Have you tried Bishop Slayer Oyster Stout yet from our friends at The Blue Bell Emsworth in partnership with Staggeringly Good Brewery in Portsmouth ?
This fabulous new beer is now available at the pub for all to enjoy at The Blue Bell Inn Emsworth !
The Story behind Bishop Slayer Oyster Stout – Blue Bell Inn Emsworth
This great collaboration with Staggeringgood brewery in Portsmouth is tasting great and won’t last be long before its extinct again, grab it while stocks last A rich, intense stout made with fresh south coast oysters that impart a deep, layered minerality and smooth mouthfeel to the blend of 5 speciality malts, ‘Bishop Slayer’ is named after an infamous incident in 1902 that dragged Emsworth’s reputation into the mud – the Dean of Winchester Cathedral, The Very Reverend William Stephens, died of food poisoning following a banquet containing oysters from the town! His death was attributed to the somewhat unhygienic conditions in Emsworth harbour at the time and sparked the Great Oyster Crisis of 1903.
Why not visit The Blue Bell Emsworth today and enjoy Bishop Slayer Oyster Stout …..
About Staggeringly Good
Tucked away in a dark corner of Southsea, Portsmouth there is a place where all PaleAleontologist can enjoy a pint of their favourite Thirst Quenching Theropods. At Staggeringly Good it’s important for us to share what we do with people so we have created a special space within the brewery itself where you can come and enjoy a pint of any of our delicious beers whilst overlooking the brewery itself where the magic happens
The Shop and Tap Room are open Thursday to Saturday (hours below) every week and you’re always welcome to sit down and have a sample Try-assic beer flight or a few pints from our MegaWall of Golden Dinosaurs or just pick up some take-outs to take-out from our shop.
About The Blue Bell Inn Emsworth
The Blue Bell Emsworth 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!
HISTORY OF THE BLUE BELL EMSWORTH
Originally known as The Brewery Tap, it was owned by Mr Hipkin who also owned the brewery at the rear of the pub.
The original Blue Bell was further down South Street Emsworth, and the building we have now was only rebuilt after the war.
It was moved in 1960 because it was blocking the entrance to the units behind.
When the brewery closed and the site was sold to Leslie Marsh he developed it a builders yard, and later various other industries such as Lewmar Marine.
After the war lorries and delivery trucks were getting bigger and they had difficulty turning from narrow South Street into the narrow entrance to the works. So Leslie paid to have the Blue Bell demolished and built on the other side (northern) of the entrance, allowing him to widen the entrance to his yard.
A free house, the Blue Bell Inn Emsworth has been owned by the Babb family since 1994 and is currently owned by Giles Babb.
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