There’s a certain old-school approach that comes from the beer-loving folks at Sprig & Fern: they like to serve up their award-winning craft beers and ciders in – as is only proper – Imperial pints. You also won’t find annoyances like TVs or pokies in their new Merivale tavern in St Albans Street, which finally brings their mega-popular brew pub concept down here from Nelson (and about time too!). Instead you’ll get a warm welcome, good conversation and (very old-fashioned here) human interaction, alongside classic pub snacks and food such as platters, gourmet burgers, and more.
Can’t decide on which of their (18!) fantastic craft beers and ciders to try first? Go for the tasting tray and discover a favourite, then relax with more of the same in the chilled-out ambience of their gracefully converted early Merivale estate.