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About Emsworth

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Emsworth is a small town in Hampshire on the south coast of England, near the border of West Sussex. It lies at the north end of an arm of Chichester Harbour, a large and shallow inlet from the English Channel and is equidistant between Portsmouth and Chichester. It is also lucky enough to be in the area covered by DarkStar Discos, the Emsworth marquee hire experts. Emsworth has a population of approximately 10,000. The town has a basin for small yachts and fishing boats, which fills at high tide and can be emptied through a sluice at low tide. In geodemographic segmentation the town is the heart of the Emsworth (cross-county) built-up area, the remainder of which is Westbourne, Southbourne and Nutbourne with a combined population of 18,777 in 2011, with a density of 30.5 people per hectare and which shares in two railway stations.



Emsworth Travel Links

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Rail -
Emsworth railway station is on the West Coastway Line. It has services that run to Portsmouth, Southampton, Brighton and London Victoria.

Bus -
Stagecoach South operate the number 700 bus which operates between Brighton and Southsea. Local bus services are provided by Emsworth & District, which operate services to Havant and Chichester.

Road –
Emsworth lies South of the A27 which connects Havant to Chichester.



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Taxi Firms in Emsworth

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With so much to do within Emsworth and the neighbouring towns, as well as the beautiful surrounding countryside, it's worth renting a car or jumping in a taxi to see the local sights.

Emsworth is well served when it comes to getting a taxi as there are local firms such as Royal Elite Cars, MS Cars and Alpha Cars.



Hotels and Guest Houses in Emsworth

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Hollybank House Emsworth -
Hollybank House is a Country House B&B and is a lovely alternative to a hotel, located in Emsworth between Portsmouth and Chichester, with free wi-fi and credit card facilities. On the outskirts of Emsworth at the top of a long private drive Hollybank House is a beautiful Georgian family home in a mature 10 acre garden, offering Bed and Breakfast accommodation in a wonderfully quiet haven but within easy reach of Portsmouth, the Historic Dockyard and Ferry Port, Chichester, Goodwood, Hayling Island, Chichester Harbour and the South Downs. Friendly, comfortable accommodation whether you are on business, visiting friends and family, exploring our diverse area, attending an event at Goodwood, enjoying a relaxing few days, or wanting a good night’s rest before a Channel crossing. The perfect location for a family reunion or house party for a group of friends. The extensive lawn at Hollybank House is a unique marquee site for your individually tailored wedding reception or private party. The elegant receptions rooms are available for smaller functions.

Travelodge Emsworth –
The Travelodge Chichester Emsworth hotel sits just outside Emsworth, a vibrant harbour town with a rich history. Explore the marina and take in the fresh sea air, dine in the quayside pubs or explore the town's fishing heritage at Emsworth Museum. Head into Chichester to enjoy the sights of the historic city, not least the breath-taking cathedral. It's also home to the thriving Festival Theatre, and the University of Chichester. This hotel has upgraded rooms that feature a comfy king size bed with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of food and drink choices within a 15-minute car journey from the hotel.

The Old Dairy Farm Emsworth -
Welcome to Old Dairy Farm, a modern, luxury bed and breakfast set in a peaceful location only a minute’s drive from the historic town of Emsworth, Hampshire. There are 5 lovely rooms on offer, all with en-suite facilities and they serve a locally sourced full English breakfast in our beautiful dining room overlooking the horses and chickens, what a perfect way to start your day! The Old Dairy Farm B&B is situated near Portsmouth and Chichester, which are just a 20-minute drive in either direction, whilst London can be reached within an hour (depending on traffic!). So, whether you’re planning a relaxing break, visiting friends and family or need accommodation for a business trip, please be assured a warm and friendly welcome awaits.



Places to Get Married in Emsworth

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Tuppenny Barn Emsworth -
This working organic small holding, with wildlife pond, orchard and circular Barn, provide a unique and naturally stylish setting for your wedding reception. They can cater for up to 80 guests, either standing or buffet style and a gala tent is outside in the summer months. Receptions can be catered either inside or out – incorporating their organic fruit and vegetables into the wedding menu and decorated with flowers grown on the small holding. The party for family and friends can continue after the formal event with live entertainment or a disco in the circular barn that hosts regular concerts within its straw-bale-built walls. The venue is within easy access of Chichester, Brighton, Southampton and London. By choosing Tuppenny Barn as your wedding reception venue your green credentials will be reflected in your wedding celebration; you will be supporting Tuppenny Barn in their social and environmental aims, which are to provide learning experiences to children, educating them about healthy diets and lifestyles, as well as promoting sustainable lifestyles for all. Tuppenny Barn is eco-friendly and ethical, as well as exciting and enchanting.

Farbridge West Dean, near Emsworth -
If these walls could talk, they would tell of family and friends coming together. Of vows exchanged, toasts made, food savoured. And every tale would be different. And every memory a new one. Because Farbridge is yours alone for your day. With a team working to make every moment special. The barn can host 60-150 guests, and includes seven en-suite bedrooms as well as a set of private rooms for the couple. From tables and chairs to a team of chefs waiting to create your menu, every detail has been considered. Just bring your dreams for your day.

