Enjoy good times: Sprig and Fern Merivale

Dubbed ‘the best little local’, an English pub vibe in a century-old building is alive with friendly faces.

I ts classic timber flooring weaves through alcoves, tables, booths, leaners, couches, and the sunroom-nook, through to two outside decks, at Merivale Sprig and Fern Tavern on St Albans Street.

“Between Craig and I, there’s always one of us here, it’s really important to us we get to know our regulars,” says co-owner Wendy Roigard.

“And you’ve got to take your best mate to the pub, so dogs are welcome on a lead. Sparge, our golden retriever mascot (pictured) is named from a step in the brew process.

Wendy, hailing from the brewing world, says Sprig & Fern’s Nelson brewery provides 18 taps featuring a mix of beers and ciders – many a perfect pairing with the fresh, exciting menu.

“We also love our gins, and have 21 boutique brands on our expanding shelves,” she adds.

More than a pub, there are games for children, free WiFi, and even a cosy library corner with bookmarks to earmark a page for another visit – which is easy when it feels like home.

With a fifth-year milestone on 15 November, and incidentally Wendy and Craig’s 1st anniversary as owners, it’s time to join in the celebrations.

For details visit their Facebook page


Previous Post

Mandeville St cafe magic: Mandeville Street Kitchen

Next Post

Fruity salads

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *