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“Brilliant Brews!”

Sprig and Fern Hardy St
Ranked #30 of 171 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$17
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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".
Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Brilliant Brews!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

Sprig & Fern have just won 11 medals at the Brewers Guild NZ Awards 2013 and they're well deserved.
The friendly Hardy St staff know the brews well & are very helpful when you can't make up your mind which to try.
Great atmosphere, fun quiz night, affordable snacks .... Lee & his team make this bar a fav of mine in Nelson.

  • Visited August 2013
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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great local beers & ciders”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

Took some friends out to try some local beers, great place for this, the Sprig and Fern beers are really great and the berry cider is the best I have tasted.

  • Visited August 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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450 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“V is for Value, T is for Taste”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

We love that you can get a good value bite to eat with a lovely drink at this Sprig and Fern, all in a pleasant, comfortable environment with efficient and friendly service. The berry cider is particularly impressive, and where else can you get something fresh and simple to eat with your drink for around $10?

Visited July 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

The Sprig and Fern is a tidy, lovely, welcoming pub that serves up their own brews. The staff knows the beer and isn't just there to push it across the bar at you. They've got board games, comfy seats, let you bring in food from takeaway places and keep the noise (at least in the early evening) at a level that you can have a decent conversation.

  • Visited June 2013
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Okarito, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Good brew”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious berry cider. Had a good night out here, enjoyed good company and good beer. We got a yummy pizza from the place next door that you are allowed to eat in the bar, so pretty much made ourselves at home for the night.

Visited June 2013
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