Restaurant of the month: The Blue Bell Inn, Emsworth
The Blue Bell Inn is located only yards from the quay in Emsworth, boasting terrific views from the terrace, and is renowned for superb food served in a proper pub. This busy local at the heart of the community is the perfect spot for a drink or a bite to eat after a walk around the harbour or a visit to the shops in the town. Well-stocked with a wide range of real ales and lagers, together with an extensive wine list, the Blue Bell, under the watchful eye of the owner Giles, prides itself on serving fresh produce sourced locally. Nominated as one of the Top 20 pubs in the South-East by TripAdvisor in 2015, and recommended by The Times for its fish and chips, come and see what the fuss is about! We pride ourselves on the quality of food at The Blue Bell, with it all being made in house, and using local suppliers were ever possible which helps sport the local economy
The Blue Bell offers a comfortable space in which to meet friends and socialise, it’s well stocked with a wide range of real ales some of which are local, as well as lagers, wines and spirits.
We’ve developed a reputation for delivering fine food at reasonable prices under the watchful eye of owner Giles and his experience team of Tyler Jake and Sam.
Locally caught fish is our speciality. See blackboards for seasonal monthly specials
We are committed to providing you with high quality produce that reduces food miles and supports our local economy. We are proud to use suppliers such as HH Treagust & Sons butchers, Stansted Farm Shop, Southbourne Farmshop & Bakehouse, Goodwood Estate, Bellord and Brown Grocers, and Johnsons Fish Enterprises. We are also associated with the Hampshire Farmers Market and Hampshire Fare organisations where we can discover and promote exciting new local products. For specific information please ask a member of staff.
Why do you do what you do?
Food is an international language we all understand, I love pleasing people and discovering different ingredients.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Making people happy
What do you enjoy least about your job?
Long hours and poor training
What achievement for the restaurant are you most proud of?
Being part of the community
Do you use British produce?
Yes we try and source as many ingredients locally and/or British
What do you think is best about using British produce?
Seasonality & tradition, the story each producer has to tell
Why should people buy British?
Because it helps support the local economy, it is environmentally friendly and adds variety to your dinner plate
What is your most popular dish?
Fish n Chips or locally sourced Goodwood meat
The Blue Bell Inn
29 South Street
Tel: 01243 3733