Anglesey Ward has many corner shops, Asian & Eastern European shops, and two chemists. The Uxbridge Arms on the corner of Queen Street and Branston Road serve excellent real ales and ciders. (For cash machines, see below.)
The Trent Washlands are just a short walk away, which is a real bonus. Many visitors to Burton only see the town centre, unaware there’re all these rural walks along the river so nearby. The Washlands (floodplains) offer walks along the river all the way south to the Riverside Inn in Branston (and a bit further), or north to Burton town centre, or over the Ferry Bridge to Stapenhill.
There are cash machines at:
route to Washlands:
Exit Glencoe House and go left down Anglesey Rd. At newsagents', turn left onto All Saints’ Rd. At end of All Saints' Rd, cross Branston Rd. to All Saints’ Church. (Take care! Branston Rd is a VERY busy road.) Enter church grounds and walk down the path to left of the church. Then turn right onto All Saints’ Croft; right again onto Blackpool St; then almost immediately a left down a pot-holed dirt track that takes you to the wonderful wide open Washlands.
If you wish to walk towards Branston:
To head to Branston, go right, past the grazing cattle (they're usually out grazing), and then left down the footpath that runs along the Leicester Line Railway Bridge. At the river, go right, under the bridge, and just keep walking along the river, on past the golf course, till you reach the Riverside Inn. You can go further, if you like, and even cross through to Branston and through the subway to the Branston Water Park; I can show you the way on a map.
If you wish to walk to Stapenhill:
To head to Stapenhill, go left down the path that's at the far left of the gravel drive, and then turn right onto the next path; this will lead you to the river. At the river, go left and walk to the Ferry Bridge. Cross the Ferry Bridge (stay to the left — cyclists are on right) and then go left into Stapenhill Gardens.
You can carry on north along the Stapenhill
side of the river till you reach the rowing clubs, at which point the
path takes you up to the pavement along Stapenhill Road. Go left on
the pavement and at the road intersection, go left onto old Burton
Bridge (the traffic is noisy here); stay to the left as cyclists are on
the right. The
bridge takes you back to the Burton side of the river. You can
then rejoin the Washlands, or stop in at the Burton Bridge
Brewery. To rejoin the Washlands, descend the left-hand ramp
near the end of the bridge; or if you fancy a beer at the Burton Bridge
Brewery, carry on walking along the bridge and continue straight onto
Bridge St and you'll soon see the brewery
pub on your left. On the Burton side of the Washlands, follow the footpaths back along the river.
Head for the Ferry Bridge & Stapenhill Viaduct. From the
bridge/viaduct, you can either head left and walk along the river the
way you came, or for a nice wander through woods, head towards the
carpark which is off to the right. Behind this carpark is the
entrance to the Burton Mail Centenary Woodland, which I highly
recommend. Either way you
go, keep an eye out towards your right, for the spire of All Saints'
Church, and head for that to retrace your steps back to Anglesey Road.