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The Cove House Inn

91 Chiswell, DT5 1AW, England
+44 1305 820895
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“scallops” (49 reviews)
“seafood tapas” (17 reviews)
“fish pie” (26 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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1 - 10 of 649 reviews

Reviewed 3 days 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped here last night as the father in law had been here last year and recommended it. Had to wait a while as didn't start food till 6 which wasn't a problem. Lovely little pub. Everyone loved the food especially the steak. Wasn't bowled over...More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just have to say what a lovely lunch we had today at the Cove House Inn today. We both ordered the seared hake with crushed new potatoes, mushrooms and wilted spinach. Everything was cooked just right. If you're ever looking for a pub to...More

Thank Marc G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch there on Saturday,Should have walked out when we heard a small puppy barking. Had Brilliant pint of Doombar when it finally arrived , sadly it took 25 min to get after complaining about . Walk in customers got theirs straight away and people...More

Thank Ni R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here for lunch as I was touring the area. There are good views of Chesil Beach and the sea. I ordered the half pint of prawns and chips, both of which were very good. The service was friendly and efficient. The coffee was...More

Thank Alison F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cove House sits precariously on the sea wall at the very end of Chesil Beach. On a good day, sit outside and look out to sea. Good beer and cider. Food OK to although we haven’t eaten there for sometime. During storms the pub’s...More

Thank Min T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked around the coast of Portland and ended here. Friendly staff and a good pub feel. Great location right on the sea wall.

Thank Kungfudarren
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Marie P
19 July 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, After-hours, 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
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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