Welcome to Emsworth
At the turn of the last century, Emsworth was at the centre of a thriving oyster business.
This was until the oysters killed the Bishop of Winchester and several guests at a banquet in 1902! There are plans to restart this industry.
You will be spoilt for choice by the variety of pubs and restaurants. Emsworth has been the scene of the largest independent food festival in the UK until 2007 when it was deemed too successful and replaced with quarterly smaller events.
A living village
A thriving highstreet
Emsworth is also famous for its many owner-run retailers and was placed in the Top 6 towns in the UK for its independent nature. We are fortunate to have independent outfitters, general stores, butchers, fishmonger and greengrocers in our village centre.
With its prolific fishing background, Emsworth had 30 pubs to serve the fishermen! we now have eight - not bad for a population of 9,300.
Emsworth is now more famous as a sailing base with two busy sailing clubs.
A great location for the South Coast
Emsworth is equidistant from Portsmouth with its naval heritage and Chichester with its imposing cathedral. Emsworth is ideally located for visiting the South Coast, a short drive from the bottom of the A3M and on the Western end of the M27.