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Coopers Tavern, Burton On Trent Town, Burton on Trent

43 Cross Street
Burton on Trent
DE14 1EG
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Quinno _ left this review about Coopers Tavern

Burton’s nationally-renowned pub. This is a classic multi-roomed gem which hosts a servery rather than bar. The exterior has the classic Bass livery though nowadays the place is run by Joules, who sensibly have retained Bass on stillage alongside their own beers. I popped in a couple of times for a Bass, which was stillage-like (NBSS 3). As noted below the original layout is retained with rooms either side of the entrance and a tap room to the rear; there’s no bar, just a small counter and an unusual raised seating area right next to it, allowing you to look down on proceedings. I think there may have been at least one other room tucked away somewhere too. There’s plenty of breweriana to see and plenty of locals to chat to (I spent 15 minutes chatting to a former mayor of the town) – this is a convivial pub with a nice atmosphere, aided by the coal fires and the smoky, sooty feel. A proper destination pub, make sure you seek it out. 8.5

On 5th March 2020 - rating: 9
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Ian Mapp left this review about Coopers Tavern

I'm following the Good Beer Guide 2018 and this isn't listed. It was however in an older Camra book detailing 50 great pub crawls.

Next to a couple of other GBG entries and this was pub of the day. There are some very good pubs in Burton.

Lovely interior and great Bass.

Visit blogged at http://bit.ly/2O9rRfy

On 23rd July 2018 - rating: 9
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Coopers Tavern

An excellent pub this one and can easily be classed as a destination pub. I know Joules have some good traditional pubs under their umbrella, but I would go as far as to say this pub in my opinion is their best. Another thumbs up, was the amount of good guest beers that were in here, eight in all, plus two Joules beers.
We were also lucky to find a seat in the small tap room in spite of the pub getting increasingly busier on our Friday eve visit. The manageress was very friendly and gave you a decent welcome. I immediately went for the Nene Brewery Big Bang Theory 5.3% which had loads of flavour and was turning into a good session ale. Also tried was the Butcombe Haka, also in fine fettle.
We took Rob Camra and Bucking Fastard's advice and went for an excellent curry next door.

On 18th January 2017 - rating: 9
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This pub features in the following crawls:
Burton's Best by Alfie Aleswigger
Derbyshire Wayfarer by Will Larter
Kev's Valentine Crawl by Rich Taylor
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Burton-on-Trent, 0.31 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Tutbury & Hatton, 5.34 miles, 1 hr 43 min walk (show)
Willington, 5.64 miles, 1 hr 48 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Coopers Tavern, Burton on Trent
30th Jun 2020, 14:37
Review submitted by Quinno _
 
24th Apr 2020, 14:50
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 16 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 16 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 12 October 2016 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
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