A BRAINTREE bar is celebrating after clinching the highly coveted title of best bar in Essex.

The annual Essex Nightlife Awards ceremony celebrated the region's most exceptional establishments for their outstanding contributions to the county's social scene.

Number 92, a popular hotspot known for its stylish ambience and exceptional service on Braintree's High Street, outshined its competitors in a fiercely contested race.Braintree and Witham Times: Bar - Braintree Bar named 'best in Essex' Bar - Braintree Bar named 'best in Essex' (Image: Number 92 Braintree)

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Owner Matthew Dawes said he was "over the moon" to receive the award and expressed his gratitude to the community for their unstinting support.

He said: "We’re absolutely delighted to have won the best bar in Essex award and want to thank all of our customers who voted for us. Braintree and Witham Times: Favourite - Number 92 was voted as favouriteFavourite - Number 92 was voted as favourite (Image: Number 92 Braintree)

"What’s been lovely is reading all the congratulatory comments we’ve received. 

"It’s been a crazy three years since we opened and this award recognises all the hard work that the staff have put in. 

"Who would have thought that a small bar down the wrong end of Braintree High Street would end up winning an accolade like this? We are over the moon."

The victory for Number 92 has not come without relentless effort and a dedication to excellence.

The bar's success lies in its ability to create a warm and inviting atmosphere, with a diverse range of premium beverages and expertly crafted cocktails that have captivated customers' taste buds.

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Number 92's extensive menu has everything from signature mixes to classics with a twist.

The bar has also played host to an array of memorable events, including live music performances, themed nights and special celebrations, making it a go-to destination for revellers in Braintree.