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“Good beer”

Sprig & Fern Tavern
Ranked #14 of 42 Restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, 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.
Stamford
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146 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Good beer”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

Good craft beer - very hoppy flavour - and delicious fruit cider. Staff let you sample before you buy which is very helpful. Also tried one of their veggie muffins - very tasty and light. Didn't stay for full meal - looked a little more expensive. Nice beer garden and good seating at front with sea view.

  • Visited December 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great burgers, great staff”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

...and it's open on a Monday. We went back on Tuesday as well. Great place on street running parallel to main rd.

Visited December 2012
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Shardlow, null, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Good Beer Selection”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Spent an enjoyable couple of hours in the Sprig & Fern. The staff were very friendly and there is a fine selection of beers. If you are not sure what to have, you can have tasters. They serve food here but we did not dine so cant pass comment. Great place for a leisurely drink

Visited December 2012
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auckland
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“GREAT beer!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Great range of beers and cider. Friendly and helpful bar staff keen to let you sample the drinks to find what you'd like. Really nice bar and atmosphere. Not to be missed if you're a beer fan and visiting Nelson. There are several of these bars in and around Nelson, and all permit you to order takeaway food from other outlets and eat it while enjoying their beers...works well for me!

Visited November 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best beer in and atmosphere in nelson”
Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

Lovely place, excellent beer and atmosphere with the ability to have the best fish and chips brought to your table from Miltons next door. A great working relationship.
Cheers from Canada. A must visit if you like a pint with fish and chips.

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Thank Robin L
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