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Cove House Inn

English, Pub
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91 Chiswell, Portland DT5 1AW, England
01305 820 895
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
fantastic location

you cannot get closer to the beach...what a view....food was average pub grub...parking not great but would return again just for the view

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Louise B
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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English first
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

you cannot get closer to the beach...what a view....food was average pub grub...parking not great but would return again just for the view

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The location of this pub is outstanding overlooking Lyme Bay and Chesil Beach. Welcoming staff and good scallops, fish pies and fish and chips (if they have not sold out). It really is worth a visit as the fish dishes are good, but the rest of the food is just average. Very cheap ketchup and mayonnaise sachets sadly let the... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Food was great but pub policy on paying a little odd!!Also overcharged on drinks! We were just going to eat our starters when the waitress asked us how we were going to pay.we did not want to leave card over the bar (card had been cloned from previous visit to another pub)so she wanted the cash it was all very... More 

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Kidderminster, Worcestershire
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133 reviews 133 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Really good location and smashing crab sandwiches. Can't see why some people have complained about the service. We thought it was great.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We met for a birthday party and had lunch, not bad but the faulty dish was refunded, very noisy but there is outside seating.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The position is lovely with panoramic sea views. We have eaten here many times and enjoyed all the food we have had. Staff are lovely and all is clean

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We always visit this pub when we visit Portland nice food / great view along the beach and a must to watch the sunset into the sea Also exhilerating when the weather is wild ( we were there when the beach was overrun a last year )

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Well this visit was my third and last! Never felt so unwelcome and uncomfortable in a place. On this visit I took my mum hoping it would be better then the last two visits. We were on holiday and I wanted to show her how beautiful this pubs location was. Walked into the bar area staff looked at you like... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a busy restaurant, patronized by locals and travelers. We ordered the interesting daily specials and they were delivered promptly and were delicious. Wander the area while you're there. It's in the heart of the beach.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Have visited this place on a few occasions for drinks overlooking the sea, fantastic place, friendly bar staff wonderful location. went for a birthday meal with my family last night, could not have been more disappointed! we got our mains at 7.45pm, our plates were not cleared till 9 pm! i had asked the waiter at the start if i... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 91 Chiswell, Portland DT5 1AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Portland  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 01305 820 895

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub

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