Stoke Bruerne is a small village and civil parish in West Northamptonshire, about 10 miles north of Milton Keynes and 7 miles south of Northampton.
Many public footpaths cross surrounding area and the village is home to the Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum, one of the three museums owned and run by Canal & River Trust.
There are two canalside public houses, The Boat Inn, and The Navigation, both serving a variety of meals and drinks. There is a restaurant/takeaway, The Spice of Bruerne, various bed and breakfast facilities and tearooms. The village attracts many visitors all year round and especially during the summer months. There are parking restrictions at all times, except for residents, on village roads which are all marked with double yellow lines. There is, however, a pay and display car park close to the Museum. The parking restrictions are strictly enforced. A variety of boat trips may be booked from the canalside. Most of the time there is plenty of activity on the canal with boats going through the locks regularly and plenty going in and out of the tunnel.