Barista

44-45 Duke Street
Chelmsford
CM1 1JA
Telephone(01245) 493333
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Opening times: 12:00-11:00 Mon-Tue; 12:00-00:00 Wed-Thu; 12:00-02:00 Fri-Sat; closed Sun

Small contemporary bar with comfortable leather furniture and subdued lighting, situated very close to the railway and bus stations. Slightly surprising then to find three well-kept real ales which are served by gravity from the first floor cellar through ceiling-mounted eye-level taps. There is always a different beer to try as they never serve the same beer twice. There is a small cordoned-off area on the pavement with tables and chairs allowing customers to sit outside. Popular beer festivals are held twice a year. Food is served weekday lunchtimes. All ages from 21 upwards are welcomed. Although normally closed, Barista opens 6 pm to 2 am on Sundays preceding a bank holiday. An area is available for private hire.