Hardy Street Sprig + Fern Tavern, Nelson

Voted Nelson’s Best Bar 2012

Voted Best Bar in Nelson in the 2012 Wild Tomato Dine Out Awards, The Hardy Street Sprig + Fern is the friendly place to enjoy superb craft beer, local wines and good old home cooked tavern meals in the heart of Nelson city.

Your host – Lee Fern

Sprig + Fern Hardy St owner Lee Fern.

The Hardy Street Tavern is independently owned and operated by Lee, who took over the running in 2011.

Lee is world famous in Nelson, and with a background as a touring musician, every night is entertaining one way or another.

We must be doing something right

Voted Nelson’s Best Bar

The Hardy Street Tavern was voted Nelson’s Best Bar in the 2012 Wild Tomato Dine Out Awards.

We are ‘hospitality’

Because we know hospitality, this is a favourite watering hole for the rest of Nelson’s hospitality workers.

Award winning beers

We proudly serve the entire range of Sprig & Fern craft beers and ciders – awarded 11 medals at the Brewers Guild of NZ Beer Awards 2014.

Quiz Night


Join us for a fun quiz night!

Live Music


Come in and enjoy a pint with some live music.

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

Real Craft Beers and Ciders

Real craft beers and ciders, made locally in Nelson.

How to find us


280 Hardy Street,
Nelson CBD, Nelson
Phone: 03 548 1154 Contact Us

Trading Hours

Mon-Sun: 11am – Midnight+
Rigger sales available.

Group bookings and functions

You can reserve a table or three.

We are happy to take bookings and will do our best to cater to your needs. Themed dinners and large BBQs are a bit of a tradition with us – so by all means, give Lee a call on 03 548 1154 to talk about what you would like to do for your next function or party.

Alternatively, please use the form below to contact us.

Tavern Page Contact

We support local causes and businesses

As well as supporting local businesses, we also endeavour to support a bunch of local causes through sponsorship or fundraising events such as our very popular quiz night. Our current causes range from sports and community groups, to individuals who need help in times of difficulty.