Discover a foodie’s heaven on the quayside

Emsworth, Hampshire

Enjoy fine dining, traditional pubs and a long history of oyster fishing in Emsworth, near Portsmouth.

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Just along the coast from Portsmouth, the picturesque fishing village of Emsworth, with its millponds, Georgian houses and quayside, has a reputation for providing some of the county’s best food.

In the Middle Ages, Emsworth was a busy port, importing wine for the noble classes. Later the village used tidal power to grind flour and also became known for its oyster beds and brewing. 

Nowadays, Emsworth is foodie heaven with its tempting pubs and places to eat (including Michelin-starred 36 on the Quay) and wide selection of food shops.

Stock up at the monthly Farmers’ market or visit during Emsworth British Food Fortnight from 19 Sept to 4 Oct. Treat your taste buds with lunch and when you need a break from all the delicious food take a solar trip around Chichester Harbour or a lovely coastal walk with harbour views.

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