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The Dog, Burton On Trent Town, Burton on Trent

Pub added by Jim Newell
5 Lichfield Street
Burton on Trent
DE14 3QZ
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Will Larter left this review about The Dog

This was not my first visit here; my first attempted visit was in 2013 when I decided not to enter when seeing a solitary Greene King IPA hand pump through the window. A couple of years later it was bought by Black Country Ales and taken to the other extreme, of numerous hand pumps offering a plethora of beers. I've been in once or twice under the new regime, and my latest visit was towards the end of a day's crawl around Burton, so my notes were a little sketchy. I count 11 hand pumps in my photo, with three BCA beers, plus two from Blue Monkey, two "locals" (Bass and Worthington White Shield) and four others (including Salopian and Navigation). I enjoyed my half of White Shield, I think only the third time I've come across this beer on draught. It has become normal in some circles to criticise pubs for having too many beers, partly because it puts pressure on competitors to have more beers on than their business can sustain, with resulting loss of quality and diminishing confidence in real ale. I have only ever been served one bad beer in a BCA pub (one that had recently reopened in Stourbridge, the Seven Stars), so I don't have a personal gripe about this. The fact that they have been using this model for several years now and doing very well suggests that they are mostly getting it right.

On 15th March 2020 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Dog

A bit of trepidation coming back here but no sighting of pink haired girl and an experience a lot closer to other reviewers’. 11 (I think) pulls with the usual three Black Country ales plus a load of guests. The Worthington White Shield (very pleased to spot that!) was a good beer in good shape (NBSS 3.5). The pub, bizarrely, doesn’t accept copper coins. Entertainment of a sort from the guy perched at the bar who was originally from Malta who, in every conversation, loudly reminded us in case we forgot. A decent stop, this time.
Pub visited February 2020

November 2016
A relatively recent (2015) addition to the Black Country ales stable. A pretty half-timbered façade with a good position opposite the waterway. The interior is quite nicely done and cosy with a pub carpet, wallpaper, feature fireplaces, leather banquettes, square framed wood ceiling and a particularly lovely embossed lower bar front and upper back. 11 ales with Black Country on three and excellent guests including Titanic Mild. Loopy but enthusiastic pink barmaid who turned into the devil of the piece when I took back my Black Country Pig on the Wall as it was vinegar. Cue the tired old argument about there being nothing wrong with it. After I refused to budge, I was grudgingly given a Titanic Mild (which was perfectly acceptable) in exchange. A shame really, as otherwise this is a lovely little pub but the taste left in my mouth from both the beer and the barmaid’s attitude lingered for quite a while afterwards. Rated 6

On 5th March 2020 - rating: 7
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Dog

Black Country Ales Pub that is a little off their normal manor.

Classic blueprint - proper pub feel, 8 hand pulls, menu on wall.

Bass in great condition.

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

On 23rd July 2018 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Jim Newell
Burton-on-Trent, 0.77 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Willington, 5.26 miles, 1 hr 41 min walk (show)
Tutbury & Hatton, 6.08 miles, 1 hr 57 min walk (show)
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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 - Tiny Rebel tap takeover was due the week after my visit. - last updated 23 February 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 09 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 23 February 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 23 February 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 09 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No last updated 09 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 23 February 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 23 February 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 09 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 09 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 23 February 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 30 June 2020 by Quinno _
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