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“Olde pub, serving modern food...”
Review of The Blue Bell Inn

The Blue Bell Inn
Ranked #3 of 37 Restaurants in Emsworth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$17
Cuisines: Seafood, Pub
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Visited on Wed 7th May for an evening meal, on our way to Portsmouth to catch the night ferry to Caen.
A typical old small village pub with the locals having a pint at the bar after work. Evening meals started at 6.30pm, but they served some free bar snacks before this. Menu written on blackboards high above the bar, which were difficult to read and decide what to eat without appearing to stare at other punters.
My husband ordered sausage and mash, which was served in a bowl. I had burger and chips, which was served on a wooden bread board, with crease proof paper (you end up eating bits of it when damp). Chips were in a small steel basket, which looked very designer but impossible to eat from. Prices, for a pub, were expensive. Having said this, the pub had a nice friendly atmosphere and we would certainly return there for a drink and maybe a sandwich (on a good old fashion plate).

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

We find our local to be a great place to eat. Friendly efficient service and good food.
We had the fish and chips and scallop salad and were delighted with the meal. The bar/eating area can be crowded and noisy but that just adds to the atmosphere.

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Really love this place, one of our locals. Food very good bordering excellent and always served with panache and flair, well kept beer and a good selection of wine. Unfortunately today's lovely experience was slightly marred by a member of the female staff whose thoughtless comments could be overheard by customers. This pub is generally very well run and overseen by the gentleman landlord whose hosting skills are second to none. Have a word please. This lovely place is worth so much more than that.

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Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Came for lunch on a weekday afternoon. I had the pork belly and my partner had the scallops. Both meals were simply beautiful. I would recommend anyone to try the food at this pub. Definitely one of the best pub meals I have ever had.

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Thank ERees92
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

I have always been a sucker for a local none commercialized places when traveling abroad and I strongly believe I have met my match!
It is a typical and very real English Pub with a very welcoming atmosphere. The place is quite small but it does give a very much a “homey” feeling. Most of the people are local and are very friendly, so do not confuse this with “noisy”.They all take very great pride with this place.
The menu is great I tried some of their soups, bangers and mash and all were great but the number one dish there is the very fresh Fish and chips, and mushy peas with a mouthful yummy homemade tarter sauce (best ever).
Hats off to the chefs- best Fish&Chips, peace mush and tartar sauce ever!
The beer selection is great as well and you will definitely have more than one- guaranteed!
Went there 4 times for the 2 week stay I had in Portsmouth. Will absolutely go back. It has become my #1 favorite Pub ever in the UK.

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Thank Alex65651
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