About Us

Located in Nottingham, just a stone's throw from the iconic Trent Bridge, our brewery combines historic Victorian premises, cutting-edge technology and a passionate team of brewing experts.

The brewery is situated in the old stable block behind the Trent Navigation Inn and has undergone as huge transformation to house our high-tech brewing equipment: history and tradition meets cutting-edge innovation (just like our beers)..

We believe that good beer deserves the best kit so our brewing equipment was specially constructed for us and includes our own kegging facilities, a three head automated washer filler and special filtering equipment imported from the Czech Republic (we heard they know a thing or two about great beer).

The brewery itself opened in 2012 and after our latest refit, now has the capacity to brew 180 Brewer’s barrels a week – in drinkers’ terms, that’s 52,000 pints a week and almost 3 million a year!

As well as producing a wide range of cask ales, we are one of a handful of craft breweries with the capacity and expertise to brew, filter & keg our craft range onsite, ensuring the quality and consistency of our beer is at the highest standards.


In 2012, Great Northern Inns (Nottingham’s leading independent pub group) teamed up with esteemed head brewer, Dom Flynn, to create Navigation Brewery, with the clear goal of producing exceptional beer.

Nottingham boy Dom Flynn started making beer in 2002 at Kelham Island. He’s also brewed at Thornbridge and has 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's too modest to shout about the numerous awards and accolades he’s gained over the years (but 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 drinkers receive the best beer possible and the highest standards of service.

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.

Navigation Brewery tours are 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.

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.

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.

Tours can be booked on various days and times through the week, usually a sit-down meal in the brewery tap can also be arranged to suit the needs of your group.

Get in touch here for more information or to book your tour.

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  1. All products are offered subject to availability
  2. Prices quoted are subject to duty increases from time to time. Navigation Brewery Ltd (the “Company”) will endeavour to inform customers of these increases at all times however from time to time this may not always be possible.
  3. All products are offered on a strictly cash on delivery or pre-payment basis.
  4. As a condition of opening an account with Navigation Brewery Ltd, you accept that we may make searches against you, the applicant entity and (as appropriate) each of the principals, officers, partners or members of the applicant entity (together “Principals”) at credit reference agencies who will supply us with credit information. By signing above, you consent to such searches being carried out on you, the applicant entity and each Principal and to us holding copies of such information.
  5. We may terminate this contract or suspend further deliveries under this contract (without notice or any liability to you) if you become unable to pay your debts as they fall due, or any steps being taken with a view to appointing an administrator or similar, in respect of debts unsettled.
  6. The Company will recharge the cost of any returned and re-presented payments, as revised from time to time, at the following rates;
  1. Re-presented cheque:£15.00
  2. Returned cheque:£25.00


    7. Retention of Title:

All goods remain the property of the Company until paid in full. In the event of sale of the goods by the customer prior to payment, the customer shall hold the proceeds of the sale as the trustees for the Company in such a way as to be identifiable as the property of the Company. Where it is not possible to identify the specific goods then we reserve the right to claim for all monies outstanding.

  1. All goods must be examined on delivery and claims or breakages or loss must be notified at the point of delivery. The Company will not accept responsibility for any breakages or loss after the goods have been signed for.
  2. Container deposits. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure all returns of empties carrying deposits are clearly marked on the delivery note. Credit will not be given for subsequent claims unless noted on the delivery note.
  3. Best Before Dates. The Company will not knowingly supply products within the time periods set out below without prior consultation with the customer:

Cask Beers 14 days

Keg Beers 20 days

All packaged items 30 days

  1. By purchasing from the Company you agree that you are not breaching any 3rd party tie.
  1. Deliveries outside scheduled delivery days and times may be by a one-man crew. No delivery time conditions apply.
  2. All personal information is held in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations of 25 May 2018. A copy of our Privacy Policy is available on request, or can be found at www.navigationbrewery.co.uk

Privacy Policy

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

What personal data we collect about you

What we use your personal data for


When we need your consent to use your personal data

Personal data you are legally obliged to provide

Your rights to know what personal data we hold and to control how we use it

Automated decision making and profiling

When we will share your personal data with others

How we keep your personal data safe

How we use your personal data for marketing

When we will send your personal data to other countries

How long we keep your personal data

How you can make a complaint

How we keep this policy up to date


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   enquiries@navigationbrewery.comk.  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

