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Sprig & Fern Tahuna

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Bar, Brew Pub, Pizza, Pub, New Zealand
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13 Beach Road | Tahuna, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-548 5066
10:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 00:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great lunch , fish and chips, chicken burger (new to menu - surprised the wait staff!!) and very tasty beers.

Thank Carol R
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78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We a had a good day chatting and trying the different beer styles. The staff were a laugh with good humour and service. we did not eat there but the menu looked ok.

Thank michael H
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Have been in nelson for business the past couple of weeks and called in for a cheeky pint on the way home 3-4 times. Friendly bar staff and good selection of house beers! Probably not a fine dining restaurant or a family destination.. but they dont really advertise it as such. Can take dogs in as well!

Thank jordanm513
Perth, Australia
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

On our visit there was a group of blokes who thought that bad language and talking loudly about their sex lives with their absent partners was something everyone else wanted to hear! We ate the food and left and wouldn't recommend this place if you have children as the bar staff didn't seem to think it mattered, even though a... More 

Thank Tavuk
New Zealand
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I know these taverns are a nelson district staple, but we were left underwhelmed. Yes, they have a large selection of craft beers both locally made and elsewhere. But don't expect to have an awesome dinner. It was basic at best and even though our respective burgers were ok it all felt distinctly average. The lack of food options meant... More 

Thank szy478
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

This is a compact and friendly tavern as pub's used to be, with the staff being attentive and informative on the 15 craft beer's available on tap.No request is refused by the cosmopolitan staff on duty with a good selection of Bar snacks, pizza's and pie's to compliment their liquid gems.

Thank Neil A
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Huge selection of craft beer taps produced by the sprig and fern, by far the best brewery in nelson as evident by the eight or so taverns in just the small region alone. This is a place where you can take the boss for a beer or wander in after a walk on the beach opposite. casual and tidy setting... More 

Thank Sophie C
Havelock, New Zealand
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We were in Tahuna for a conference. Everyone was meeting at the Sprig & Fern for the first night pre-conference get together. They had no idea we were coming and I'm sure that they were expecting a quiet Monday night. We were only there for a couple of hours but during that time the staff responded well and with humour.... More 

Thank Murray C
New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

An awesome evenings entertainment..great atmosphere. . Very friendly staff...wide range of beer for all tastes..this spot is now our local.

Thank Gillian D
Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We went two nights in a row, great food, great location. Child friendly and the band was a great treat too.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 14
Bar, Brew Pub, Pizza, Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?