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The Navigation, Sowerby Bridge

47 Chapel Lane
Sowerby Bridge
HX6 3LF
Phone: 01422316073
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Punch Taverns

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Quinno _ left this review about The Navigation

Down a steep hill, a bit away from the main drag and works well for it. A pretty looking place on approach but a bit schizophrenic inside, someone was let loose with cream paint to brighten the place up at the expense of the wood panelling and trim. Aside from that it's a tidy pub with a friendly old skool landlady. Five cask with a Marstons slant. My Oakham Citra in great shape (NBSS 4). Was I lucky? Maybe, but you can only judge on what you’re presented with and this felt like a much better bet than the more lauded Shepherd’s up the road. The quickest route back to the train station is a bit grim though, so be prepared.

On 25th June 2022 - rating: 7
[User has posted 4401 recommendations about 4387 pubs]


Will Larter left this review about The Navigation

As the name would suggest, this pub is handy for the canal, and we had been looking forward to this, our last pub of the day. First impressions were not good, as there was a smell of fried food on entering, and on seeing the array of hand pumps on the bar I think we all thought the offering was a little pedestrian: Oakham Citra, Marstons 61 Deep, Butcombe Original, Wainwright, Ossett Yorkshire Blonde and Theakstons XB. I went for the XB, which was in pretty good nick and it actually made quite a change to see this old staple, but it's not exactly a beer that anyone crosses the road for. Same goes for Butcombe, which I've had pretty ropey examples of in pubs much closer to the brewery than this, and I've been in a pub in Skipton where it used to be a regular but they've taken it off as it wasn't getting drunk any more. Anyway, none of this would put me off coming here again if Sowerby Bridge will have me back.

On 21st June 2022 - rating: 6
[User has posted 3046 recommendations about 2866 pubs]


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Rob Hunter left this review about The Navigation

The Navigation is a bit of a walk from the train station, or perhaps it just felt it due to the rain on Saturday evening. We approached from the main road down Chapel Lane so had a bit of time to take in the view of the pub as we made it downhill. This was the first pub of a small crawl in Sowerby Bridge and Hebden Bridge. It looks fairly basic and traditional from the outside, so we weren't really sure what to expect, but the sign outside boasts a 'traditional warm welcome' so we figured it was not the kind of place to lock non-locals in the cellar.

On entering through the front door the toilets are off to the left and the bar to the right. The bar area was pleasant and comfortable, feeling fairly traditional but with fairly modern décor - certainly not shabby and neglected like some 'traditional' pubs can be.

At the bar, five hand pulls, two of which were off, the remaining on offer being Donkeystone Badass Blonde, Donkeystone Cotton Clouds and Great Heck Treasure IPA. I went for the Cotton Clouds which was a perfectly pleasant pale ale.

Although not investigated, there was a door at the end of the bar which presumably takes you through to a separate room to the left, and possibly a rear entrance for ease of access to the car park.

The pub wasn't busy at 6:30pm on Saturday but the service was friendly and the ale was on form. A good pub to start the crawl with.

On 29th July 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 678 recommendations about 560 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alexander Kapp
Sowerby Bridge, 0.42 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Halifax, 2.73 miles, 52 min walk (show)
Mytholmroyd, 4.27 miles, 1 hr 22 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Navigation, Sowerby Bridge
25th Jun 2022, 16:20
Review submitted by Quinno _
 
21st Jun 2022, 18:27
Review submitted by Will Larter

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 25 June 2022 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 25 June 2022 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 25 June 2022 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 25 June 2022 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 15p per pint, 7p per half, 20% off food - last updated 25 May 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 25 June 2022 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 25 June 2022 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 25 June 2022 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 25 June 2022 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 25 June 2022 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 25 June 2022 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes - Monthly acoustic night - last updated 01 June 2022 by Will Larter
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 25 June 2022 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 June 2022 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 25 June 2022 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 25 June 2022 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesday - not summer - last updated 01 June 2022 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 June 2022 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 25 June 2022 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 25 June 2022 by Quinno _
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