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Sprig & Fern Tavern

$$ - $$$, ,
53 Beach Road, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
+64 3-544 8675
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pizza” (8 reviews)
“craft beer” (7 reviews)
Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
53 Beach Road, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this pub for some good beer choices. Hubby was delighted with the range of beers they had and we managed to taste a fair range between us. It seems to be very much a locals bar which is nice.

Thank AnanB
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice place. Good service and an excellent range of boutique beers. I did not have a meal but what I saw looked good. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Nelson

Thank Bigall1
Reviewed 10 May 2017

It was a chilly Autumn Tuesday and my hubby and I decided to have a break from our motorhome and have a meal out. So happy we did what a lovely place sprig and fern is, shame no welcoming fire however as that would have...More

Thank Shari-Clare
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We ended up going 2 times to local richmond pub. Very plain inside but beer was focus so all good. Interesting patrons and a relaxed community feel.

Thank Sandi T
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent staff who know their stuff. .tried vegetarian pizza..top class and a squid dish another time which was good..and staff weren't pushy at leaving a tip.. ..unlike another food place in mapua that I will refuse to go back to ..

Thank Janmarie F
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Friendly staff who know their stuff. Service was fantastic and the live music was enjoyable. Cute garden bar

Thank T624QQveronicac
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing place to hang out and catch up over generous pints of craft beer and ciders. Loved the mango and lime cider (limited edition) and the bar staff were super friendly and awesome.

Thank mooloomoo
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The tap beer on selection is great...we loved every beer we tried...not a whole lot on the food menu but everything was excellent...we had the pizza, mussels, and lamb nuggets...the location near the beach is another plus...great spot!

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

A great stop for a quick drink. Place was humming on this Friday night while we waited for our takeaways. Staff friendly.

Thank 452paw
Reviewed 24 April 2016

First visit great open plan with outside deck nice to get away from the wharf service and food great

Thank Jmcspirit
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Beach Road, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +64 3-544 8675
  • E-mail
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.
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