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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)
Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand
€€ - €€€
53 Beach Road, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

A good selection of beers and ciders, friendly atmosphere - highly recommended. Try the alcoholic lemonade :-)

Thank BlacKiwi
Reviewed 11 August 2012

I have been here for nine years and can say the S&F beer is the best beer I have had in NZ. Great venues and staff and owners are really friendly clearly wanting you to enjoy their pubs. They were the starters of allowing outside...More

Thank cymrukiwi
Reviewed 17 July 2012

great bars and beers-can do a beer tasting-worth a visit (as is the Freehouse)

Reviewed 16 July 2012

Nice cozy atmosphere with a fire and very helpful service. The veggie burger is highly recommended.

1  Thank caymantiga
Reviewed 14 July 2012

Only had chance to go there twice since this building's revamp into a Sprig and Fern Tavern, but for ambience and selection it's the only option in my opinion. Will stop in again no worries.

1  Thank Dwayne C
Reviewed 11 July 2012

I loved how if you can't decide what drink to try the well informed staff give you tastings that are generous. The berry cider is amazing!

Thank Rosalie G
Reviewed 10 July 2012

h local and national varieties and there are some awesome types. Berry Cider; Tasman Lager; Tasman Beer; Scotch Ale; American Amber (and so on). The food is delicious and really good value. Their burgers are yummy and made to order. Even the coffee is fantastic....More

Thank allagoo
Reviewed 9 July 2012

The staff here are excellent and very cheerful. The beers are mixtures of both local and national varieties and there are some awesome types. Berry Cider; Tasman Lager; Tasman Beer; Scotch Ale; American Amber (and so on). The food is delicious and really good value....More

Thank allagoo
Reviewed 5 July 2012

Great beers and great atmosphere! live music, what more could you want

Thank huwioah
Reviewed 2 July 2012

The array of draught beers/ales is impressive, but the food choices are limited. We had the special which was okay but nothing special. The atmosphere was somewhat sterile (white walls, overly bright) although the upstairs lounge looked more appealing.

Thank Tango229
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
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
  • E-mail
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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