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The Cove House Inn

91 Chiswell, DT5 1AW, England
+44 1305 820895
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (45 reviews)
“seafood tapas” (14 reviews)
“fish pie” (24 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
91 Chiswell, DT5 1AW, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited Tuesday lunchtime, wow, location and views outstanding. Ordered fresh crab sandwiches and a couple of pints of real ale, delicious. Friendly staff and service. Will recommend to all family and friends.

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very busy upon arrival, but they seated us right away. Good food and good service. Shame it's not nearer to the marina . Thanks guys.

Thank Maria W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Called in while visiting Chesil beach and had spot of lunch. Home made fish finger sandwich really yummy. Staff were great location Excellent over looking the sea.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 5 days ago

cosy restaurant with exquisite sea views, definitely try the garlic mushroom and bread starter, and recommend the sticky toffee pud desert.

Thank RJM552015
Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked a table here for a Friday evening and weren't disappointed. The place was very busy but the staff were efficient and friendly. The food was good quality pub grub. Between us we sampled the steak and ale pie, scallops and sea food tapas...More

Thank Roger H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely pub, great pint😁 really attentive and friendly staff. Definitely will come back and recommend to friends and family.

Thank GCranny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been on various occasions to this lovely little pub right on Chesil beach. Got loads of character, staff are a really nice friendly bunch too. Food is fantastic too if your hungry 😋. Be back soon.

Thank paulkstone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by a friend, this place has great sea views and plenty of seats. We both ordered the Goats Cheese Tart and were very pleased. Wine starting at £15 a bottle is a pit pricey for a pub.

Thank pop345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never had bad food here but disappointed today with pies on Specials board would have expected fresh baked crust not reheated chip shop style pies

Thank Jen N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is situated with views over the water where you can se wonderful sunsets as you have drink. Great staff and food ,the fish pie and raspberry creme brulee were awesome. Good range of local ales as well.

Thank Jaffyboy
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Mark T
Are you dog friendly?
26 March 2017|
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Response from SocialFootprints | Property representative |
Hi Yes we are dog friendly in our bar area and our outside seating..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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