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The Cove House Inn


The Cove House Inn is an 18th-century public house on the Isle of PortlandDorsetEngland. It is situated within the village of Chiswell, and alongside Chesil Beach on the esplanade, with the most spectacular views Portland can offer. 

We are a must on TripAdvisors places to visit in Portland.

We are a very busy little pub with a very small hard working kitchen, we serve fresh food that may take longer to prepare during our busy service so please bear with us. Booking is advised and essential at times. During our summer service we have a strict maximum of 6 people per booking.   

About Us

Quality, freshly prepared, pub food from our superb menu and specials board is available, with locally caught fish and seafood a regular feature.

Seating is available inside or outside – take your pick!

Our outside seating area allows you to enjoy your meal or sip a drink, whilst soaking up the coastal atmosphere in the sun and in the evening you can witness the breath taking sunsets over Lyme Bay. Inside you can relax in our restaurant and bar area and enjoy all our pictures of The Cove House Inn over the years.

Winter days are also memorable at The Cove House Inn, we usually have our open fire on and you can watch the stormy seas pound Chesil Beach.

Drinks are a plenty! All the favorites - 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.

Perfect little find

“I would 100% recommend this friendly little place by the sea. The food was amazing I had the burger my husband had a the fish.
The sticky toffee pudding was to die for."

A cut above

"Our party of five were accommodated in the pub as we didn’t want to eat outside. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was really nice. The scallops were amazing and the crab linguine was also delicious. Book in advance as this place is deservedly very popular!"

Just Perfect

“We had a lovely meal in the cove inn, the staff and food were brilliant. Highly recommend this great pub in the perfect location. By far the best pub/restaurant in Portland.”

Opening times







12:00 - 22:30

12:00 - 22:30

12:00 - 22:00



12:00 - 14:00 then 18:00 - 20:30


12:00 - 15:00 then 18:00 - 21:00


12:00 - 15:00 then 18:00 - 20:30 

Contact Us

The Cove House Inn

91 Chiswell, Portland 


Outside bookings now being taken on the day weather permitting, between 10:00am and 12pm on the number below. We have a maximum of 6 per booking during the months of May to September. 


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01305 820895


We are pleased to announce that we are dog friendly.

They are permitted in the bar area and the Madeline Tristan side of the restaurant. We ask that all dogs are kept on leads under your table and not be on any of the benches or obstructing any walk ways for the safety of the staff  bringing food and drinks to tables.

Thank you

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