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228 Songer St.  Stoke,  Nelson, New Zealand Tel. 03-5477791

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The Turf Hotel



Let us help you with your next function - any group, any size, we'll make it happen. Give us your ideas, or we'll help you come up with one to suit your group.

The Bach Bar and Restaurant

Sports Bar - Garden Bar - BBQ Area

Talk to the team at The Turf Hotel and start planning now:-

Stan 0212 770 431

The Bach Bar & Restaurant 03-547 7791

About us

We want the same things YOU want at your local bar.  A warm and friendly atmosphere, good music, great food, fine wines and yes a cold beer!

We have plenty of big screen TV’s to watch all your live sports on along with our TAB if you feel like a flutter on the horses or if you fancy, try your hand at winning some money on the pokies. There is plenty more too to entertain you here at The Turf.

We have a range of options for lunch with our sunny Garden Bar or if you prefer then you can head next door to The Bach Bar & Restaurant and sit down in our newly renovated restaurant and enjoy a varied menu plus a great selection of wine and beer on offer.  

At The Turf Hotel – we’ve got all of that and more.   You’ll find us on the corner of Songer Street and Main Road, Stoke, Nelson – right in the middle of many of our regions great sporting locations; Saxton Field, Greenmeadows, Tahunanui Sports Grounds to name a few.

We’re LOCALLY owned and LOCALLY operated, passionate about all things sport and right into our local community, priding ourselves on good old fashioned service whether you’re dining in our re-modelled restaurant – The Bach, enjoying The Turf Sports Bar or staying upstairs in our accommodation.

The Turf Hotel and The Bach Bar & Restaurant are very proud to be loyal sponsors of Tasman Makos. We'll be there on the sideline at all the Makos home games, cheering our team on and watching their away games live in the Sports Bar.

Our central location has us just 5 minutes from the airport, 7 minutes from Nelson city and 5 minutes to Richmond.  Make us YOUR LOCAL or call in on the way home or bring the team back after the game. 

Open daily 9am – til late.

Most importantly we’re here to have fun and make your visit a great time every time! So when it's good old fashioned service and hospitality you're looking for, or a sports bar to watch the game with fantastic atmosphere and like minded people... then come on over to our place – your place, The Turf Hotel.


The Turf Hotel has a long history in Stoke, in the Nelson region as the place to go after the game.  Now back to being LOCALLY owned and LOCALLY operated, we are dedicated to bringing history back to the present and inviting all sports codes to make us their “local”.

The bar has plenty of widescreen T.V’s and Sky Sport to watch your favourite live match as well as pool tables, darts, gaming machines and a TAB.

Our garden bar is spectacular with big open spaces, plenty of room for a BBQ and live music in the warmer months.  Bring the whole team back or park up with the family.

If you want to eat at the bar instead of going through to The Bach Restaurant, we have a good selection of bar meals available. 

Both the Garden Bar, The Sports Bar and The Bach Bar & Restaurant are available for functions and group booking with reservations recommended. We're a popular choice for family-friendly dining in Nelson. 

The Turf Sports Bar – it’s YOUR local, so if there’s something you’d like to see happening – let us know and we might be able to make it happen.

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The Turf Hotel has affordable accommodation available in good, old fashioned Kiwi pub style.  There is Sky TV in the sports bar, off street parking, large communal lounge and kitchen area. The community style atmosphere is perfect for group bookings such as sports trips and weekend getaways.
Our central location has us just 5 minutes from the airport, 7 minutes from Nelson city and 5 minutes to Richmond - right in the middle of many of our region's great sporting locations; Saxton Field, Greenmeadows, Tahunanui Sports Grounds to name a few, making the Nelson/Tasman region easily accessible. 


Short and long-term accommodation is available and our “regular guest” rates are ideal for sales reps and companies.  

All rooms are warm, clean and comfortable. Check in 2.00pm and Check out 10.00am or by arrangement. For room rates or more information please email us

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Open for Lunch and Dinner
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 11:30am–late

Bookings recommended

03-547 7791

Light bright and airy, the atmosphere is modern and friendly. Great central location for Stoke residents, sports teams and local businesses alike. We cater for large groups and can be used as a venue hire for those special occasions or sports team gatherings. Christmas or work functions are a breeze with a set menu option or buffet option.

The Bach Bar & Restaurant - great atmosphere and convenient location - Make it your next dining destination!


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fridays to Sundays from 11.30am till late

228 Songer St. Stoke, Nelson -

Bookings recommended 03-547 7791


228 Songer St. Stoke, Nelson

Open 7 days from 9am

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