We had a few childfree hours in November so my wife and I decided to pop out to Emsworth for a mooch around the shops, a walk around the mill pond, and have lunch in one of the pubs.
I’d heard a lot of good things about the Emsworth Blue Bell Inn, and having walked past it many, many, times I decided it was time to try their famous fish and chips.
On entering the pub the staff greeted us with a friendly hello; we found the pub to be clean, warm and welcoming.
We had arrived just prior to the lunch service, and so ordered a couple of coffees. It was good, hot, coffee, and was brought to our table promptly.
We both ordered beer battered locally caught fresh fish with hand cut chips, and selected garden peas instead of mushy peas. This came with home-made tartare sauce and a generous wedge of lemon. This was a mountain of a meal, and it was also absolutely delicious.
The homemade tartare sauce was light, the fish and the triple cooked chips spot on.
Nom nom nom.
Our meal comprised of four coffees and two fish and chips lunches, this came to £31.90.
If you want to visit the Emsworth Blue Bell Inn, and I recommend strongly that you’d want to visit, I’d suggest phoning ahead to book a table.
The Emsworth Blue Bell is on our list of pubs to return to, I rather like the idea of their ‘Husband Creche’!