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“Lovely place to eat”
Review of The Navigation Inn

The Navigation Inn
Ranked #11 of 123 Restaurants in Oswestry
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Navigation Inn is an 18th Century canalside inn serving home made food using seasonal and ethically sourced ingredients. We offer superb real ales, and a great selection of wines and other drinks. Whether you want to enjoy a meal or just want to stop for a drink or three our dining room and bars offer relaxed and characterful spaces. We also have a canalside patio where you can enjoy al fresco dining and drinking. Dogs and children are also welcome! Our food is home made and the quality of the ingredients we use is particularly important to us. All raw meat products supplied by our catering butcher are fully traceable in origin and we insist that he sources meat that conforms to our welfare standards. Many products such as lamb, pork (including sausages and bacon) and eggs are purchased from local farms where we deal directly with the producer. All of our meat is ethically produced and wherever possible free range. (Eggs, chicken and pork are 100% free range) We will always try to buy locally and support the farming community who we value so much. We use Fish Fight guidelines to ensure that seafood is sourced from sustainable fisheries. Our menus are created using these criteria and with a firm eye on the seasonality of the ingredients. Brent and Mark have owned The Navigation for nearly 11 years and continue to strive to offer you a relaxed visit with excellent service, food and drink. They are very ably supported by Head Chef Jack who has been running the kitchen for 5 years and by Sous Chef Craig. In addition our waiters, waitresses, cleaner and kitchen assistants are all here to enhance your visit. Your security is overseen by the tireless (and occasionally vocal) presence of Belle and Sebastienne, our German Shepherds.
Reviewed October 10, 2012

We called here when the normal manager was away, but the chef and other staff seemed to do a pretty good job of coping. The food was very good as was the beer (Stonehouse bitter). The pub is quite cosy with several rooms. Recommended.

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Thank stu999
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Had lunch on a Saturday - really nice decor inside the the pub. A really lovely change to see such an interesting menu not just the usual pub grub. Had Thai fish cakes which were lovely although a little expensive. The staff were efficient and friendly. Will return.

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Thank JME138
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Called in for Sunday lunch whilst crossing the country on return from holiday. Much bigger than it looks from first glance, nicely furnished with a good ambience. Staff all very good and food quality was excellent. Not the cheapest meal, but reasonable value.

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Thank bgtravellers
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Had dinner at the pub when staying at a B&B up the road. Main course (Chef's special) and pudding were great though starter (Thai prawns) had a rather odd, indistinct flavour.

Thank Andy P
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

We ate here after a walk along the canal, and first impressions on the place when entering the restaurant are "wow". The old warehouse has been transformed into a wonderful roomy restaurant with loads of brickwork and tasteful decorations.

We had two large glases of reasonably priced decent shiraz. I had a prawn starter with a very mild thai sauce with the chefs special chicken dish, my wife had two starters, bruschetta and a tower of peppers. All the food was tasty and really well presented, the chicken was the highlight, in a moroccoan stew with olives and we ate every morsel of everything.

Service was perfect and the whole thing was about £40 for two courses with wine - it was an excellent meal.

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