Reviews & Awards

The Hive Beach Cafe has been the subject of much praise and comment over the years.  We’ve featured in some of the UK’s best food and drink magazines and national newspapers and we have won numerous awards for our food and service.  We thought we’d share some with you here.  Why not find out what the fuss is all about yourself and come down and visit us to experience the fab food and wonderful location.

Why not find out more about the Awards we’ve been given too …..

Find our what our customers think, you’ll see lots of comments scattered around the website, but you can catch them all on our comments page – why not add your own at the same time?

You can also see what the press have to say about us as well and see if you agree!

What the Food Critics say

“…one of the best” AA Gill gave the Hive Cafe 4 stars in the The Sunday Times Style magazine
May 2005

Recommended in Rick Stein’s BBC1 Seafood Lovers’ Guide 2001

Recommended by Lesley Walker – Dorset Society Magazine 2003

In the Guide Books

hardens guide book logoHardens 2008 Survey, Commended

“Every day of the year (except Dec 25th) , this ‘unfussy’ café offers a taste of foodie heaven of a type that’s hard find in this part of the world (as well as some breathtaking views)”

About the Hive Beach …

hive beach pictureSo called because the honey coloured sandstone cliffs have bands of harder stone that looks like a honeycombe when weathered.

See a panoramic view of the beach from the BBC..

MCS Recommended in the Good Beach Guide…