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Barracuda, Braintree - pub details

Used to be: the Litten Tree

Address: 81/83 High Street, Braintree, Essex, CM7 1JP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 29459) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Braintree (0.3 miles), Braintree Freeport (1.1 miles), Cressing (2 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.9/10 (rated by 8 users)
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user reviews of Barracuda, Braintree

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This pub is a lovely pubin my opinion. The firs time I went there it was lovely. The meal was well priced and the portion sizes were very big. Very friendly and I would deffinetly go back. Mind you, I went about 2 weeks ago, so it may have improved since the previous commnts were written.
_Tanya_x - 5 Oct 2009 13:18
Jay28 is spot on with his assessment.
Not one to spend time in unless you are waiting for a bus in the rain, or you are aged about 14.
grantus - 17 Jul 2009 15:04
This is a large bland looking glass fronted bar on Braintree High Street, apparently supposed to have a South African theme, although you would not suspect this unless you had been told.

Inside there is plenty of comfortable table seating and also sofas, big TVs for sport watching, patio at the back for smokers. But the overall effect of the interior is nothing to get worked up about. You can easily imagine yourself to be in any cheap airport hotel bar in the Country. It has the usual uninspiring blandness of any modern chain pub.

The beer choice (or should I say "lager choice") is remarkably poor. Perhaps the citizens of Braintree have entirely given up on our native beer making tradition (i.e. cask ales)? I suppose that in fairness to Barracuda it is not really trying to attract the discerning real ale drinker, and its business model is more geared towards filling up the young and undemanding with overpriced fizzy ethanol based products.

The clientele in any establishment in central Braintree are never going to be anything other than rough around the edges, and this place certainly does not buck that trend.

How it has managed to score an average of 6.6 is beyond me, so in an effort to try and restore some sanity to this site I have to give it a mediocre 3/10.
Jay28 - 25 Jun 2008 16:43
Good bar, offers good discounts on drinks, always busy food is good standard. Always sport on and friendly staff. Tesh is an excellent barmen! Maybe the boars head should take note of this as they have no customers.
At last Braintree has a decent place to drink and eat and its not the bull or the green dragon.
robsondad - 29 Mar 2007 15:32
This pub has now re-opened and is called "Barracuda"
anonymous - 1 Jun 2006 08:56

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