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Hampshire Pubs – The Blue Bell Inn Emsworth – Join Us For Breakfast On The Way To The Goodwood Revival

Set yourself up for a winning day at The Goodwood Revival and take a pit stop at one of the best Hampshire pubs by joining them for Breakfast at The Blue Bell Inn Emsworth.

  Step back in time and embrace the Goodwood Revival as it returns for its 20th year. Goodwood has long been associated with motor sport and it was the dream of the current Duke of Richmond to reopen the famous motor circuit after its closure by his grandfather in 1966. The Revival has since become one of the biggest historic motorsport events in the world and the only one to be staged entirely in period dress. With the event taking place just down the road it’s great to see so many fantastic vehicles in the local area around Emsworth.

This year is particularly thrilling as the Blue Bell is involved directly via the sponsorship of one of the most famous race cars at the circuit. Carrying the registration ‘BUY 1’, this particular Jaguar Mk 1 was one of only four built specifically for the 1959 production saloon car race series by the factory, and it is the only one remaining. Originally raced by Roy Salvadori and Peter Sargeant in the British Saloon Car Championship entered by Coombs of Guildford, in 1962 it was bought by Gordon Williams who also raced it followed by his son Tony Williams. After Tony drove it in the first revival event in 1998, Grant Williams took over the baton in 1999 and continues the Williams racing name as the 3rd generation to drive the car. This has yielded 5 wins in the St Marys trophy and a top 3 finish each time he’s entered; this year Grant will be competing in the Jack Sears Trophy race celebrating 60 years of British Touring Cars. If you’re heading for the Goodwood Revival this year keep an eye out for ‘BUY 1’ – it should be somewhere near the front of the grid we hope and the Blue Bell is extremely proud to be sponsoring Grant Williams in 2018. Follow Grant on Instagram @grantwilliamsracing


The Blue Bell Inn is proud to sponsor Grant Williams and Buy1 at this years Goodwood Revival 


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Hampshire Pubs – The Blue Bell Inn Emsworth


Hampshire Pubs – About The Blue Bell Inn Emsworth:

The Blue Bell Inn 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!



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.


Situated at the gateway of Chichester Harbour, in the south east corner of Hampshire on the West Sussex Border.
Popular with sailors, artists, naturalists and walkers. The two tidal millponds to east and west are host to a variety of wild life. Emsworth has a long history connected with oyster fishing and boat building and still boasts traditional shipwrights and chandleries. Its attractive streets are lined with a mixture of architectural styles and high walled gardens and a walk around the town gives a genuine feel for the past, with exceptional harbour views.

We have a close link to Chichester and Portsmouth, by road or rail. Emsworth is also surrounded by The South downs national park.

For more information about the Village of Emsworth and the surrounding area click here.


  • By Road – Emsworth is on the A259 and is signed from the M27/A27 between Havant and Chichester. From the North on the A3(M), leave at junction 2 (signed Emsworth) and follow the B2149/B2148 to the town centre. There is a pay and display car parks in South Street and others to the north of the A259.
  • By Rail – Emsworth Station is on the South Coast line between Southampton and Brighton/London Victoria.
  • By Bus – Service No 700 between Portsmouth and Chichester.
  • By Boat – There is a deep water pontoon and a drying jetty closer to the town with access for 3.5 hours each side of high water, (neap tides).

For more information please contact us directly here and we’ll be only to happy to guide you in!


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