The Watch House C  afé        Open daily 10am - 5pm  Breakfast served 10am - 11:30am, lunch 12pm - 3pm, pizza served 12pm - 4pm

The Watch House Café   

Open daily 10am - 5pm

Breakfast served 10am - 11:30am, lunch 12pm - 3pm, pizza served 12pm - 4pm

  Hive Beac  h Café        Open daily 10am - 5pm  Breakfast served 10am - 11:30am, lunch 12pm - 3pm, Light Bites 3pm - 4pm

Hive Beach Café     

Open daily 10am - 5pm

Breakfast served 10am - 11:30am, lunch 12pm - 3pm, Light Bites 3pm - 4pm

The Club House

Open Tuesday - Saturday 12pm - 4pm, 6pm - 9pm

Open Sunday 12pm - 4pm, closed Monday

Read our latest 5/5 press review here or see the rest of our features on the 'press' section of  our website!



Please note that we do not take reservations at the Hive Beach Café or The Watch House Café.  If you are looking to make a guaranteed reservation, please visit our newest eatery, The Club House restaurant in West Bexington who have just been awarded their first AA Rosette!


Iconic coastline. Fantastic food

The Hive Beach Café is located right on the beach at Burton Bradstock on the Jurassic Coast. With far reaching views across Lyme Bay and Chesil Beach.  It's the perfect location to enjoy fresh, local seafood, homemade cakes or just a simple cup of tea.

Please see below for our open hours.

We do not take bookings.




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.


The Beach Hut

On fine spring days, you can enjoy  panoramic views of Lyme Bay from the tables outside the Beach Hut. We serve Lovingtons ice cream from nearby Somerset and our house blend Dibar coffee. We even have a signature ice cream flavour – Hive Honeycomb!

Beach Hut opening times during the summer months are weather dependant.

Join our team

There aren't many companies that can offer a sea view as part of the job perks, but we can!  If you're looking for a new career in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, then join our team today! If you think you have what we need then get in touch by sending an email to with your CV.


Summer Evening Openings

From 24th May summer evening openings are back: Thursday - Saturday, dinner 6 - 8pm

Open daily : 10 am - 5pm

Breakfast served: 10 - 11.30am

Lunch served: 12 - 3pm

Evening menu available

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays:  4-7pm

Please note, we do not take reservations.  If you are looking to make a reservation, please contact our restaurant in West Bexington, The Club House, who will be able to accommodate you.

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Events at the Hive Beach Cafe

Ever thought about hosting your event at the Hive Beach Cafe, or thought about having us come and cater for your event outside of Burton Bradstock?  

Our in-house events coordinator will be able to talk you through every step of the way.  First step in the right direction, is downloading our events PDF, here! 



The Club House restaurant

Are you looking for somewhere that little bit different for a romantic dinner or special occasion?  Look no further than The Club House.  Located on the banks of Chesil Beach in West Bexington, this sympathetically restored 1930's bungalow guarantees to delight with simplistic elegance and loved up cooking.  They have also just been awarded an AA Rosette for culinary excellence! Book your seats today!


Our online shop

Did you know that our gift vouchers are redeemable at ALL THREE of our sites?  You can orders yours online or purchase them from the cafes.  We also have an exciting range of Dibar coffee, Hive branded clothing and seasoning salts - perfect for gifts or just to deliver a taste of the Hive to you, wherever you are! If you haven't been to our online shop yet, you're missing out!  Shop now.




We received 4 stars from AA Gill in The Sunday Times and since then we have received accolades and awards for our food and our approach to sustainability.