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Sprig & Fern Tavern

$$ - $$$, ,
53 Beach Road, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
+64 3-544 8675
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pizza” (8 reviews)
“craft beer” (7 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
53 Beach Road, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

This is a great bar in Mapua but not yet listed in Trip Adviser. I discovered another bar with this name in Motueka the day before. Both bars are owned by the same couple. Fantastic range of craft beer, great food, excellent friendly service, and...More

Thank Kay S
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Couldn't find the listing for the Mapua venue which was where I had coffee and my friend had a late light meal of breads and dips. This was a business meeting and a snack on the run. I had great difficulty getting any cell phone...More

Thank Cathy A
Reviewed 24 December 2015

A friendly busy restaurant great selection of beers and the burgers were very tasty and of a good size. The staff wee very good and explained the menu well

Thank E7777AAjohnr
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Friendly busy place with mouth watering food. lots of great choice in beverages. Amazing décor, knowledge staff

Thank ange342
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Ended up here because my Sat Nav said it was a Mexican restaurant. The Pilsener was great. Burger was good and a decent size.

1  Thank AlfonsoDelgardeo
Reviewed 10 June 2014

I was quite taken aback to find such a well stocked bar in a small town and being a real ale man for many years in the UK I was obliged to investigate. The place itself is a really nice building, well thought out and...More

2  Thank John5389
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Try one of their tasting trays! The cider is amazing, if you like ginger you'll love the ginger beer if you don't you'll hate it. Their Pilsner is easy and smooth, their IPA refreshing on a cold day, there dark doppelblock (8%!) will definitely put...More

1  Thank Webeetravllingmand
Reviewed 7 April 2014

This pub was recommended by a local. Excellent atmosphere inside. My wife and I had freshly cooked fish and chips delivered from the Milton Street Takeaway next door. Excellent food too. Superb value also

1  Thank jet6
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Just as above small choice on menu and also we had picked our table when booking but when arrived found we were sat elsewhere

Thank Kay B
Reviewed 1 February 2014

Sprig & Fern beers are renowned in the region and slowly spreading to other centres. I can now buy them in Christchurch and I await a S&F tavern opening here.

Thank Robert G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Beach Road, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +64 3-544 8675
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The Sprig & Fern Milton St was voted Best Bar in NZ in 2012 and Best Bar in Nelson in 2013. The success of the craft beer tavern, owned by S&F Head Brewer Tracy Banner, has been down to the staff and the people who call the Milton St "Sprig" their local. The atmosphere is very welcoming, just like a big living room but without a loud TV to interfere with the chatting. All the S&F craft beers are on tap and carefully selected regional wines from NZ. A very popular range of food is available which is delivered piping hot to your table. Our style is very much English pub meets Kiwi tavern.If you are staying in Nelson and you enjoy excellent craft beer and company you have to make your way over to the Milton St Sprig & Fern tavern.
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