Queen Street Sprig & Fern Tavern, Richmond

The nearest bar to the Brewery.

Located in upper Queen Street, Richmond, this tavern opened in December 2004 and later became the first Sprig & Fern Tavern. Enjoy a local pub atmosphere and real craft beer brewed just down the road at the Sprig and Fern Brewery.

Contact us

126 Queen Street, Richmond, Nelson
Phone: 03 544 4900
Email: Tavern manager

Trading hours

 Sun - Tues: 3pm - 10pm
Wed - Sat: 2pm - 10pm
Rigger sales available.

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What we’re about

A Friendly Tavern

This is a real friendly local tavern and garden bar where we know our customers by name, and we have a lot of laughs. We welcome new customers and our regulars alike.

18 Taps of Craft Beer

This is the closest tavern to the Brewery where all our beer is made, so it doesn’t get any fresher than this! We have 18 taps of Sprig & Fern's finest, plus all Nelson wines.

Real beer and real people

We have no TV’s, pokies and pool tables in our tavern, so great conversation and human interaction abounds. It’s a refreshingly real experience.

Real Craft Beers and Ciders

We proudly serve the full range of Sprig & Fern's consistently good, craft beers and ciders. The Brewery was awarded 11 medals at the Brewers Guild of New Zealand International Beer Awards in 2014, 11 medals in 2013, runner up Champion Brewery in 2012 and the Most Awarded Brewery in 2011.

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Take home a rigger

We have off license sales available up to 10pm each night, so you can take a rigger home to share with your friends and family. We supply 1.3 and 2 litre plastic riggers, or you can bring your own in to be refilled. We are more happy to keep it in the fridge for you while you stay and have a quick pint.

Food and bar snacks available

Bring your takeaways from next door.

We are conveniently situated next door to a Fish and Chip shop. Tavern patrons are invited to place an order and enjoy their meal at the tavern with a refreshing beer. We also offer a range of great pies from Blink Catering. Try the Chicken and Leek – it's our favourite. There's a free sausage sizzle on Friday afternoons which is always a hit with our regulars.

A selection of Nelson's finest wines

The best of the region.

We serve of selection of Nelson wines including Waimea Estate, Brightwater Estate, Kahaurangi, Wine Lord, Appleby Vintners and Te Mania Estate. For non alcoholic options we have ginger beer on tap, and a selection of juices and carbonated drinks.

Your host - Chris Satherley

 Three generations of Chris's family owned and operated the former Traveller's Rest Tavern on the Appleby Highway, so Chris was brought up in the hospitality business. He joined the Sprig and Fern, initially working at the Brewery cellar door where he became hooked on selling great craft beers and ciders, and started looking for a tavern venue. The rest is history.

Group bookings and functions

Please call to reserve a table.

Please ring the tavern to organise group bookings. We are also available as a venue for hire outside of normal trading hours.

See Facebook for gigs & events

Monday night: Texas Holdem Poker
Wednesday night: Music night. Two resident bands play and our locals join in. You might even get to see Chris on the drums.
Like us on Facebook to get updates on gigs, special events, competitions and limited release brews.
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Vouchers available

Treat someone today.

Gift vouchers are available in $30 and $50 denominations.
Bartercard is also available.


Sponsorship and community

Supporters of local football

We are proud to support Richmond Athletic Football, and the team are regulars at the Tavern.
We also support local community causes with gift vouchers.

Feedback and Reviews

Great bar (5 of 5 stars).
Great range of beers served in a friendly, small bar. No pool tables, pokie machines or yobbos.


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(5 of 5 stars) Awesome Ale!
Three cheers for the beer - all hail the ale. Great selection and it was a shame not to be able to try them all.


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