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Sprig & Fern Tavern

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand
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53 Beach Road, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
+64 3-544 8675
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

We ended up going 2 times to local richmond pub. Very plain inside but beer was focus so all good. Interesting patrons and a relaxed community feel.

Thank Sandi T
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

Excellent staff who know their stuff. .tried vegetarian pizza..top class and a squid dish another time which was good..and staff weren't pushy at leaving a tip.. ..unlike another food place in mapua that I will refuse to go back to ..

Thank Janmarie F
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Friendly staff who know their stuff. Service was fantastic and the live music was enjoyable. Cute garden bar

Thank Veronica C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Amazing place to hang out and catch up over generous pints of craft beer and ciders. Loved the mango and lime cider (limited edition) and the bar staff were super friendly and awesome.

Thank mooloomoo
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913 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

The tap beer on selection is great...we loved every beer we tried...not a whole lot on the food menu but everything was excellent...we had the pizza, mussels, and lamb nuggets...the location near the beach is another plus...great spot!

Thank thelonious22
Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

A great stop for a quick drink. Place was humming on this Friday night while we waited for our takeaways. Staff friendly.

Thank 452paw
Nelson, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

First visit great open plan with outside deck nice to get away from the wharf service and food great

Thank Jmcspirit
Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a great bar in Mapua but not yet listed in Trip Adviser. I discovered another bar with this name in Motueka the day before. Both bars are owned by the same couple. Fantastic range of craft beer, great food, excellent friendly service, and good prices.

Thank Kay S
Auckland, New Zealand
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016

Couldn't find the listing for the Mapua venue which was where I had coffee and my friend had a late light meal of breads and dips. This was a business meeting and a snack on the run. I had great difficulty getting any cell phone coverage here so that would make me somewhat reluctant to come back again unless purely... More 

Thank Cassie930
Christchurch, New Zealand
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2015

A friendly busy restaurant great selection of beers and the burgers were very tasty and of a good size. The staff wee very good and explained the menu well

Thank E7777AAjohnr

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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
$5 - $20
Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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