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Sprig and Fern Hardy St

$$ - $$$, ,
280 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 1154
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (18 reviews)
“beef tacos” (3 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 2 days ago

We called for dinner as our first choice was full. Good job we did, The meal we had was really very good. My wife had the special, penne pasta with a spicy tomato and chicken sauce, my sister the duck about buns and I had...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped by to try some beer, and they have a massive selection (over 12) types of beer available. Bar staff were friendly, and while they don't have tons of seating space, we were able to get a good table to sit down and enjoy...More

Thank CanadianChris84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yum as brews! Fantastic service and no surcharge on a public holiday! The pizza was ok, wasn’t my fave, quote plain but filled the spot. The other food was great but otherwise it’s their booze that is the best. Recommend!

Thank runabouter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this bar a few times over our 5 day stay in Nelson. My husband LOVES the beer selection here. The staff are friendly and quick.

Thank Outdoor_liv
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Pizza, yum! Poutine, yum! 6 beer float (tasters) great, personal not a fan of the chocolate and chilli beer but I was keen to try :)... Got harassed by some seagulls and the guy in the bar came out with a squirt cannon and sprayed...More

Thank Ricky S
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Hubby and I were out for the night with friends. He had the fish and chips (an easy choice) and I ordered a meat lovers pizza. The fish and chips were fine (nice crisp chips, stock standard) but the pizza was quite possibly the worst...More

Thank 413Barbara
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Friendly pub with their own locally made selection of beers including several pale ales. The food selection looks typical tub grub but we didn't try any this time. WE have tried several ales, all good.

Thank Steve W
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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