Navigation Inn

“Family-run traditional pub with canalside beer garden” - AA Inspector



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Right by Bridge 65 on the Grand Union Canal, the Navigation has a long history of refreshing narrowboat crews, walkers and cyclists. Keeping draught ales, lagers and ciders in optimum condition is second nature to landlord and former brewery engineer, Mark Ainley. Note to beer-hunters: unique to the pub is Coventry-brewed Lapworth Gold; also unique is Guinness on hand-pull, something Mark's expertise enabled him to devise. Fresh, home-made food served in the comfortable interior includes sandwiches and wraps with chips and dressed salad; poached pear and stilton tart, port and garlic glaze; traditional faggots; and slow-cooked Moroccan lamb with caramelised onion and chickpeas.

Navigation Inn
Old Warwick Road, LAPWORTH, B94 6NA
Phone : 01564 783337


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
  • Sports TV
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Warwickshire

The sparkle of sunlight on a gentle river as it meanders through beautiful countryside; the reflections of sailing boats on a lake; relaxing with a pint in the garden of an old English pub in a picturesque village; brightly coloured narrow boats making their way through a flight of lock gates; the imposing silhouette of an historic castle. These are the scenes that make Warwickshire a delight. 

There may be few seriously high hills in this fertile plain, but it is an area full of attractive walking in rolling countryside, blessed with a fascinating history and wonderful places and buildings to visit. This is Shakespeare’s county, and the footprint of the famous Bard appears almost everywhere. He was born and brought up around the beautiful Warwickshire town of Stratford-upon-Avon, and many of his plays draw upon his own experiences in the area.

Warwickshire has a history that embraces the Civil War, castles and large country houses are scattered over the county. Warwick Castle is the home of the Earl of Warwick, Kenilworth Castle was a stronghold for lords and kings of England in the 11th and 12th centuries, and so the list goes on.

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