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The Navigation, Towcester

Bridge Road
Stoke Bruerne
Postal town: Towcester
NN12 7SD
Phone: 01604864988
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Traditional Food (Marstons)

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Nick Davies left this review about The Navigation

Unchanged since Q's visit, it is indeed a lovely spot though the corporate nature gets to you. We nabbed a table looking over the canal and passed a pleasant half hour watching the goings on, which was mainly people bringing their kids to use the play area on the way back from school.

The Wainright was fine once we got it, they haven't quite figured out how to do table service: it took a good ten minutes between ordering it and getting it.

Stoke Bruere is a bit of a tourist, and possibly Covid, honeypot, what with the Watwerways Musuem and picturesque setting. Murder, maybe literally, on a summer weekend, but perfectly safe on a dank midweek afternoon.

On 10th October 2020 - rating: 5
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Quinno _ left this review about The Navigation

Corporate Marstons outlet in an attractive stone-built building with a wonderful position overlooking the canalside. Whilst most of the original character has been lost, overall it isn’t too bad inside - a large multi-area interior with the aforementioned canal views if you're lucky and some outside seating affording an alfresco waterside experience. Note the old flagstone floor by the bar. Mute TV news, mass-catering food and muzak, you know the score. Four ales on from the Marstons stable; Pedigree, New World, Ringwood and Banks Bitter, the latter of which was in good shape. In terms of pub quality it can’t (and doesn’t really try to) compete with the Boat over the road. But it does the job it’s designed to do relatively well. And is probably well-worth a summer’s pint if you can bag a canalside seat.

On 2nd August 2016 - rating: 6
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Navigation Inn

The Navigation is down from the top lock in the attractive canal village of Stoke Bruerne.
Despite its situation and a large car park, it's short of outdoor space with a childrens play area to the right as you enter, a small terrace at the back and tables and chairs spread along the towpath.
I think it was an old Northamptonshire stone farmhouse as prior to its current incarnation it certainly wasn't a boozer. Inside,Marstons have done their very worst and it's been decked out in modern drinking barn style with any trace of original character and features lost.
Three beers on from the Marstons stable, EPA, Pedigree, which was in good nick and Hobgoblin.
For character, I'd head to The Boat by the top lock.

On 27th November 2012 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Wolverton, 8.47 miles, 2 hr 43 min walk (show)
Northampton, 8.83 miles, 2 hr 50 min walk (show)
Milton Keynes Central, 11.03 miles, 3 hr 32 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Navigation, Stoke Bruerne
10th Oct 2020, 10:24
Review submitted by Nick Davies amended by Nick Davies
 
10th Oct 2020, 10:24
Review submitted by Nick Davies amended by Nick Davies

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
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  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesday - last updated 19 October 2011 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
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