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Canalside | Stoke Bruerne, Stoke Bruerne NN12 7SY, England
+44 1604 864988
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09:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 23:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Such a shame that a visit to such an idilic location was spoilt by the fact we sat waiting for over 2 hours for a lunchtime snack (Nachos and Camembert!)....whilst I appreciate it is the first day of any real sunshine this year and the pub was busy I would expect a professional / organised establishment to be adequately staffed... More 

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Thank Deborah R
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great pub when they got gas in the beer - but the twenty-something geeks working there seem to think everyone loves their inane juvenile junk taste in music at volumes similar to a student shared house. Shame! Where is the management ? At some geek festival?

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Thank benzodiazepine
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This visit was so wrong. Yes, it is a pub but this pub is good probably only for couple of drinks outside by the river when is nice and sunny day. Looks like chef doesn't like salt and pepper as all food was REALLY bland. Drinks at Navigation? Maybe. Food at this place? Never again

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Thank Tatti Z
navigation_towcester, General Manager at Navigation Inn, responded to this review

Further to your recent review of The Navigation, Stoke Bruerne, I am surprised to read your comments regarding your food being bland. Obviously, you have not detailed the dishes you ordered, but I assure you that we do season the food we serve. If you had mentioned your dissatisfaction at the time, our team would have been more than happy... More 

Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked a table for Sunday 19th March. Sunday roast was lovely and far too much food on the plate. I had the roast beef however it did not have much taste but still nice. Hubby had the lamb from the specials board and said it was delicious and mother-in-law had the child's portion of roast chicken. We love the place... More 

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Thank MsLCS
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a cold, dark March early evening. High expectations as busy. Usually a good sign. Too many sticky menus with different nightly deals on the table. Chose fish & chips & half a chicken with sides between us. Fish & chips bland, a bit greasy & plonked on the plate, chicken & Asian slaw lacked flavour & seasoning. Friendly... More 

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Thank Vietnamvera
navigation_towcester, General Manager at Navigation Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of the Navigation. I am disappointed to read that you did not entirely enjoy your visit. Perhaps if you would be kind enough to e-mail me: navigation.towcester@marstons.co.uk, I shall invite you to visit us again with my compliments. Regards Sarah Tann More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is first time we have eaten here, there was 9 of us for a Sunday lunch and it was fantastic. Huge selection on menu and reasonably priced. Our table was booked for 1pm but 3 people were travelling from London and got caught in traffic, they were fantastic and held the table until 2pm. Service was great and good... More 

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Thank Pixiepopicals
navigation_towcester, Manager at Navigation Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your recent review of The Navigation and your positive feedback. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us and we shall very much look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards Sarah Tann More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went in on a friday after we had eaten there was a live band in, not my cup of t, but hay ho, was a change. Not sure on the price of a strongbow tho £4.05

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Thank Jason C
navigation_towcester, Manager at Navigation Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of The Navigation. We do strive to keep our prices competitive with other establishments in our locality, but I take on board your comments. Regards Sarah Tann More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a reservation easily over the phone and our table was set up when we arrived. Staff allowed us to put a cake aside as a surprise for my mom. The food was good (chicken road dinners, scampi, veggie, steak, fish and chips and lasagne); freshly prepared and the roasts were huge portions. Nothing was too much trouble and... More 

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Thank MomDawn
navigation_towcester, General Manager at Navigation Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of your visit to The Navigation yesterday. It is always a pleasure to read such positive comments from our guests and I am delighted that you and your family enjoyed your afternoon with us. I shall certainly pass your feedback onto the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Navigation in the... More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here today to meet up with family as it is dog friendly in lower half of pub . They do two meals for a tenner which is good value as choice is quite adequate food is on par with most other chain pubs alike so if you want fine dining this ain't for you it's a chain pub but... More 

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Thank dave r
navigation_towcester, Manager at Navigation Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of The Navigation. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your recent visit and were able to take advantage of our popular 2 meals for £10 offer. I do hope you will come and see us again soon. Regards Sarah Tann More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food is good here but staff leave a bit to be desired. Not good at handling requests for tables. I requested a table near the window for one evening and was told that they did not reserve tables. They said they would see what they could do. I called back an hour later and a full 4 hours before... More 

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Thank timjoe333
navigation_towcester, Manager at Navigation Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of The Navigation. I am sorry that you were left disappointed about the table booking. I shall investigate as to what happened on this occasion and as to why there seemed to be some confusion about the requested table. I do hope however that this will not deter you from visiting us again in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canalside | Stoke Bruerne, Stoke Bruerne NN12 7SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Stoke Bruerne
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 864988

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