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The Cove House Inn

91 Chiswell, DT5 1AW, England
+44 1305 820895
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
91 Chiswell, DT5 1AW, England
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1 - 10 of 683 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited for dinner on one evening which was good, and for drinks on another evening recently. Huge mixture of people from young to families to older people. Staff were friendly sun was shining, what more could you ask for.

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bit of an excessive weekend so didn't get the opportunity to eat here but would do so at the drop of a hat. Warm and welcoming bar with really friendly staff. A very pleasant place to while away an hour or so. Proximity to the...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in one night recommended by friend to find a busy pub offering some home cooked classics. Having looked around to see if there were any spare tables to dine we were told that if we were gone by 8:30pm we could be squeezed in....More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly, I love this pub usually. We visit every time we come to Portland. The food is lovely, with big portions, and friendly staff. The views from the window are beautiful. However our last visit was disappointing. It was a quiet Tuesday evening and we...More

1  Thank Travelling_Nikes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

popped into the cove house, after a lovely walk in portland and along chesil beach. Well worth the stop. Just had a drink and sat outside with amazing views. The beer was clean and fresh, reasonable prices too. Looked at the menu and decided we...More

Thank Lee B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just popped in for a quick drink! Managed to get a table near the window. We had a bowl of chips that were delicious! The food that was coming out for the surrounding table looked divine. The service was good & friendly.

Thank C8689BCbenjaminh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the soup and dorset apple cake with custard lovely food view of the sea whilst u eat and staff friendly

Thank piggiesonadiet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good 🍴 sat outside overlooking the sea which made it.. Well priced and plenty of variety to choose from on the menu

Thank Diane D
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

My favourite pub ever! Food is lovely, service is good. Excellent atmosphere. Music some nights. The unbeatable view of the bluest sea and amazing sunsets. Relax and watch the sun sink into the sea.

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed March 16, 2018

I had the steak was cook just how I liked it. Staff are friendly. Food arrived in good time. Would definitely visit again

Thank Russell B
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Marie P
July 18, 2017|
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Response from gma100 | Reviewed this property |
I would. They can be very busy and depending on your group size you may not get in. They will do their best to accommodate you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Chiswell, DT5 1AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Portland
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 820895
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Quality, freshly prepared, pub food from our superb menu and specials board is available 7 days a week, with locally caught fish and seafood a regular feature. Inside or outside - take your pick! Our outside seating area allows you to enjoy your meal or relax with a drink, whilst soaking up the coastal atmosphere in the sun. Witnessing the breath-taking sunsets over Lyme Bay from The Cove House Inn is a must for all. Winter days are also memorable at The Cove House Inn. Relax in front of the open fire and watch the stormy seas pound Chesil Beach. Drinks are a plenty! All the favourite draught lagers, ciders and bitters are available along with fantastic guest real ales. A fine wine list has also been prepared to suit the needs of all wine lovers. Coffee made from freshly ground beans and other hot drinks are available all day long from our Italian imported coffee machine.
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