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

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A warm and welcoming little inn.

This is a lovely old pub situated down a little lane. It is small and very busy. If you want to be sure of a table, it may be best to book in advance, especially for the Sunday roast. The staff are friendly and the service is quite good. Considering how busy it is, we did not have to wait... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
June B
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely old pub situated down a little lane. It is small and very busy. If you want to be sure of a table, it may be best to book in advance, especially for the Sunday roast. The staff are friendly and the service is quite good. Considering how busy it is, we did not have to wait... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The location is brilliant being right on the sea front and the staff were very helpful. My husband had the scampi which he said was delicious and I had the paella which had a few mussels decorating the top but the fish and meat apart from that was a bit sparse. Good beer though!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Portland isn't serviced with a mass of good pubs, but this one stands out. Hidden down a short lane this pub is easily missed. We ate here twise and had good food and service both times. They do however get booked up, so best to reserve a table during holidays especially if there is more than 2 of you. Great... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Fantastic location especially if it's warm enough to sit outside. Excellent puddings. Excellent fresh fish dishes. Everything else just OK, bit disappointing. Service good. Beer quality disappointing, although replaced without hesitation when I raised it.

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Portland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have lived at the top of Portland for 2 years now but this was my first visit to the Cove Inn, I took my mother and 2 friends there yesterday early evening as part of my mothers 80th birthday celebrations. Due to it actually being a lovely sunny evening the pub was very very busy, as soon as we... More 

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Dorset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Being Local we decided to take visiting family here for lunch, it has been a while since my wife & I ate here. We were very lucky to be able to get a table as the Inn was very busy as the weather was hot & sunny with a cooling slight breeze. As one of our party is wheelchair dependant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nice place, friendly staff. Always busy so if weather is nice its might be hard to get a table outside. Good traditional pub food that's cooked well.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A lovely traditional pub that serves excellent food. The seafood is marvellous and seems to be freshly caught. The specials board changes with the availability of the fish but the printed menu offers lots of other choices for those who do not enjoy fish. Lots of outdoor seating so good for warm summer evenings.

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Portland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Fantastic meal. Took our student out for a meal. Reasonably priced meal, scallops were to die for, steak was cooked to perfection. Food served quickly even though they were very busy. Would highly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Popular local pub with good food, brilliant views, welcoming to tourists too, excellent, friendly staff

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

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  • 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: British, Pub

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