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7:30 PM

Lulworth Cove Inn

299 reviews
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£25 and under
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  • Casual (33)
  • Scenic View (32)
  • Lunch (31)
Situated in the picturesque coastal village of West Lulworth, the Lulworth Cove Inn is steeped in history with links to King Henry VIII, Napoleon and Thomas Hardy. But what sets us apart?

Set within a Natural World Heritage Site on the Jurassic Coast, the Lulworth Cove Inn is close to some stunning coastal scenery including Lulworth Cove.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept online table bookings for our outdoor tables.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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British, Gastro Pub
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 9pm
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Phone number
01929 400333
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Parking Details

Large Public Car Park
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
What 299 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.1  based on recent ratings
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahF (Liverpool)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We were staying at the Inn for three nights and booked our table for the first night. It was so good we ate here every night! The beef and wild mushroom stew was a particular hit!

JanB (Houston)
2.0  Dined on 15 February 2018

We've been going every year for six years as an end of holiday treat. Since our last visit the menu has changed - the Cumberland ring can only be described as a chipolata bend, the custard provided for a very sour crumble was luke warm, and my 17 year old son was refused a drink with his main meal due to local policies even though in law he can. I asked the waitress for three different drinks which I was told they didn't have yet when I went to the bar to choose something, two were available.

We are more of a take-away family but enjoy family time having a family meal while on holiday.

We will be enjoying next years meal at a Bistro just down the lane.

AnnaT (Dorset)
5.0  Dined on 14 February 2018

We stayed at the Inn on valentines day and had a great time. We stayed in the superior double room with balcony and the bed was a super king, and there was a roll top bath in the room as well . In the bathroom there was a shower too. From the balcony you see the sea. There were nice shower gels, soap and shampoo and conditioner, and loads of towels too.

JanetF (Dorset)
5.0  Dined on 12 February 2018

Very friendly service and efficient service and accommodating with the dog, lovely pub and location.

Horace (London)
5.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

Very comfortable pub, food excellent for traditional food.

OpenTable Diner (Isle of Wight)
3.0  Dined on 20 January 2018

I would most certainly recommend the hotel and bar for a drink but not the restaurant for food.

OpenTable Diner (Bath)
5.0  Dined on 8 January 2018

Relaxing but good food
Great location
Service was good

DotP (Dorset)
1.0  Dined on 6 January 2018

I was very disappointed with the attitude of what was obviously a manager. His treatment of young, new staff in front of customers was deplorable! The food was well below par. The young staff were excellent.

Disappointedvegetarian (Dorset)
3.0  Dined on 29 December 2017

The Cove Inn was friendly and welcoming, however, part of the reason for choosing this restaurant was it's wide choice of vegetarian dishes, so we were very disappointed to find both the vegetarian special and the most interesting vegetarian dish on the menu were not available. This meant the usual limited vegetarian choice that we have become used to.
The food that we finally ordered was delicious and beautifully cooked and we will no doubt visit again.

Tfordie1 (Dorset)
2.0  Dined on 27 December 2017

Did not enjoy the experience. Waited over an hour for starters, when it came our croquettes were still frozen in the middle! We eventually got our mains and they were Luke warm. Coffee order was also wrong, had a word with the manager who knocked off the price off the starter and one main meal. Will not return here for food.

OpenTable Diner (Bath)
5.0  Dined on 24 December 2017

Special Xmas eve meal for 6 family members. Starters were good but tofu salad was very poor and fish and chips left off order so had to wait. Very apologetic but no money off bill. Overall disappointing meal for a special occasion

OpenTable Diner (Bristol)
5.0  Dined on 23 December 2017

Good relaxed atmosphere and friendly attentive staff. Fish and chips were lovely - fresh fish and light, crispy beer batter.

OpenTable Diner (Dorset)
3.0  Dined on 22 December 2017

Food was well cooked and the staff were very attentive. However, of the three courses I ordered, which were repeated back to me by the waitresses, only one I received consisted of what I asked for. For example: there were two soups on the menu, winter vegetable and spiced lentil and carrot. I asked for the winter veg but received the spiced lentil and carrot . Because waiting staff left us alone between courses, which was nice really as I hate being bombarded with questions while I am eating, and I don't like to complain, I gave up trying to attract someone's attention to ask about the mistake and ate the soup, even though it really was too hot and spicy for me and I certainly wouldn't have chosen it, particularly as the main course I had ordered was a lentil-based dish. When the pudding I received turned out to be not what i ordered either, I decided that the kitchen staff were unable to interpret whatever the waitresses were writing down on their notepads. The vegetarian main course I had was very tasty.

GarethW (Dorset)
3.0  Dined on 21 December 2017

Despite having made it clear that we were veggies, we were told that we could have neither of the meal that we ordered. For some reason, this was later changed us being able to have the meals we originally ordered. A bit of a weird one TBH. The staff were nice enough but the food was so so.

OpenTable Diner (Essex)
4.0  Dined on 15 December 2017

Food was delicious. I chose slow cooked chicken leg and my husband had the award winning pie. However we were disappointed when, having chosen and ordered my dessert - roulade - I was told (after 10 Minutes) it wasn’t available . I then chose syrup sponge. Five minutes later was told that too was not available. We were the first couple in the restaurant for lunch so how could 2 desserts not be available? My other gripe was that the waitress should always tell customers what is not available on the menu before we start to make our choice. Having said that, the staff were all very courteous and did make us feel welcome.

OpenTable Diner (Dorset)
5.0  Dined on 25 November 2017

Very friendly atmosphere, very friendly staff, good well prepared food in a great setting!

Montse (Bristol)
5.0  Dined on 24 November 2017

Good and friendly service, nice food and great idea to have mini puddings in the menu: we tried the coffee and walnut mini panacotta and it was great. Nice atmosphere on a Friday evening given that it was end of November. We like the Lulworth Cove Inn and always go back when visiting Lulworth.

OpenTable Diner (Dorset)
4.0  Dined on 23 November 2017

A lovely experience in a nice environment. Lulworth Cove is beautiful too so I recommend a stay in the Lulworth Cove Inn to take advantage of the fantastic walks around the coastline. We got back from our walk feeling hungry and the evening meal did not disappoint. Really good!

OpenTable Diner (Gloucestershire)
5.0  Dined on 18 November 2017

Lovely food at reasonable price in a great setting. Good location.

Greeny (Dorset)
5.0  Dined on 13 November 2017

One of my favourite pubs, great location and great food