After making it through Christmas, it will soon be time to party again for New Year’s Eve. While your party plans for the evening might be all worked out by now, you may have overlooked one crucial element of the celebrations, the morning after breakfast.

Edible Emsworth have come up with a few suggestions to help keep things local for your breakfast choices, whether staying in or venturing outside for the first meal of the New Year.

Not all the shops will be open New Years’ Day so it is best to source your ingredients a day or so before

Staying In
The Traditional Fry Up

What better way to start the New Year then with a traditional English fry up which is currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity. So where to get the all-important ingredients?

  • HH Treagust & Sons: Sausages & Bacon – Treagust’s renowned traditional old English pork sausages are produced fresh on the premises each morning and still using the original recipe.
  • A Tier & Son: Tomatoes & Mushrooms – The Greengrocers in the High Street is the perfect place to pick up your vegetables and just a few doors down from Treagust Butchers.
  • Southbourne Farm Shop: Eggs & Bread – They have their own on-site bakery at the Farm Shop, producing handmade fresh Artisan bread five days a week (Tuesday through to Saturday). 

The healthier option – Porridge
For a healthier and vegetarian friendly alternative to the fry up why not opt for a bowl of porridge which is one of the most healthiest breakfasts to eat. The Porridge Oats can be sourced from Pantry Weigh, a wholefoods and grocery shop which specialises in a quality range of groceries and foods for gifts. The unique concept about this shop is that you can grab a bag and fill up as much porridge as you need from their containers in the shop. They can be found in Emsworth High Street.

To add a bit extra to your bowl, why not use a spoonful of locally sourced honey to dribble over the top of your porridge. Sinah Common Honey are a small scale local producer of natural raw honey managing approximately 110 colonies of honeybees on nine apiary sites.

Their apiaries are located on Hayling Island and also to the north of the island, on the mainland, nestled away in countryside of the South Downs.

Breakfast at the Bluebell Inn, Locally sourced ingredients. Photo: The Bluebell Inn

Going Out
If you have overdone it the night before and just can’t face making the breakfast yourself on New Year’s Day then why not treat yourself and let someone else do it instead.

The Bluebell Inn is located just yards away from the quay in Emsworth, it boasts terrific views from their terrace and is renowned for superb local food served in a proper pub. This busy local at the heart of the community is the perfect spot for breakfast. They are open on New Year’s Day for breakfast from 9am – 11:30.

They have an extensive breakfast range from dippy eggs and Marmite soldiers through to the Fat Boy Breakfast, which as you can imagine, should be enough to cure any New Year’s hangover. The Blue Bell try as much as possible to source all their ingredients locally and their breakfasts include sausages from Treagust Butchers in Emsworth, Black Pudding from Ambrose sausages, based in Hampshire and their bacon comes from the Goodwood Estate near Chichester, even the tomatoes are from the Arreton Valley on the Isle of Wight.

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