town in England, United Kingdom

Emsworth Harbour

Emsworth is a town in Hampshire, Southern England.

Get inEdit

Emsworth has a train station on the South Coast Line between Portsmouth and Chichester

Havant is located nearby with better connections to London. Local buses run regularly to Emsworth from Havant Bus Station. Emsworth is just off the A27 main road between Portsmouth and Chichester, there is a small car park in the centre of town.

Get aroundEdit

Emsworth is very small and easily covered on foot


  • Town Square. pleasant, quaint and lined with nice independent shops, pubs and restaurants
  • Harbour. offers a nice place for a stroll, It is usually home to swans and ducks, it is also surrounded entirely by a Promenade, offering a nice walk and views over Chichester Harbour.
  • St James' Church, North Street. a nice little parish church.
  • Emsworth Museum (is above the fire station on North Street). has a few small exhibits on local life, opens irregularly.



  • All you can carry away from the Food Festival.
  • Local produce from many of the independent shops lining the main square


Emsworth is a culinary treat for such a small town. It has two of the regions best restaurants, some of the best Oysters in the country and a great Food Festival, so food should be an important part of a visit.

  • Oysters are the traditional speciality of Emsworth, it even supplies them to the Queen.
  • Sausages O'Haglans on the main square produces award winning sausages, you can sample them at the excellent Sussex Brewery (see Drink section), as well as traditional varieties they serve many other types, including a game platter (Venison, Wild Boar, Pheasant & Pigeon, highly recommended)
  • Restaurants
  • 36 on the Quay, South Street (On the Harbour side), +44 1243 375592, . This Michelin Starred restaurant is regarded as one of the finest in this area of Britain. As it overlooks the Harbour it is no surprise that fish is the speciality, but fresh ingredients feature throughout. A real Treat and a reason enough to visit Emsworth. Also offers accommodation £45.95 Three Course menu.
  • Fat Olives, South Street (On the way down to the harbour), +44 1243 377914, . High Quality food in lovely surrounds. Featured in Egon Ronay's Top 200 mains from £13.
  • Mother Kelly's, 20 North Street (On the road leading to the Station), +44 1243 375859. A great traditional Fish and Chip shop, Take away only. It may not look like much but this is the British national dish at its best circa £5 for Cod and Chips.


Emsworth has a great array of traditional piubs for a small town.

  • [formerly dead link] Sussex Brewery (The sausage pub), 36-Main Road (On the main road on the way out towards Chichester), +44 1243 371533. Serves some of the best Bangers and Mash around. Extensive menu including a game platter, locally sourced. Also offers standard pub menu. The front bar is a traditional pub that still puts down sawdust on the floor, a rare find.
  • The Ship Inn, 24 High Street (On the main Square), +44 1243 377151. Good traditional pub serving local bitters, Southwick Ales are certainly worth a try.
  • The Coal Exchange, 21 South Street (On the way down to the Harbour), +44 1243 375866. Nice traditional pub near the harbour
  • The Lord Raglan, 35-Queen Street, +44 1243 372587. Another great traditional watering hole.



Go nextEdit

  • Chichester is a charming cathedral city just a few miles along the road
  • Portsmouth the home of the British navy has seafaring attractions and a regenerated city centre.
Routes through Emsworth
PortsmouthHavant  W   E  ChichesterBrighton

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