Merivale Sprig + Fern Tavern

Inner city Christchurch craft beer Tavern.

The Merivale Sprig + Fern Tavern oozes charm and graciousness of the early Merivale estates. With classic Sprig + Fern appeal, it is the perfect craft beer escape just to the north of the Christchurch city centre.

The full range of Sprig + Fern’s craft beer and cider is on tap, with a core range of styles to choose from alongside frequently changing Limited Release beer.

Experience Sprig + Fern Merivale

Award-winning Nelson made craft beer

We have 18 taps of quality, award-winning craft beer, including bold Limited Releases. The freshly brewed beer and cider is made in sunny Nelson, by Master Brewer and Sprig + Fern Brewing Co. owner Tracy Banner and her talented team.

Indoor + Outdoor seating

Enjoy our Sprig + Fern hospitality in one of the many seating areas, indoors or outdoors.

HNZ Member

The Merivale Sprig + Fern Tavern is a proud and active member of Hospitality New Zealand.

A real craft beer Tavern

Food + Snacks

Whether it be pizza, burgers or market fish, we serve great meals to suit your taste buds. Our Chef and the team do an excellent range of bar snacks (we call them “Wee Things”) as well as main meals (“Big Things”) to match our excellent beer selection.


We can also cater for your functions – please ask us at the Tavern

Take home a rigger

No problem, we can fill a rigger of your favourite brew to go. We supply 2 litre plastic riggers, or you can bring your own bottle to be filled. 

Craft Beers and Ciders

We proudly serve the full range of Sprig + Fern’s consistently good, craft beers and ciders.

How to find us


7 St Albans Street
Merivale, Christchurch
Phone: +6432600015

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Trading Hours

Monday: Closed

Tues-Thurs: 3:30pm-late

Fri-Sun: 12pm-late

Group bookings and functions

Lots of indoor space available.

We are happy to cater for groups or functions.

Please call us on +6432600015 to discuss your requirements.

Alternatively, please use the form below to contact us.

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