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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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Bucking Fastard left this review about Coopers Tavern

ORIGINAL REVIEW May 2011

An outstandingly traditional early Victorian pub ,now owned by Joules Brewery.The original layout has been retained with a seperate room to the left of the entrance,another room to the right both with original fireplaces .At the rear of the pub is the tap room ,with some settle seating and barrels on stillage with a few ales handpumped.A great range was advertised on the chalk board and my Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild and Thornbridge Jaipur IPA were excellent.
There is a good curry house next door without a drinks licence,so the pub are happy for you to take a pint over there as long as the glass is returned after your meal.
This pub deserves to be included on any tour of the town,a true must visit and one of the best examples of it's kind in the country.I hope it is listed both externally and internally by the local authority and CAMRA .
A joy to drink in,I endorse all the positive comments below.

October 2014.

The main body of the pub now has a lot of Joules signage and ephemera,with several rather silly slogans on wooden tablets.Fortunately the rear tap room has been left alone and this is the best place to drink,friendly and full of regulars who know their ales.Few were sampling the three permanent Joules beers ,which I find very indifferent.Thornbridge Jaipur IPA only available on keg was disappointing.Although it's still has a lovely layout,there is just a hint of tourist marketing by Joules.

UPDATE
The ale choice is now all on stillage with four regulars from Joules and two guests (one always Bass) .My Oakham White Dwarf was in good nick (NBSS 3.5) but served no head flat,it needed aggitation.One of the guests will be a strong option on Fridays,so you might get Thornbridge Jaipur IPA then on cask.Great interior but Joules ales leave me cold,so Coopers has it's limitations.It was quiet on my Thursday evening visit.

On 13th May 2022 - rating: 8
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Moby Duck left this review about Coopers Tavern

As previously described , a classic unspoilt pub, got in at first knockings but with Burton playing Gillingham in the footy it soon became very populated and loud with the away teams supporters. 11 beers by way of pump and barrel, I went for a couple of Joules, Bob On and Pure Blonde, not the best beers I've ever had to my particular taste, but nice enough and well looked after.

On 6th October 2021 - rating: 9
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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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This pub features in the following crawls:
Burton's Best by Alfie Aleswigger
Derbyshire Wayfarer by Will Larter
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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
13th May 2022, 16:25
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
13th May 2022, 16:20
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

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  • 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 _
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
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  • Live Music : Yes last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
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  • 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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