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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” (49 reviews)
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“fish pie” (25 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
91 Chiswell, DT5 1AW, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great location on Chesil Beach and glorious views. Good reputation for food. On entering there is a small bar with a dining room on each side. Room for around 10 people in the bar with 2 tables but these are booked for diners when busy....More

Thank bparkercars
Reviewed 4 days ago

Made our regular pilgrimage to the Cove House Inn and were spoilt for choice from the evening menu. The fish and chips were great as was the massive burger with chips. Children's menu was great value. Unfortunately couldn't get back in as it was fully...More

Thank ChurchtownCoops
Reviewed 6 days ago

Arrived to find empty tables. Asked if we could eat but told no, tables reserved. I asked what time tables were booked for as we would be quick and sure to leave in time, and was told they don't book, instead there is a waiting...More

Thank Sarah Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a number of occasions and really love the location and use of local fresh sea food. Its not fine dining but good honest pub food that specialises in seafood On this occasion for me, it didn't quite hit the spot. I ordered the...More

Thank MissMinkle850
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was generally good, the staff were polite and friendly and the atmosphere was nice. I would recommend if you're in the area!

Thank James B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting establishments for a beer, it's best not to get there too early. A lot of publicans are loath to draw of the first pint or three that has been in the pipe overnight. The taste becomes fowsty and is not really at its...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously an amazing place. The Cove House Inn is locally structured from the Portland stone of which Portland island is most famous for (apart from the Portland Bill Lighthouse). It is very easy to find by road and for those who are reliant of public...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visit this pub all the time when I'm on a ship in Portland Port. It's in a great wee spot, right on chisel beach. A great place for a nice cold drink on a summers evening to watch the sun go down. Equally, a...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was difficult to get a seat it was so full. The food we wanted to order were sold out so we had to settle for alternatives. We had scallops and while there were nice, they could have done with a little more seasoning.. The...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this pub. Have visited on several occasions and never been disappointed. The location is great, and menu lovely. Especially nice on a hot day sitting outside overlooking Chesil Beach.

Thank Claire 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.
Mark T
March 25, 2017|
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Response from SocialFootprints | Property representative |
Hi Yes we are dog friendly in our bar area and our outside seating..
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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, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 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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