Watch House Café


Watch House Café

Meet the Hive's sister Café, just yards from the sea.

Watch House Café is a breezy, easy going café in the heart of West Bay on the stunning Jurassic Coast in Dorset.


The café has been completely refurbished and now offers extensive outdoor seating areas offering stunning views along the coastline across the harbour towards Thorncombe Beacon, Charmouth and Lyme Regis. Looking the other way towards Burton Bradstock you have the imposing golden cliffs that are so well known along this coastline. A great spot to see the Jurassic Coast in all its glory.

Inside you’ll find a bright, cosy and chic setting that shows off the cakes, drinks and sea food thats available. The large windows and folding doors brings the outside in making the decked area and extension to the café itself.


Sample breakfast menu

Farmhouse: Bacon, sausages, fried egg, roasted mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and hive bakery bread £9

Eggs Benedict: Bacon, toasted ciabatta, soft poached hen’s eggs, tomatoes, chive hollandaise and wild rocket £10

Eggs Royale: Soft poached hens eggs, smoked salmon, chive hollandaise and wild rocket on a toasted ciabatta £11

Mushroom Benedict: Toasted ciabatta, mushrooms, poached eggs, tomatoes and chive hollandaise £9

Waffles with bacon and maple syrup £9

Chorizo, rocket and fried ciabatta £7.50

Breakfast Ciabatta

Bacon: £5

Sausage : £5

Fried egg: £4

You can add extra fillings. Just ask at the till!

Light Breakfast

Granola, winter berries and natural yoghurt: £6.00

Toasted Hive Artisan bread: £1.25

Add preserve: 50p

2 Poached eggs (or fried) on toast £4 add bacon £5.50


Sample lunch menu

Line caught Portland Bill wild Sea-bass
Cornish sea salt and olive oil, new potatoes and salad

West Bay Turbot
wild mushroom and tarragon cream sauce, new potatoes

Tempura battered Hake
with chips and either minted mushy peas OR salad

Pan fried Scallops
with sautéed potatoes, chorizo, black pudding and pancetta with salad

Whole Lemon Sole
grilled with a herb butter, new potatoes and salad

Pizza Menu

Smoked Mackerel                                                                                                   Watch House signature pizza  with smoked mackerel, fennel shavings,        samphire, creme fraiche & wild rocket                                                                     £13                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Tomato & Mozzarella                                                                                         Roasted tomatoes, mozzarella, wild rocket & basil                                             £10                                                                                                                            

Parma Ham                                                                                                                   Parma ham, field mushrooms, thyme & mozzarella                                    £12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                



West Bay


West Bay

 Summer opening hours 

Sunday & Monday 10am - 5pm  

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 9.00pm (last orders 8pm)

Breakfast 10-11.45am

Lunch 12-3.00pm

Dinner 6-8pm

Pizzas are available from 12 noon.  We also do takeaway Pizza!

We do not take any reservations. Please call 01308 459330 or email with any questions.

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Contact Us On: 01308 459330