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The Cove Country Inn Restaurant

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2 Bedford-On-The-Water | Box 490, Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0, Canada
+1 888-268-3466
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Bar, Contemporary, Gastropub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2 Bedford-On-The-Water | Box 490, Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 241 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the summertime, there is a relaxing deck with a nice view of the water and the rest of the year, there are a few tables in The Cove's quaint old-fashioned country-inn dining room just around the corner from the bar/tavern section of the place,...More

Thank BillandAnne2015
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your thoughtful review. Taking the time is much appreciated.

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Three of us enjoyed Sunday dinner here last weekend. The beer was cold, our meals were delicious, and the table service was great. It was so relaxing to enjoy the lake view by the window. Well done, thank you!

1  Thank YearinParadise
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

And well done to you for taking the time to comment on the Cove. Thank you.

Reviewed 29 October 2017

We dropped in here for lunch on a Sunday. The place was very busy which meant the service was on the slow side. Plus everything is made fresh so be prepared to chill out. One of us enjoyed the hot turkey sandwich with sweet potato...More

Thank cebcolpitts
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

We are very happy that we met your expectations.

Reviewed 19 October 2017

Our day trip was crowned with a dinner at the cove. Wonderful staff and an comfortable atmosphere. The food. The food. Excellent, delicious and almost addictive. Truly a great local find.

Thank skaszab2016
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Wow, thank you for this. We really appreciate when people take the time to tell us of their experiences here at the Cove.

Reviewed 17 October 2017

My wife and I got married here in the fall and I can't recommend this place enough. The scenery alone is enough of a reason to get married in Westport, from the beautiful lakes, to lovely Foley mountain, it's a gorgeous spot. But the inn...More

Thank wanderlust171
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

We couldn’t ask for a better review. Thank you so much and hope you will return.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

My husband and I have been going to The Cove for lunch for several years. The food is good and, most important, consistent. The staff makes you feel like family. I always enjoy their quiche of the day and my husband loves their nachos. They...More

Thank sueb86
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

It is great to have customers like you. Thanks

Reviewed 1 October 2017

We love Westport as a day trip during the summer/fall seasons, there are some lovely stores and the small town atmosphere is great. The Cove offers a great place to spend a couple of days, it is right on the water and the setting is...More

Thank TravelRus92
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

The “you got a friend” concert was amazing and we’re glad that you were able to enjoy it with us

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful stay. Food was fantastic!!! According to all our needs. Beautiful rooms. No hesitation is recommending to anyone

Thank Jocelyn B
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to respond

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Beautiful historic inn in Westport Ontario. We stopped for lunch on a sunny warm Saturday. Excellent service and really good food. The patio over looks a pond/lake and has a relaxing atmosphere.

Thank gbmk
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Your comments are much appreciated. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped here with my family on our day trip around the area. Very old building; pretty and quaint, in a great location with nice view of the water! Our food was good. Nothing especially spectacular, but tasty. Really good homemade tomato basil soup, yum! Accessible...More

Thank natara11
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Skippyhippy71
20 August 2015|
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Response from Terry C | Property representative |
Thank you for inquiring but we were so busy I am just now seeing your query at 1am Fri and we were fully booked for dinner last night. Hope you will try again at 613 2733636 or 1888COVEINN Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Cuisine
Bar, Contemporary, Gastropub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bedford-On-The-Water | Box 490, Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +1 888-268-3466
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Description
Nestled on the shore of the historic and tranquil Upper Rideau Lake in the quaint Village of Westport, is our family-owned, four season inn. The Cove Country Inn is known as one of the grand old houses in Westport. It was constructed in 1876 by the Fredenburgh family who owned the local sash and door mill. In the late 1920's, the buildings were converted into the Lexena Hotel under the management of Alex and Lena Brown. In 1932, the Robert's family added the beverage room (now the Lounge) and the Tweedsmuir Hotel became the place to visit on the Rideau. As time passed, the hotel's ownership changed several times, but the late Dick Ready's name stood out as giving his heart and soul to the hotel. In 1988, renovations were undertaken by the Cowans and the Carvers to restore the Inn to it's original proud state. Today, the Inn is a special place for local residents & visitors alike to enjoy great food, comfortable accommodations and the best in live entertainment. The Cove stage is home to the long-standing Blues on the Rideau Series, popular Jazz Night, MUSICwestport and many incredible local and international artists. Perched on The Rideau's edge and Westport Pond, The Cove is comprised of 15 guest suites, a full service 200 seat restaurant and 100 seat patio dining in the warmer months. To compliment your stay at our inn, the full service Sundari Day Spa is located just next door overlooking Westport Pond. The Village of Westport boasts a variety of wonderful shops and warm hospitality you won't forget. The Rideau Lakes area offers great boating, fishing and snowmobiling on picturesque lakes as well as hiking, snow shoeing and cross-country skiing in beautiful Foley Mountain Park...all just outside our doorstep! Come visit and enjoy our unique rural Ontario town experience. We look forward to hosting you!
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