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Sprig & Fern Tahuna

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand
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13 Beach Road | Tahuna, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-548 5066
12:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 00:00
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our visit, food was good in lite bite portions, large choice of beers and ciders, friendly staff.

Thank MBG1952
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff, top beers and excellent meals in a delightful, casual tavern right next door to our hotel.

Thank Jennie S
Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to put back a few cold ones. Excellent and delicious beer selection. Hard to not try them all. Spring & Fern also offers some delicious food. The pizza is my favorite.

Thank alexxshaffer
Nelson, New Zealand
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Nice spot overlooking the park at Tahuna Beach... Easy access plenty of parking and a good atmosphere.. Beer and wine is pretty reasonable prices. Plenty indoor and out door seating, with a little menu for bubbles..

Thank StevenPotts
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109 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Lovely little micro brewery one of two in nelson we went too. Many beers on tap and different types. Especially liked the mango and lime cider and the fact you can buy bottles to take away.

Thank Emma D
1 review
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Had an awesome evening at the Sprig and Fern with a group of friends from out of town. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the tavern is cosy and comfortable so you feel right at home. The staff had excellent knowledge of their many craft beers and were extremely helpful. The food was simply delicious! We ordered a variety... More 

Thank Nett P
Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you ever go to the Sprig and Fern , make sure you leave the car at home . Their craft beers go down far too easily and in no time at all you find yourself wobbling past the helpful friendly staff to the immaculate toilets far too often . Beware the next day , I woke with a stinking... More 

Thank Sandy B
Cambridge, New Zealand
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Decided to visit after reviewing previous reviews. So ordered the burger and tasting tray of beer. The burger was a let down. Someone here recommended the burger but I was disappointed. Burger Wisconsin or burger fuel or gone burgers make these burgers look like rubbish. Could not even taste the bacon or sauce. The beers are OK but for a... More 

Thank waldohelen
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Called for a cool beer after a long walk on the beach. The place has a great vibe and an extensive range of craft beers. Sitting outside in the sun, watching the world pass by, with a cold beer - what can be better?

Thank Glyn F
Heart of Arizona
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

It was a cold rainy day when we stopped in, so it was quiet. However, someone said it was the best burger they've had in New Zealand, and it kind of renewed my faith in the internet. Outstanding!

Thank MsLazyboy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Beach Road | Tahuna, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 5066
The Sprig & Fern Tavern Tahuna is situated on Beach Rd just off the main coastal route into Nelson from Richmond. You will be hard pressed to find a bar with a more "outdoorsy" feel. Walk in through the iron gate and white picket fence and take a seat to make the most of the view or be in the shade from the warm Nelson sun.The full range of locally brewed S&F craft beer and cider is always on tap as well as seasonal special beers and the best of NZ wines. If you need a bite to eat we have a very tempting range of Indian inspired dishes that go really well with the award winning Pilsner.We are family friendly and have bicycle parking if this is your mode of transport.A very friendly welcome awaits from the staff and local drinkers at Sprig & Fern tavern at Tahuna.

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