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Sprig and Fern Hardy St Restaurant

) #33 of 127 Restaurants in Nelson $$ - $$$ , ,
280 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 1154
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (15 reviews)
“beef tacos” (2 reviews)
“pies” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
280 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We come here every time we're in Nelson! Last Saturday night was awesome, we got some beers and then burgers! Then there was some awesome music and mulled wine! Perfect Saturday evening 😊

Thank fludlle
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Popped in a couple times here with my family, who are locals here and seem to know half the clientele here! Very quick service, plenty of decent beers here and priced pretty well too! Food wise it's limited but can't complain as you can get...More

Thank TheTravellingClint
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch on Friday with my son, good value meal along with a couple of pints each of all four varieties. Always a friendly smile from staff with a great welcome from Lee Fern the owner.

Thank Bevan D
Reviewed 19 April 2017

While visiting Nelson we visited this pub a couple of times. The staff were very friendly and the bar food was tasty. Called in to listen to a Blues band who were playing on the Saturday night. The Band was great.

Thank Debs G
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Great beers, centrally located. 1 serving gammon, not bad but partner had fish and chips and fish was raw/still frozen in centre. Would have been good to get a fresh portion rather than just re-cook the undercooked serving making it dry. All said, give it...More

Thank tailspintaz
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Went to the bar and asked for vodka red bull, abruptly got told they had no red bull, so said I'd ask my friend what she wanted. Went back to the bar and continually got ignored by the bar tender. Finally got served and asked...More

Thank Kath M
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I tasted a couple of their beers! Beers were really good and the staff was very friendly and helpful choosing between their huge selection!recommended!

Thank Carolina_el
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We just stopped by to try some local beers. We had a great sampler paddle of 6 beers/ciders for $16 NZD. Friendly service and good value. Live blues music on Friday night. Would recommend.

Thank CourtneyMD
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We were wandering through town and came across this lovely pub . Staff were very friendly . Meals are large , beer is good . But best of all was the rabbit pie. So good in fact I bought some frozen ones to take home...More

1  Thank ggsboss
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This Pub is located near the main street (Trafalgar street) in Nelson. It is easy to find and your money is absolutely not wasted! The crew members now how to do their job and they are available for any questions and critics. But not just...More

Thank majoliepaquerette
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand (Formerly Sprig and Fern)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 1154
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Right at the heart of Nelson City CBD is the Hardy St Sprig and Fern Tavern. A full range of natural, locally brewed craft beers and regional wines are available to go with a mouth watering selection of pub food including traditional English pork pies. Regular live music at the weekends and quiz nights during the week. No TVs, pool tables or pokey machines and we are totally cycle friendly if you have been out on the great Nelson trails. If you are in Nelson and enjoy a friendly pub atmosphere and excellent beer you have to visit the Hardy St "Sprig".
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