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Navigation Inn

Navigation Inn, 143 London Road, Shardlow, Derby DE72 2HA, UK
  • Accommodation (Private)
  • Beer Garden
  • 38 Spaces Car Park
  • Cask Ale
  • 80 Covers Catering Kitchen
  • Live Entertainment
  • Outdoor Drinking Area
  • Wifi


Sitting in a prominent position in the heart of a thriving ‘canal village’, this attractive community mainstream pub is well placed to benefit from trade from both locals and visitors to the area, including boating customers from the nearby marina. Further developing the food and cask offer here will help to grow trade.

The Navigation Inn has recently been refurbished and is in very good condition, with plenty of traditional character and welcoming open fires. There’s huge potential for growing this business by further developing the food and cask beer offer here – the pub’s catering kitchen can provide up to 80 covers at full capacity. The Navigation has a good following for its regular entertainment programme and it also provides free WiFi for customers’ use. Outside, there’s a large car park with 38 spaces, plus a great beer garden and a separate drinks terrace, both of which are popular assets in the summer months.

The domestic accommodation consists of three bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge. Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order.

Occupying a Grade II listed building in the centre of the historic ‘canal village’ of Shardlow in Derbyshire, the Navigation Inn sits in a prominent position on a key junction on the main road through the village. Shardlow lies about 6 miles south-east of Derby and 11 miles south-west of Nottingham. Its proximity to both cities makes it a great place to live and it offers facilities to suit all families. Although a relatively small village, Shardlow’s location on both the Trent and Mersey Canal and the River Trent means that it’s generally considered Britain’s most complete surviving example of a canal village. There are more than 50 listed buildings within the designated Shardlow Wharf Conservation Area.

An ideal opportunity for an experienced operator with the skills to develop both the wet and food aspects of this business. You’ll need the ability to attract both locals (including boating customers) and the area’s destination visitors, offering a warm welcome to all.

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