Blue Bell

Emsworth, Hampshire

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Contact Details

Blue Bell, 29 South Street, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 7EG

(01243) 373394


South Street

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Friendly and relaxed little 1940s red-brick pub close to the quay, old-fashioned lived-in interior with nautical and other memorabilia, good choice of popular reasonably priced home-made food including fresh fish (best to book weekends), bar nibbles Sun lunchtime, Sharps Doom Bar and a couple of well kept local guests from brick and timber servery; TV, daily newspapers; dogs welcome, seats on small front and side terraces, Sun market in adjacent car park, open all day

Licensee Information

Giles Babb

What the licensee says

Tucked away in the south east corner of Hampshire on the shore of Chichester Harbour, Emsworth is a quiet and attractive yet vibrant and dynamic town where residents wouldn't live anywhere else and visitors can be sure of a friendly welcome.The Blue Bell Inn, is the former favourite haunt of the local fishermen. Only yards from the Quay, its the perfect spot for a drink or bite to eat after a walk around the Harbour or watching the fishing boats unload their catch.A family owned pub, The Blue Bell, is run by Giles Babb and open all day. It's a popular venue for people who wish to enjoy classy home cooked locally sourced food . "Cooking is an art, masterpieces take time!" The Times 2009 'Best Fish n Chips in the land!'The News Best Pub/Wine Bar Runners up 2009, Winners 2010


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Ratings and Reviews

4 / 5 - 44 votes cast

Grant Thomas

16 November 2017

Don't let the interior fool you, the best pub in Emsworth with outstanding food and the best local beers. We regularly eat here as a couple and as a family; all the food is prepared on premises from scratch, even the tartare sauce to the nationally famous fish and chips, from local Portsmouth fishermen. Vension from the local Stansted Park estate, and fish and game from local farms on the quay down the road! Even the tomatoes and Garlic come from the Isle of Wight. It's a tiny pub, and demand for food morning and evenings every day of the week - booking essential . Attention to detail and that extends to the beer, in a village over-run with ex Gales pubs, you are spoilt for choice, but at The Blue Bell you can find locally made, craft beers from the area's leading breweries. For variety, quality and consistency it's great, it just needs to be the twice size and desperately needs a refurb.

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