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“Best burger and beer!”

Sprig & Fern Tavern
Ranked #13 of 42 Restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, New Zealand, Brew Pub
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
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.
Reviewed January 5, 2013

We were late coming into Motueka and our hotel operator suggested we eat at this pub. It took us a couple passes to find it (it's just off the main street) but well worth it. They have a couple dozen types of beer on tap from their brewery in the region. At the bar downstairs, we were able to try a couple types of beer before we placed our order. I am a fan of dark beers and their dark was great. My husband tried a couple of pints and liked them all. We both ordered the burger with a side bowl of fries and the burgers were great. We sat upstairs where there were a few more tables to eat. The crowd was a real mix of ages and locals/travellers. A great choice for a late night meal or an evening at the pub! One other reviewer said that if they lived in Motueka this would be their pub and I couldn't agree more :)

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Thank Kristy31
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Being from the UK, during my time in NZ I have missed comfy pubs. The Sprig and Fern felt like one of these, with a nice range of drinks and good food too, generous portions at good value.

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

We popped in looking for a pub meal. The Sprig & Fern dramatically exceeded our expectations. The beer selection is extensive and well-crafted, with something like 20 beers in a variety of styles. The burgers were exceptional and delicious, perfectly cooked on a great bun with interesting condiments. The fries were crispy and tasty. We were in New Zealand 3 weeks, and this is one of very few establishments not owner-operated where we received really great, friendly service. The patio is a nice option in fine weather. If we lived in Motueka, this would be our pub.

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Thank Kelly M
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

Great beer good times great nibbles lots of locals and the owners are great thank you good time had by all please go there it's worth it

Thank nigelc1
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Lovely food, good value and friendly service. There was music on in the evening too so also have free entertainment. What more could you ask for ?

Thank Wanderer1001
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