Who We Are


Once famously described as "Two idiots from the south!" Brent Ellis and Mark Baggett co-own and fully manage The Navigation Inn.
 
We bought the business in June 2004 having given up careers in marketing and the media to pursue a long held ambition to run a country pub.  Although complete novices in the hospitality industry we have learned much in our tenure and are still learning!  Our ambition 'to create the kind of place we would want to eat and drink in' remains the same.

We are ably assisted by the kitchen team of highly respected chefs, plus waiters, bar staff and cleaners without whom none of this would be possible. Last, but certainly not least is Belle, our German Shepherd who is responsible for Navigation Inn security and barking at dogs who have the cheek to venture onto 'her' tow path, from the safety of her upstairs vantage point.  Belle has just turned 8 and, like all of us, is massively missing Sebbie, here as long as we have been, who unfortunately passed away a couple of days before Christmas 2015.  She may be gone physically, but her spirit is in every part of the building.  Miss you babes!





Training Day 2 - Now it's personal...
"Am I a real polar bear?" (Based on Brent's favourite joke...ask him!) A frozen Montgomery Canal