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The Cove House Inn

91 Chiswell, DT5 1AW, England
+44 1305 820895
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“scallops” (51 reviews)
“fish pie” (26 reviews)
“sea bass” (11 reviews)
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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 3 days ago

A lot of the best rated pubs in Portland don’t serve food on Sunday evening, but we found this gem and we very pleased we had. The food was excellent. We both had meals from the specials board. I had the hake, which was an...More

Thank Jackeyp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here twice for evening meal whilst staying on Portland. The scallops are delicious, taste so fresh as they are caught locally. It is popular but we were able to get a table even though we hadn't booked. Also been here in the summer when...More

Thank Nicki C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pub is a classic, A good open and warm atmosphere . the staff were friendly and attentive. The fish meal i had was both tasty and honest. No pretensions, The fish was fresh and well cooked, White flesh that flaked rather than fell off...More

Thank greyheron777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a meal while staying in Portland we were lucky to get a table as most tables were booked so if you are going I would book food was good and well priced . The pub is quite small like an old smugglers...More

Thank valandchris2003
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a table for 6 friends and the service was great - lovely people, great sense of humour and very efficient. Food arrived well presented and hot. Very lovely, would definitely go back again.

Thank Fletcher1602
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit Portland to see what storm Brian was doing to our coast. On the recommendation of a lovely lady on Weymouth she suggested we have lunch at The Cove. What a fab little pub. Lovely friendly staff even though it was incredibly...More

Thank Theresa2812
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub right on the amazing Chesil Beach where you can watch the sunset over the bay with a good beer/wine and a great meal. Friendly staff.

Thank Hedric55
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

We were visiting family who live on Portland. Years ago my partner used to drink in the Cove so we decided to give it a revisit. Can’t recommend it enough especially at sunset! What more could you want. We didn’t eat here just had a...More

Thank Leanne Capstick L
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Popped in early evening on a Saturday for a quick pint and a snack. The Scallops were excellent and beer was nice as well. Cosy inside the pub but fantastic view from the benches out front and a nice place to sit and watch the...More

Thank KJP543
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Excellent pub at the end of Chesil Beach where you can dine looking west over Lyme Bay. We had lunch which was tasty and nicely presented. The prices are very competitive and the service was also very good. You can also sit outside in good...More

Thank Robin H
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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
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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, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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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