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Cove House Inn

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91 Chiswell, DT5 1AW, England
+44 1305 820895
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fifteen of us visited for the Christmas meal last night, not for the first time. It is now under the management of Scottie but still the same excellent chefs and staff. We were given the small room to ourselves and Scottie had even downloaded Xmas music to make it a more festive occasion,the meal and service was excellent, perfectly cooked,... More 

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had the fish and chips. The fish came out not cooked. I had it replaced but the second time around it was still not well cooked. And quite honestly the piece of fish was small under the batter. And was not of very good quality. And it's not nice sitting there while all you reletivs tuck into theirs as... More 

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Thank Tony-ajs
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well! What a fantabulous evening we had...all 28 of us catered for last night brilliantly by the wonderful Scott Jamieson and his team at The Cove House Inn on Portland. Christmas menu was tasty and great value. Service was impeccable, personal and exactly the right pace. Atmosphere was more twinkly than Scott's Christmas outfit :-))) in fact nothing was too... More 

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Thank Julie S
Coventry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great little find, overlooking the beach. Great menu. Friendly helpful staff. Thoroughly recommend it for drinks & food.

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Thank Jay D
Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want good food at reasonable prices that is sourced locally then this is the place to be. The staff are friendly extremely helpful and nothing seems got be too much trouble for them to ensure that your visit is one to be remembered. Also you have the added benefit of being on the Chesil Beach a truly beautiful... More 

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Thank Roger G
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant Pub on the beach with wonderful views of the coast . The staff are helpful and efficient and the food is beautifully cooked. We had an excellent Sunday lunch with family who were all delighted with the food and service and said how lucky we were to have a Pub like this on our doorstep. Highly recommended.

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Thank Julia G
Dartford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having pre booked a Table for three we arrived at the appointed time and was served by a very competent member of Staff The main course food was good and lived up to our expectations, the Beer was good and the atmosphere in the Pub seemed to be quite congenial, this was a Thursday so it was Folk Night when... More 

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Thank Stephen M
England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday for the roast. Good value but the pork was cut too thin. Veg good and plenty of variety . Only other issue is that the cauliflower was rock hard and inedible.

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Thank Roy N
SocialFootprints, Guest Relations Manager at Cove House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback. We are so sorry your food wasn't as good as you expected please feel free next time to alert our staff so we can rectify the situation. More 

Ringwood, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having just moved to Portland the Cove House Inn was our first port of call. We have visited before and have always enjoyed the old pub style bar with open fire and and a welcome for our dog. Food is unfussy and promptly served with a good selection of vegetarian options for picky feeders like me! All in all I... More 

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Thank Rosaliemileham
SocialFootprints, Guest Relations Manager at Cove House Inn, responded to this review

Ahhh... Thank you for your review we are so lucky to have such wonderful locals and are so pleased you have found us. Don't forget we have a pub quiz on Mondays from 8pm everyone welcome. See you soon. More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place, great old pub, great team and fantastic fish dishes. We have visited several times. Sat right on Chesil Beach it's a great location for lunch, with a walk along the beach before or after.

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Thank Deb W
SocialFootprints, Guest Relations Manager at Cove House Inn, responded to this review

We really are so lucky with our location and thank you for mentioning it. Your review is such a lovely one thank you very much. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
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
Description
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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