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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%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (182 reviews)
“cakes” (135 reviews)
“fish and chips” (144 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 3 days ago

Popped in for "tea and cake' after a walk on the beach with our dog. It was near closing time, but the tea and coffee we ordered were not very nice, but the lemon cake was good. The largish teapot had one teabag in it,...More

1  Thank Charlie100310
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went there for our anniversary so pushed the boat out a little and had the full lobster, wow it was stunning! My wife had plaice which was so fresh and unspoilt by any strong sauce. I may have to go back and try the fish...More

Thank rob w
Reviewed 6 days ago

Right on the beach at Burton Bradstock, you can sit there under the canvas and enjoy wonderful views of the sea. But it's not cheap. We took a tea, a coffee a bacon sandwich and a sausage sandwich and paid over £16. Mind you both...More

Thank OlderGuy1956
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hugely popular cafe with people travelling some distance to eat there. We had a light lunch one day and breakfast the next. Well worth a visit. Dog friendly.

Thank Bathspajunkie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place on a recommendation from a friend and we loved it. We returned the next day for lunch. The place has a real buzz about it. Beautiful lobsters and crabs were being served all the time. The place is right on the beach...More

Thank lispearson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't fault this place for its food - really fresh and generous portion sizes. Staff very attentive and its got a great location. We ate there twice and would happily return!

Thank ChurtSunseeker
Reviewed 1 week ago

No idea what the food is like but just having a cup of coffee and watching the world go by in such a beautiful location is hard to beat. We could have stayed for hours. Lovely!

Thank G S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Hive Beach Cafe today for a wonderful lunch. The blue sky and great setting next to the beach created a great atmosphere. The place was busy but we we lucky to get a table straight away. The food was superb - cod,...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember visting the Hive Cove Cafe many, many years ago, so my visit last week left me amazed at how large its grown. Very, very busy, with so many people eating there - its lost some of its 'rustic' charm. However, my family and...More

1  Thank Heather S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been regular visitors here for many years since it was really just a shed and a flappy tent, and it has been a favourite of ours. But more recently the front of house has become surly and chaotic, led my a truly rude lady...More

3  Thank Monica T
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10 September 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.
21 May 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
26 December 2015|
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Response from HiveBeachCompany | Property representative |
10am - 11:30am
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$93
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 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
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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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