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The Navigation in Gnosall.

Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by Gramaisc, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I was taken there for a meal this afternoon. Not bad at all. The steak and ale pie is excellent and not for the faint-hearted..
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    That-Crazy-Rat-Lady Well-Known Member

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    Is that the one by the canal? Lovely in summer, the Royal Oak in Gnosall is also nice, recently had a refit so very swanky!
  3. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    It is one of two by the canal. The Navigation is the one on the main road. There is also The Boat, a bit further south-east.

    http://www.thegnosallnavvy.co.uk/
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    It is quite a challenge.. but very tasty indeed
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    I managed it, but it required tenacity and pacing.
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    That-Crazy-Rat-Lady Well-Known Member

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    I know its not exactly the best weather right now but the cycle path that goes to gnosall is brilliant in summer and pops out right near the pubs :)
  7. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Exactly that though occurred to me whilst I was attacking the pie. The better weather will be along soon...
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    I used to live in Gnosall a few years ago and would recommend the Horns.
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    Oh and just in case the petrol station sells puncture repair kits, its a long path to walk!
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I did partake of the excellent food in The Horns a couple of times about three years ago - http://www.staffordforum.com/viewtopic.php?pid=41040#p41040 .


    I would merely remove the surviving inner tube and swim home, via Wolverhampton.
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    Or you could take the bus? Just an idea :)
    The bus fare is extortionate tho so your prob best off swimming....
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    Excellent meal last night. Friendly shame the weather was awful.
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    basil don't mention the blinds

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    The Mikron Theatre will be performing there on friday 7th Sept, last year it severely peresisted down for most of the outdoor performance......... and the band played on..........
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    Ooh, could be worth making the effort - http://www.mikron.org.uk/ - they're doing Losing The Plot.

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    That sounds like my perfect evening! Am torn, though, between going to the Navigation on 7 Sept (food available, within easy cycling distance, a Friday night) or The Anchor on 6 Sept (something darkly referred to as 'refreshments', splendid eccentricity all round, house martins in the toilets, the opportunity to park-up at Loynton Moss and walk along the canal, spaniels encouraged) I suppose I have until September to dither.
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    Is that the High Offley Anchor? Didn't know they did food.
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    It is indeed. The term 'food' isn't used on the Mikon website - merely refreshments. The last time I went to the Anchor they offered crisps and sandwiches.
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    basil don't mention the blinds

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    enjoyed the entertainment on friday night as did the little yappy dog on the front row, the four-man-show excelled themselves with a very well scripted, humourus presentation. the sassy waitress from the pub was certainly working hard carrying food and drink to the assembled audience on the downside someone in a large van smashed into a parked car and drove off without leaving details however some local yokels passed on some gen to the irate car owner.........
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    I opted for The Anchor. I scrutinised the audience carefully, looking for anyone who might be a forumite. Anyone there?
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    I've just been to the Navigation again - had the steak and ale pie (again), but had prepared properly this time and my training paid off, though I may have to lie down for a bit now. Top notch nosh at a fair price.

    Excellent grub, but it's well worth booking on a Sunday. They squeezed us in, as my entourage had ignored my recommendation to book..

    The waiting staff is most impressive - flashes about like somebody training for a supermarket trolley dash, but seems to be in complete control of the situation, not a hint of flusteredness.

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