A location to please all tastes
Whether you want laid-back relaxation , gentle or challenging activity, fancy just sight-seeing and exploring or are looking to combine business with pleasure, The Old Dairy Farm Emsworth Bed & Breakfast and Glamping Yurts is perfectly positioned to satisfy most people. Below are just some of the things to see and visit, to do and enjoy and even some local places to eat and drink that we think you might appreciate...and down the bottom of the page you can see our exact location
SOME OF THE THINGS TO VISIT, SEE AND DO
PORTSMOUTH HISTORIC DOCKYARD
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a working Naval Base and the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future. Featuring world famous ships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860, HMS Alliance, the only remaining WW2 era British ocean going submarine and the M33, sole remaining veteran of the Dardanelles Campaign of 1915-1916. Also included is in a great day out is the National Museum Royal Navy Action Stations, brilliant Harbour Tours, and the Jutland Exhibition.
KINGLEY VALE TRAIL
Literally step into an ancient wonderland with Kingley Vale's twisted and ancient yews, including a grove of veteran trees which are among the oldest living things in Britain. It also has superb chalk grassland and is one of the most important archaeological sites in the UK with 14 ancient monuments.
THE SOLENT WINE EXPERIENCE
Based in Emsworth, this is a unique, specialist winery with tasting events, wine courses plus vineyard and distillery tours. They concentrate on sourcing good quality, unusual wines at fantastic prices and with 30 years of experience in the wine trade you can be sure of a n exceptional wine experience.
EMSWORTH - WESTBOURNE - SOUTHBOURNE TRAIL
A stunning loop trail near Emsworth with a river that is good for all skill levels of hiking, walking, running and that is a wonderful nature trip.
THORNEY ISLAND WALKING TRAIL
Thorney Island is another gorgeous loop trail that is joined from Emsworth, with an abundance of wildlife, it is popular for bird watching and nature trips, adjacent to Nutbourne Marshes.
MARY ROSE MUSEUM
A very popular destination for visitors, the museum is dedicated to the 16th-century Tudor navy warship Mary Rose plus the story and historical context in which she was active. The museum opened in 1984 and displays artefacts from the ship as well as the ship itself in a dedicated ship hall.
PORTHSMOUTH BOAT TRIPS
The Portsmouth Harbour Tour is a wonder of sights, lasting for between 40 and 50 minutes, departing from Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The cruise includes views of the modern Royal Navy and Historical ships as well as beautiful scenery. The tour boat includes drinks and snacks and there is seating inside and out as well as heating for chillier trips.
STANSTED PARK AND HOUSE
Stansted Park stands in 1800 acres of extraordinary landscaped parkland and ancient forest within the South Downs National Park. In 1983 the 10th Earl of Bessborough gave Stansted Park, the Arboretum, his family home and its beautiful contents to the public.
The State Rooms are furnished as though the 10th Earl was still at home, giving the visitor a real sense of a bygone era. Filled with historic artefacts brought to life by the friendly stewards who will guide you through the vibrant history of the House.
The Grounds and Walled Gardens also includes the Arboretum, The Pavilion Tearoom, The Stansted Park Garden Centre, The Stansted Park Farm Shop, The Maze and the Light Railway.
HAYLING ISLAND BEACH
With stunning views of the coastline and boats at sea, this large sandy expanse of beach is a must visit. It includes some wonderful eateries and an amusement park but plenty of space to sit and quietly relax, have a swim and enjoy the scenery.
Emsworth Museum is dedicated to preserving, recording and telling the story of the town and its locality through the triumphs and tragedies of its people, businesses and organisations- the story of the oyster industry and its people -PG Wodehouse, who lived, worked and played cricket in the town. Maurice Broomfield, the acclaimed photographer and Sir Peter Blake, the world-renowned yachtsman.
GOODWOOD HOUSE, RACECOURSE AND MOTOR CIRCUIT
The Goodwood Estate has revived motor racing events, invested in horse racing and the historic Downland golf course, as well as creating an organic farm. Goodwood House is restored to its former Regency glory and with the Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival, as well as Glorious Goodwood, it is now one of the greatest centres of sport and entertainment in the world.
Arundel is a beautiful market town in a deep vale of the South Downs. Steeped in history the town has a medieval castle and Roman Catholic cathedral. It is a thriving centre for art and culture plus there is the Arundel Arts Festival, Local walking trails are magnificent and the Arundel Wetlands Nature Reserve is a must visit with a world of wildlife and excellent centre.
THE ISLE OF WIGHT
Perfect for a day trip from Emsworth, the Isle of Wight is an island off the south coast, known for its beaches and seafront promenades. Dinosaur remains and fossils can be seen in certain areas and on the island’s western point, The Needles are three huge, white chalk rocks, guarded by a 19th-century lighthouse. There are plentiful restaurants, bars and cafes.
