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Hive Beach Cafe

Beach Road, Burton Bradstock, Bridport DT6 4RF, England
+44 1308 897070
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“lobster” (219 reviews)
“fish and chips” (182 reviews)
“cakes” (143 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Beach Road, Burton Bradstock, Bridport DT6 4RF, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place for food. We had lunch twice which was very good. Friendly people and a great location but the sea.

Thank DozDobby
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love coming here for lunch and every time I come to visit my family from Spain we always make sure we do. This time we came for breakfast and oh dear what a disappointing experience indeed. We ordered a vegetarian breakfast which consisted of...More

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate here twice. Once for lunch and another day we had breakfast. Lovely location with an unspoilt view of the sea and cliffs. It does get rather busy so a short wait is sometimes unavoidable, but is worth it. They have a lovely lunch...More

Thank TonyRoberts
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ive been coming here for over 20 years, seen the place grow alot. The food is fresh and the quality is amazing. We came last week on 7th Nov had a full english, afternoon tea and hot chocolate, which kept us going on a walks....More

Thank joprice15
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Hive Beach Cafe sits overlooking the sea, with lovely views. Its little more than a wooden shack with a plastic gazebo to the side but that adds to the experience, its simple unfussy with lovely fresh food. We had half a lobster with fresh...More

1  Thank hargi8
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely views a nice picnic spot and the cafe which is busy. This is a national trust site but parking is free to members there’s a beach and walking on the coastal path also a busy cafe for food and drinks and toilets.

Thank michael H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu is extensive, of excellent quality and good value for money. I have been many times and highly recommend the crab sandwiches.

1  Thank Jan602016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stoped here while walking the SW Coastal path (West Bay to Abbotsbury) for a well deserved coffee. We choose to sit outside with the dog but the staff said we were able to take the dog inside which was nice on a blustery day....More

Thank tashismee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic location with panoramic views of the whole of Lyme Bay. The food has gone up-market, but if you are not doing lunch, well worth having just a coffee with cake. All food is fresh cooked and much is locally sourced. Particularly good for sea...More

1  Thank nautibuoy2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a regular favourite with family & friends. Super on the beach location. Roaring waves. Fresh coffee, good conversation, superb English breakfast and outstanding views.

Thank mikeb2k
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21 August 2018|
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Response from Jane L | Reviewed this property |
Hello Jill... All menus by law have to state what ingredients are used in the development of each dish. They should also indicate what items are gluten free. As the menu is mainly fish based, there is a good chance that... More
Charlie B
22 July 2018|
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Response from SueJ1973 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
Leah M
28 March 2018|
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Response from Roundy | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. We took our golden retriever in with us earlier in March when we had lunch and others had dogs too. You just need to keep them on a short lead as the tabes are close together. They sell posh dog biscuits in the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$90
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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, 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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