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Current post-lockdown opening hours (from 17th May):
Closed Monday
Tuesday & Wednesday 5pm - 9.30pm
Thursday 4pm - 9.30pm
Friday & Saturday 12 noon - 11pm
Sunday 12 noon - 8pm.

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Coopers Tavern

43 Cross Street
Burton upon Trent
DE14 1EG

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Opening Times

Jan - Mar

Mondayclosed
Tuesday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Wednesday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.30 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.30 pm
SundayMidday - 8.30 pm

Apr - Sep

Mondayclosed
Tuesday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.30 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.30 pm
SundayMidday - 8.30 pm

Oct - Dec

Mondayclosed
Tuesday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Wednesday5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.30 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.30 pm
SundayMidday - 8.30 pm

About the Pub

Classic, unspoilt, 19th-century ale house, now featuring five linked rooms after a sympathetic refurbishment and expansion in early 2017. There is a rear entrance via a passage from Milton Street.

Internally, lots of brewery and beer related memorabilia adorn the walls. The front door leads into the main lounge, beyond which a short corridor leads to the intimate Tap Room at the rear, with barrel tables and bench seating, where the beer is served from a small counter, next to the cask stillage, using a mixture of gravity and hand-pumps. Off the lounge there is the small William Bass Meeting Room, behind which is an even smaller room, the Snug. A tiny new bar, with access to the patio, is situated between the Snug and the Tap Room.

Up to 6 ciders/perries (choice varies), plus fruit wines, are also available. Food is limited to pork pies, home-made scotch eggs, and cheese boards, available at all times, plus filled cobs at weekends.

In addition, there is an arrangement whereby drinks can be taken into the adjacent Indian restaurant, APNE (http://www.apneindiacuisine.com/), which lacks its own licence.

Local folk musicians meet here Tuesday evenings for impromptu sessions; live music some Sunday afternoons (roughly once a month; see Facebook page).

Burton Bookworms reading club meets here monthly on Wednesday evenings.

The pub has chalked up several local and regional CAMRA Pub-of-the-Year and Cider Pub-of-the-Year awards.

Historic Interest

Believed to have been built in the early 19th-century for the Bass ‘Brewer-in-Charge’, but later became a store for special malts, and then in 1826 a store for Bass’s Imperial Stout. It appears to have become a sampling room and an unofficial brewery tap until licensed as a public house in 1858. It essentially remained as the Bass Brewery tap until sold to Hardys & Hansons in 1991, who leased the pub to Tynemill from 2003. It was sold again in 2005 to Tuns Taverns, a precursor of Joule's Brewery which was founded in 2008.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Draught Bass
  • Joule's Pale Ale
  • Joule's Slumbering Monk

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 6 changing beers.

At least one is usually another from Joule's.

Source: Regional

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Coopers Tavern, Burton upon Trent

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Up to 6; choice varies.

  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Nationally Important Historic Interior

Facilities

  • Garden Pub Garden

    Block paved patio at rear, with picnic tables and part covered, plus some seating in covered paved alley at side.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Throughout.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children over 5 welcome in front rooms to 8pm.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Tuesday evenings (impromptu folk music) and some Sunday afternoons.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Alley at side; covered but not heated.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Coopers Tavern

43 Cross Street
Burton upon Trent
DE14 1EG

Sat Nav Reference

52.8046, -1.6375

OS Reference

SK245231

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (130m)

Midland Classic: 1 (not late evening or Sunday), 6 (until early afternoon; not Sunday), 8 (not late evening or Sunday), 9, 10 (not late evening or Sunday), 401 (not late evening or Sunday), 402 (daytime service only; not Sunday), 403 (limited daytime service; not Sunday); Trent Barton: Villager; Arriva Midlands / Trent Barton: X38 (inbound only; joint service)

Nearby Station (400m)

Burton-on-Trent

Directions

Off Station Street

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