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“Just had to go back again”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Navigation Inn

The Navigation Inn
Ranked #14 of 117 Restaurants in Oswestry
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$24
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The Navigation Inn is an 18th Century canalside inn serving home made food using seasonal and ethically sourced ingredients. We offer superb real ales, and a great selection of wines and other drinks. Whether you want to enjoy a meal or just want to stop for a drink or three our dining room and bars offer relaxed and characterful spaces. We also have a canalside patio where you can enjoy al fresco dining and drinking. Dogs and children are also welcome! Our food is home made and the quality of the ingredients we use is particularly important to us. All raw meat products supplied by our catering butcher are fully traceable in origin and we insist that he sources meat that conforms to our welfare standards. Many products such as lamb, pork (including sausages and bacon) and eggs are purchased from local farms where we deal directly with the producer. All of our meat is ethically produced and wherever possible free range. (Eggs, chicken and pork are 100% free range) We will always try to buy locally and support the farming community who we value so much. We use Fish Fight guidelines to ensure that seafood is sourced from sustainable fisheries. Our menus are created using these criteria and with a firm eye on the seasonality of the ingredients. Brent and Mark have owned The Navigation for nearly 11 years and continue to strive to offer you a relaxed visit with excellent service, food and drink. They are very ably supported by Head Chef Jack who has been running the kitchen for 5 years and by Sous Chef Craig. In addition our waiters, waitresses, cleaner and kitchen assistants are all here to enhance your visit. Your security is overseen by the tireless (and occasionally vocal) presence of Belle and Sebastienne, our German Shepherds.
Walkeringham, Doncaster United Kingdom
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“Just had to go back again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

We travelled on the Montgomery Canal and came upon this lovely canalside pub. The pub itself is very welcoming and it is like walking into your own lounge. We decided to eat here and whilst the food is not cheap pub food (they do have light bites and snacks) the Restaurant is excellent. Food cooked to perfection and served to perfection. The meal was so memorable that we decided to return again the next night, having pre ordered our food as we wanted a nice blue fillet steak. The steak was beyond belief. What an excellent chef. He even bakes bread for you to purchase. and that is good too. A CANALSIDE INN NOT TO BE PASSED BY.

  • Visited June 2014
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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“As good as ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

First are here about 3 years ago and were determined to go back when we next visited Shropshire.
Came here on both nights of our short break, food, service and ambience all brilliant, we love this place, staff charming, will always visit when we are in the area.

  • Visited June 2014
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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“A welcome experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

We went several times over a long weekend and found the place warm and welcoming both to ourselves and Bella our dog. We had an enjoyable meal, - the fillet steak was excellent and the beet root risotto a good vegetarian option

  • Visited June 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Hidden gem.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

We found "The Navigation Inn" by accident but we're so glad we did. We visit the area to see the family and aim to try a different restaurant each time, this one is comfy and welcoming. The emphasis on sustainable local food was evident, the fish and chips were superb and the staff were genuine and friendly.

We'll definitely be back.

  • Visited May 2014
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Dunmow, Essex
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“Converted Warehouse with Good Beer & Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at The Navigation, found by chance when narrowboating down the Montgomery Canal. A Tuesday night and not busy so we had no trouble getting a table. Our food was good and well presented. Service attentive though not intrusive. The only issue was that several things on the menu seemed to be unavailable (they'd had a busy weekend was the excuse) and other, later, arrivals had less choice than us. I almost felt guilty for having the last rhubarb dessert.

We would certainly visit again if in the area, as the food, service and atmosphere was good.

  • Visited May 2014
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