Barrel rolling race marks Burns Night in Braintree

Liam Lambert, 22, from Witham, who won a Burns Night Barrel Rolling competition at Tutti Grille

Liam Lambert, 22, from Witham, who won a Burns Night Barrel Rolling competition at Tutti Grille - Credit: Archant

A barrel rolling race was held at a Braintree restaurant to celebrate Burns Night.

Ciara, eight, and Toby Collins-Allen, four, at Tuttie Grille's Burn's Night Barrel Race

Ciara, eight, and Toby Collins-Allen, four, at Tuttie Grille's Burn's Night Barrel Race - Credit: Archant

Crowds gathered at Tutti Grille in Braintree Freeport to watch entrants roll their barrel along in a bid to win a year’s supply of pizza from the food outlet.

Liam Lambert, 22, from Witham, won the event with a time of just 22 seconds.

The event also raised funds for the Essex Air Ambulance.

Lorna Evans, restaurant manager, said: “It was a great way to celebrate Burns Night and much more engaging than simply having a wee dram of whisky.

Liam Lambert, 22, from Witham, who won a Burns Night Barrel Rolling competition at Tutti Grille

Liam Lambert, 22, from Witham, who won a Burns Night Barrel Rolling competition at Tutti Grille - Credit: Archant

“The event proved very popular with families and our youngest competitor was just four years old.”