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Hive Beach Cafe

Beach Road | Burton Bradstock, Burton Bradstock, Bridport DT6 4RF, England
+44 1308 897070
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“lobster” (186 reviews)
“cakes” (138 reviews)
“fish and chips” (157 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Beach Road | Burton Bradstock, Burton Bradstock, Bridport DT6 4RF, England
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

We arrived just before the lunchtime rush.... We found a table having not booked, however the table hadn't been cleaned before we were seated...plus we had to go in search of a menu... We then had to go and place our order albeit the sign...More

1  Thank Karen H
Reviewed January 14, 2017

We were holidaying in Dorset and the cafe was recommended by our B&B. Went for a walk on the National Trust land, then decided to have dinner here. The cafe was largely empty and we were informed by the manager that we were 30 minutes...More

4  Thank Vanessa B
Reviewed January 14, 2017

My husband, myself and six friends were very lucky to arrive just as a table of eight left on a very wet, windy New Year’s Day. Bad weather does not put off fans of the Hive Beach Café, their food is that good, and we...More

Thank Janie M
Reviewed January 14, 2017

I've been a regular visitor the this restaurant but can only say greed has taken over, Food was very over priced and the 1hour waiting time once seated was totally unacceptable, we paid £11 for a crab sandwich which consisted of 4 small quarters of...More

5  Thank Ian F
Reviewed January 10, 2017

3 of us had lunch here and it was very nice fish and chips...it was busy and we had quite a long wait, however it was worth the wait... will return.

Thank jessiom
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Great views, great food, dogs welcome! No booking, so first come first serve. Huge range of fish on the menu. Very friendly staff. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank lesley H
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

We visit The Hive whenever we are in the area, for incredible fresh fish and the wonderful cliff top walks nearby. Child and dog friendly, but the draw is the fish. Super fresh, generous portions and delicious food. The sea bass and fish soup were...More

Thank kandt063
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Went to hive beach after a recommend from friends.. A very long wait ( also highly confusing, with differing info on the boards from what was actually happening) but eventually got a table and were informed that food was 1/2 an hour wait. Eventually someone...More

2  Thank Eddie D
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Excellent service today at the hive! It was exceptionally busy and it was visible the staff were putting 100 percent in! I was greated by june who sat us to a table swiftly. We were then shortly served by a blonde lady, she was really...More

1  Thank forestgump123
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

After staying close by in a very nice hotel we were recommended to go here for breakfast. We arrived one minute late for the breakfast here but the very nice lady at the door asked us if we were here for it and said it...More

2  Thank saxbabe77
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Questions & Answers
September 10, 2017|
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Response from susan887 | Reviewed this property |
They don't accept bookings but they should be quieter this time of year. Don't let that put you off though, it's brilliant.
May 21, 2017|
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Response from HiveBeachCompany | Property representative |
Monday - Sunday 10am-5pm. Thurs, Friday & Saturday evenings 6pm - 8pm As of 11th July 2017 Tuesday - Saturday evenings 6pm - 8pm Please check website for up to date opening times.
Adele J
December 26, 2015|
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Response from HiveBeachCompany | Property representative |
10am - 11:30am
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $98
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road | Burton Bradstock, Burton Bradstock, Bridport DT6 4RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bridport  >  Burton Bradstock
  • Phone Number: +44 1308 897070
  • E-mail
We’re committed to using fresh, locally sourced seafood - when available we serve fish straight from the very shoreline you’ll be eating on. We offer a wide selection of cakes, biscuits and take away treats. All homemade by Melanie and her team at the Hive Beach Micro Bakery based in Burton Bradstock. We’re happy to accommodate large parties of diners and we’re dog friendly but we don’t take reservations so it’s advisable to arrive a little early for lunch as we do get busy! Please check our website for up to date opening hours because we do open for dinner during the spring and summer season. Whilst we do our best to reduce the risk of cross-contamination in our restaurants, we cannot guarantee that any of our dishes are free from allergens and therefore cannot accept any liability in this respect. We urge customers with any form of allergies to assess their own level of risk and consume dishes at their own risk. Please ask to speak to the chef on duty if you are in need of any assistance in this regard
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