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Hive Beach Café

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US$7 - US$95
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely setting, tasty food, ok service but totally overpriced… £14 for a nibble starter (pathetic portions), £19 for fish, chips & mushy peas & £8 for a glass of wine! Hadn’t been there for a few years and won’t be going back at those prices…...such a shame!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely lunch looking out o er the sea. I had a crab sandwich and my husband had fish and chips- a sensible portion size of hake and chips that was filling but not too much. Friendly service and excellent food.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had root vegetable soup today. It looked and tasted disgusting. Dark brown in colour, no seasoned stock, no croutons and no Parmesan. It did have one very long hair in it and a lot of sugar. It had been over heated in a microwave as...well, (really) it’s the second time we have been here and both times disappointed, we won’t go again!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not impressed, £19 for fish and chips in a canteen like atmosphere. No more to say, find out for yourselves.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 13 December 2021 via mobile

Have had some really good fish based meals here. But recently ate of the Christmas menu. My expectations were based on my previous experience. The turkey main meal and the cheesecake dessert were very poor. The main course was served up in a bowl looking...like a dogs breakfast, looked like it had been plated up for ages and was well below my expectations for this restaurant. In fact it was one of the poorest meals I have had for a long time and at £35 a head was consequently not great value either.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 8 December 2021

We have made several visits over the years and have never had anything other than excellent service and food. As we were accompanied by a little dog, this place has always been pet friendly even supplying a little snack. As the Hive is always busy...I booked in advance. The staff are highly enthusiastic and as efficient as ever. The beach restaurant was a great place to spend a windy afternoon eating, drinking and watching the churned up sea. Covid regs were well established and adhered to.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 29 November 2021 via mobile

Stopped off for a quick snack after a walk. Unfortunately the member of staff who was the first point of contact seemed rather miserable and made us feel we had upset his day, just by asking if they were serving outside. ( they were not...busy) They were, but from his behaviour, you'd had thought we had asked something unreasonable.. Then when we went to pay, again, he seemed annoyed that we wanted to pay.. the portions are very small and quite expensive. Great location and I'm sure he was just having a bad day, however that's not our fault.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 26 November 2021

Have to agree with the other reviews, the fish at this beach side cafe was fantastic. - The ATLANTIC HAKE in tempura batter was light and generously thick and flaky, served with decent sized chips and the best mushy peas ever - much more texture...than in run of the mill establishments. - The BUTTERFLY MACKEREL fillets were also perfectly cooked and served on a tempting bed of vegetables. - Service was ebullient and friendly.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 16 November 2021

We visited here for breakfast. The staff were really nice and friendly, everywhere was clean. The food came quite quickly and was piping hot, and a nice twist on the breakfast. Lovely location. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 8 November 2021 via mobile

Very friendly staff & food was really good. We had children & 3 dogs with us & all very happy 😊 Coffee was very good, I am fussy but it was spot on ! All staff were extremely helpful & we went back twice &...were not disappointed.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Clive and Jan G
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27 July 2020|
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Response from Hallyh75 | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Wednesday two weeks ago and there wasn't any offers. It was rant busy.
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JillBillF
21 August 2018|
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Response from JaneyClew | Reviewed this property |
Hello Jill... All menus by law have to state what ingredients are used in the development of each dish. They should also indicate what items are gluten free. As the menu is mainly fish based, there is a good chance that... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hive Beach Café

Yes, Hive Beach Café offers takeaway services.

Yes, Hive Beach Café is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Hive Beach Café is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4