The building dates back to c1842 when the most effective way of transporting heavy goods such as coal, iron, sand, grain and foodstuffs was by water. The Trent Navigation served as a watering hole to the workers on the horse-drawn canal boats and their horses would bed down for the night in the stable block while the workers enjoyed a well-earned libation.
We are proud of the history and noble heritage of our building and that it served so many as a place of rest and sanctuary.
The Trent Navigation has continued in this tradition through the years as a great spot to recharge in good company.
Back in 2011 we started planning the brewery and we believe that good beer deserves the best kit.
Our brewing equipment was designed and fabricated to our own custom specifications here in the UK, while we imported specific filtering equipment from the Czech Republic (we heard that they know a thing or two about great beer there!)
The brewery itself opened in 2012 and our first brew was on Thursday 5th April 2012!
As well as producing a wide range of permanently available and seasonal cask ales, we are one of very few craft breweries with the capacity and expertise to brew, filter & keg our craft range onsite, ensuring the quality and consistency of our beer is always at the highest standards.
Head Brewer - Dom Flynn
Nottingham boy Dom Flynn started making beer in 2002 at Kelham Island. He’s also brewed at Thornbridge and once exported his skills across the pond as part of a brewer exchange with Brooklyn Brewery in NYC. Dom continued his glittering career at Derby Brewing Company before jumping at the chance of an emotional homecoming here in Nottingham at Navigation Brewery.
Dom is too modest to shout about the numerous awards and accolades he’s gained over the years. Luckily we’re not! He’s won loads of prestigious awards for his brilliant brewing skills of all types of beer, a habit he’s continued here at Navigation Brewery.
Our team are dedicated and passionate about great beer. Across all areas and levels of the brewery, we work hard to ensure our outlets and our drinkers receive the best beer possible and the highest standards of service.
Lead Brewer – Dan Froggatt
Dan joined Navigation back in 2015 and with a broad skill-set, he settled in immediately and fast became a key member of the team. Dan is our ‘conductor’ and is in perpetual motion! When he’s not controlling operations in the brewhouse you’ll find him enjoying live music, walking his beloved dog and indulging an expensive craft-can habit……
Brew Team – Craig Nightingale
Craig joined us in 2018 and we’ve never seen anyone happier in a brewhouse! A beaming lighthouse smile, can-do approach and years of experience in the trade on both sides of the cellar? That’ll do for us. Be sure to give him a wave if you see him on his bike on the way into Meadow Lane…
Our tours are fun and informative and you will experience every stage from raw ingredients, the brewing process, through to conditioning and the most important part, sampling!
We will give you the technical stuff, show you the shiny bits, answer your questions, talk you through our range and make sure you have an enjoyable experience.
Tours are available any weekday evening after 4.30pm and throughout the day on Saturdays and Sundays (as we're in very close proximity to both football stadia in the City Ground and Meadow Lane and Trent Bridge Cricket ground, occasionally these times may vary depending on matches scheduled but please do get in touch if you have any questions)
We usually have a minimum booking of 10 people but smaller groups can be accommodated at certain times.
The tours it costs £13pp.
You can add a delicious meal in our brewery tap, Trent Navigation Inn for an additional fee per person, ask for details.
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About this policy
This policy describes how we use your personal data when you use our website www.navigationbrewery.com or buy our goods, or when we provide services to you. We have provided this policy to ensure that you understand what personal data we may collect and hold about you, what we may use it for and how we keep it safe. You have legal rights to access the personal data that we hold about you and to control how we use it which are also explained.
You can read, print and save this whole policy or click on the links below to see specific information about:
Who we are and how you can contact us
We are Navigation Brewery Ltd, a limited company, registration number 07808293. Our registered office address is 14 Phoenix Park, Telford Way, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3HB.
You can contact us in writing at the address given above or at our trading address: Trent Navigation, Meadow Lane, Nottingham, NG2 3HS or by emailing us email@example.com. If you would like to speak to us, please call us on 0115 9869877
Please refer to the sections on Your rights to know what personal data we hold and to control how we use it and How to make a complaint for further contact information.
What personal data we collect about you
What we use your personal data for
We use your personal data in the following ways:
When we need your consent to use your personal data
Whilst we always want you to be aware of how we are using your personal data, this does not necessarily mean that we are required to ask for your consent before we can use it. In the day to day running of our business we may use your personal data without asking for your consent because:
In exceptional circumstances we may wish to use your personal data for a different purpose which does require your consent. In these circumstances we will contact you to explain how we wish to use your data and to ask for your consent. You are not required to give consent just because we ask for it. If you do give consent you can change your mind and withdraw it at a later date.
