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Trent Navigation, Nottingham

Meadow Lane
Phone: 01159865658
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Alex Conway left this review about Trent Navigation

Very underwhelmed by this pub. Located next to the navigation brewery this is their brewery tap showcasing their ales. The pub itself I have no quibbles with, a nice traditional style with a centrally located rectangular bar with the drinking area bent around it. The beer however was woefully disappointing. 13 hand pumps but only 7 were in use and three of these were duplicates leaving only four. Not deterred I ordered a pint of their Britannia bitter at a very good price of £2.70 and found it woefully conditioned with no head retention and flat as a pancake and was a pretty poor drink in my opinion. Not deterred I then sampled their New dawn pale ale which was even worse!! Kept in such a bad state and again no head at all and all the pumps had sparklers, I was really unimpressed with their offerings and speaking to a lot of people this seems to be a trend with navigation beers. I think this places needs to have a good re think about their offerings because I probably would not return which is a same as the pricing is good and so is its potential and layout.

On 4th January 2017 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about Trent Navigation

The Trent Navigation is a Victorian canal side pub, close to Meadow Lane lock where the Nottingham canal joins the River Trent. The pub has a most impressive glazed tile façade which makes it very enticing to the passer by. Inside, the pub has been modernized quite a bit, with what would have been a multiple room layout now opened out into a single room which runs around the central servery. This is most apparent when you see the archway to the right of the bar which is now redundant as you can walk around it. The floor in the bar area is tiled and there is a good amount of high table and stool seating, Down either side of the room there are button backed leather banquettes which are quite smart and lead to the carpeted rear section which has standard seating in front of a nice fireplace and folding doors that open onto to the beer patio. Several TV screens were on showing a couple of Sky Sports channels, which was perhaps predictable as the pub was full of football fans who had just been watching a match at nearby Meadow Lane. I noticed a small stage on the left hand wall and live music seems to be a fairly regular source of entertainment judging by the various posters on display. The pub’s smart appearance has a bit of a gastro feel to it, but I didn’t spot any menus – just a warming cabinet on the bar counter stocked with pies, rolls and scotch eggs.
There is an old stable block behind the pub and this now houses the Navigation Brewery, and their beers take up most of the hand pumps at the bar. On my visit the offerings were Navigation Golden, Traditional, Stout, Classic IPA (£3.00) and Columbus 1492, with the Pale Ale having gone off earlier in the evening. A guest ale in the shape of Shardlow Reverend Eatons was available alongside four real ciders. My pint of the IPA was in top condition and turned out to be a very pleasant example of this style.
Whilst this pub doesn’t quite deliver the historic interior that the attractive façade hints at, it is still a smart and comfortable place to enjoy some nice ale from the on-site brewery. Well worth a look, especially for anyone heading down towards either football stadium or the cricket ground.

On 3rd November 2012 - rating: 8
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Alan Winfield left this review about Trent Navigation

The Trent Navigation was originally a John Smiths tied house that had a few different rooms and only keg beers on the bar.
I first went in this pub on 16/7/1982 and have been in it a few times since then.
The pub has now reopened and the brewery is also now up and running and it is supplying the Great Northern Inns estate of pubs.
Once inside the pub has been opened out,there is one longish room that runs across the front of the pub this is fairly narrow near the bar but opens out at each end,the right side of the pub is quite smart with comfortable leather bench seating and some normal tables and chairs,the pub has a mainly tiled floor.
There were 13 pumps on the bar and all were in use 7 had Navigation beers on with the rest being for guest micro beers,i had a drink of Navigation Clasic IPA and this was a very nice well kept drink,the other Navigation beers i noted were Traditional,Pale Ale,Golden and Stout.
The pub was heaving when i got in here about 30 mins before Notts County played Portsmouth but the service was very quick and when the pub quietened down after kick off the tables were cleared and cleaned which is a sign of a well run pub.
There is a large outside decked area which was being well used on this sunny day.
It is great to see this pub open again and also brewing its own beer.
Well worth a visit.

Pub visited 22/9/2012

Photo of Navigation when a John Smiths house taken 1984

On 24th September 2012 - rating: 9
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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  • Beer Festivals : Yes - August - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint, includes cider - last updated 28 April 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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