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The Lord Raglan is an 18th Century traditional pub, backing on to the Slipper Mill Pond and the River Ems estuary. This lively pub is well known locally for its friendly atmosphere, great food and well kept real ale. Open for an early breakfast, lunchtime and evening meals. Weekends are very busy so it is well worth booking a table if you wish to eat. Friday evening is live music night which is hugely popular and has a regular following and draws a friendly mixed crowd.
PRICE RANGE
£5 - £30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Waterfront, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being new to the area we have been checking out the local pubs, the Raglan is by far the best fit for us. The first time we went there we had fantastic welcome and were soon laughing and joking with the bar staff and customers....On our next visit we were greeted by name which surprised us and even more surprised at the fact that the barman remembered our drinks. It really is a great pub with a lovely atmosphere, live music on the weekend and lovely people.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

Had some toasted sandwiches, service good but crowd is rough. Very much a locals pub. Staff ok but locals rule. . I hate to say but avoid in my opinion. Shame

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 December 2023 via mobile

Came here for just a drink with my wife on a Saturday lunchtime. We have been here before in the past and sat in the lovely garden but as it was December we decided just a drink inside would be fine. It's a shame in...a way that i feel the need to do this review as it is not a moan about bad food or beer but more our observations. I read the previous reviews about a friendly welcome and while our visit was not unfriendly it was not exactly friendly either. Apart from another table with a family on every other customer was sat at the bar and as a former publican I don't have a problem with that but no staff member acknowledged me trying to get a drink and the customers were definitely not allowing any stranger into their space. I eventually got served and the girl was neither friendly or unfriendly and the beer was good. However once sat at a table to enjoy our drinks we couldn't help but notice how the bar area's particularly near the entrance was just soulless and the language we could here coming from one customer sat at the bar was a bit choice so we decided to leave which was a pity really. You cannot stop customers sitting at the bar you can stop the foul language.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

Lovely fire, friendly staff, all looked well - except why no-one in the pub? Ordered 2 x lunches, long wait. Had to ask reason for delay and told, just coming. But when it came - awful. Chips looked as though you would throw straight in...the bin, certainly not good enough for a dog. The fish was not much better, more batter than fish. We did try to eat it, but no, too bad. So paid and left. Will not go in this pub again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

Had an amazing vegan roast dinner by the fire. So much variety of vegetables and the roasties were incredible! Highly recommend!!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023

Sunday Lunch - They were booked until 1430, so took that slot. We were given a very friendly welcome by the staff. We ordered the Roast Beef lunch which was very tasty. The meal included beef, Yorkshire pudding, honey roasted parsnips, carrots, swede and roast...potatoes. The roast potatoes were spot on, crispy on the outside and floury in the middle. On the side was also cauliflower, green beans and broccoli. We would have still been happy without the side of other veg as there was a lot to eat without it. Plenty of gravy also and horseradish came along without having to ask or wait. We ended up staying and played cards by the fire for the rest of the late afternoon. Such a relaxing afternoon. Will be going back for sure.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

Well there was a surprise. Popped in for a cheeky breakfast. The double (2 eggs, 2 bacon, 2 sausages 2 hash brown) with fresh tomatoes, mushrooms and toast. Comes in at £11.95. Bit of a wait for the breakfast to be served. However, it was...worth the wait. The food was all hot. The tomatoes were cooked through. The eggs were cooked with care. The sausages are from Treagus the local butcher, so we’re a good quality. Davina served with a pleasant smile and attitude. Overall. A good breakfast. Good value for the quantity of the food used.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023

A traditional pub with very welcoming staff and a great selection beers. In the words of my husband "a pint of proper coloured well kept bitter". We have visited Emsworth numerous times and sad we only discovered this pub today. We willbe back.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 July 2023

I can not remember such a warm friendly welcome to a stranger for years! I had pre-booked (telephone) a table for six accompanied by a dog. Having been shown our table, one of the staff promptly produced a handful of biscuits with a water bowl;...thoughtful. The food was excellent, with large(ish) portions of unpretentious pub grub. Excellent London Pride and HSB on tap, and the Cornish Orchard’s cider hit the mark! Unfortunately, the persistent rain prevented relaxing in the charming garden overlooking Slipper Pond and the River Ems, the vibrant atmosphere though more than compensated for this. We were allowed to run up a tab, (fortuitous with the final tally!) and were under no pressure to vacate the table. The Lord Raglan public house is unique. No fruit machines flashing away, no piped music drowning conversation. Incredibly polite and amusing staff coupled with genial locals. Try it..!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023

I think this has to be the most friendliest pub i have ever been to! It was a wet and windy afternoon and I was staying locally with my mother and 2 young nieces. We stopped at the Lord Raglan to dry off and the...welcome we received could not have been more friendly. From the bar staff to the locals! It has a lovely atmosphere and felt like a 'proper' pub! We enjoyed it so much we returned the next day for a couple of pre dinner drinks. Thank you to Tommy and the other bar staff! Keep doing what you're doing! The world needs more pubs like The Lord Raglan!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

What a friendly pub! Was soon as we walked in, the bar staff brought water and biscuits for our dog Chester. Then chatted to us , and made us feel so welcome. Tommy, on bar duty then pizza duty was a delight. Helpful, friendly, we...returned the following day because we enjoyed it so much . Thank you everyone at The Lord Ragland.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 June 2023

I have visited this pub when I am staying with my son in Emsworth. It is a real community pub with an eclectic mix of customers of all ages. There is often live entertainment especially on Friday evenings. The staff are always friendly and efficient...with the new management of 6 months turning the trade around successfully. The pub is open for breakfast between 7am and 11am every day. I have had the breakfast twice and it is well worth it with good quantity, quality and price. There is a good choice of ales that are well maintained. At the rear of the pub is a large south facing garden down to the water with plenty of seating. I am looking forward to returning to The Lord Raglan.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 19 June 2023 via mobile

Popped in for Sunday lunch and a pint,what a gem of a pub Clearly more a local than targeting moneyed visitors and all the better for it It had a fire lovely Not sure if the woman that greeted us the landlord or not, either...way it was a lovely friendly welcome that made us feel relaxed right away It's a fullers pub and the London pride was served spot on. SUNDAY lunch or basket meals today Had medium sized Beef and small chicken , potatoes were brilliant , both came with Yorkshire and stuffing, veg, today was cauliflower cheese, carrots broccoli,steamed cauliflower and cabbage. Only minor criticism gravy could have been thicker , but I realise that is personal taste. Cost was really reasonable. Wish we could have stayed longer , we will be back !More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2023

Had lunch here with friends on Good Friday. New owners from just before Christmas so I guess this was their first sunny lunch and it was pretty busy. The food is classic pub grub, burgers, lasagne, jacket potatoes etc and all at very reasonable prices.....We'll definitely be back.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 8 April 2023 via mobile

What a lovely welcome! Fantastic house wine and a lovely atmosphere. Young couple making a real go of a village pub and smashing it. Can’t wait to chill on a Sunday afternoon by the fire again

Date of visit: April 2023
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The Lord Raglan is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4