Advertise on Stafford Forum!
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

The Navigation in Gnosall.

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

  1. Gramaisc Forum O. G.

    Member Since:
    May 25, 2008
    Message Count:
    25,565
    Likes Received:
    2,794
    Location:
    almost the very edge.
    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..
  2. That-Crazy-Rat-Lady Well-Known Member

    Member Since:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Message Count:
    1,846
    Likes Received:
    449
    Location:
    Stafford
    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 Forum O. G.

    Member Since:
    May 25, 2008
    Message Count:
    25,565
    Likes Received:
    2,794
    Location:
    almost the very edge.
    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/
  4. halfmanhalfbrisket Member

    Member Since:
    Sep 12, 2011
    Message Count:
    148
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Stafftopia
    It is quite a challenge.. but very tasty indeed
  5. Gramaisc Forum O. G.

    Member Since:
    May 25, 2008
    Message Count:
    25,565
    Likes Received:
    2,794
    Location:
    almost the very edge.
    I managed it, but it required tenacity and pacing.
  6. That-Crazy-Rat-Lady Well-Known Member

    Member Since:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Message Count:
    1,846
    Likes Received:
    449
    Location:
    Stafford
    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 Forum O. G.

    Member Since:
    May 25, 2008
    Message Count:
    25,565
    Likes Received:
    2,794
    Location:
    almost the very edge.
    Exactly that though occurred to me whilst I was attacking the pie. The better weather will be along soon...
  8. dajoja Member

    Member Since:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Message Count:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Stafford
    I used to live in Gnosall a few years ago and would recommend the Horns.
  9. That-Crazy-Rat-Lady Well-Known Member

    Member Since:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Message Count:
    1,846
    Likes Received:
    449
    Location:
    Stafford
    Oh and just in case the petrol station sells puncture repair kits, its a long path to walk!
  10. Gramaisc Forum O. G.

    Member Since:
    May 25, 2008
    Message Count:
    25,565
    Likes Received:
    2,794
    Location:
    almost the very edge.
    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.
  11. That-Crazy-Rat-Lady Well-Known Member

    Member Since:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Message Count:
    1,846
    Likes Received:
    449
    Location:
    Stafford
    Or you could take the bus? Just an idea :)
    The bus fare is extortionate tho so your prob best off swimming....
  12. United57 Well-Known Member

    Member Since:
    Jan 3, 2010
    Message Count:
    1,913
    Likes Received:
    135
    Location:
    Stafford
    Excellent meal last night. Friendly shame the weather was awful.
  13. basil don't mention the blinds

    Member Since:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Message Count:
    6,794
    Likes Received:
    148
    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..........
  14. Gramaisc Forum O. G.

    Member Since:
    May 25, 2008
    Message Count:
    25,565
    Likes Received:
    2,794
    Location:
    almost the very edge.
    Ooh, could be worth making the effort - http://www.mikron.org.uk/ - they're doing Losing The Plot.

  15. flossietoo Well-Known Member

    Member Since:
    Mar 29, 2011
    Message Count:
    1,369
    Likes Received:
    624
    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.
  16. Trumpet Well-Known Member

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Message Count:
    3,146
    Likes Received:
    257
    Location:
    The Tri-light Zone
    Is that the High Offley Anchor? Didn't know they did food.
  17. flossietoo Well-Known Member

    Member Since:
    Mar 29, 2011
    Message Count:
    1,369
    Likes Received:
    624
    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.
  18. basil don't mention the blinds

    Member Since:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Message Count:
    6,794
    Likes Received:
    148
    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.........
  19. flossietoo Well-Known Member

    Member Since:
    Mar 29, 2011
    Message Count:
    1,369
    Likes Received:
    624
    I opted for The Anchor. I scrutinised the audience carefully, looking for anyone who might be a forumite. Anyone there?
  20. Gramaisc Forum O. G.

    Member Since:
    May 25, 2008
    Message Count:
    25,565
    Likes Received:
    2,794
    Location:
    almost the very edge.
    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.

Share This Page