Jackson Street Sprig & Fern Tavern

Petone's craft beer paradise.

The Petone Sprig and Fern Tavern is set in the historic Raynor & Woodward hardware store building, which dates back well over a century. There's lots of exposed brickwork inside, and the old sarking has been retained around the fireplace to pay tribute to the history of the building, whilst plenty of comfortable space and seating has been added.

Contact us

146 Jackson Street, Petone
Phone: 04 566 0649
Email: Booking or enquiry
Email: Accounts

Trading hours

 Mon - Tues: 2pm - 10pm
Wed - Sat: 12 noon - 11pm
Sun: 12 noon - 10pm 
Rigger sales available.

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What we’re about

20 taps of Craft Beer

We have 17 taps of Sprig & Fern beers and ciders, plus the luxury of 3 spare taps to showcase an ever-changing range of limited and seasonal releases. Our trained staff are knowledgeable and passionate.

About the Tavern

The Tavern is designed for conversation, with an open plan style. The interior pays homage to the heritage of the building with exposed brickwork and sarking. There are no pokies, and no invasive music.

Live music & events

We have live bands on Saturday nights, Sunday afternoon vinyl sessions, and during the summer we have DJs and bands in the garden bar. Plus events such as St Andrew's Day, Reggae New Years, and St George's Day.

Real Craft Beers and Ciders

We have a range to cater for all tastes, from the classic kiwi beer lover to the more discerning imbiber. Keep a look out for Limited Releases both on our in house blackboards and our Facebook page. Our friendly staff are trained to help you find what you like to drink.

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Food and function menus and bar snacks

We serve food to complement the beer

We offer a menu that we believe matches our beer without distracting from it. We are on an ongoing mission to perfect our pizza flavours to accompany our beer, and we also sell the legendary curly fries which are a great snack for any occasion. We are also happy to cater for functions - please enquire at the bar.

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A selection of fine wines and spirits

About our range

We stock an array of wines from local Martinborough vineyards, some more regional varieties (North Canterbury, Hawkes Bay, Marlborough), as well as a few from the Sprig's spiritual heartland of Nelson. We are also proud to support fine New Zealand spirit distillers, and have a whiskey selection to be envied.

Take home a rigger

One of the great things about The Sprig & Fern Jackson Street is the ability to take home a rigger of your favourite brew. There's nothing the staff like more than seeing the plethora of quirky and vintage flagons that our patrons bring in to be filled.

Sprig and Fern Tavern owners, Mike and Hayley

Your hosts - Michael & Hayley

Michael Barlow and Hayley Wakeford are the proud owners of the Sprig & Fern Petone. They met when they were both living and working in Nelson, and their romance blossomed over pints of Sprig & Fern beer. They loved the brand, its beer and its values so much that they decided to ask permission to open their own tavern in Wellington. The North Island’s first Sprig & Fern tavern in Tinakori Road opened in 2012, and Petone followed in September 2013.

We must be doing something right


Hospitality Awards

We are a finalist in the 2014 Lower Hutt Chamber of Commerce Hospitality Awards.

Group bookings and functions

Function room available.

We take bookings for our function area for groups of 15 people or more. To enquire, please click here or give us a call.

See Facebook for gigs & events

Like us on Facebook to get updates on gigs, special events, competitions and limited release brews.
Click the icon below to go to our Facebook page.

Vouchers & Merchandise

Go ahead, make someone's day

We sell gift vouchers over the bar, and limited edition Sprig & Fern t-shirts are available on an occasional basis.

Community & sponsorship

Support for sport and community causes

We hold charity quiz nights to support worthy community causes and groups. We sponsor Petone Football Club and support women's football. We also sponsor the Sprig & Fern Football Club, which is a Wellington based Sunday League team.
We also have a Vinyl Club, where you can swap, buy, sell, DJ and talk vinyl over some great Sprig & Fern Beers. See the Facebook page for the next meeting date and more details.

Feedback and Reviews

This is a great place to meet friends for a drink before going out for dinner, nice friendly staff with great service. We didn't eat here this time but we will be back and the Sprig & Fern has a great selection of Beers!

Lloyd L (via Trip Advisor)

Fantastic and comfortable. Great beer bar, pretty unique for Petone in the best way possible, clean and inviting with a great beverage offering focusing on the flagship brand, no gaming or TVs so people actually interact socially.

Petone Local (via Trip Advisor)

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