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Albion Taphouse

(formerly Albion Hotel)

245 Shobnall Road
Shobnall
Burton upon Trent
DE14 2BE

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
Sunday11.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 9 Mon - Thu
12 - 10 Fri & Sat
12 - 8 Sun

About the Pub

Imposing, multi-gabled, late 19th-century pub with an open plan smartly furnished interior (refurbished 2018), several 'rooms' being linked in an L-shape, featuring numerous framed pictures, old local photographs, and brewing memorabilia. There is also a large function room upstairs, plus a conservatory overlooking the garden.

Note the unusual old stained glass fanlight above the inside front entrance door.

Regular beers are served through 5 hand-pumps at the front of the bar. Changing beers are served through 6 hand-pumps mounted on the wall behind the bar counter in the rear section of the pub, where a glass-fronted 3x3 array of 9 firkins containing these beers can be seen.

The extensive food menus include hot meals and snacks, pizzas, vegan options and children's dishes.

While there is some concentration on food, the two sections towards the rear of the pub (on the left) are set aside for drinkers.

Monthly quiz nights on a Thursday, but these may become weekly if sufficiently popular.

The Burton Folk Club meets here on Friday evenings.

Dogs are allowed on the patio and in the garden, but NOT inside the pub (with the exception of assistance dogs).

Historic Interest

Built as a coaching inn/hotel in the 1880s and named after the nearby brewery. The latter was built in 1874 and bought by Marston's from Mann, Crossman & Paulin in 1902. Still referred to locally as the Albion Hotel, but it is not known when accommodation ceased to be available; best guess is the 1920s!

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Marston's Old Empire
  • Marston's Pedigree
  • Marston's Saddle Tank
  • Wainwright

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 6 changing beers.

From the Marston's empire.

Source: National

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Albion Taphouse, Burton upon Trent

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Ramp access via garden side entrance; disabled toilet facilities.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Patio and lawn, latter with children's play area.

  • Parking Parking

    Extensive car parking at side and rear.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children welcome up to 9pm.

  • Events Events

    Occasional tutored tastings by Marston's Brewery staff.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Large, on first floor, known as the Evershed Suite.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Monthly on a Saturday evening.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

    On patio (covered but not heated).

  • SportsTV Sports TV

    BT Sport.

  • WiFi Wifi

    Free.

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Albion Taphouse

245 Shobnall Road
Shobnall
Burton upon Trent
DE14 2BE

Sat Nav Reference

52.809, -1.6625

OS Reference

SK228235

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (100m)

Midland Classic: 10 (daytime only; not Sunday)

Closest Station (1700m)

Burton-on-Trent

Directions

On B5017, close to western side of A38 flyover.

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