Sprig & Fern Craft Beer Taverns


We are proud of our real Kiwi taverns, where real beer is served in real pints to real people. There are now seven Sprig & Fern Taverns in the Nelson Tasman region, one in Christchurch and four in Wellington. We also have a Little Sprig in Seatoun.

Sprig & Fern Taverns are cosy, family-friendly and welcoming – and we deliberately have no TVs, no pokies and no pool tables, so great conversation and human interaction abounds. Of course, we also serve the full range of Sprig & Fern’s craft beers and ciders on tap, as well as a range of local wines, spirits, soft drinks, meals and snacks.

For more information about each Sprig & Fern Tavern, click on the links below to visit the Tavern’s website or find them on Facebook.

Merivale Sprig & Fern Tavern

7 St Albans Street, Christchurch

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The Merivale Sprig & Fern Tavern oozes charm and graciousness of the early Merivale estates.

With classic Sprig & Fern appeal, it is the perfect escape just to the north of the Christchurch city centre.


Brightwater Sprig & Fern Tavern

54 Ellis Street, Brightwater, Nelson

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The Sprig & Fern Tavern on Ellis Street in Brightwater provides the perfect location for parents to stop for a coffee with the kids, relax with a beer after work or hold a club committee meeting.

The tavern has quickly turned into a Brightwater community hub as well as being a favourite “local” serving Sprig and Fern craft beers.


Hardy Street Sprig & Fern Tavern

280 Hardy Street, Nelson CBD

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Voted Best Bar in Nelson in the 2012 Wild Tomato Dine Out Awards, The Hardy Street Sprig is the friendly place to enjoy superb craft beer and local wines in Nelson city. You can drink and dine ‘al fresco’ in the beer garden courtyard, nestled out of any wind, rain or baking sun, covered by the giant Sprig and Fern sail.

Heaters keep it warm well into the evening so you can enjoy your beer outdoors, and order from a wide range of meals or snack off the menu or watch the world go by from the giant picnic table out front.


Mapua Sprig & Fern Tavern

67 Aranui Road, Mapua

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Set in a renovated historic schoolhouse in the heart of Mapua village, our newest tavern was eagerly awaited by locals. We opened in April 2015, and look forward to becoming the meeting place of choice for Mapua residents and visitors alike.

Whether it be Fish of the day, a fillet steak or our gourmet burgers or pizzas, we serve great value meals to suit your taste buds, and Chef Matt and his team do an excellent range of bar snacks too.


Milton Street Sprig & Fern Tavern

134 Milton Street, The Wood, Nelson

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The Milton Street Tavern was awarded New Zealand’s ‘Best Bar’ in the 2012 Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence, a national accolade that followed on from winning Nelson ‘Bar of the Year’.

The following year we won Best New Zealand Beer Venue in the Beer and Brewer Magazine People’s Choice Awards. That’s why, on any night of the week you’ll find the locals enjoying their home away from home, with a pint of Nelson’s finest craft beer in hand.


Motueka Sprig & Fern Tavern

Wallace Street, Motueka (Opposite the Gecko Theatre)

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The Motueka Sprig and Fern Tavern sits just off the High Street in the centre of the city and provides a full range of locally brewed craft beer, ales and ciders along with a good number of the best local wines. A warm fire and comfy armchairs make having a good old chat a real pleasure.

Traditional bar meals are available including gourmet pizzas, platters to share and hearty burgers and steaks. Even the packets of potato chips are made locally in Upper Moutere.


Tahuna Sprig & Fern Tavern

13 Beach Road, Tahunanui, Nelson

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The Tahuna Sprig and Fern Tavern opened just before Christmas 2012, and she’s a little beauty! The site that formerly operated as Amigos restaurant has been transformed into another charming suburban tavern, with classic weatherboard cladding and the white picket fence that has become one of the Sprig’s motifs.

There’s some really nice outdoor spaces to enjoy the great Nelson weather, and plenty of comfort inside as well.


Richmond Sprig & Fern Tavern

126 Queen Street, Richmond, Nelson

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The Tavern on Queen Street, Richmond, opened its doors in December 2004 and later became the first Sprig & Fern Tavern. It went through a full refurbishment in September 2019 and has become a part of daily life for locals and the community who enjoy the homely and casual atmosphere of the Tavern.

The Tavern is unpretentious, you can be exactly who you are and enjoy a real pub atmosphere and real craft beer brewed just down the road at the Sprig & Fern Brewery on Beach Road.


Berhampore Sprig & Fern Tavern

461 Adelaide Road, Wellington

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Sprig & Fern bringing great NZ brewed beer, cider and food to Berhampore.  A great place to catch up with friends for lunch, a beer after work, or come and party on Friday and Saturday nights, there’s always something happening at the Sprig for you! 

Open from 4pm till 11pm Mon–Tues, and 11am till 11pm Wed–Fri, we’ll see you soon at the Sprig. 


Petone Sprig & Fern Tavern

146 Jackson Street, Petone

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The Petone Sprig and Fern Tavern opened in September 2013, and is a really lovely conversion of the historic Raynor & Woodward hardware store building, which dates back well over a century. There’s lots of exposed brickwork inside, and the old sarking has been retained around the fireplace to pay tribute to the history of the building, whilst plenty of comfortable space and seating has been added.

There’s a partially covered outdoor space out the back as well. Owners Ian and Annette look forward to welcoming you.


Sprig & Fern Tawa, Wellington

99 Main Road
Tawa, Wellington

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Sprig & Fern is bringing the craftiest of craft beers and the most wholesome mouth-watering pub kai to the people of Tawa.

Mon-Sun: 11:30am-11pm we are serving up the best beer and delicious food at everyone’s favourite local. We will see you there.


Tinakori Road Sprig & Fern Tavern

342 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington

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A community base for regulars and newcomers alike to simply relax and have fun. We have 19 taps covering the whole spectrum of beers – from easy drinking lagers to deep, dark beers, delicious ciders and an alcohol-free ginger beer for those who choose to abstain.

We offer a range of food that is designed to be enjoyed amongst friends. Our curly fries and hoki bite sandwiches are firm favourites, as well as our wood-fired pizzas and Siggy’s pies. Come and treat yourself at our Wednesday 2-4-1 Pizza night or our Thursday Pie & A Pint night.

Pop in for a visit and experience the warm and welcoming feel of a proper, local craft beer tavern.