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.

Please find our open hours below.


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: fried egg, sausages, bacon, field mushroom, tomato £10

Veggie: fried eggs, tomato, mushrooms, baked beans and hash browns £9

Eggs Royale: soft poached eggs, smoked salmon, toasted ciabatta, hollandaise sauce and rocket £10

Field mushroom Benedict: soft poached eggs, flat mushroom, toasted ciabatta, hollandaise sauce and rocket £10

Waffles: with yogurt, fresh strawberries and golden maple syrup £9

Crab on toast: £10

Watch House granola: seasonal fruit opped with yogurt and golden maple syrup £9

Breakfast ciabattas: £6


Sample lunch menu

Watch House battered Hake fillet with chips and pea puree

Seafood taster board:
Crab meat, shell-on prawns, smoked salmon and mackerel, served with a side salad and granary bread £18

Whole lemon sole
Sole, garlic and herb butter served with a dauphinoise potato and a side salad £15

Mussels Marinara
Steamed mussels in a tomato marinara sauce, served with Hive artisan bread £14

Portland crab sandwich served with mixed leaves

Seafood soup topped with crispy crouton and granary bread


Warm vegetable frittata and a mixed leaf salad


Wood Fired Pizza menu                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       



West Bay


West Bay

 Winter opening hours 

Open everyday 10am - 4pm  (last orders at 3pm)

Breakfast 10-11.45am

Lunch 12-3.00pm

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

We will be closed on Christmas eve and Christmas day, as well as on the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th January.

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

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Contact Us On: 01308 459330