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Russells Restaurant
Bell Street | Great Baddow | Chelmsford | Essex CM2 7JS


Barry Warren-Watson - Proprietor

Barry is a local boy, born in Runwell, Wickford, June 1965. He attended St Phillips Priory School on New London Road moving on then to Meadgate Junior School. His secondary education was completed at Great Baddow Comprehensive following on to complete his further education at Braintree College.

Whilst a student at Braintree College he gained his City in Guilds 706-1, 706-2, 772-1, 705-1, 707-1 & 717-1.

After leaving College Barry decided to work in Spain at a local family restaurant. When he returned home he worked as a Private Chef for a wealthy family in Tiptree.


Some time later he became a Commis Chef at Writtle Agricultural College, where he was promoted to Head Chef within 3 years, going on to become the Catering Manager at the College. He stayed there for a total of 5 years and during his spare time he worked behind the bar at a local public house. During this time he managed to form his own outside catering business.

At this point he decided to take a break from the catering trade and went to work for Insurance Company. Needless to say that he did not stay there long, as he knew his passion was in catering.

It is from here where Barry bought and took over Russells Restaurant in 1991 when he was only 26.

From that day he has gone from strength to strength with Russells. Continually refurbishing it over the time to make it what it is today.

He is very much a family man, taking a keen interest in the up bringing of his two boys, Max & Joseph, which keeps him very active indeed.

In his spare time he is Chairman of a local Scout Group, a School Governor and teaches Food Technology at the local High School.

In the past years he has become a prolific Fund Raiser for Farleigh Hospice, where he has raised a considerable amount of money by trekking in the Hymalayas and Inner Mongolia, plus hosting other events for this great cause.


Bell Street
Great Baddow
Essex CM2 7JS
© 2011