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“New beer flavours”

Sprig & Fern Tavern
Ranked #14 of 41 Restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: 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.
Brisbane
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149 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“New beer flavours”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2012

Competes with the winderies for a tasting experience. Helpful barman.

Visited March 2012
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English first
Nelson, New Zealand
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great little pubs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

Great range of beers, all locally produced. Each S&F tavern has it's unique atmosphere. I particularly can recommend the Milton Street,Brightwater & Hardy Street taverns.

Visited February 2012
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great & sunny”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

Great beer- tasting try amazing value for $$$ nice staff & good beer garden area in sun

Visited March 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
“Try the 3 berry cider!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2012

Just round the corner from my hostel. We were recommended to go here! The 3 berry cider is amazing!

Visited March 2012
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Thank Sally W
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Nelson, New Zealand
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best value lunch and dinner in town by a country mile”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

Stayed in Nelson for a month and this was a terrific find, albeit a bit out of the centre. Excellent beers and great place to spend time but the hidden gem is you order your meal from the chip shop next door and it's delivered to your table in the pub. Fresh fish, pizzas, burgers etc. but very, very nicely done. Fish is excellent. Here's a challenge: find a meal in a very pleasant pub, with cheery staff for under $6. You'll be back. I promise, you'll be back.

  • Visited February 2012
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