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The Admiral Nelson is a stunning canalside pub sitting on the Grand Union canal in Braunston, Daventry.

Come summer or winter this pub has something to offer. Fires are currently roaring with the nippier weather settling in and this pub feels homely, warm and ever so welcoming! With its many snugs and luxurious interior this pub offers both quality food and drink in a beautiful setting with stunning views across the fields and down the canal.

The pub sits on the lock and is popular with boaters passing by as well as those moored more permanently up the road in Braunstone Marina. This pub welcomes muddy boots and waggy tails, with numerous walking groups using the pub regularly and the locals often bringing their furry friends along for a pint or two.

Known locally for its great food this award winning pub has seen success in the CAMRA country pub of the year, runner up in the Canal Boat Magazine's top 10 waterside pub awards and to top it all off they were recently crowned with the ham, egg and chips trophy!

The summer months at the pub see events and nature spring to life all around.

The beer garden overlooks the lock and buzzes with conversation and laughter as both the locals and holiday goers mingle and share a drink or two whilst soaking up the sun and the views.

There are seats for 33 in the charming exposed brick restaurant with it's quirky touches and atmospheric lighting to ensure your dining experience is one to remember.

Tucked away in the front corner of the pub is a quaint games room, fitted out with table skittles, giant Connect Four and enough board games to last you through a cosy day in by the canal.

The accommodation features three good sized double bedrooms, a private roof terrace area, a modern fitted kitchen diner and a well proportioned living room - the best thing though is the views out of the dual aspect rooms across the rolling fields and over the canal.

This pub is a great opportunity for someone to come in and build on with what is a well established pub business that has a great reputation.

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Public areas

  • Wrap around bar
  • Restaurant
  • 2x Seating areas
  • Cute games room and seating area
  • beer garden

Private areas

  • 3x Double bedroom
  • Modern kitchen diner
  • Office
  • Private courtyard terrace

Other areas

  • Car park
  • Cellar
  • Extra field with sheds and storage
  • Staff room with WC
  • Good sized commercial kitchen
  • Walk-in prep room with storage
  • Prep and wash room

The community

Beautiful pub on the Grand Union Canal in the Northapmtonshire area, surrounded by beautiful countryside and great walks.

Braunston is situated just off the A45 main road and lies between the towns of Rugby and Daventry.

In thevillage of Braunston you can find a selection of shops - excellent butchers, hairdressers and village stores incorporating the post office, a fish and chip shop, car servicing garage and a primary school.

All Saints' Church Braunston has overlooked the village and the villagers for over 10 centuries and the canals and the boat people for over 300 years.

Braunston Marina

The Marina is minutes away from the pub and brings lots of trade to the pub. Both are ideally located for the canal enthusiast.

It lies at the crossroads of the Grand Union and Oxford canals, and indeed of the whole waterways. The opportunities for exploration are near limitless.

The Marina itself is easily located by road lying beside the A45 between Daventry and Rugby. It is only 20 minutes from junction 16 on the M1, under an hour from Birmingham, and two hours from London.

Braunston Marina is steeped in history. It was originally developed at the turn of the 19th century as the waterways depot at the northern end of what was then called the Grand Junction Canal where it joined up with the Oxford Canal. Several original buildings from the Georgian and early Victorian periods are still in their intended use. The Marina's entrance is dominated by the very fine Horsley Iron Works cast iron bridge dating from 1834, erected by Thomas Telford. Read more here...

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What's so great about this opportunity?

"You'd be hard pushed to find a more beautiful setting to live and work in. The community here are very supportive of the pub. There is always an interesting mix of clientele, from our regulars to the holiday makers. We came into this pub as complete novices - we weren't even sure how to pull a pint! We've had some great times here and put on some great events making memories and we leave it now as a pub with a great reputation and a quality offer."

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