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“if you come to Nelson come here”

Sprig and Fern Hardy St
Ranked #27 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: Drinks, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, 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".
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“if you come to Nelson come here”
Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

this is a really pleasant place to get great fresh beer, the quintessence of Nelson pub life, there was great live music and a cool vibe

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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“Best beers in town”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

With all the different locally brewed beer and trying most of them their porter came out the best. Friendly staff always making sure you are being taken care of.

  • Visited October 2013
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Good pub”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Great range of beers on tap, nice atmosphere and a good place to go for a cold one after a bike ride. (they have a bike rack outside - good thinking :)

Visited October 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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“Brilliant Brews!”
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
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“Great local beers & ciders”
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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