Explore Emsworth

Explore Emsworth


Emsworth, B&B. Our location could not be more perfectly situated to explore the wonders of the South Coast and beyond. The apartment is conveniently situated near to popular destinations such as Sandown, Shanklin, Yarmouth, Victoria Park, Swanmore and Alum Bay (of the famous Isle of Wight forts) and is within walking distance of Emsworth Railway Station which provides direct services to Portsmouth, Southampton and Brighton. Local beaches include Seatown, Bedhampton, Fishbourne, Somerleyton and Southwick. There are a number of local pubs serving food, live entertainment venues such as The Oyster Catcher in Emsworth and Shanklin Music Centre to enjoy live music entertainment.

Emsworth, a pleasant coastal village in Hants near to Portsmouth, has an excellent range of B&Bs and hotels, as well as campsites and holiday parks. So whether you want to tour the New Forest National Park or plan to discover some of Hampshire’s fascinating heritage, such as the famous Beaulieu Motor Museum, there is always something going on in this area. If you are seeking accommodation in the Emsworth area, look no further than The Great Lodge Holiday Park.

Here at The Great Lodge we have top quality self-catering and Bed & Breakfast holiday homes, great family entertainment, heated indoor pool, petanque pitch and lots of on-site facilities. Wherever you stay in Emsworth, whether you prefer a luxury hotel or a campsite, B&B or self-catering accommodation, you’ll be within walking distance of the local restaurants, pubs and supermarkets which are renowned for serving top quality food. We offer the best in bed and breakfast facilities, plus self-catering accommodation with a wide choice of hotels, campsites and holiday parks nearby.


The Emsworth Museum at the Old Town Hall in North Street opens at 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months (April to October). There are also special events held at the museum throughout the year. Details about opening times can be obtained from Sandra Lee-Hayward at: Email contact@thisishampshire.co.uk. In addition there are numerous interesting artefacts ranging from the mundane (ploughs and chimney sweeps'brushes) to the unique. For example, did you know that Emsworth had its own straitjacket designer? One of James Catnach's most famous straitjackets is in the museum collection.

". The village itself is beautiful, being nestled at the foot of the South Downs National Park, while bordering a separate protected wildlife area. The five miles of open countryside from Emsworth to Hunston make for a lovely walk or cycle and are also popular with horse riders. P. G. Wodehouse lived in Emsworth for more than 40 years, and the village was the setting for many of his plots and characters. Wodehouse considered Emsworth the ideal place to write about because of ‘the extraordinarily representative atmosphere about the place’.

The Emsworth Museum in North Street tells the fascinating history of the village, from its most famous resident, P. G. Wodehouse, who incorporated several local names into his books, to the films and oral history recordings made by other local residents. Emsworth offers top quality B&B and self-catering accommodation and has a wide choice of hotels, campsites and holiday parks nearby. 7 miles from the Port of Southampton and has 174 comfortable rooms with plenty of amenities for an enjoyable break.

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Emsworth is also a great base for exploring the South Coast. Holiday resorts such as Brighton & Worthing are both less than an hour away and Portsmouth is easily reached in about 45 minutes by train; it's a great place to visit if you wish to explore more of the city or just go shopping. The pubs and bars of Emsworth are as varied and individual as its residents. Every day, both tourists and locals relax in The Cockle Shed, a traditional wooden pub built on stilts over the River Ems which is at great pains to remind you of its connection with the sea.

So you've made the decision to move to the quiet seaside village of Emsworth, and who can blame you. Here are some great restaurants in Emsworth to choose from –. The Quay has a very good selection of eateries, from the 36 on the Quay which any restaurant would be proud of, and down to a take away fish and chip shop. With lots for kids to do, seaside attractions and plenty to offer those of any age, the city has something for everyone.

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