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Sprig and Fern Hardy St

) #28 of 124 Restaurants in Nelson $$ - $$$ , ,
280 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 1154
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (15 reviews)
“beef tacos” (2 reviews)
“pies” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
280 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 165 reviews

Reviewed February 9, 2017

We were tired hungry and thirsty and fancied a beer so we popped in to this place as it had a good selection on draught. Unhelpfully I can't remember the name of the beer I chose, but it was rather lacking in flavour or character...More

Thank 1nv1ctaH0g
Reviewed February 7, 2017

Started the night at this pub and tried the mango cider. Very friendly staff. Went out to the outside bar where they had a live band just about to start. Was a few people smoking which was quite suprising in a confined space. Highly reccommend...More

Thank Berries99
Reviewed January 31, 2017

This pub could easily become my local, if I would live in Nelson. Nice atmosphere, great selection of beers and we all had for the second time the lamb salad. And for the second time berry cider, West Coast IPA, Tasman Lager and crispy apple...More

Thank Dietmar S
Reviewed January 8, 2017

A great place for a dance my friend and I in our 50s found the music food and atmosphere to be perfect

Thank KiwiTravlla
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I recently visited the Sprig and Fern on Hardy street for dinner and drinks, we loved the atmosphere, food was delicious and the beer and cider selections were great. Service was impeccable and we'll definitely come back when we're in Nelson again.

Thank Saffanz
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Pretty much our local in Nelson. Great place for live music, large range of drinks, and good food. Usually quite busy on weekend nights but also a good place for lunch.

Thank Miriam G
Reviewed January 5, 2017

Good service of ale with the benefit of food service from the neighbouring fish and chippie. Drink first food next.More

Thank Tom M
LFP44, Owner at Sprig and Fern Hardy St, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to review us Tom M. Unfortunately I think you have reviewed the wrong Sprig and Fern as we are all individually owned. We run our own menu and don't have a chippie next door. I believe you are talking...More

Reviewed January 1, 2017

Nice atmosphere- seems to be popular year round. Live music weeknights during peak season. Appreciated the large range of non alcoholic beverages. Hanks Orange Cream Soda- delicious :)

1  Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Sunday session, awesome free ribs, great wine and beer selection. Top drawer! Can't wait to come back. A must visit. APA is mean as :)

Thank MrsGrim6
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

We visited Sprig and Fern for lunch and ordered some beef nachos and lamb salad. Both meals were absolutely delicious and we polished off our plates easily. The main win for this place was their selection of beers. My partner got the pale ale which...More

1  Thank MiaaCal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $17
Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand (Formerly Sprig and Fern)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 1154
  • E-mail
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".
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