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“Great food, very helpful staff”
Review of The Navigation Inn

The Navigation Inn
Ranked #14 of 119 Restaurants in Oswestry
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$24
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Great food, very helpful staff”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Came down the Montgomery Canal on a narrowboat and moored outside. Enjoyed the pepper crusted fillet steak and the rhubarb bakewell tart to follow. Staff were very helpful and accommodating of our two son's special needs. Highly recommended :-)

  • Visited August 2014
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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“Very good public house both good and beer”
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

We have visited the Navigation on a few occasions now and it has never disappointed. The food is well presented and good value although the sweet selection is a bit expensive. The ale is well kept and worth the visit. All in all a good village pub/restaurant in a great location by the canal.

  • Visited August 2014
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Leigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“You must visit this pub if boating on the Montgomery Canal”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We had a fortnight on the Llangollen and Montgomery Canals, and this pub stood out as the very best. It was a friendly pub with welcoming atmosphere, locals warmly chatted with us. The meal was excellent and not as expensive as others along the canals. Topping this off was an 8 round pub quizz which we came second in, a great evening out!

  • Visited August 2014
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Very nice beer, friendly staff”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

A few of us stopped in for drinks whilst cycling in the area. The gentleman behind the bar was very nice and the pub has a nice welcoming feel to it.

We didn't eat here on this occasion but very much enjoyed the real ales which were local and kept very well.

Will definitely be back.

Visited July 2014
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Selby, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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“Excellent meal-highly recommended ”
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

The Navigation Inn had been recommended to us by people who had visited it the evening before, whilst we were travelling up the Montgomery Canal. We were really pleased that they did. Mark and Brent were really welcoming, the inn is a beautiful building and the food was delicious - our best meal all week. My fillet steak was cooked perfectly. The banana desserts were amazing - banana chocolate lollipop, banana cake, banana milkshake and 'chips and red sauce'! All 4 of us had a great evening and great food. We recommended it to others on our way back down the canal and will definitely visit again next time we are in the area!

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Thank Paula S
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