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Watch House Café

West Bay Dorset DT6 4EL 01308 459 330

We say

The Watch House Café adds top-quality cooking with a laid-back, informal vibe to the shingle beach at West Bay. It serves the same delicious fresh fish and seafood dishes as its sister restaurant, The Hive Beach Café, at nearby Burton Bradstock, and enjoys a location that's just as cool. With two outdoor decks on the beach, plus an indoor area, it has fabulous views along the coast and can't be beaten for its good-value, zingingly-fresh local seafood – the Watchhouse Seafood broth is a tasty dish of local fish and seafood in a tomato and chorizo sauce for a reasonable £11. The also fire up their own wood-fired oven, for cooking tasty pizzas, as well as the daily fish catch.

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How much?

Pizzas £8.50–11; fish dishes £10–19.


  • Dogs Welcome
  • Outdoor Seating

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  • Family-Friendly
  • Seaside
  • Sensational Views


Opening hours vary according to the season, but currently Wed–Fri 9am–3pm, Sat & Sun 9am–4pm. Check the website for the latest times.

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