Tinakori Road Sprig + Fern Tavern

Craft beer in the Capital.

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Sprig + Fern on Tinakori Road 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 hosts – Sue & Ray

After spending the last decade living around the world, Sue and Ray are the proud new owners of the Sprig + Fern, Tinakori Road. No strangers to Wellington or hospitality, they dropped by Ford’s Café in Thorndon on their return to New Zealand, only to find the Sprig & Fern Tavern in its place.

After a pint and a bite to eat they were hooked and are now firmly planted behind the bar spreading the story of good craft beer.

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.

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.

Quiz Nights


Join us for a fun quiz night!

Pie and Pint Nights


Have a pint with your pie!

Live Gig/DJ Nights


Like us on Facebook to get updates on gigs, special events, competitions and limited release brews.
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We must be doing something right

Best Beer Venue NZ

The Tinakori Road tavern, was awarded Runner up – Best Beer Venue Overall in New Zealand; Beer & Brewer Magazine People’s Choice Awards 2013.

Best Bartender NZ

Hayley Wakeford was awarded 2nd equal  – Best Bartender in New Zealand; Beer & Brewer Magazine People’s Choice Awards 2013.

Best Small Bar/Pub NZ

The tavern was also awarded 2nd Equal – Best Small bar/Pub (under 150 patrons) in New Zealand; Beer & Brewer Magazine People’s Choice Awards 2013.

Real Craft Beers and Ciders

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

From easy drinking lagers to deep, dark beers that will put hairs on your chest.

There’s also a couple of delicious ciders and an alcohol-free ginger beer for those who choose to abstain.

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.

You can buy empty riggers from us or help the environment and bring your own!

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.

A fine selection of New Zealand wines

A range of wine, spirits and soft drinks.

We offer a range of carefully selected wines from across the North and South Island, plus a couple from further afield.

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.

Tavern Page Contact

Gift vouchers

Treat someone today.

We have $25, $50 or $100 vouchers available for that thoughtful, last minute gift solution.

Sponsorship & community

We support Sunday league football.

We’re also a member of Craft Beer Capital – the best craft beer purveyors in Wellington, the “Craft Beer Capital” of New Zealand.

For more information on how to complete our year-round beer trail activity, visit here: https://craftbeercapital.com/trail


Use the form below to enquire about sponsorship.

Tavern Sponsorship Email