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Sprig & Fern Tahuna

$$ - $$$, ,
13 Beach Road | Tahuna, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-548 5066
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“burger” (13 reviews)
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“great beer” (9 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13 Beach Road | Tahuna, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

We're still yet to have a bad bit of food here - the shrimp poppers are my absolute favourite! Love the friendly staff, excellent selection of beers, and wonderful atmosphere.

Thank FBNelson
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

With a range of casual indoor and outdoor seating the Sprig & Fern in Tahunanui is a great venue for one of those long overdue catch up with friends. There’s the extensive collection of beers and cider on tap plus and a variety of food...More

Thank Lindyblu
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

One of my favourite spots in Nelson! Lovely little pub with a nice outdoor seating area at the front, perfect for a cold crisp one in the sun. Always head down after a day at the beach or a couple with friends after dark! The...More

Thank Yetiandthenomads
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Ate here with some friends after a tip off from a local. The selection of craft beers available made us very happy customers, 18 taps to choose from! Great beer, great food, great atmosphere, and can’t praise the staff enough for the service! Renae looked...More

Thank Nik3Nak
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Popped in here yesterday with some friends for a cold cider in the sun. A lady had an accident across the road and I went over to help. One of the staff (possibly the manger)came running over to support the lady too. He went above...More

Thank 140nardiaa
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Great service great atmosphere great food great spot for a drink have been there a few times now and wont go anywhere else!!

Thank richief981
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Avoid at all costs the roast vegetable and feta dish that is allegedly served in a tortilla crust with curried hummus. The worst food experience I've had in a very long time. Expect to be delivered olives from a jar, artichokes from a jar and...More

Thank Josie1232003
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We had our engagement party at the Sprig, and i couldn't have asked for a better venue. The service was outstanding and the food was so delicious. As it was such a special night, it made such a difference that the staff were so attentive...More

Thank nikitagray
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Nice patio for outdoor seating, terrific German bratwurst on the starter menu. Gets crowded in evenings so go early and claim a spot!

Thank Nicole d
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We found this little pub almost by accident. We arrived in Nelson quite late in the evening, and desperate for something to eat, we popped into Sprig and Fern - what a find! Both meals were absolutely superb and value for money, the staff were...More

Thank therec2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$14
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Beach Road | Tahuna, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 5066
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The Sprig & Fern Tavern Tahuna is situated on Beach Rd just off the main coastal route into Nelson from Richmond. You will be hard pressed to find a bar with a more "outdoorsy" feel. Walk in through the iron gate and white picket fence and take a seat to make the most of the view or be in the shade from the warm Nelson sun.The full range of locally brewed S&F craft beer and cider is always on tap as well as seasonal special beers and the best of NZ wines. If you need a bite to eat we have a very tempting range of Indian inspired dishes that go really well with the award winning Pilsner.We are family friendly and have bicycle parking if this is your mode of transport.A very friendly welcome awaits from the staff and local drinkers at Sprig & Fern tavern at Tahuna.
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