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The 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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here twice on our visit. On Saturday afternoon we sat out in the sunshine overlooking the beach. The pub was very busy and had a great atmosphere. We went again on Sunday eve and had a quick drink inside and although it was quieter (which you would expect on a Sunday!) it was still friendly. Would recommend this... More 

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Thank Benny1266
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were told about the cove whilst we were visiting another viewing place nearby. We were told it was the best place to watch the sun go down. And it wasn't disappointing. We will definitely return if we visit again to eat and partake if the good ale

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Thank village1962
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The plus points of The Cove Inn is its location and friendly staff, on duty was the manager and barman who were very pleasant. There was a nice log fire in the bar and interesting photographs on the walls. The minus points are the Inn itself, it is tatty and in desperate need of a make over, things such as... More 

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Thank MarionWimbledon
Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely old pub situated on chesil beach with lots of old photos showing the history of shipwrecks off the beach. Amazing views with spectacular sunsets in the summer. The food is excellent, service good and friendly staff.

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Thank s2rsp
SocialFootprints, Guest Relations Manager at The Cove House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for you lovely review. We are so lucky with our location and we are so pleased you enjoyed your time at The Cove House Inn. More 

england
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked well in advance but booked table had other people on it..so given a choice of standing at the bar until they went we were given a table in a corner which was cramped....most of the specials were "off" so menu boiled down to burgers or scallops or steak.. steak was cremated and rest was passable if not anything special,only... More 

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Thank andmolliethedog
England
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just called in at lunch time for a coffee. Good coffee, nice atmosphere and brilliant outlook. Friendly welcoming staff

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Thank muffinn2
SocialFootprints, Public Relations Manager at The Cove House Inn, responded to this review

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and fantastic staff....we went for lunch and had scallaps for starter and the homemade burger ....the staff are fantastic, friendly and helpful - we ever ordered a side of scampi which was not on menu but no problem they delivered ....the scampi were fresh and tasty as was everything -cant recommend this place highly enough.

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Thank KandA2014
SocialFootprints, Guest Relations Manager at The Cove House Inn, responded to this review

Thanks you for your review we are so pleased your meal at The Cove was enjoyable. More 

Crawley, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location and an old building. Friendly staff; delicious food. Only gripe is the chips aren't prepped on the premises. Would go again definitely.

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Thank Stu H
SocialFootprints, Guest Relations Manager at The Cove House Inn, responded to this review

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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Wednesday lunch with my partner, mum and 5 month old daughter. Pre booked and when we got there asked to move to a table with a sea view, no problem. Fantastic service from scotty, only down side is the young lad on with him diddnt seem to know too much about what needed doing, maybe he was... More 

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Thank Ryan K
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Visited many times and never fails to deliver. Personally I prefer the Cove as a lunch time venue due to informality but ALL of my family disagree, but for me you can be q bit squeezed in for an evening meal. Lunches however - no criticism. Special mention for the waistcoated Matre De who couldn't be busier or more helpful.

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

Thanks for your review. We love being busy all the time! Thank you for your fashion comments we will definitely pass them on. So pleased you enjoyed your time at the Cove. See you soon. 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, Vegetarian Friendly
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, View, Bar Scene, 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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