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Sprig and Fern Hardy St

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand
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280 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand (Formerly Sprig and Fern)
+64 3-548 1154
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Showing 156: English reviews
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Pub is located near the main street (Trafalgar street) in Nelson. It is easy to find and your money is absolutely not wasted! The crew members now how to do their job and they are available for any questions and critics. But not just the fabolous staff members, also the food is absolutley worth a visit. They really have... More 

Thank majoliepaquerette
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were tired hungry and thirsty and fancied a beer so we popped in to this place as it had a good selection on draught. Unhelpfully I can't remember the name of the beer I chose, but it was rather lacking in flavour or character but it quenched my thirst. We hadn't intended to eat here, partly because the table... More 

Thank 1nv1ctaH0g
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started the night at this pub and tried the mango cider. Very friendly staff. Went out to the outside bar where they had a live band just about to start. Was a few people smoking which was quite suprising in a confined space. Highly reccommend the chips with gravy and mozerella - yum.

Thank Berries99
Blenheim, New Zealand
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub could easily become my local, if I would live in Nelson. Nice atmosphere, great selection of beers and we all had for the second time the lamb salad. And for the second time berry cider, West Coast IPA, Tasman Lager and crispy apple cider from Sprig & Fern. Well done !

Thank Dietmar S
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

A great place for a dance my friend and I in our 50s found the music food and atmosphere to be perfect

Thank KiwiTravlla
Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I recently visited the Sprig and Fern on Hardy street for dinner and drinks, we loved the atmosphere, food was delicious and the beer and cider selections were great. Service was impeccable and we'll definitely come back when we're in Nelson again.

Thank Saffanz
Nelson, New Zealand
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Pretty much our local in Nelson. Great place for live music, large range of drinks, and good food. Usually quite busy on weekend nights but also a good place for lunch.

Thank Miriam G
Perth, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Good service of ale with the benefit of food service from the neighbouring fish and chippie. Drink first food next.

Thank Tom M
LFP44, Owner at Sprig and Fern Hardy St, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review us Tom M. Unfortunately I think you have reviewed the wrong Sprig and Fern as we are all individually owned. We run our own menu and don't have a chippie next door. I believe you are talking about the Sprig & Fern in Milton Street, one of our sister taverns. Glad you... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Nice atmosphere- seems to be popular year round. Live music weeknights during peak season. Appreciated the large range of non alcoholic beverages. Hanks Orange Cream Soda- delicious :)

1 Thank Rebecca W
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Sunday session, awesome free ribs, great wine and beer selection. Top drawer! Can't wait to come back. A must visit. APA is mean as :)

Thank MrsGrim6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand (Formerly Sprig and Fern)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 1154
Right at the heart of Nelson City CBD is the Hardy St Sprig and Fern Tavern. A full range of natural, locally brewed craft beers and regional wines are available to go with a mouth watering selection of pub food including traditional English pork pies. Regular live music at the weekends and quiz nights during the week. No TVs, pool tables or pokey machines and we are totally cycle friendly if you have been out on the great Nelson trails. If you are in Nelson and enjoy a friendly pub atmosphere and excellent beer you have to visit the Hardy St "Sprig".

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