Navigation Inn
Bugsworth Basin
High Peak
SK23 7NE
(01663 732072).


Mon-Sat 11-11, Sun 12-3, 7-10.30  



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A pub with a difference here, from the outside it looks just like an ordinary house built partly below street level. From the inside it looks just like a canal barge, full of the odds and end familiar to Rosie and Jim fans. Don't get me wrong, I like it, but there is a limit to a theme. At least it isn't like those fake Irish pubs! Back to the pub. It is a multi-roomed pub with wooden divided areas and hand painted tables with barge motifs. Food is served (all day in the bar) both in the bar area and in the large-ish restaurant. Naturally it is more expensive in the restaurant, but there is pleasant service and the ambiance is less smoky. When I was there plenty of staff were on, too many almost as they seemed to outnumber the punters at times. That said, it does get busy, being as it is by the only remaining UK canal tramway interchange. On a good day you can sit outside, though you cant see much as it is below the level of the car park. Better still you can walk down the canal towpath and soak up the rural nature of it all. When I was there, there were three beers on: Timothy Taylor Landlord, Lloyds County Gold, and Green Jack Lurcher. Accommodation is plenty, six rooms in all, half with en-suite. They are comfortable and light, though some look out onto the car park. All have tea making facilities and TV (though you'd be foolish to watch it when there is scenery outside). Prices are about ?29 - ?55 a room (the 4-poster is the expensive one) and breakfast is served in the restaurant area. Accommodation Rating. (Philip Dean)








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