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

Local Restaurant of the Year

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We think we tick all the boxes, if you think so too, please click on the link below and nominate us as your Local Restaurant of the Year :)



Half Term Opening

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During half term from Saturday 13th Feb – Sunday 21st Feb we are open everyday.

Sat 13th 10am – late
Sun 14th 10am -4pm
Monday 15th – Sat 20th 10am – late
Sunday 21st 10am -4pm

Booking advisable

Welcome back to ‘The Shack’

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We shall be re-opening after our winter break on Saturday 6th Feb @ 9am.

Endurance Life will be in the village on the Saturday, hosting the South Devon stage of their Coastal Trail series.

Come and support friends and family and enjoy hot and cold refreshments all day with Britannia @ The Beach!

To book a table please call 01548 581168.

Sisters 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!! An ideal Christmas present :)


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We shall be closed today until 6pm for to a funeral.

Open from 6pm for dinner


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We will be closed as usual on Monday & Tuesdays until 22nd December.

Tues 22nd Dec open – 10am – 4pm
Wed 23rd Dec open – 10am – 8pm
Thurs 24th Dec open – 10am – 8pm
Fri 25th Dec – CLOSED
Sat 26th Dec – open 9am – 4pm
Sun 27th Dec – Thurs 31st Dec (inclusive) – open 10am – 4pm

Fri 1st Jan open – 10am – 4pm
Sat 2nd Jan open – 10am – 8pm
Sun 3rd Jan – Thurs 7th Jan (inclusive) open – 10am – 4pm
Fri 8th Jan open 10am – 6pm


The Honeymoon is over!

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We are re-opening on Friday 23rd October at 10am

For half term week, 23rd October to 1st November inclusive, we are open everyday from 10am til late – BOOKING ADVISABLE

From 2nd November we will be closed on MONDAYS & TUESDAYS

Wednesdays – 11am – 4pm
Thursdays – 11am – 4pm
Fridays – 11am – 8pm
Saturdays – 11am – 8pm
Sundays – 11am – 4pm

Autumn Opening Times

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PLEASE NOTE: From Monday 7th September we will be closed on Mondays, all day for the winter.

As Rhianna and Dave have a wedding coming up, we have several amendments to our usual opening hours of Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 10pm.

Please check out these changes below :)

Amendments to opening hours

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We are looking for a waiter/waitress to cover Friday & Saturdays 11am til 10pm.
Starting ASAP.
Please call Dave on 01548 581168