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“Good beer, good concept” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sprig and Fern Hardy St

Sprig and Fern Hardy St
280 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand (Formerly Sprig and Fern)
035481154
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Ranked #16 of 143 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Brew Pub, Coffee Shop, British, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: 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".
Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
“Good beer, good concept”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Have been to the sprig and Fern several times now, and it always gets it right. Good selection of beer and ciders, great place to hang out and relax, and it's good to see the menu growing. I will be back!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Just terrible food...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Love the bar, food can be absolutely nasty. Should have learned, had inedible food there once before...and now again 6 months later. Never, ever again!
Both occasions I ate less than half & told bar staff about the problem, At no stage did they offer to refund my money, just offered more evil food..! I eat out in Nelson pretty much every day during the week - do yourself a favour, have lunch somewhere else.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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LFP44, Owner at Sprig and Fern Hardy St, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
We are sorry to hear of your experience. Our pies are not bakery pies. We use short crust pastry and fill them with meat and veg rather than bulking them up with gravy. Gravy is however always available upon request. Ostrich while a big seller certainly doesn't suit everyone's palate. We would gladly have provided an alternate meal as offered but sadly cannot offer refunds for someone making a wrong choice.
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“if you come to Nelson come here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

this is a really pleasant place to get great fresh beer, the quintessence of Nelson pub life, there was great live music and a cool vibe

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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“Best beers in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

With all the different locally brewed beer and trying most of them their porter came out the best. Friendly staff always making sure you are being taken care of.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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“Good pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Great range of beers on tap, nice atmosphere and a good place to go for a cold one after a bike ride. (they have a bike rack outside - good thinking :)

Visited October 2013
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