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
If you want
it you can normally find it in Emsworth which
enjoys the highest shopper approval rating of all the
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,
provide a range of inexpensive meals and beverages.
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 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
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