is a large town straddling the River Trent
in the east of Staffordshire
For many years Burton has been associated with brewing due to the quality of the local water. Much of the open land within and around the town is protected from chemical treatment to help preserve water quality.
The town is still home to many brewers, including:
- Allied Breweries
- Bass Brewers, brewery now owned by Coors
- Ind Coope
- Marston's, now owned by Wolverhapton and Dudley Breweries
A by-product of the brewing industry, figuratively and literally, is the presence of the Marmite
factory in the town. Together with the breweries this can give the area a distinctive smell.
The town lies within the National Forest.