Please refer to the section on How we use your personal data for marketing to read about marketing consents.
Personal data you are legally obliged to provide
You are not under a legal obligation to provide us with any of your personal data but please note that if you elect not to provide us with your personal data we may be unable to provide our goods or services to you.
Your rights to know what personal data we hold and to control how we use it
You have a legal right to know what personal data we hold about you - this is called the right of subject access. You can exercise this right by sending us a written request at any time. Please mark your letter “Subject Access Request” and send it to us by post or email using the details in the Who we are and how you can contact us section.
You also have rights to:
You can find full details of your personal data rights on the Information Commissioner’s Office website at ww.ico.org.uk.
Automated decision making and profiling
We do not make use of automated decision making or profiling.
When we will share your personal data with others
We share your data with the following people in the day to day running our business:
We may also share your personal information with third parties on a one-off basis, for example, if:
How we keep your personal data safe
We take every care to ensure that your personal data is kept secure. The security measures we take include:
Please remember that you are responsible for keeping your passwords secure. If we have given you (or you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. Please do not share your passwords with anyone.
Unfortunately, sending information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of personal data sent to our website; you send us personal data at your own risk. Once we have received your personal data, we will use strict procedures and security features (some of which are described above) to try to prevent unauthorised access.
How we use your personal data for marketing
We will add your details to our marketing database if:
We may send you marketing communications by email, telephone, automated calls, text message, post.
You can ask us to only send you marketing communications by particular methods (for example, you may be happy to receive emails from us but not telephone calls), about specific subjects, or you may ask us not to send you any marketing communications at all.
You can check and update your current marketing preferences at any time by calling or emailing us using the details set out in the Who we are and how you can contact us section above.
We never share your personal data with third parties for marketing purposes.
When we will send your personal data to other countries
The data below shows what safeguards are in place in respect of personal data we currently transfer outside of the EU
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For automated distribution of marketing communications by email.
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For cloud-based document storage
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How long we keep your personal data
We only keep your personal data for as long as we actually need it. In practice this means that we will keep:
Please note that we may anonymise your personal data or use it for statistical purposes. We keep anonymised and statistical data indefinitely but we take care to ensure that such data can no longer identify or be connected to any individual.
Data deleted or discarded is done so in a controlled and secure manner by competent individuals or companies.
How you can make a complaint
If you are unhappy with the way we have used your personal data, please contact us to discuss this using the contact details set out in the Who we are and how you can contact us section above.
You are also entitled to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office which you can do by visiting www.ico.org.uk. Whilst you are not required to do so, we encourage you to contact us directly to discuss any concerns that you may have and to allow us an opportunity to address these before you contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.
How we keep this policy up to date
We will review and update this policy from time to time. This may be to reflect a change in the goods or services we offer or to our internal procedures or it may be to reflect a change in the law.
The easiest way to check for updates is by looking for the latest version of this policy on our website, www.navigationbrewery.com or you can contact us Who we are and how you can contact us to ask us to send you the latest version of our policy.
Each time we update our policy we will update the policy version number shown at the end of the policy and the date on which that version of the policy came into force.
This is policy version 1 which came into effect on 14/05/2018.
Our brewery is all on ground level for public visits.
There is free parking available but the car park can get busy around sporting events (football and cricket). There is some uneven concrete in the car park to be aware of and a small slope down into the brewery – you can see this on the image below.
The mash, copper, fermentation vessels, conditioning tanks and all other kit are all on ground level with three roller shutter access points around our L shaped building. From our research, we believe we require 36 inches of clearance in diameter for a standard wheelchair which would also allow for turning in doorways. There is a narrow point between some of the fermentation/conditioning-vessels which is at circa 28 inches with the valve handles closed – we can open them up (turn them) which then gives us 30-31 inches of clearance but this is not a permanent distance so we would rather be specific.
As it is a working site and there is lots of water, each of the roller shutter access points has drainage running the length of the roller door – you can see the type of drainage between the vessels in the image above. With the three access doors all leading out into the car park, you can access all parts of the brewery from the compound separately, by exiting and coming back in an alternative door. There is a maximum of 15 metres diversion between each of the access points. The image below showing the mash and copper is taken from the roller shutter door, to the left is the hopper for the malt, and to the right through the plastic door protectors are the vessels as pictured.
We hope this information will assist any prospective visitors.
For anything further not specified above, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0115 986 9877. Although there is not an accessible toilet in the brewery, there is one available in our brewery tap, the Trent Navigation Inn, across the car park.