Pub Lunch

Emsworth is a quite coastal village in the south of England

Emsworth Yacht Harbour

Where you can find the Coal Exchange and one of the best home cooked pub lunches on the South Coast

Best pub lunch on the English South Coast

They offer an extensive but simple menu which includes all the popular wholesome pub meals. Generous portions of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, a large beer battered cod fillet served with chips, baked ham egg and chips or steak and ale pie.

Large beer battered cod and chips Emsworth Hampshire

To be finished off with something sweet homemade and drowned in cream

Homemade puddings in Hampshire

Farmers Markets

One of the few outdoor markets I have been to, with a bit of character, is the Hampshire Farmers Market in Emsworth.

Farmers Market Emswoth Hampshire

Held in the Village Square the stalls are interesting and imaginative.

Scotch eggs Emsworth Hampshire

Offering the best scotch eggs on the South Coast

Homemade pork pies Emsworth Hampshire

Hand cut homemade pork pies

Artisan bread Emsworth Hampshire

And artisan bread. Just some of the stalls to be browsed on a lazy Saturday morning.

Coffee in Midhurst

I had an hour to kill in Midhurst. So I settled myself into a tearoom run by Neil and Theresa Cannings.Home cooked food in Midhust

Tilly’s of Midhurst fronts onto Rumbolds Hill so you can’t miss it. But it is far enough away from everything else to make it a little different. They serve breakfast, light lunches and traditional afternoon teas.

Red Bush tea Chichester

I was tempted by the home cooked Gammon Platter but settled for a bowl of soup with a thick slice of bread as it was still a bit early for lunch.

Homemade soup Midhurst Chichester


The Duke of Wellington

As usual, I started ordering my Rock Shandy by explaining painstakingly how it all goes together.

Best pubs in Southampton

Only to have the barkeep suggest that the next time I simply try ordering a Rock Shandy. This as he gave it a final swirl with the swizzle stick.

Rock shandy in the UK

The building dates back to the 12th Century and was first licenced in the early 1400’s which might or might not make it one of the oldest pubs in the UK. A claim made by many a public house. But it matters not. This is where I go for a pub lunch whenever I am in Southampton.

Pubs in Southampton

A simple menu that includes traditional home cooked pub meals.

Pub luches in Southampton traditional fish and chips

Well prepared, decent portions and reasonably priced.

Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding pub lunches Southampton

And a dessert menu to round off a good meal

Traditional English puddings