This week’s Leicestershire Beer Garden of the Week tour is taking us over to Barrow upon Soar and The Navigation Inn.

The Navigation is a traditional pub where dogs and muddy boots are welcome. Serving pub classics, brunch, lunchtime baguettes and Sunday roast, it’s a favourite spot for a meal after a long walk. Or why not meet up for drinks and enjoy their range of world beers, wines and real ales.

The real star of this pub is its canal-side location. The beer garden sits directly next to the water offering splendid views and it’s a fantastic place to spend a sunny afternoon.

If you fancy getting active Barrow Boating is also based just there so you can take out a canoe for an hour, hop aboard a water trike, or maybe take out a family rowing boat for an hour.

Watch the boats pass by as you’re sipping on your beer and wine, or plan in a trip before your meal and drinks.

The Navigation put in a number of Covid safe measures last summer and they will be opening again in April as restrictions lift. Keep an eye on their Facebook for booking details. Find out more about boating activities from Barrow Boating.

The Navigation Inn is at 87 Mill Lane, LE12 8LQ. It’s only a 5 minute walk from Barrow upon Soar train station too, so you can hop on the train from Leicester and be there in no time.