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The Cove House Inn

91 Chiswell, DT5 1AW, England
+44 1305 820895
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • 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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A lovely place to enjoy a drink and pub food overlloking the sea and a great place to watch the sun set. Good service , can get busy .

Thank nickkeeley
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for a much needed lunch break after walking the section of the SWCP around the island - a welcome pint and a tasty crab sandwich. Very busy place with the friendly staff doing their absolute best to keep everyone happy, despite some...More

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Booked a table for 8pm as this place always seems to be busy. The table allocated was right at the back and so tight, there was barely space to sit. When told there was at least a half hour wait for orders we left and...More

Thank jimmibean
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here twice this year with the family so far. It's our favourite place to be on a warm, still evening. The food is great and there is always a relaxed friendly atmosphere. To top it off, the outside seating looks out onto Chesil...More

Thank BenMoggy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This appears to be the only place on the isle of Portland that is open on a Sunday night. Everywhere else does a carvery till 5pm and then nothing. We had our dog with us too, which cuts down the choice of where to eat....More

Thank pbetty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this pub for dinner last Friday evening and enjoyed a very good meal but the venue is very busy and noisy so we were glad we had booked a table. It is right on the sea front and tucked away down a side...More

1  Thank Liz N
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 April 16, 2018

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 April 13, 2018 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 April 13, 2018 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
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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
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  • 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
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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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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