We collect:

  • personal data that you provide to us. There are lots of ways in which you may share your personal data with us, for example, you may register on our website, post on social media sites that we run or contact us in connection with goods or services that you would like to buy, or have already bought, from us. The personal data that you provide to us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, financial and credit card information.
  • personal data that we receive from third parties. If we work with other businesses or use sub-contractors these parties may collect personal data about you which they will share with us. For example, we may have your name and contact details passed to us by a drinks supplier that refers you to us so that we can provide your with our goods or services, or from a customer to whom we already provide goods or services.
  • personal data about your use of our website. Technical information that may be obtained when logging into our website, such as your IP address, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, as well as details of how you navigated to our website and where you went when you left, what pages or products you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, and page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), is not stored or used in any way, does not identify any individual, and is not classed as personal data.

What we use your personal data for

We use your personal data in the following ways:

  • personal data that you provide to us is used to:
  • process and respond to any enquiry you make
  • provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us
  • provide you with marketing information in accordance with your marketing preferences (see How we use your personal data for marketing)
  • manage and administer our, and your, business. This may include, where necessary, sharing personal data with third parties. Third parties include, but are not limited to, suppliers of drinks and snacks and other bar products, already known to us and trading with us.
  • review and improve our goods and service
  • personal data that we receive from third parties is combined with the personal data that you provide to us and used for the purposes described above.
  • personal data about your use of our website is used to:
  • administer our website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes
  • to improve our website to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer or mobile device
  • as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure
  • to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you


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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:

  • we are entering into and carrying out our obligations under a contract with you
  • we need to use your personal data for our own legitimate purposes (such as the administration and management of our business and the improvement of our services) and our doing so will not interfere with your privacy rights
  • we have a legal obligation to do so

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:

  • prevent your personal data being used for marketing purposes (see How we use your personal data for marketing for further details)
  • have inaccurate personal data corrected, blocked or erased
  • object to decisions being made about you by automated means [or to your personal data being used for profiling purposes
  • object to our using your personal data in ways that are likely to cause you damage or distress
  • restrict our use of your personal data
  • require that we delete your personal data
  • require that we provide you, or anyone that you nominate, with a copy of any personal data you have given us in a structured electronic form such as a CSV file

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:

  • any business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors we work with to provide you with goods or services that you have requested from
  • if you have made a cash purchase we may have to share your personal data with HMRC as part of our money laundering compliance obligations
  • analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site

We may also share your personal information with third parties on a one-off basis, for example, if:

  • we sell or buy any business or assets (including our own), in which case we will disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets
  • we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions of supply of goods and services (see navigationbrewery.com) and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our customers, ourselves or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction

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:

  • only storing your personal data on our secure servers
  • ensuring that our staff have access to regular data security awareness training
  • keeping paper records to a minimum and ensuring that those we do have are stored in lockable filing cabinets on our office premises
  • maintaining up to date firewalls and anti-virus software to minimise the risk of unauthorised access to our systems
  • enforcing a strict policy on the use of mobile devices and out of office working

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:

  • you make an enquiry about our goods or services
  • you buy our goods or services
  • you have told a third party that you would like them to pass us your contact details so that we can send you updates about our goods and services
  • you have registered an account on our website and have indicated during the sign-up process that you are happy to receive marketing communications

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

Your personal data may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA") by us or by our sub-contractors. Where we, or our sub-contractors, use IT systems or software that is provided by non-UK companies, your personal data may be stored on the servers of these non-UK companies outside the EEA.  We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

The data below shows what safeguards are in place in respect of personal data we currently transfer outside of the EU

Description of supplier

Reason for transfer

Destination to which data is transferred

Safeguards implemented


For automated distribution of marketing communications by email.


Registered with the EU – US Privacy Shield


For cloud-based document storage


Registered with the EU – US Privacy Shield

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:

  • your name and contact details for at least 6 years after cessation of trade to comply with legislation, or indefinitely whilst supply of goods or services continues
  • a record of the goods and services (including a copy of your full customer file) we provide to you for at least 6 years
  • if we have collected your details as part of our money laundering compliance obligations, we will retain that information for at least 6 years
  • complaint records for 6 years

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.

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