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Cove House Inn

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91 Chiswell, DT5 1AW, England
+44 1305 820895
Today
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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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
SocialFootprints, Guest Relations Manager at Cove House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. More 

Fleet, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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1 Thank andypayne23
SocialFootprints, Guest Relations Manager at 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 

Lyon, France
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The pub is right on the sea wall - serves great beer & delicious food, with keen energetic staff - if you're in this part of the world - definitely worth a visit

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

Thank you for your review and lovely feedback. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a Christmas function. The food was good quality nicely cooked and there was plenty of it. The staff were very helpful and efficient. I would definitely recomend

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

Thank you for your review. So pleased you enjoyed your Christmas meal. More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the cove for lunch with family. Booked a table and was welcomed by both Jackie and Mandy on arrival. Food was fresh and delicious and arrived quickly. The view was amazing as always. Throughly recommend the cove to all.

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

Thanks for your review. So pleased you enjoyed yourself and would recommend our pub. We are so lucky with our location and are glad to hear that you enjoyed it too. See you soon. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in looking for an evening meal between Christmas and New Year. After a truly stunning day on Portland - blue skies and warm sunshine in December - we found a busy pub with a great atmosphere, people enjoying a drink, a chat, the warm fire, and lots of people eating. We hadn't booked but we were offered a table... More 

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

Thank you for your review and feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time at The Cove House Inn and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good pub fantastic views nice bar staff good food good price could do with a make over but if you are not a local the landlady just looks down her nose at you. She don't need New business and could not care about being even polite. Place needs a good clean.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband`s cousin brought us over on Wednesday lunchtime so we could book an evening meal. In our return we were made welcome again. I had made my decision to have their specials Tapas. So very enjoyable. Was very disappointed with the creme brule. My husband has had dreadful steaks at other places scattered around the UK. He was very... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for a bite to eat, they had just finished food. However the beer was excellent and they offered use a sandwich and some chips. Most amazing ham sandwich beautifully fresh bread and great chips and salad. Nice friendly staff too. Many thanks

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your food, drink and time at The Cove House Inn. More 

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 7 December 2016

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

Thanks for your great review. We shall pass on your comments to Scott. 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
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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