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Sprig & Fern Tavern

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Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand
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53 Beach Road, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
+64 3-544 8675
12:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 12:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Nelson, New Zealand
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. Their burgers are yummy and made to order. Even the coffee is fantastic. This bar... More 

Thank allagoo
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

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

Thank huwioah
Lebanon, NY
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

Fantastic atmosphere, beer, ciudad and great fish and chips from next door. Will definitely be recommending 2 friends!

Thank Megarrie
Renwick, Marlborough, New Zealand
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2012

Love the atmosphere here - right in between a bar and a pub. Great beers and delicious ciders, loved the three-berry mulled cider! Have yet to eat here but definitely on my 'to do' list.

Thank Belinda J
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012

Loved the amazing selection of craft beers, great food too! A must if in Nelson!

Thank Purplezombie
Franz Josef, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

Tasty tipples.... Beer that makes your mouth water, tasting so good and clean. So many tasty flavours....After visiting the brewery and the pub, Highly recommended. Awesome friendly staff, great atmosphere... Can we have one in Franz Josef please!!!!

Thank ivy w
Nelson, New Zealand
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

Great "local" bar - wonderful service by Hannan - barman/owner - good atmosphere - great place to catch up with friends - best beer ever!

Thank Vicki453
Orlando, Florida
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95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

Great place to have a few drinks after dinner and enjoy the live band.

Thank FloridaTravelGirl92
Blenheim, New Zealand
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2012

A great place for a relaxing pint and some pub food with a twist. Lovely craft beer, a great outside seating area and more

Thank lauren h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, 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
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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