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Around and about

Our Chandlery Shop provides basic essentials, sweets and ice cream. Gas bottle exchange is also available.

There is a small shop/post office in the village which sells papers, fresh produce and basic essentials.

But for more shops it is worth a visit to Castle Donington which has a high street lined with Shops, Cafe's, Restaurants, Ale Houses, Bars, Bank & even a Chip Shop!
Next up in size is nearby Long Eaton with a small market, bigger brand named high street shops and large supermarkets.

Local Supermarkets

CO-OP   2.3 Miles Castle Donington - DE74 2NJ

Tesco    5.3 Miles Long Eaton - NG10 1HG

Asda      5.5 Miles Long Eaton - NG10 1NY

Asda      6.0 Miles Spondon - DE21 7LW


Our village boasts a total of 8 pubs all within walking distance of the Marina, most serving food.

The Boathouse  is situated on our site and serves a full range of food. Renowned for being Live Entertainment Bar at the weekends, there is also regular events like Scooter and Classic Car meets and they even have a Tea Room.

The Navigation Inn is situated right next to our entrance road. They have live entertainment most weekends and a full menu. Recently (Winter 2016) renovated it has a light and airy modern feel inside.

The Clock Warehouse is a short walk from our entrance road and serves typical pub chain type meals at the right price and in a recently (January 2017) renovated and clean environment. No Entertainment.

The Old Crown Inn is an historic 17th Century, typical Village Pub with Real Ales and a Beer Garden. Generally no entertainment but is renowned for its Annual Beer Festival with plenty of music and dancing.

The New Inn is a canal-side pub with outside seating and tables where one can pass a few hours in the sun watching the boaters pass by. Traditional Pub Grub is the speciality here and at the right price too!

The Malt Shovel is also canal-side and directly opposite The New inn. A nice clean village pub serving quality bites and drinks in a lovely atmosphere. Occasional entertainment here too.

The Shakespeare Inn has a traditional Village Pub feel in the bars but they have a restaurant at the rear.

The Dog & Duck is a Marston's Pub & Eatery which is popular with locals and visitors from further afield. They serve typical Pub Chain food at typical prices. It has a Beer Garden too with Kids Play Area.


There are two takeaways in Shardlow & many more in nearby Castle Donington.

Golden Dragon - Shardlow is an authentic Cantonese & Peking Restaurant that also sell to take away but you have to pick it up as they do not operate a delivery service. It is well renowned and well established.

Tanndoori Nights - Shardlow is a very popular Indian Restaurant and booking is advisable unless you go quite early. Well established, diners travel from afar to visit here.

Curry Tonight - Castle Donington is a small but atmospheric Indian Restaurant where the staff specialise in being able to help you conjure up your own taste in a meal. You almost don't need a menu!


“Skylink” stops at the top of the site and travels to Derby - East Midlands Airport - Loughborough - Leicester. 24 hours.

Friendly Canal-side pubs providing regular entertainment
Shardlow Pubs serving food are popular with locals as well as visitors



Castle Donington Surgery
53 Borough Street. DE74 2LB
01332 856060


Attwall Dentist
8 Borough Street, Castle Donington.
DE74 2LA
01332 572507

Accident & Emergency

Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road, Derby.
DE22 3NE
01332 340131