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 and 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.

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.

Quiz Nights


Join us for a fun quiz night!







Fish + Chips


Enjoy our $15 Fish + Chips

Pie and Pint Nights


Have a pint with your pie!

Live Gig/DJ Nights


Come and have some fun on Friday nights with us

Like us on Facebook to get updates on gigs, special events, competitions and limited release brews.
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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.