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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” (212 reviews)
“fish and chips” (179 reviews)
“cakes” (142 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Beach Road, Burton Bradstock, Bridport DT6 4RF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had heard about the Cafe in advance... and as staying in the village, thought simply had to check it out.... so glad we did. It was a really windy morning, but it was snug and welcoming inside, the wind was battering, but only added to...More

Thank SuzTrev
Reviewed 6 days ago

The former casual format that we have enjoyed so many times has been changed where you are now served at your table having first queued for that table. Not so good in our opinion and it has taken away the charm of the venue. Also,...More

1  Thank tdavies2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely beach-side cafe with good varied fish menu and now excellent cheese scones! First ate here around 8 years ago and they have just got better and better each year. Service really good also. Susanne Neslen

Thank 80disappointed
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited at lunchtime and only just managed to get a table. Appears very popular, service good and food excellent.

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch today and had a whole lobster with king prawns, fries, salad and coleslaw between two of us. Absolutely delicious. Followed with a caramel cheesecake with salted caramel sauce - gorgeous. Service was spot on and all the staff were friendly and welcoming...More

Thank Gill R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The breakfast menu was great including eggs Benedict along with the usual full English and a vegetarian version. It was all delicious! The staff were both polite and helpful.

Thank _flguthrie5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food good location right on the beach. Nice menu, great service. Very busy day and they opened up the top tent to cater for the masses.

Thank MrsH1987
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location and views are to die for, especially outside where we were lucky enough to be seated. The food is pretty good too with the focus being on fresh fish and seafood. But the service, which started off ok, ended up being non-existent. After...More

Thank NCA101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great lobster 70th birthday treat for me on the beach in Dorset! My whole lobster and prawns was cooked to perfection and enormous but somehow I got through it all, washed down with a bottom of the excellent Hive Ale. Wife’s plaice equally high quality....More

Thank Queenscout
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good things :- 1. Location of cafe 2. The piece of fish Not so good things :- 1.Only table available (unless a rather long wait was just outside on a most blustery day, but we were hungry) 2. Table was very wobbly (tea everywhere! until...More

3  Thank captainkipper2018
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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$7 - US$92
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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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