Things to do

The old fishing village of Emsworth is at the centre of a fascinating area with Portsmouth and its Historic Dockyard and the new Mary Rose Museum to the West, Chichester, a walled Roman Cathedral City with its famous Festival Theatre, and Goodwood, to the East, the South Downs National Park to the North and Chichester Harbour, an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’, to the South, all within a 10 mile radius.There is a large variety of restaurants and pubs in the town, providing a excellent range of food from a Michelin Star Restaurant to harbourside cafes.

The Historic Dockyard at Portsmouth, featuring HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the new Mary Rose Museum together with a boat trip around Portsmouth Harbour and all its associated history, makes a day out on its own without even visiting the shopping and restaurants at ‘Gunwharf Quays’ and the spectacular 130 m Spinnaker Tower from which the view of Portsmouth and the Solent is stunning.

About 8 miles away is Goodwood House where the ‘Festival of Speed’ is held each June/July, the Motor Racing Circuit that hosts the ‘Revival Meeting’ in September each year, as well as the Horse Racing featuring ‘Glorious Goodwood’ in July.Stansted House with its many Shows is only two and a half miles away and the Queen Elizabeth Country Park is just 7 miles up the road.

Chichester Harbour

Chichester Harbour is one of England’s designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This area makes for a great day out as there are several pretty villages to explore, a beautiful coastline and plenty of space for walking and cycling through the countryside.

Itchenor, Chichester PO20 7AW


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South Downs National Park

England's newest national park, covering over 1600 square kilometres and home to rolling hills, glorious heathland, river valleys, ancient woodland, thriving villages and market towns, and the iconic white cliffs of the Heritage Coast. Perfect for a day of walking or cycling.

South Downs National Park GU29 9DH


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Spinnaker Tower

Head down to Portsmouth Harbour and Gunwharf Quays to experience the 170m tall tower. With 360 degree views around Portsmouth harbour and further afield, you can see up to 23 miles on a clear day. If you are brave enough there is also a glass floor to walk across!

Gunwharf Quays PO1 3TT


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Goodwood Estate

The Goodwood Estate is in the heart of West Sussex and is home to the world famous Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival and Glorious Goodwood. Goodwood House and Estate have been a family home for over 300 years, and there can be few places as beautiful.

Goodwood PO18 0PX


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Mary Rose Museum

Discover the Mary Rose, Henry VIII's sunken ship that was brought the the surface in 1982 for all to see in a dedicated museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. This is a great educational day out for all the family, with plenty to see and do in the museum and its collection.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard PO1 3GW


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Chichester Festival Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre opened in 1962, it was Britain's first modern thrust stage theatre, and crowdfunded by local individuals and businesses. Over the past 6 decades there have been many successful performances and there are constantly new shows.

Chichester PO19 6AP


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Local places to eat and drink

There is a good variety of restaurants, cafes and pubs in Emsworth which is a mile away, about a 20min walk. Those we particularly recommend are listed below.

Fat Olives

Friendly food, tasty people. Excellent, my favorite local restaurant. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Make a booking by calling 01243 377914

30 South Street


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Nicolino's

Good quality authentic Italian food. Very friendly. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Make a booking by calling 01243 379809

34 North Street


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36 On The Quay

Michelin star restaurant with an excellent reputation. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Make a booking by calling 01243 375592

47 South Street


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Spice Village

Freshly prepared Indian food. Open 7 days a week.
Make a booking by calling 01243 379222

47 High Street


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Spice Cottage

Well recommended, very friendly tandoori restaurant. BYO alcohol, no corkage. Open 7 days a week, closed Friday lunchtime.
Make a booking by calling 01243 377341

Westbourne, East Street


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The Blue Bell

Very good locally sourced and freshly cooked food. Fish is their speciality. Open 7 days a week.
Make a booking by calling 01243 373394

27 South Street


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The Lord Raglan

18th century traditional, friendly pub, good food and real ale. Waterside garden. Open 7 days a week but no food on Sunday evenings.
Make a booking by calling 01243 372587

35 Queen Street


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The Crown

Originally a coaching inn in the centre of Emsworth. Good pub food. Open 7 days a week.
Make a booking by calling 01243 372806

8 High Street


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The Kings Arms

Traditional, friendly pub offering quality, home cooked food. Open 7 days a week.
Make a booking by calling 01243 374941

19 Havant Road


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The Sussex Brewery

Friendly local pub with good food and beer. Sausages are a specialty.
Make a booking by calling 01243 371533

36 Main Road


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The Stags Head

Friendly, family run village pub offering good food. Open 7 days a week but closed on Sunday evenings.
Make a booking by calling 01243 372393

Westbourne, Near the Square


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The White Horse

Charming, old village pub, child friendly, offering light lunches and hearty evening meals. Open 7 days a week.
Make a booking by calling 01243 372442

Westbourne, The Square


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The Royal Oak

Traditional pub on the waterfront. Good pub food.
Make a booking by calling 023 9248 3125

Langstone High Street


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The Ship

Harbourside pub (originally a mill). Good pub food including locally caught fresh fish.
Make a booking by calling 023 9247 1719

Langstone Road, Havant


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The Woodmancote Arms

Contemporary style foodie country pub – simple, fresh, home-cooked food.
Make a booking by calling 01243 371019

Woodmancote


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Fox and Hounds

Pub & restaurant offering fine food at reasonable prices.
Make a booking by calling 01243 575246

Funtington


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The Horse and Groom

Traditional country pub with good food.
Make a booking by calling 01243 575339

East Ashling


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Driftwood Cafe

Excellent for coffee, light lunch or afternoon tea. Homemade local, seasonal food. Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm.
Make a booking by calling 01243 377373

44 High Street


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The Deck

Coffee, excellent lunch menu and afternoon tea. All food freshly prepared and cooked on site. Licensed. Open 7 days a week.
Make a booking by calling 01243 376161

Emsworth Yacht Harbour, Thorney Road


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Flintstones

Café at the quay. Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4. Closed winter.
Make a booking by calling 01243 377577

South Street


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The Pavilion Tea Room

Coffee, lunch and afternoon teas. Open 7 days a week, Mon-Fri. 9-4, Sat & Sun 9-5.
Make a booking by calling 023 9241 3432

Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle


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The real deal, my wife and myself stayed for three nights in the pink room and it was great, the beds were very comfortable and the breakfast was a treat, this was home from home. We both fell in love with the house the moment we saw it on the web and when we arrived it was even better. To share this beautiful home with Viv and Anna was a pleasure, if you want modern plastic and chrome this is not for you, but to have a taste of the past with luxury thrown in this is it. We are going back again in May for a few days and i am sure it will not be the last.

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One of the best bed and breakfast accommodation we have stayed in. Great hosts. Breakfast very good. After our daily trips we would come back and make tea and take it and sit in the wonderful grounds, seeing foxes and even deer. We shall definitely be returning.

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Beautiful and architecturally interesting house in very large grounds. Our bedroom was very spacious and the whole setting was incredibly quiet and peaceful. Super comfortable beds and nice extras in the room - tea and coffee facilities but also a tin of biscuits and some bottled water. Delicious breakfast, freshly cooked to order. Friendly and informative hosts.

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