Burton on Trent

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Click on this map to see the full route of the walk.

Gather at Burton Railway Station. The walk can take two hours or more depending upon the fitness and interest of the party.

Look over to Allsopp's New Brewery, The Midland Grain Warehouse and the site of Truman's Brewery.

Walk down to King Edwards's Square to pay homage at the statue of M A Bass and take in the Town Hall and St Paul's Church both donated by Bass.

Walk down to the canal from were Burton beer began its journey to Russia in the 1700s and over and through Shobnall playing fields to the site of Allsopp's Maltings.

Walk down Shobnall Road to the still thriving Marston's, then past the site of Allsopp's Cuckoo Well and Allied Breweries Computer Centre.

Continue under the Moor Street Bridge, past the old Moor Street Maltings/Ind Coope Bottling Hall which now houses a microbrewery, past the old Bass pumping station, observe the site of A. B. Walker's Brewery glance along Anglessy Road to Meakin's Maltings.

Continue down Evershed Way to the remains of Everard's Brewery thence to Peter Walker's Goat Maltings. Then down Uxbridge Street across New Street to the former Bass's Duke Street Union Room (now The Brewhouse).

Down Cross Street, past the former Eadie's Brewery, Bass New Brewery, the Coopers pub to Station Street. Take in Ind Coope Brewery and the Grant's Building.

Walk down Station Street past Bass Middle Brewery and entrance to Cooperage. Walk through car park on the other side (South) of the street (and thus over the site of Robinson’s brewery) to the Shopping complex of Coopers’ Square, containing the statue of ‘The Burton Cooper’ at its heart.

Emerge on to High Street at the site of the old Bank Square (Evershed) Brewery turning right and walking for about 100 yards to view a slight remnant of Charrington’s Brewery attached to the still standing Leopard pub, once the brewery tap.

Retrace your steps north on High Street and cut through the market square taking in the Abbey, through the now landscaped cemetery, to the Trent and view the Andressey Bridge - a gift to the town from G A Allsopp.

Proceed along the river past the impressive Bass Water Tower and cut back to the High Street.

Walk North on High Street, passing remnants of Worthington's, and Bass Old Brewery, Bass House, the Blue Posts pub (now renamed for the umpteenth time), sites of Allsopp's Old Brewery, Salts and Burton Brewery to Bridge Street.

Turn left up Horninglow Street passing various brewers houses (including Clay and Allsopp) and four former maltings (all with visible remains).

Turn right down Hawkins Lane cutting across to Wharf Road and Wetmore Road to Bass Maltings and Salts Walsitch Maltings (now containing a microbrewery). Thence down Wetmore Road taking in former laboratory of the brewers’ chemists, Matthews and Lott (above the barbers), Trent House and Henry Boddington’s brewery on the bridge.

Retrace your steps on the bridge and cross the road (with care) and take refreshment at The Burton Bridge and its associated brewery.