A tour of our brewery building is an absolute must for anyone interested in beer, Nottingham’s local history or just fancies learning about how real ales and craft beer is made. They’re also a great start to a day at the cricket or as a pre-match warm up as we’re in easy walking distance of the historic Trent Bridge, Meadow lane and Nottingham Forest’s City Ground. The tours are designed to be informative and entertaining, with any questions welcomed.
The Brewery itself was built in early 2012 using the latest technology and is housed in the old stable block of The Trent Navigation Inn where Victoria canal workers slept in small dorms above their hard-working horses before continuing their journey along 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. We have recently added to the brewery facilities to accommodate our expanding range of real ales and craft beers, with the capacity to produce almost 3 million pints each year.
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 and craft beers. You will be able sample a range of our cask ales over some real pub food made with local produce and Navigation Ales in the brewery tap, The Trent Navigation Inn.
Tours can be booked on various days and times through the week, usually including a sit-down meal in the brewery tap and can be arranged to suit the needs of your group.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 ales and ciders including all Navigation Ales. Trent Navigation also serves a British based menu with award winning local produce from 12pm everyday (11am Saturday’s). Live Music is free several nights a week incorporating blues, folk, Irish, rock, indie, ska and much more. Live sport is shown in HD on four 42” screens and the pub is extremely popular with all local sports fans.