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Beach Road | Burton Bradstock, Burton Bradstock, Bridport DT6 4RF, England
+44 1308 897070
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have passed the sign to The Hive Beach Cafe quite a few times since we moved to the area and keep meaning to go and have a cuppa and a slice of cake. Parking is National Trust pay and display/NT sticker. When we got there we were a little confused because as we walked in we could see a... More 

Thank Mark C
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We always come here as a half term treat with 3 generations in our family and are never disappointed. Delicious crab sandwiches with interesting salad and vegetable crisps. Chunky chips. Yummy brownies to finish off. Portions are very generous so even adults in our party order the kids size for fish & chips. Get one person in your party to... More 

Thank Badgerludovic
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Met with friends for a lunch and walk starting in the Hive Beach cafe. Food excellent and service efficient and friendly. Would definitely recommend it if you like your fish, not much else on the menu aside from this!

Thank AJT46
Bridport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Table service is very welcome, excellent, much better than previous queuing. BUT slightly spoiled by piped music / muzak - someone else's taste in music piped throughout. Totally unnecessary. Sound of sea, wind, conversation, ambient natural sounds create wonderful atmosphere. Piped music, even if it was my Desert Island disc favourite, makes it so much more ordinary, so much more... More 

Thank phemerson
Edwardstone , Suffolk
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Hive is more than a cafe. A relatively unprepossessing shack-and-tent affair, at first sight, the queue for a table gives a clue as to the quality of this place. The menu is relatively simple, but well put together, as is the wine list. On this visit, our children tried oysters for the first time - not entirely successful, but... More 

Thank badger23rq
Tidmarsh, Reading, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location is fabulous and they now offer table service which is much better than the previous queue system. The breakfast was amazing and I ate every mouthful (unusual for me!) Service was okay but not 5 star. Our party sampled the kippers served with poached eggs (very, very good), the eggs Florentine and The Hive Breakfast. Dog friendly and... More 

Thank Jenny H
Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been numerous times over the years whilst visiting friends in Burton Bradstock. Nothing is too much trouble. Excellent service from the moment you walk in, making you feel as though they really do appreciate you being there, which can be a rarity. This visit had a superb fish soup for lunch and the reliable Hive full English the next... More 

Thank BristolHound
Somerset, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A regular for us as we live nearby, always good for a sandwich or more lunchtimes and evenings. Seafood is a speciality - the crab is spectacular. Rain or shine you can walk the dog on the beach, find a fossil or two and take mutley into the Cafe afterwards for you to enjoy a lovely espresso, tea or something... More 

Thank Littlehavers
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've eaten at Hive Beach Cafe frequently. The cafe uses locally sourced fish and meat fare cooked to order The staff are all very friendly. We have oftern seen it recommended in eatery surveys by national newspapers. It's located on a beautiful beach on the Jurassic Coast, maintaining its natural splendour, which is protected by The National Trust.

Thank mftonkers
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here many times over recent years and it's always busy. One of the downfalls of being so good I think. Being relatively local though we can take advantage of popping over in the less busy periods. It's always good food and very welcoming staff, who although seemingly all relatively young are confident and very personable. After a bracing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Seafood, British
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?