Welcome to Britannia @ The Beach

Welcome to Britannia @ The Beach home of fantastically fresh local seafood – affectionately known as ‘The Shack’. Here at The Shack we offer a combination of a traditional fishmonger, village stores and a unique rustic café.

Situated in the old fishing village of Beesands between Torcross and historic Hallsands with superb views across Start Bay.

To find out what people think of Britannia @ The Beach and their ‘Shack’ experience please have a look at our Trip Advisor on the link at the bottom of this page :)

Keeping up to date with Britannia @ The Beach

Re- build update

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The rebuild is coming along well, internal fit out has just started, kitchen is due to be installed next week!

Exciting stuff!!




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We shall be taking bookings from 1st June 2019 – to book please email seafoodbookings@hotmail.com or phone 07939 509849 and speak with Martyn.

From 14th September we will be closed to start our rebuilding project.

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Our project will start in September and we aim to be open again in our brand new premises in Spring 2019.

If you wish to make an enquiry or booking  for next year please email us at


Thank you


The Britannia Team

Summer’s Here!!

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Please note last orders on the decking are 8 pm and the Takeaway 8.30 pm Tuesday – Sunday.

On Mondays the restaurant is closed (except Bank Holidays) but our takeaway will be open from 5 pm -9 pm

Opening Good Friday!

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After 4 weeks of extremely hard work and overwhelming support from many local tradesmen, other businesses and villagers, the Britannia Team are ready to welcome customers old and new to ‘The Shack’ to enjoy some of our delicious seafood.

Our take-away will be open daily from 10am-8pm for mouth watering fish & chips, hot & cold drinks and much more!

Locally caught fresh fish will be available to buy in the shop and our chef will be offering free tips on preparation and cooking.

The restaurant will be open and ready to take bookings from 12th April.

A big ‘thank you’ to all our loyal customers for your patience, support and encouragement,

we look forward to seeing you all soon.

The Britannia Team



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Due to the storm damage to Britannia @ The Beach we shall be closed until at least Monday 19th March.

Anyone with bookings between now and Monday 19th March, we are trying to contact you.
We have had a couple of numbers that are not connecting, if this is you please email us via Facebook or our email address


Our phone line is currently unavailable.

We apologise for any inconvenience this has/is causing.

Any further updates will be posted on our Facebook page and website as they occur.

Many Thanks

The Britannia Team


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Due to weather damage Britannia @ the beach will be closed until further notice, anyone with reservations in the next couple of weeks we will contact you via private phone number.

We are available on Facebook but will not be able to be contacted via phone, we are very sorry for any inconvenience caused and we shall keep you updated, thank you.

The Britannia Team

Half Term Opening 13th Feb

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Extended opening hours during half term week as follows

Monday 12th – CLOSED

Tuesday 13th – Sat 17th – 10am -9pm

Sunday 10am -4pm

Current Opening Hours

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The new season starts tomorrow, our opening times are

Monday – Wednesday, inclusive = CLOSED

Thursday’s & Sunday’s = 10am – 4pm

Friday’s & Saturday’s = 10am – 9pm

Extended opening during holiday periods, please call us for details – 01548 581168


Sister’s Against The Sea – Only £12.99

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Much has been written about the loss of Hallsands village to the encroaching sea, of how the dredging of sand from the quiet bay to facilitate the building of Devonport Dockyard saw the waves wash away a whole community. Here for the first time the story is told through the eyes of a single family – from the day the dredger arrived in the 1890s, to the enforced exodus from the village in the 1920s, and the rebuilding of their lives through the 1940s and 1950s. With the death of one of the remaining fishermen who fought the authorities to maintain a traditional way of life, four remarkable sisters now enter the scene and this is their story. In the face of great hardship these extraordinary women, daughters of a fisherman, start rebuilding their lives. Against all odds, and facing the hardships of the open sea, they continue to fish for their livelihood, not only competing successfully in what was almost exclusively a man’s world, but bringing innovation onto their dangerous trade. They then embark on the building of a hotel overlooking the old village, making the blocks themselves and undertaking much of the labour involved.
Through a superb text, written by the son of one of the sisters, and illustrated with many photographs never before published, the book brings to life the human story behind the tragedy of Hallsands.
The authors, Ruth and Frank Milton are direct descendants of the four sisters of Hallsands.


Books are available @ The Shack NOW or we can post them in time for Christmas!! ( cost £12.99 + postage)