Tahuna Sprig + Fern Tavern, Nelson

Your bar by the beach – Est 2012.

 Sprig + Fern Tahuna is a little beauty! Another charming suburban tavern, with classic weatherboard cladding and a white picket fence, a sunny beer garden, very close to one of NZ’s best beaches. Whether you have trecked the hills, kicked a football around, or just spent the day soaking up the sun – Sprig + Fern Tahuna is the perfect spot to unwind.

Located on Beach Road, near Tahunanui Beach and Sports Field, Sprig + Fern Tavern Tahuna is a staple in the Tahunanui community.

Your host – Sam Fitzgerald

Tahuna Sprig + Fern is owned by well known Tahuna locals Ben Douglas and Sam Fitzgerald.

Tahuna Sprig is definitely a team effort and we wouldn’t be where we are without our amazing staff.

Our Manager Kate looks after everything front of house and keeps everyone hydrated, while chef Tim Comber looks after the team in the kitchen making sure our great food keeps everyone happy.

How to find us


13 Beach Road
Tahunanui, Nelson
Phone: 03 548 5066 Contact Us

Summer Hours

11am – late 7 days

Who we are

18 taps of Craft Beer

We proudly present the full range of Sprig & Fern’s award winning beers, ciders and special limited releases on tap for your pleasure.

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About the Tavern

The warm and charming indoor areas flow out into the white picket fenced courtyard, giving the whole place a feeling of light and freshness inside and out.

Beach and attractions

Situated across the road from Nelson’s beautiful beach, the Tavern is located within a stone’s throw of sports fields, children’s play areas and recreational attractions.

Happy Hour


Happy Hour 4pm – 5pm

Burger & Pint


House cut chips, specialty burger and a pint for $25

$5 Tacos


$5 tacos with any purchase

Fried chicken


Fried chicken and a pint $18

Happy Hour


Happy Hour 4pm – 5pm

Food and bar snacks available

Home-style Tavern cooking.

At the Sprig & Fern Tavern Tahuna, we are always on the lookout for the freshest local ingredients for our meals. Supporting local suppliers wherever possible. Whether it’s something light to snack on from our stellar sharing plates, or a sit-down meal for the whole family – we pride ourselves on bringing you great food from scratch. From our house-made burgers to our IPA aioli.

We aim to accommodate everyone, we have a tasty kids’ menu and a large variety of different dishes for your dietary requirements.

If that’s not enough, check out our blackboard for daily specials and feel free to test us on our pairings – we can help you pair your dish with our range of craft beer and cider.

Take home a rigger

We have off license sales so you can take home a rigger or two of your favourite craft beer.

An ideal accompaniment for a BBQ down by the beach.

Community + sponsorship

Sprig and Fern Tahuna are heavily involved in the local community, utilising our Thursday night quiz to raise funds for local charities and schools. We proudly sponsor local football Tahuna FC and touch rugby teams and are open to further fundraising opportunities.

Our doors are always open to organisations who are looking for support or for a base for events. We pride ourselves on our close relationship with other businesses in the Tahuna area, such as Kitesurf Nelson and work together to enhance our growing destination.