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.

Your hosts – Ian & Annette

Ian and Annette Wasson are the proud owners of Sprig + Fern Petone. Ian grew up in the Hutt Valley and worked in several Petone bars whilst attaining his Chef qualifications at Weltec. A holiday to Australia (where Ian and Annette met) quickly turned into twelve years travelling and working in various bars, restaurants and hotels around the world.

After four years in Annette’s homeland of the UK where Annette was managing Stately Homes and Ian was working as a Sommelier, they decided to return to NZ and put down roots. Upon asking an old friend what the best local bar was and being told without hesitation “the Sprig + Fern” they popped in for a pint and never left.

How to find us


146 Jackson Street
Petone, Lower Hutt
Phone: 04 566 0649 Contact Us

Trading Hours

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

What we are 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.

Live music + events

We also have vinyl DJs every Friday in addition to live music on Saturdays and Vinyl Club on Sundays.

Charity Quiz Night


Each month, a different local charity hosts our quiz night, led by Quiz Master David. In 2019, we raised $13,798 for some amazing local causes.

Whiskey Wednesday


Boilermaker specials. Extensive top shelf.

Vinyl DJ


Relax to some vinyl tunes.

Live Music


Enjoy a pint with some great live music!

Vinyl Club


Chill with the vinyl club.

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

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.

Take home a rigger

One of the great things about Sprig + Fern Petone 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.

Food 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.

A selection of fine wines and spirits

About our range

We have a wide range of wines available by the glass, from local Martinborough vineyards to selections from top wine regions both here in New Zealand and around the world.

We are also very proud of our well-curated and ever changing Whiskey collection.

Group bookings and functions

To enquire, please call us on 04 566 0649.

Alternatively, please use the form below to contact us.

Tavern Page Contact

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.

We must be doing something right

Hospitality Awards

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