about emsworth

 

Emsworth still conjures up a taste of old rural England, with a wide variety of specialist shops, ranging from fine antiques and interior design, to independent butchers, bakers and chandlers. - and you can of course buy locally caught fresh fish.

If you want it you can normally find it in Emsworth  which enjoys the highest shopper approval rating of all the Borough's centres. in a  national survey of towns and cities carried out in by The New Economics Foundation in 2006, Emsworth came 6th in the list of independent and distinctive towns in the UK

 

 

 

Pubs and Restaurants
Emsworth's many public houses are either in, or within easy reach of The Square. The town has nine pubs, many several back to the early 18th Century. The town's six restaurants offering a wide variety of buisines to suit all tastes and pockets. Additionally, five cafs provide a range of inexpensive meals and beverages.


Industry
For such a small town (population approximately 9,500) Emsworth has a wide range of industries.  Whilst the largest source of employment is in the service sector, notably leisure and tourism, manufacturing is strongly represented ranging from boat building to furniture making and including an aluminium anodising company with the longest anodising tank in the UK.

 

The Harbour
The harbour is a good reason for visiting Emsworth throughout the year, but especially in spring and summer when the sheltered, almost landlocked, Chichester Harbour provides an ideal summer base for sailors and windsurfers of all levels. The views from the foreshore to the Downs and to Hayling Island and Thorney Island are a superb backdrop to the activity on the water.