The Cove House Inn (Our Favourite)

5 mins walk from house. Good atmosphere with the most spectacular views Portland can offer. Recommend to make a booking before you go if looking for food. Live folk music every Thursday night.

Quiddles Cafe (best place for breakfast)

5 mins walk from house. Beach Cafe and Sunset Bar situated on the iconic Chesil Beach. Recommend to book a place before you go if looking for food. The cafe does not open all year round, best check before you go.

Fish & Chips

We are lucky to have 2 good fish & chips nearby. Chesil Chippie and Salty Towers. Both about 5 mins walk.

The Beehive Portland

Best coffee in Portland and best sausage roll, try hot chocolate too! Get a seat upstair, good view up there. 8 mins walk from house.


The George Inn

It is a Grade II-listed 18th-century public. Why not pay a visit to this handsome old building, food lovely too. Offer live music some nights.

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The Little Ship Portland

5 mins walk from house. They have a pool and skittle alley inside the pub – my kid love the skittle alley!


Eight Kings

Friendly local bar serve delicious home cooked food.

Jail House Cafe

They have 2 cafes on the island. One located inside HM Prison The Verne, another one just recently open. Run by Expia, a charitable company, staffed by risk assessed prisoners on day release. They have had hundreds of prisoners placed at the Jailhouse Café since it started in November 2011.

Crab House Cafe

Crab House Cafe have their own Portland Oyster beds just a stones throw from the restaurant so you can enjoy fresh Oysters on your table within minutes of them leaving the water!

Billy Winters

A beach bar with good view. It does not open all year round, best check before you go.

Taste Cafe at Chesil Beach

Cafe is closed now but the wildlife centre is still open.

Rockfish Weymouth

Located at Weymouth. If you are looking for good fish – go there.

Upwey Wishing Well, Water Gardens and Tea Rooms

Must visit this cafe, you are sitting inside the tropical water garden and is surrounded by the nature while eating their delicious food and cakes. Make sure its a sunny day so you can sit outside.


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