WEALD AND DOWNLAND LIVING MUSEUM
The Weald & Downland Living Museum is a hidden gem in the South East, quintessentially British in a picture perfect setting. It is an open museum for those who want to see, touch and even smell what life was really like for people living in years gone by. Rural life is at the core of the Museum’s storytelling. See the working and traditional farm animals, wander through historic gardens and learn how plants and herbs were used for medicine, cosmetics and colognes.
FISHBOURNE ROMAN PALACE AND GARDENS
Fishbourne Roman Palace is the largest residential Roman building discovered in Britain with an unusually early date of 75 AD. Imagine the luxury that would once have surrounded the proud owner of this lavish residence. Stroll the recreated Roman gardens, the earliest found anywhere in the country and enjoy the largest collection of mosaics in situ in the UK.
WEST WITTERING BEACH
West Wittering is a gorgeous sandy beach with lovely sand dunes. It’s an ideal beach for sunbathing, paddling, swimming and water sports such as surfing, windsurfing and kite-surfing. The beach has toilets, showers, parking and a quaint café.
SOME OF THE PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK WE THINK YOU MIGHT ENJOY
THE BLUEBELL INN
The Blue Bell Inn 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.
The Deck is located right in the heart of Emsworth's gorgeous yacht harbour, with stunning views and delicious local, fresh food served daily. Go along if you want to feel like dining or hanging out for a drink in the Sussex Riveria.
JJs AND JOHNNYS TAP ROOM
This amazing tapas bar and restaurant is a warm, lively venue with wonderful food and a brilliant ambience. For a quirky and extraordinary dining experience nestled in the heart of Emsworth this is a must visit.
THE SUSSEX BREWERY
The Sussex Brewery is the oldest pub in Emsworth and has been trading for over 250 years. It is a famous destination for walkers (Thorney Island) or simply after a leisurely stroll around the picturesque Millpond and seafront. A varied menu is offered, with an additional Special’s board and Sausage selection to choose from.
36 ON THE QUAY
This Michelin star restaurant, unsurpassed for quality and excellent value for money, serving modern fine dining, set in a relaxed ambience with professional yet informal service and beautiful sea views across the harbour.
TASTE OF INDIA
TOA pride themselves on the ability to offer their customers delicious and authentic Indian food, created at the highest standards. Every single meal they make is unique. The key to their success is simple: providing exquisite meals, made out of only the purest and freshest of ingredients that taste great every single time.
Fat Olives was originally a Fisherman’s Cottage and dates back to the 17th Century when smugglers used the old passageways through the cellar to the village. All their dishes are freshly prepared using as many local suppliers within the surrounding areas as well as serving delicious fish and seafood from sustainable sources.
THE COAL EXHANGE
Traditional pub in the heart of Emsworth. Enjoy a tasty meal with a good pint or a glass of wine at their sheltered beer garden that is a sun trap in the summer that has plenty of seating to drink or dine 'Alfresco'.
The Old Dairy Farm is located at Old Dairy Farm, Long Copse Lane, Emsworth, United Kingdom PO10 7UL
Set in a peaceful location only a minutes drive from the historic town of Emsworth, Hampshire. It is situated near Portsmouth and Chichester, which are just a 20-minute drive in either direction, whilst London can be reached within an hour.
From London continue to Brompton Rd/A4 7 min (1.7 mi).
Take M4, M25 and A3 to Dell Piece E/B2149 in Hampshire. Take exit 2 from A3(M) 1 hr 24 min (70.7 miles). Continue on B2149 to your destination in Emsworth.
From East or West:
From the A27 take the Emsworth exit (A259) and follow the road into the centre of Emsworth. At the roundabout take the first exit (north) (B2148). Continue under the rail and road bridges and then after 0.7 of a mile turn right at the ‘traffic islands’ into Southleigh Road. Take the third left into Hollybank Lane, at the top of Hollybank Lane bear right into Long Copse Lane. Take the second driveway on the left into Old Dairy Farm (signposted at end of drive).
From The North:
Leave the A3(M) at junction 2 and follow the signs to Emsworth B2149 then B2148. Take the first left after the "Emsworth" sign into Southleigh Road at the ‘traffic islands’ and then third left into Hollybank Lane as above.
At the Waterloo Station ride South Western Railway towards Portsmouth Harbour. Get off at Havant, you have a choice either to get the train to Emsworth, from Emsworth Station it is a 1.4 mile walk to Old Dairy Farm alternatively you can take a short taxi ride from outside Havant station to Old Dairy Farm.