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A lovely pub/restaurant close to the canal. We offer a varied menu of British cuisine with daily specials.Very reasonably priced with homemade dishes available. All are welcome. Dogs are welcome in the bar area. We have local ales and a selection of beers/ciders as well as spirits, soft drinks and hot drinks. There is an outside seating area and a large car park. Wheelchair access at the rear of pub. Please take a look at our website for more information
PRICE RANGE
£5 - £20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Pub, Beer restaurants
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We held a Wake following our Dads funeral, the Staff couldn’t have been more helpful , from the initial enquiry to the service we received in the day. The hot & cold buffet was fantastic and catered for everyone. Helped give our Dad the send...off he deserved . Many Thanks allMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely pub! Super friendly, great food and brilliant as it's dog friendly. Sam on the bar was so lovely too :) We would definitely go again.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024 via mobile

Soulless bar area. TV on with no one watching (and sound). But….£8.20 for pint and a half of poor pale ale. Some joke I presume.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

Excellent as always. Food, Drink and Host 5 star, recommend to anyone in the area. Craig is always welcoming and the menu caters for all.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

Excellent food always empty plates & Craig is a legend and always looks after us 🥰 Hidden gem of a place & they welcome dogs too 🐶

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

Great place, sunday lunch superb , lovely polite helpful staff, very clean, look forward to our next visit,

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 December 2023

Felt like over charged and waited around long time for service when no one else in the bar .. want past this place loads of times ... First time here for a couple of drink and it will be my last ...

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 December 2023 via mobile

OMG what an amazing Christmas meal we had. Pate, roast turkey and Christmas Pudding. There was so much food. It was all cooked to perfection. 5 of us ate and we all had our food at the right time, together and it was excellent. We'll...done to the chefs here who obviously work well together to produce such an excellent Christmas meal. Front of house waitresses we efficient and charming and the Manager on Duty - Graig, greeted us and made sure our family Christmas evening went without a hitch. We'll done Navigation staff - EXCELLENT 5* CHRISTMAS MEAL. HIGHLY RECOMMENDEDMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

Having been recommended to us we were looking forward to a good meal only to be disappointed. 2 out of our 3 starters were good with one (garlic mushrooms) only being lukewarm. My son had the children’s meal of sausage, mash, peas & gravy and...had to wait 10 minutes for the gravy to be brought to us by which time he had finished half the meal. We asked for an extra sausage with the meal which we were told we would have to pay for which was fine. My husband had chicken fajitas which came without salsa because they had run out!!!!l the chicken was burnt and dry and outnumbered by onions massively! Having complained about my husbands meal the staff were very apologetic. When we asked for the bill we were told that as a gesture of good will they wouldn’t charge us for the extra sausage!! A nice pub with the potential to serve good food - maybe we just went in too close to closing time and ended up with the leftovers. Not sure we would returnMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 December 2023

Little atmosphere, all squeezed onto one small table when the restaurant was practically empty. Food luke warm, however overcooked and burnt in places. Not particularly decent portions, food average ish. Not worth the money for what they charge, wouldn't recommend to friends/family. Nice location/decorMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Management Bromsgrove, Owner at The Navigation Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2023

Hello. I would like to know more information about your visit if possible please. If you could send me a quick email, stating what day you dined with us, and a contact telephone number, with your name, and if you just put ‘review’ as the...More

Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

Amazing food, very generous portions and beautifully presented. Excellent service, friendly staff and lovely warm homely atmosphere. Equally as nice when we have visited in the summer and sat in the lovely gardens. Great place for couples and families alike.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Management Bromsgrove, Owner at The Navigation Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2023

Hiya! Thank You for taking the time to review your experience at the Navigation Inn. We try to make everybody feel at home here! We look forward to seeing you again! Kind Regards.

Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

The Navigation inn is a cosy country pub. Fantastic home cooked food. Friendly staff thank you for a lovely night. Neil, Leanne and family

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023

Excellent meal at the Navigation Inn. Staff friendly and jovial.We had beefburgers which were excellent and generous portions. Can recommend the Battered fish and Chips. Nice atmosphere. Decorated nicely for Christmas season . Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023

The food was hot, as microwaved! Both myself and a friend unfortunately had a main course that was microwaved. Appalled at cost of 2 glasses of soda water. £5.80!!!!!! Not sure we will rush back there

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 December 2023

I've tried a number of local eating establishments and this is the one by which I have set my bar (pun intended). I eat here regularly on Sundays with my parents, and it is consistently excellent quality food, a nice warm environment and mostly pretty...good service (if a little relaxed). It's at the mid-high price bracket, but the food warrants it. I'm mostly disappointed when I compare other establishments to it, but sometimes they are booked up in advance and I have to visit elsewhere!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Management Bromsgrove, Owner at The Navigation Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2023

Hello! ThankYou for taking the time to share such a positive and kind review of the Navigation. We always strive to do our best and maintain our standards! We appreciate the point you made of the service! We look forward to seeing you soon! Take...More

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Yes, they have a ramp, there is also a lovely beer garden, my brother is in a wheelchair and I did mention he would love it as not many places are accessible x
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it's pretty big, given the size of the pub. not big enough to hold a football match, but I've never seen it jam packed. it's a terraced yard type of thing, although I think that there is also some lawn. it's at the back of... More
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Hi there, I'm sorry I can't remeber, if you contact the pub they will tell you I'm sure.
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Yes, The Navigation Inn offers takeaway services.

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