Edes House Chichester, near Emsworth -
Edes House, Chichester, is a Grade 1 listed building dating back to 1696. It has five licensed ceremony rooms, which can be booked for a set time, or you can opt for our bespoke package and tailor your day. You can book one of the five licensed ceremony rooms, ranging in size from six guests in the Cowdray Room through to 80 guests in the grand Richmond Room. The unique ceremony rooms are available at various times in the week and your stay with them will be between 45 minutes and an hour, including your ceremony time. The beauty of the house can be captured as the backdrop to your photos as you leave to continue your celebrations.


Event Planning in Emsworth

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Complete your event in Emsworth with DarkStar Discos, the Emsworth marquee hire experts that offer the following services which can reduce your event planning stress. Bars - you don't need to spend too much time looking for the perfect drinks for your event, we have a team that can take care of that for you. Lights - no need to stress out in finding and setting up the lights for your event. DJ and Staffing - let our DJ take care of the music for your event. Our staff will also be the ones taking care of the needs of your guests. You might also want to consider asking us to arrange the following services for your event: Professional Photographer, Event Transportation and Event Catering



Top Restaurants in Emsworth

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36 On The Quay Restaurant Emsworth -
Original and expertly cooked food using cutting edge preparation and techniques with choice of different menus offered for lunch and dinner including 8 and 5 course tasting menus showcasing the styles of 36’s cooking. A private courtyard, perfect for that pre-dinner aperitif or after-dinner coffee with homemade petits-fours. The restaurant can accommodate up to 50 people for an exclusive celebratory occasion with no room charges and a menu designed to your taste and requirements. A great seafront location, with stunning views overlooking the Emsworth harbour. This restaurant is an ideal base to enjoy many walks around the village, waterfront and surrounding countryside. Four smart, competitively priced en-suite bedrooms with historical characteristics make 36 the perfect place to stay and relax after your memorable meal, with delicious continental breakfast and a morning walk by the sea. A cosy private function room, which can accommodate up to 12/13 people, ideal for an intimate special occasion celebration or business lunch.

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 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!

The Crown Inn Emsworth -
This grade II listed building is ideally situated in the centre of Emsworth, only a few miles from Portsmouth and Chichester. The Crown Inn is an old Coaching Inn dating back to the sixteenth century establishing it as focal point of the town’s life and history. The Crown Inn has recently been re-furbished, creating a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available Monday to Saturday. On Sundays they offer breakfast and a fabulous Sunday roast. Reservations are recommended. All dishes are prepared with quality fresh ingredients using local suppliers.



Top Things to do in Emsworth

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Fishbourne Roman Palace, near Emsworth -
Imagine the luxury that would once have surrounded the proud owner of this lavish Roman residence. This palace was certainly fit for a king. Stroll around the recreated Roman gardens – the earliest gardens found anywhere in the country – and enjoy the largest collection of mosaics in situ in the UK. Sussex Archaeological Society began in 1846 and is the oldest Archaeological Society in England. The Society is a registered charity whose charitable aims are to enable people to enjoy, learn about and have access to the heritage of Sussex. They’ve done this by opening six historic sites in Sussex to visitors old and young, providing research facilities in their library, running excavations, providing a finds identification service and offering a variety of walks, talks and conferences on the archaeology and history of Sussex.

Funland Hayling Island, near Emsworth -
Experience the thrill of the roller coaster ‘Wild Billy’s Runaway Mine Train’ or take a plunge on the Beaver Creek log ride. Challenge yourself to a round on one of the craziest ‘themed’ Golf Courses you have ever seen! Situated along the ‘Blue Flag’ beach resort of Hayling Island, Funland Amusement Park offers a variety of attractions indoors and out, so whatever the weather, rain or shine, there is always plenty to do. Outside, you can enjoy family fun rides such as the ‘Dodgems’ along with exciting white-knuckle rides like the breath-taking ‘Mine train roller coaster’. Inside, try the action of the Kidz Kingdom for the children, or interact with over 200 video and traditional slot machines or games of skill. Whatever you choose to do, you can be assured of a great day out and of fantastic attractions for young and old, both inside and out.

Dunreyth Alpacas Adsdean Park, near Emsworth -
Bruce & Peta live in an idyllic setting on the side of the South Downs in West Sussex. They gave up their profession as nurses to run their herd of alpacas on their own land in Adsdean Park. They were the first in the country to offer Alpaca walking to the public (to their knowledge) and the first to take Alpacas to Hospices etc. Unlike other venues however, each client may have an Alpaca to themselves. They breed friendly alpacas in a variety of colours for their fibre and the manufacture of unique hand knitted garments which can be purchased from their onsite shop.



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Emsworth Today

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For a few years (2001 to 2007), Emsworth held a food festival. It was the largest event of its type in the UK, with more than 50,000 visitors in 2007. The festival was cancelled due to numerous complaints of disruption to residents and businesses in the proximity. The harbour is now used almost exclusively for recreational sailing. The town has two sailing clubs, Emsworth Sailing Club (established in 1919) and Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club (in 1921), the latter based at Quay Mill, a former tide mill. Both clubs organise a programme of racing and social events during the sailing season.

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