Boat on The Grand Union canal at The Navigation Inn Pub and restaurant near Milton Keynes and Northampton.jpg




Dating back to 1822, The Navigation Inn in Cosgrove overlooks the Grand Union Canal and surrounding countryside. Once bordered by a wharf yard, corn warehouses, a coach house, Brewhouse and numerous other buildings, this Victorian inn has been carefully restored and extended to create a destination venue with an extensive lounge and bar area, 80-seat restaurant, covered garden space, and dedicated carpark.

Our Mediterranean-inspired menu is freshly prepared in our open kitchen and served daily from 8am in our light-filled wood-panelled dining room. Weather permitting, you can dine outside in our substantial gardens which offer views of our resident willow tree, surrounding countryside and the canal.

Whether you’re tempted by our Neapolitan pizza, freshly prepared by one of our trained pizzaiolos and cooked in our wood-fired oven, or one of our dishes cooked in our charcoal-fuelled Josper grill, you’ll find we only use quality and responsibly sourced ingredients. Most dietary requirements are met with ease, and families can order from our bespoke children’s menu with accompanying activity pack.

Our lounge and bar area offers a range of seating options against a backdrop of exposed brickwork, timber beams and open fireplace. Our extensive and varied drinks menu includes Rainforest Alliance certified coffee, teas, a selection of ales, and wine that has been carefully selected by Enotria&Coe, a company that has built its knowledge over the course of the past 125 years.


What Our Guests Say


Oakman Inns & Restaurants was founded in 2005. Our vision was to create an environment where like-minded people could come and enjoy some great food and drinks whilst catching up with friends, family, neighbours and colleagues.

 We quickly won a place in the hearts and minds of local people through our support of local sports teams and community events. Then we started winning awards too. Today we work hard to replicate this recipe in each and every new pub that we open.