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New people for The Navi

The Navigation Inn in Barrow upon Soar, or The Navi, was always a focal point in the village even in my early days. It was thought of as a pub’s ‘pub’, and to a lot of people was a sanctuary. Recently village residents have been lamenting what they saw as the passing of a tradition. The pub lost its sense of identity and was screaming out for a hero, or this case a heroine, to make things right again.

Suddenly, it was all go as word spread that local interests were again to become involved in running the pub - so welcome Cherelle and Garry, the new landlord and lady! They recently reopened the doors to a new look interior and it’s proving a winner. Now light and airy, but without losing its character, The Navi is back in business. Cherelle cut her teeth in pubs in Leicester and with her partner Garry, a chef, grabbed the opportunity, to, in their words, “Run a local-community focal point and family-orientated pub.”

Not only will a new menu be available but there will be dedicated dining areas too. Cherelle was quick to point out that while being family, and of course pet friendly, some areas of the Navigation will be for diners without pets in a quieter area. During the summer the terrace will be a hub for guests and the function room will once again be open for hire. The rest rooms are being smartened up and given a new look.

The selection of ales and beers will include occasional guest ales and some premium lagers. At some stage the weekly quiz will return along with the darts matches, and in the future there will be the occasional live music night. The Navigation will also be going for the Charnwood Beer Quality standard.

The opening hours will be 12 till 11pm everyday with a food service Monday to Saturday between 12.00-15.00 and 17.00-21.00: Sundays from 12.00-16.00

Follow the The Navigation Inn on Facebook and Instagram. E mail : info@navigationinn.info and Tel: 01509 413611 for reservations and enquires.

One thing you might ask: What happened to Jack’s Strap? Well, it’s resting … something the Navi is not! (I have no idea what this means. Ed)