Seasonal food in unspoilt surroundings

About The Trent Lock

The Trent Lock in Sawley is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

Book a table online and enjoy a spot by our roaring log-fire. Or make the best of the British summertime by eating alfresco in our pretty beer garden.

A little pub history

The pub, formerly known as The Trent Navigation and The Navigation Inn, takes its name from Trent Lock. As well as marking the point where the River Trent and River Soar meet with the beginning of the Erewash canal, the lock sits on the border of three counties: Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

The garden to the front of the pub used to form part of the river, where boaters would moor up while taking a well-earned refreshment break.

Make a day of it

There's no shortage of things to do in and around Sawley, on both land and water. Cycling and walking in the Trent Valley Way or on the 'Big Track', boating at the marina, or maybe some wildlife spotting at the nearby Attenborough Nature Reserve? Plenty of activities to work up a healthy appetite, making The Trent Lock the perfect place to refuel and refresh.

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Our Opening Times

Our standard opening times are below but we may open earlier on certain days depending on local demand so please do call us to check if you would like to visit us before midday.

Monday to Saturday 12pm to 11pm.
Sundays 12pm to 10.30pm.