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Comfortable pub in a side street near the sporting venues, it's also the Navigation Brewery tap, large range of Navigation beers and two Gwynt Y Ddraig ciders. Most important though, the air con was working in the pub!

Went for the Navigation Patriot as it's a traditional best bitter rather than the usual offering of pale beers in this area. It was very good.

Definitely worth another visit - but not on a sporting match day!
ellisref - 24 Jul 2019 09:55
Super pub just off London Road and very handy for both football grounds and Trent bridge cricket. Large single bar with several seating areas so it can cope with busy times (football etc)
Staff were excellent and we didn't have to wait to get served even though it was rammed. Tried a couple of the Navigation ales - liked the Pale Ale and the Apus but did also enjoy the new Shipstone's Bitter which was great to see being re-created. We ate here before the match and my Yorkshire Pudding with Cottage Pie was absolutely spot-on for a cold evening before the game. Huge portion and part of the two meals for £12 offer. This is a modern pub inside an old building and it works well. Highly recommended. There are a few pubs I could name who could learn a thing or two from this place.
mcroyal - 1 Dec 2013 14:40
This is the home of the Navigation Brewery that is situated just behind the pub. Very fine Navigation ales available, very well organised pub, gets busy and has regular live music. Certainly worth a visit for quality real ales (probably the best brewed in the City). Food looks good, large outdoor area. This is a large pub and sufficiently out of the way of footflow to ensure that as a destination pub, it keeps a traditional friendly atmosphere. Just up the lane from Notts County's ground.
oxybrig - 16 Sep 2013 12:07
Tucked in amongst the canal and back-street businesses surrounding Notts County FC. Large attractive looking building, heavily tiled along the frontage in an old-fashioned style, but interior decor is jarringly modern in a "boutique" kind of way. Full of Forest fans on our visit an hour before kick-off, but quick service and friendly staff. Prices very reasonable at 2.60 a pint. Very decent selection of half a dozen local real ales. Excellent and well worth a visit on non-match days - its only 15 minutes walk from the station after all.
Gristy - 2 Nov 2011 10:30
Now re-opened, under new management, re-decorated and those nasty bar stools have gone!!!!!!

Popped in before some Friday rugby the other night had 2 great pints and a lasagne that was truly excellent.

Well worth a visit, not just before a match.
427scr - 14 Oct 2011 13:53
Re-opened again, already in good order due to the investment of the last owners, Good luck to Great Northern Inns who recently took over and redecorated, should have a good future now it has sound management who paid realistic dosh for the property, by all accounts. Beer is all good, beware match day pricing but should be a good match day alternative and local evening watering hole if they keep the nutters under control
Can be reached from the Trent at its confulence with Nottingham canal near Trent Bridge and is a cheaper alternative to the over posh Riverbank for those taking a sunday stroll on the Trent embankment and fancy a pint and a pie. pleasant out door seating area, friendly staff and locals. Look out for Stephen Wrights brilliant Nottingham street photography on the walls, worthy of Magnum. google it!
Hugo_Chav - 1 Sep 2011 06:19
Unfortunately closed when we visited after the Test match, do not know if this is a temporary closure or permanent.
Thatsmypint - 12 Aug 2011 10:20
I really love this place in the summer - sitting out by the locks watching the boats. Decent beer too.
Should be a lot more popular than it is - buts it's off the beaten track.
steven_Wynn_Uk - 13 Nov 2010 17:33
Firstly, I agree about the bar stools, talk about numb nuts.....

Great selection of beer mostly from the Magpie brewery, sporting Navigation Bitter and Svendemonium (excuse spelling). Also on tap but not tried was a Tetley brew called Cracker (seasonal) and a good selection of lagers for the footie fans. I suspect the place is rammed on match day, being right next to Meadow Lane but any other time is's quiet and the food is great.

Nice big car park at the back and an outside seating area for thos wishing to pollute the atmosphere. Clean and tidy boozer with nice staff and comfortable surroundings, just a bit too far out of town to include in a Nottingham crawl.
427scr - 18 Dec 2009 13:19
Recently refurbished, The tall tables under the window have the most uncomfortable bar stools anywhere in the world, painful to get on or off. Once on however, the understanding bar-staff bring beer to you when they notice you are empty, So you could end up here for some time as the Beer here is good. (and improving) Nearby Globe still has the edge but is a bit more chilled out here than the Globe and the nearby South-bank, Vinyl Disco is a laugh, though. decor is in very good nick and there is a quieter back room. Green King I believe have an interest but strong local beer supporters also. With this the Globe and the Southbank Trent Bridge makes for a destination once again
Hugo_Chav - 15 Sep 2009 16:23
Excellent pub, newly refurbished, soon to have it's own micro brewery at the stable block at the rear of the pub. 5% discount for CAMRA Members. Friendly staff / owners
Roberttherailway - 29 Jul 2009 20:54

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