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Crossing

(formerly Caliente; Brewers Bar; Cosmo; InnStitute; Cosmopolitan; Blue Posts)

50 High Street
Burton upon Trent
BURTON-ON-TRENT
DE14 1JS

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 10.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 10.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 9.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 9 Mon - Sat
12 - 6 Sun

Owner

Ei Group

About the Pub

Large, attractive, two-storey building with bay windows on first floor, located close to the town centre. Renamed several times over the last decade, its current name and logo are derived from L.S.Lowry's 1961 painting "Level crossing, Burton-on-Trent", which features the pub. After struggling for many years and suffering intermittent closure, the pub has been revived by an experienced Derby-based licensee.

Comfortably furnished throughout, there is a L-shaped bar area at the front, and a dining area to the rear which overlooks the garden. The dining area includes a small, more luxurious, raised section, partly partitioned from the remainder. Fairly adventurous menu, ranging from snacks to full meals.

Historic Interest

An 18th-century pub, the Blue Posts (also called the Blue Stumps, incorporating Yeomans Brewery from 1745), once stood on the site. (Confusingly, a Blue Stoops pub/brewery also seems to have existed on the High Street around that period.) The Blue Posts appears to have been acquired by Marston’s around 1890. It was sold to Worthington’s in 1925, demolished and replaced by a new Blue Posts in 1927 (the year Worthington’s merged with Bass, Ratcliffe & Gretton). It remained a Bass pub until ~2002/3 (some uncertainty; sale not recorded), then a privately owned free-house until bought by Enterprise Inns in 2006 and renamed the Cosmopolitan. There followed further renaming (amid intermittent closures), the pub eventually re-opening in May 2015 as The Crossing.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Dancing Duck Ay up
  • Dancing Duck Dark Drake
  • Draught Bass
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Source: Regional

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Crossing, Burton upon Trent

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Usually 2; choice varies.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Via side entrance from car park; disabled toilet available.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Not after 6pm Sunday.

  • Garden Pub Garden

    Decking at front; patio and decking to rear.

  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Front bar area only.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    At front and rear, no cover other than umbrella shades.

  • WiFi Wifi

    Free.

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Crossing

50 High Street
Burton upon Trent
BURTON-ON-TRENT
DE14 1JS

Sat Nav Reference

52.8039, -1.629

OS Reference

SK251230

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (100m)

Midland Classic: 1 (inbound only; not Sunday), 3 (not Sunday), 8 (not Sunday), 17 (limited daytime service; not Sunday); Trent Barton: V1 (outbound only except Sunday), V3; Arriva Midlands / Trent Barton: X38 (joint service; outbound only)

Other bus services operate from New Street bus station, some 400m distant.

Closest Station (1000m)

Burton-on-Trent

Directions

On north corner of jct with Worthington Way.

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