Burton is a market town on the River Trent that’s most well-known for its breweries – making it a winner in trentbarton’s eyes! When bussing it to Burton, choose from the X38 which goes from Derby to Burton fast via the A38, or the villager which picks up in the surrounding areas, including Tutbury, Repton, Willington and Hilton.
Boasting no fewer than 8 breweries, it stands to reason that Burton holds huge attraction for beer and real ale lovers. The National Brewery Centre makes for a really good day out, and, when you take the bus there’s no need to worry about taste testing the goods as much as you like!
Even the local theatre and arts centre is called ‘The Brewhouse’ – a great place to see a show or a movie, or,if you’re feeling arty, browse the centre’s gallery and exhibition areas.
Of course, it stands to reason that, with such strong links to beer and ale brewing, Burton has a strong pub presence in the town. Coopers Tavern on Cross Street is one of the best, serving Bass straight from the cask, as well as a wide selection of guest beers and house ales to quench your thirst.
If pub sports are your thing, Rileys Sports Bar is sure to appeal. Play snooker or pool, try your luck on the slot machines and watch sport on the giant TV, all over a few beers, for the perfect way to unwind.
Despite having a lot to offer visitors,Burton hasn’t let its destination on the tourist trail go its head and has managed to retain a friendly market town feel.
It’s a perfect place to enjoy a really good day out for all ages.
Burton sticks firm to its market town roots, and has held a market every Thursday since the 12th Century. The Market Place and Market Hall are fantastic for picking up fresh, local produce, as well as homemade cakes and handmade crafts wares.
Treasure hunters should head over to Burton on Fridays for the Treasure and Trinket Market – a really good place to find unique items that can’t be bought in any high street or designer shop.
As well as the vibrant market scene, Burton also boasts two shopping centres – Coopers Square and The Octogon – for all your high street purchases.
The Dial is highly regarded as one of the best restaurants in the area. Tuck into modern British cuisine with friends or someone extra special - the Chateuabriand is recommended for two!
For a taste of the exotic Favourite Thai on the Market Place does what it says on the tin, being the favourite Thai restaurant in town!
The Burton CineWorld means that you never have to miss a new release you like the look of, and the Meadowside Leisure Centre is a great place to take a dip. As well as The National Brewery Centre, beer fans can also partake in the Marston’s Brewery Tour – elevating their experience level in their favourite tipple to expert!
Get active with the kids at the Shobnall Leisure Complex on Shobnall Road, which boasts a wide range of sporting facilities, large play area, skate park and paddling pool, all set in pretty parkland. It’s a great place to head with a picnic on a sunny day.