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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 30
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  • 18
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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
A pub worth looking for

Find the Chinese carry out on the main road, and look for the lane to the left hand side, leading to the quayside, and the Cove House Inn, situated off road, with beautiful views of the sea and surrounding area. The selection of beer includes real ale, which was a variety well kept when I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
DaveTat
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Cumbria, England
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Cumbria, England
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Find the Chinese carry out on the main road, and look for the lane to the left hand side, leading to the quayside, and the Cove House Inn, situated off road, with beautiful views of the sea and surrounding area. The selection of beer includes real ale, which was a variety well kept when I was there, and the friendly... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Stopped in here for Quick pint and to watch the sunsets Nice Friendly atmosphere And Nice Beer. Went back for Lunch and had a lovely meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Excellent meals. Scallop starter with fish pie and crab linguini for mains and just enough room to force a pudding

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great friendly place to sit with good food and watch the sun setting over the bay, would recommend for an evening out.

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Mold
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The menu once you're inside is just lovely and the choice of seafood is excellent! I was a little put off by the exterior of the place if i'm honest, it looks a little bleak from the outside, once you're inside, it's charming! I we all had something different and were all happy, there was only one gripe, that the... More 

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Yeovil
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went a few days ago with my husband, brother and sister-in-law without booking. We had a lovely delicious lunch with excellent service. Beautiful scenery and lots of sun!! One to try again.

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Belfast
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

You can't beat the Cove for a summer eve drink soaking up the sun with local holidaymakers dogs in fact it's ight or everyone. Did go bck for lunch the next day but unfortunately our order got missed so after a 40 minute wait we were not impressed and had to leave. They did however not charge us for the... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Visited on Easter Sunday evening without booking and the staff were most helpful. They managed to squeeze us in although they were fully booked! Several local beers were available plus many national brands. Menu is excellent, wide ranging and covers most tastes and both our meals exceeded expectations. The pub is actually on the beach and has wide ranging views... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Have stopped here on a few occasions for a pint and bite to eat. The location is superb, overlooking Chesil Bank and looking back to West Weares. On all occasions, service has been excellent, and food and drink of the best quality - on this occasion, Portland crab sandwich with a pint of Adnam Broadside.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were staying in a guest house about 10 minutes walk away so we went to the Cove three nights in a row to eat. The menu is a straightforward pub menu - with the addition of excellent fish and seafood specials. Helpings are generous and prices are good. There is a good choice of beers and the house wine... 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

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