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The Navigation Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Welford Road | Kilby Bridge, Wigston, Leicester LE18 3TE, England
+44 116 288 2280
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here in summer. Sat by the river watching the world go by. Very nice. Reasonably priced as well.

Thank Gadger123
Redditch, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this pub on a recent day out with my family and I have to say it was my good fortune. Whilst the exterior of the pub could do with a little lick of paint this was more than compensated for by the warm welcome received as we entered. The selection of beers was good and the food was... More 

Thank Tony B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

I come here every year for their Christmas menu and every year it's fabulous. The food is always to perfection and everything comes out at the same time.

Thank CSE t
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Had heard lots of good things about this pub but unfortunately on the day we decided to go for lunch there things certainly weren't good. Drinks arrived but food took ages and we were the only ones in there and hadn't ordered anything other than baked potatoes and rolls. Slightly disappointed to say the least as no explanations for the... More 

Thank P P
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Now we eat out a lot...usually pub food...and this meal was excellent!!! Can't believe some of the other reviews...were they really eating here??? We moored up outside to use the CRT facilities and popped in for a pint & a quick bite....the mushroom starter with peppercorn sauce & Stilton was amazing!! Jeff & I had the Thai fish cakes which... More 

1 Thank Kay W
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

First visit dinning out in the navigation inn, food is definitely good unlike previous comments, my girlfriend doesn't want to love me because she's too busy eating. 😭😭

Thank mike1072
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch. It was a very nice place to visit, staff were very pleasant and the food was very nice and home cooked. I would definitely go back if in the area again.

Thank Kirsty T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

We did not encounter the problems given by previous reviewers. The exterior does not give great confidence in the interior but the restaurant area is clean and bright. The staff were really helpful and whilst there was quite a wait for the food it was worth it. Everything was home prepared and cooked to perfection. Our group of 7 had... More 

Thank Julie N
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Went to this pub today for lunch. Probably the worst meal I have had in a pub! Chips not too bad, fish was awful. Never again. Service was slow but waitress was very pleasant.

Thank carlval m
Blackboys, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

The staff were extremely helpful and although we had a bit of a wait as they were short staffed, you cannot fault them. The food was not posh but sometimes a well cooked meal is all you want. Would go there again. Ideal for mooring beside if you're boating along the canal.

Thank maria111067

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $19
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Welford Road | Kilby Bridge, Wigston, Leicester LE18 3TE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester  >  Wigston
  • Phone Number: +44 116 288 2280
The Navigation Inn is a traditional pub perfectly placed next to the Grand Union Canal and boasts fantastic walks and beautiful scenery just outside the door. The inn has a welcoming atmosphere and provides a television and darts board as well as a large selection of draught beers, wines and spirits for your enjoyment.
With a beer garden, car park and disabled access - The Navigation Inn is the perfect place to come and relax with friends and family, what's more - we love dogs; so they're welcome too!
The Navigation Inn also provides numerous events including "the pub quiz" and "paupers supper"; and can cater for all special occasions in the separate restaurant that can accomodate up to 60 people, buffets can also be provided.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?