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Not a place you only visit once.

What more can be said about the Sprig on Hardy Street other than its one of the best places for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nelson, New Zealand
Great range of beer and good pub food

My husband loved the wide range of beers and had a tasting rack. I enjoyed a nice glass of merlot... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Karen B
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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“Not a place you only visit once.”
Jan 9, 2018
“Great range of beer and good pub food”
280 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 1154
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Reviewed yesterday

What more can be said about the Sprig on Hardy Street other than its one of the best places for drinks and entertainment in Nelson. The live bands are always epic, the drinks are alway amazing and the food is as good as any top...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RichardHuckvale
Reviewed 10 January 2018

My husband loved the wide range of beers and had a tasting rack. I enjoyed a nice glass of merlot. We had a tasty meat pizza and although the food service was a little slow, we really enjoyed the evening.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Karen B
Reviewed 9 May 2017

After a disappointing cruise ship excursion of the Nelson area, we walked around the town looking for a good place to eat lunch. We stumbled on the Sprig and Fern Tavern and decided to give it a try. This restaurant was definitely NOT a disappointment....More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank kedavis4
Reviewed 4 March 2017

After several days of hearty and upscale eating in the greater Nelson region we were looking for something light and easy on our last evening in the city. We opted for the Sprig and Fern on Hardy St. It was a quiet early evening in...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank TravelingJane11
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Following 3 days of hiking and kayaking in Abel Tasman, we were looking for a good burger and brew. Sprig and Fern satisfied both. Hearty food and a great selection of local brews. A short walk from many of the local B&Bs I highly recommend...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank peterp760
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Looking for delicious craft beer? You have found the right place! Coupled with a variety of really tasty food, friendly and welcoming staff and a chilled atmosphere this was by far the best spot on our Nelson Craft Beer Pub Crawl!

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank bogglebug
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Great beer with tasting flight options. Good indoor options and outdoor seating. Good range of food options on the menu.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank 677JL
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Anybody visiting Nelson or just passing through must drop in to The Sprig and Fern. I just popped in for a bit of grub and a pint. I had the 'black tyre stout' (not Guinness mind you) while I was waiting for the fish 'n'...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We were looking for a light quick bite to end our day over a drink. The Sprig and Fern fit the bill perfectly. Good beer selection and the pizza had fresh ingredients and was very tasty.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank MikeKWoodstock
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Coming from a place that doesn't have much in the way of live music unless it's a giant stadium concert, I was stoked to find myself in the middle of a good old Kiwi Friday night pub session with a covers band at the Sprig...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank kiwiroaming
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