Axe-throwing adventure bar planned for Chelmsford

A new adventure bar featuring Bavarian axe-throwing and beer pong is being planned for the middle of Chelmsford.

The new Boom Battle Bar would be in the heart of Bond Street shopping and restaurant development.

BBB Twelve Ltd, a franchisee of Boom Battle Bar, has submitted a licensing application for a bar over two storeys at 106 Bond Street – currently accommodating a branch of Ellis Brigham which specialises in walking and trekking equipment.

What makes the plans for Bond Street different is the type of paraphernalia in the bar for entertainment – including beer pong tables where players try to land a ping pong  ball in a cup of beer at the other end, axe throwing and darts.

If given permission by Chelmsford City Council, the bar would be able to serve alcohol between midday and 2am seven-days a week.

The premises would need a change of use after a planning application.

Boom Battle Bar, which already has a venue in Norwich and Lakeside, is seeing rapid expansion across the UK with applications in Aberdeen and Swindon.

Boom Battle Bar has received concerns about potential crime associated with the business.

Thames Valley Police said the venue could increase alcohol-related crime and disorder in the area in Oxford, but Oxford City Council granted the application permission unanimously at a meeting in January.

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Piers Meyler

Local Democracy Reporter