A tour of our brewery building is an absolute must for anyone who’s interested beer, Nottingham’s local history or just fancies learning a bit more about how traditional real ales are made. They’re also a great start to a day at the cricket or as a pre-match warm up, all the grounds are within easy walking distance The tours are designed to be educational and entertaining with any questions welcome.
The brewery itself was built in early 2012 using the latest technology available at the time. It is housed in the old stable block of The Trent Navigation where Victorian canal workers slept in small dorms above their hard-working horses before continuing their journey along the Nottingham and Grantham canals. Throughout the years it has been a much loved traditional pub but was closed and neglected before being added to the thoroughbred stable of Great Northern Inns.
Brewery Tours consist of a guided walk through the brewery with one of our brewers to learn about the traditional methods of real ale brewing and how Navigation Brewery produces its fine ales. You will be able to sample a range of our cask beers over some real pub food made with local produce and Navigation Ales. You’ll have the chance to buy t-shirts, glasses and to take some beer home in the shape of our Bag in Box take-outs that hold 18 or 36 pints of the cask ale of your choice.
Tours can be booked at almost any time after 6pm weekdays, weekends between 11am and 5pm and before cricket, football or rugby matches nearby. The tours normally include a sit-down meal but pre-match tours may be provided with a buffet depending on the time the tour finishes and how close that is to kick off/first ball. Individual tours can be booked in groups of 10-25; smaller groups will be added to other groups to make up the numbers.TRENT NAVIGATION – THE BREWERY TAP
The brewery tours meet and finish at The Trent Navigation, a traditional English pub with all the best modern bits added for comfort. Boasting 13 cask ales including all Navigation Ales and a range of real ciders Trent Navigation also serves a British based menu with award winning local produce from 12pm everyday (11am Saturday’s). Live Music is free 5 Nights a week with an eclectic artiste policy incorporating blues, folk, Irish, rock, indie, ska and much more. Live sport is shown in HD on four 42” screens. Heaven.