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“Great food and freindly staff” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blue Bell Inn

Blue Bell Inn
Ranked #3 of 36 Restaurants in Emsworth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$17
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The Blue Bell Inn Emsworth Public House offers a comfortable space in which to meet friends and socialise and is well stocked with a wide range of Real ales some of which are local, lagers, wines and spirits. The Blue Bell has developed a reputation for delivering fine food at reasonable prices under the watchful eye of owner Giles and head chef Steve. See what the fuss is about. Only yards from the harbour quay,this busy local is at the heart of the community, its the perfect spot for a drink or a bite to eat after a walk around the harbour. We pride ourself on the quality of the food at The Blue Bell, with it all being made in house, and using local suppliers were ever possible which helps support the local economy.
Reading, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food and freindly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

I visited here with my fiancee and her parents on a friday lunchtime in August, it was busy and we had to wait for a table but the food was well worth the wait and the staff were very friendly and helpful. I had fish and chips, which was excellent and we all agreed that the everything we had to eat was supurb. I would certainly recommend this pub for somewhere to eat in Emsworth. Be prepared for it to be busy though and if you really dont like dogs this may not be the place for you.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great food and great pub!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

Recently visited the Blue Bell for lunch on a Monday and luckily booked ahead as it was packed with hungry diners, the secret of the great food is clearly out!!

Highly recommend quality pub food.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hampshire, UK
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fabulous (99% of the time)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE BLUE BELL!

We go there as often as we can and have a perfect meal; except tonight when the usual high standards were low...

Other half has the meat-heavy dishes (gammon/steak etc) and I usually go for a lighter bite (ribs/fish etc). Tonight I had the thai chicken burger which I had to leave, the only taste was the spicy paste and the only texture was the bread roll it was served in. The chicken burger part itself had NO texture and NO taste. This was a dramatic change for this pub, the food is usually outstanding. We will certainly be revisiting!

Visited August 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Another great night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

My Wife and I celebrated our Wedding Anniversary in this lovely Inn. It is not the first time we have been as we like to go there when we are treating ourselves. The service was as always excellent, as was the food, although a bit disappointed that the Shiraz was priced at £15.80 when I can get the same bottle in my own local for £10.60. This was not enough to spoil the night so many thanks to the staff and Chef for another great meal.

Visited August 2013
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Surrey
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“This ugly duckling of a pub is definitely a Swan when it comes to the food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013 via mobile

Very ordinary looking pub...the sort you would expect to be full of hardcore drinkers - on the contrary though, its a delightful pub inside, serving fabulous food. Its even worth sitting inside for on a beautiful day as there are only a handful of outside tables. Worth booking though, as those in the know reserve their tables in advance!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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