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

50 High Street
Burton upon Trent
DE14 1JS

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 10.30 pm
TuesdayNoon - 10.30 pm
WednesdayNoon - 10.30 pm
ThursdayNoon - 10.30 pm
FridayNoon - Midnight
SaturdayNoon - Midnight
SundayNoon - 9.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Thu noon - 2.30pm, 4pm - 9pm
Fri & Sat noon - 9pm
Sun noon - 5pm

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 ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

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

Changing ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Usually 2; choice varies.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Via side entrance from car park; disabled toilet available.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Not Sunday.

  • Garden 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


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50 High Street
Burton upon Trent
DE14 1JS

Sat Nav Reference

52.8039, -1.629

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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)



On north corner of jct with Worthington Way.

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Crossing - Burton upon Trent


50 High Street
Burton upon Trent
DE14 1JS

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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