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Sprig & Fern Tavern

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Address: 280 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-548 1154

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Good food and good beer

After a disappointing cruise ship excursion of the Nelson area, we walked around the town looking for a good place to eat lunch. We stumbled on the Sprig and Fern Tavern and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wells, Maine
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Wells, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a disappointing cruise ship excursion of the Nelson area, we walked around the town looking for a good place to eat lunch. We stumbled on the Sprig and Fern Tavern and decided to give it a try. This restaurant was definitely NOT a disappointment. I ordered the pan fried dumplings with siracha and hoison sauce while my husband ordered... More 

Thank kedavis4
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

After several days of hearty and upscale eating in the greater Nelson region we were looking for something light and easy on our last evening in the city. We opted for the Sprig and Fern on Hardy St. It was a quiet early evening in this friendly pub in downtown Nelson. After a good chat with the amiable bar person... More 

Thank TravelingJane11
Delmar, New York, United States
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Following 3 days of hiking and kayaking in Abel Tasman, we were looking for a good burger and brew. Sprig and Fern satisfied both. Hearty food and a great selection of local brews. A short walk from many of the local B&Bs I highly recommend this friendly oasis.

Thank Peter P
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Looking for delicious craft beer? You have found the right place! Coupled with a variety of really tasty food, friendly and welcoming staff and a chilled atmosphere this was by far the best spot on our Nelson Craft Beer Pub Crawl!

Thank bogglebug
Tokyo, Japan
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Great beer with tasting flight options. Good indoor options and outdoor seating. Good range of food options on the menu.

Thank J L
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Anybody visiting Nelson or just passing through must drop in to The Sprig and Fern. I just popped in for a bit of grub and a pint. I had the 'black tyre stout' (not Guinness mind you) while I was waiting for the fish 'n' chips. The stout while not creamy was soo smooth with lots of flavour. The food... More 

Thank Jonathan M
Woodstock, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We were looking for a light quick bite to end our day over a drink. The Sprig and Fern fit the bill perfectly. Good beer selection and the pizza had fresh ingredients and was very tasty.

Thank MikeKWoodstock
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Coming from a place that doesn't have much in the way of live music unless it's a giant stadium concert, I was stoked to find myself in the middle of a good old Kiwi Friday night pub session with a covers band at the Sprig & Fern. The beers and ciders are awesome, staff friendly and my only compliant is... More 

Thank kiwiroaming
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Definitely worth a stop if you are a craft brew fan. They had a nice selection on tap and it was obviously a favorite for the locals too. The meat pies were decent too.

Thank MarknAnna
Orange, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Best berry cider I've ever had!! Such a cool spot in the heart of Nelson. Cool atmosphere and great food - pork belly was to die for. Bikes on the pole was a really quirky kiwi touch!

Thank Claire T

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