2 High Street Tutbury
Burton Upon Trent,
12.00 - 14.30
(Tues to Friday)
17.00 - 21.30 or later
(Tues to Thurs)
17.00 - 22.30
13.00 - 22.30
Closed all day Monday
Mobile: 07595 423614
The Cask and Pottle is the first micropub in Staffordshire, five miles from Burton on Trent, the brewing capital of England.
Run by Gary Hopper and Jane Thompson, who are both retired and moved up from Deal, in Kent, to set up the business. They were regular customers of The Just Reproach and liked the concept so much that they decided to open their own.
The premises has been many things in the past, from a video store to a sweet shop, but is now a cosy, welcoming place in which to drink fantastic real ale and enjoy good conversation.
The Micropub Philosophy
The philosophy behind a micropub is the rejection of all that the big chains tell us that we want. There will, therefore, be no television, no fruit machines, no juke box, no food, no spirits and no lager. The emphasis will be on good beer from microbreweries (and house wines) and conversation. The beer will be served straight from the cask.
The definition of a Micropub is difficult. It is a set of ethics rather than a set of rules, but generally speaking a Micropub is small (compared to a ‘normal’ pub), and single-roomed and sells exclusively cask conditioned beers.
We pride ourselves on serving our customers the very best real ale experience. Our micropub puts you, the customer, in charge and we will do our best to stock the ale that you want. We change our ales every week and there is always a variety to quench your thirst.
Lines on Ale (1848)
Fill with mingled cream and amber,
I will drain that glass again.
Such hilarious visions clamber
Through the chamber of my brain.
Quaintest thoughts, queerest fancies
Come to life and fade away.
What care I how time advances;
I am drinking ale today.
Edgar Allen Poe
We are East Staffordshire's first micropub and we opened in October 2013 in what was a former sweet shop. Inside we are small and cosy. Our micropub has just one single room on the ground floor of a Victorian terrace. Our furniture is typically micropub style with pine benches and tables and one of our walls is decorated with an aphorism, a mural, and a table of 'ale measures'. You can take a peek through the window at the back of the pub into our stillage which always features a wide variety of ales. If you're really hungry, go somewhere else; but if you fancy a snack with your beer then we are happy to serve you a range of cheeses and pork pies. In case you are wondering, a pottle is an archaic name for a half-gallon container for such a quantity.