Mapua Sprig & Fern Tavern
Craft beer in the heart of Mapua.
Set in a renovated historic schoolhouse in the heart of Mapua village, our new tavern has been eagerly awaited by the locals.
We opened in April 2015, and look forward to becoming the venue of choice for Mapua residents and visitors alike.
Your hosts – Peter & Sue
This Tavern is proudly owned by Peter Fry and Sue Bloomfield who live just up the road in Motueka.
They had a vision for the old building and are proud to have welcomed her back to the community with a complete makeover.
How to find us
Rigger sales until 10pm.
What we are about
The best of local offerings
Proudly serving our full range of Sprig & Fern beers and ciders with a great selection of local wines and moreish, locally produced Proper Crisps.
About this Tavern
Built in the 1920s this building was formerly the Mai-Tai School in Tasman Street, Nelson. Local resident Bill Williams purchased it and moved it to this site in the 1980s.
Located in the heart of Mapua, only moments away from the delightful Mapua Wharf. Enjoy our spacious and sunny deck areas whilst drinking one of our award winning brews.
7:30pm start – from the first Wednesday of March til the first Wednesday of December!
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We must be doing something right
Genuine Kiwi taverns
This is the 9th Sprig & Fern Tavern, and we’re stoked that people are loving our craft brews and enjoying our style – no TV, no pokies and no pool tables!
The Sprig & Fern Brewery won 8 medals and a Best in Class Trophy at the Brewers Guild of New Zealand International Beer Awards in 2016.
The Mapua Sprig & Fern Tavern is a proud and active member of Hospitality New Zealand.
Real Craft Beers and Ciders
We proudly serve the full range of Sprig & Fern’s consistently good, craft beers and ciders.
Whether you’re partial to a dark porter, a scotch ale, a hoppy IPA or a crisp, refreshing lager, there is a beer here for your taste, and probably a few more besides.
Take home a rigger
Enjoy our products and want to take some home?
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.
Full meals and bar snacks available
Meals are available to complement our beers and ciders.
Whether it be Fish of the Day, a Scotch Fillet Steak or our gourmet burgers or pizzas, we serve great value meals to suit your taste buds. Chef Matt and his team do an excellent range of bar snacks. We have scrumptious garlic breads and crispy potatoes sprinkled with paprika salt and served with aioli.
Sharing with friends? Choose from our hot platter which includes spring rolls, prawn twisters, salmon croquettes and samosas. Alternatively we have a bread and dips platter and a cold platter of cheeses, meats, and olives.
We can also cater for your functions – please enquire at the bar.
A selection of Nelson’s finest wines
We serve a range of wine, spirits and soft drinks.
Our wines are predominantly sourced locally from the Moutere, Motueka and Waimea region. Soft drinks include our delicious non alcoholic Sprig & Fern ginger beer and a range of fizzy drinks and fruit juices. Tea and coffee is also available.
Treat someone today.
Gift vouchers are available to purchase. We can do you a voucher for any amount you like, and it is presented in a gift envelope.
Sponsorship and community
We currently sponsor the Mapua Football Club.