Some craft breweries are born out of a good idea. Ours was more out of necessity. The garage at home wasn't big enough to house my micro-brewery, let alone my growing collection of classic cars.


So before me or my Ford Prefect were given the boot, me and Jackie went on the hunt for an alternative space; a space where my wacky imagination and passion for brewing could come alive alongside my beautiful cars.

Nelson seemed like a good place to start. After all, we both had fond memories of cavorting here in our youth. And our instincts weren’t wrong.

Shortly after our search began, we happened upon a warehouse that just seemed to have ‘it’. And in February 2018 (the 2nd to be precise), we transformed the remnants of my man cave into The Workshop – a unique drinking and dining experience in the heart of Nelson.

– Nigel, Co-owner & the brains behind the beers

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Wednesday 4pm to 9pm
Thursday 4pm to 9pm
Friday 3pm to 9pm
Saturday 3pm to 9pm

Sun to Tues Closed

Please check Public
holiday hours


us at

32c New Street, Nelson


Got a question? Give us a call on 03 546 9939. Or get in touch using the contact form below. We love hearing from you.

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