Sprig + Fern Thorndon

Craft beer in the Capital.

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Sprig + Fern Thorndon is a purveyor of award winning craft beers and a community base for regulars and newcomers alike. Pop in for a visit and experience the warm and welcoming feel of a proper, local craft beer Tavern.

Your host – Colin

Ex-pat Scotsman, now a Kiwi. I’ve been living in NZ for 17 years and been involved in the craft beer scene since arriving.

I spent 15 years at the helm of Malthouse, 8 at Fork & Brewer.

I judge beer both here in NZ, and internationally (AIBA and World Beer Cup).

I’m a dog person who has two cats!

Colin is also the owner of Sprig + Fern Tawa.


What we are about

19 taps of Craft Beer

We are pleased to offer for your enjoyment 19 taps of expertly brewed craft beer and cider, which we serve in proper imperial pints (568ml).

Friendship + conversation

Without the distraction of TV, pokies and pool tables, we focus instead on good old fashioned conversation, and building a personal bond with our customers.

Food to share

We serve a range of food designed for sharing, including the now infamous curly fries! Check out our menu section below for more details.

Group bookings and functions

Please call to reserve a table.

We have a function room upstairs that is ideal for groups of twelve to twenty-five people. Please call us on 04 499 1390 to arrange a booking.

Alternatively, please use the form below to contact us.

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Real Craft Beers and Ciders

We have 19 taps, covering the whole spectrum of beers.

Take home a rigger

All of our regular beers and ciders are available to take home in a two litre rigger, at a very reasonable price.

Food and bar snack menu

Food that is designed for sharing with friends.

We offer a range of food that is designed to be enjoyed amongst friends.

Our curly fries and hoki bite sandwiches are firm favourites, as well as our wood-fired pizzas and Siggy’s delicious family size pies.

How to find us


342 Tinakori Road
Thorndon, Wellington
Phone: 04 499 1390

Contact Us

Trading Hours

Mon: 4pm-9pm
Tues: 2pm-10pm
Wed: 2pm-10pm
Thurs: 2pm-10pm
Fri: 12pm-11pm
Sat: 12pm-10pm
Sun: 12pm-9pm
Rigger sales available.