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Cove House Inn

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91 Chiswell, Portland DT5 1AW, England
01305 820 895
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
nice friendly local pub

Good quality hearty food, with a welcoming atmosphere. Great real ales, and a wonderful location. A must for locals and visitors alikes

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Flipface
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Swedish first
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English first
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Good quality hearty food, with a welcoming atmosphere. Great real ales, and a wonderful location. A must for locals and visitors alikes

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A sturdy, ancient pub built of rough-hewn Portland stone (what else) that has borne the brunt of many a furious winter storm, perched on a massive sea wall, with the length of Chesil beach stretching away to the west and the bulk of Portland towering above. A wonderful seaside situation, whatever the weather. A very varied and interesting menu with... More 

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Portland, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Sunday lunch is really good value with plenty of meat and veg. Pub is situated right on the sea wall at Chesil beach so has brilliant views, especially when the sea is rough and you can watch the waves pounding in while sitting cosily inside.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A lovely meal for my husband's birthday, we had pork belly and it was superb. Wine was reasonably priced although didn't have a wine that I like my husband liked the selection of reds.

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Wigan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

we called here on Sunday lunchtime on the coldest day of the year. We ordered a lunchtime snack of sandwiches with chips and a portion of scallops. The food was fabulous and much more than a starter. We had several doom bars while we were here and really enjoyed the atmosphere. We will definitely return here on our next journey... More 

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

After a walk on Chisel beach, with our 2 x springer spanials, We called in on the Cove House Inn, something we have done for years, more so Helen going back to her childhood. Helen had the 1/2 pint of prawn and i had the belly pork with crackling. What can i say, the meal took its time coming as... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Fantastic sunday lunch followed by great fun on the pebble beach. Lovely hot food. Friendly and efficient service. Very reasonably priced. Easy to find and park the car. Lovely, warm atmosphere on a cold winter's day. We will come back in the summer to eat outside!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Went to the Cove for Tue lunch with my parents. Dad and I had the scallops special - absolutely massive scallops cooked to perfection. Mum had seafood chowder which was fantastic. Doing a steady trade even for midweek on a fairly miserable day. Highly recommended- we'll be back!

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

I preferred Nathan's cooking to the other chefs it's a shame to see him go. I hope the food doesn't stay like this

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a lovely pub in a fantastic location. Take your beer outside and watch the waves or go inside and shelter from the wind. Have a warming lunch served by the friendly staff.

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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

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