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Petone Sprig & Fern Tavern146 Jackson Street, Petone, Wellington
The Petone Sprig and Fern Tavern opened in September 2013, and is a really lovely conversion of the historic Raynor & Woodward hardware store building, which dates back well over a century. There's lots of exposed brickwork inside, and the old sarking has been retained around the fireplace to pay tribute to the history of the building, whilst plenty of comfortable space and seating has been added.

There's a partially covered outdoor space out the back as well. Owners Michael and Hayley look forward to welcoming you.

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  Visit the Tahuna Tavern's website
Michael & Hayley

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