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#19 of 41 Bar in Stafford


Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
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Reviewed 28 October 2020

A great pub on the canal, ideal for stopping off for lunch. Lovely jacket potatoes and even better chocolate brownies and sticky toffee pudding. The staff were very welcoming and the pub was following all COVID precautions. Thank you for an enjoyable meal.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 6 September 2020

As a family of 5 looking for somewhere on spec to eat, we found this lovely pub. After expecting to be turned away as we had not booked. But no we were welcome and give a lovely big table. No squeezing 5 on to a...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 4 September 2020 via mobile

Popped in for some lunch with a work colleague. Really good gluten free options for my colleague and the food was extremely good. I had the beef burger and it was one of the best burgers I’ve had in ages. Good size portion without being...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 1 September 2020

Called at the the navigation inn Gnosall Made welcome and a great pint Great of ales Distancing well sorted Great by the canal

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 26 August 2020

The attitude of the management here has drastically changed (particularly that of the land lady) and its clear that the owners have given up on running a customer focused business at this establishment. Today I travelled with a 6 week old baby, my dad and...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 14 August 2020

I ordered what should have been a really boring Ham Sandwich but instead turned out to be thick sliced moist wholemeal bread (white available) tasty ham with a mild mustard dressing topped with a good choice of salad and then the most delicious hand cut...More

Date of visit: August 2020
royo838, Owner at The Navigation Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2020

Thank you for your kind review and we a pleased that you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 12 August 2020 via mobile

What a joke! Terrible service, chef too busy to add a side of pepper sauce to a dish. Steak as tough as old boots. Never again....

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 6 August 2020 via mobile

The landlady needs to go! then it will be a nice experience. She has no communication skills and makes You feel unwelcome! Also a vegan choice as at the moment it’s beans and chips or chips!!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
royo838, Owner at The Navigation Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2020

I can only apologise for the lack of vegan choices at the time of your visit, this was down to unprecedented customer numbers and an unexpected high demand for vegan food. This problem has now been solved. As for the landlady she will be going...More

Reviewed 16 September 2019

Our second visit after visiting last year whilst on a narrow boating holiday. The food was presentable, perhaps a little more customer interaction from the lady would have been appreciated.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 15 September 2019

We went on a Saturday night, more for internet than anything but there was hardly anybody about, we waited ages to be served despite nobody else waiting. there was a small group of locals in, maybe 5 or 6 of them, one of which was...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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7 September 2019|
Response from Roy O | Property representative |
It’s just over 3 miles, so at a steady pace it should take just over an hour. Hope this helps. Roy
7 May 2018|
Response from Roy O | Property representative |
Yes in our outside and bar areas
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Navigation Inn

  • The Navigation Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5