Tahuna Sprig & Fern Tavern, Nelson

Your bar by the beach – Est 2012.

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The Tahuna Sprig and Fern Tavern is a little beauty! Another charming suburban tavern, with classic weatherboard cladding and a white picket fence, 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 and Fern Tavern Tahuna is the perfect spot to unwind.

Located on Beach Road, near Tahunanui Beach and Sports Field, Sprig and 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 General Manager Lara Coates 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

Trading Hours

Mon: 2pm-late
Tues-Sun: 11am-late
Rigger sales available.

What we are about

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.

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.

Double Rewards


Double rewards on our locals’ card.

Tasty Tuesday


Choose one of our amazing homemade burgers, house cut chips and a pint for $25.
Special burger each week. 

Fried Chicken and a Pint


Come in and enjoy some fried chicken and a pint for $16!

Quiz Night


Join is for our local charity quiz night.

Half-price Pizzas


Buy one get one half-price on pizzas from 4-7pm.

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Real Craft Beers and Ciders

We are proud to serve the full range of locally brewed Sprig & Fern beers and ciders.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to chat about the different offerings and help you discover your perfect pint. A tasting tray of six varieties is a great way to start your Sprig experience.

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.

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.

A selection of Nelson’s finest wines

A  range of wine, spirits and soft drinks.

We offer a range of great local wines from outstanding Nelson vineyards, which we update seasonally. We also have on hand some of the best and most popular spirits from both New Zealand and around the world.

Group bookings and functions

We take reservations, subject to space.

We do take bookings, and we’ll try our best to accommodate your group, but please bear in mind that some days, like Friday, are busier than others.

Give the Tavern Manager a bell on 03 548 5066 and we’ll sort something out for you.

Alternatively, please use the form below to contact us.

Tavern Page Contact

Vouchers & Merchandise

Make someone’s day!

We have Sprig & Fern gift vouchers available for any amount you like, just ask over the bar or you can email or call the Tavern if you’re from out of town and you want to shout a friend. There is a range of merchandise including tee shirts and caps available periodically – if we’ve got ’em, you can buy ’em!

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.


Use the form below to enquire about sponsorship.

Please ring the tavern on 03 548 5066 to ask about sponsorship.

Alternatively, please use the form below to contact us.

Tavern Sponsorship Email