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

WOW!! Top 10 best fishmongers :) :)

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Rise and shine @ Beesands this morning!

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Gorgeous sunrise over Start Bay this morning

We’re looking forward to re-opening this week after our winter break

We shall be open from Thursday 5th February @ 10am

Devon Food & Drink Awards 2014

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We all had a great time last night at the Devon Food and Drink awards at Exeter Golf and Country Club.

Britannia @ The Beach came away with 2 runner up awards for Best Bistro & Best Cafe – well done team and thanks for all your likes and support :) look out next year!!!

Food & Drink Devon – Awards

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Britannia @ the Beach is very excited to announce that we have been nominated in the Best Bistro and Best Cafe categories of the Food and Drink Devon awards, 2014.

We’ll have to wait until 6th October to find out how we have done!

Well done to the whole team at Britannia!!!

Beesands clean up

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The village is gradually getting back to normal, after the recent storms.

The road and fishermans area has been cleared of rubble and sorted out, it’s  the Village Green which is still under threat.

Workmen have been here almost everyday working on the sea defences,

however it is an enormous task.

Come to Beesands and see what’s going on!!

Stormy seas @ Beesands this morning!

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High tide @ Beesands this morning, very stormy…….roll on summer!!



Stunning sunrise at Beesands this morning

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ITV Country House Sunday Visits “The Shack”

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Episode 21 – Sunday 1st September 2013

See Stacie Stewart learning all about Start Bay Crab with our chef Dave Young, click on the link below to view

Country House Sunday

Britannia wins ‘Best Seafood Restaurant’

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Press Release


Britannia @ The Beach in Beesands has been awarded ‘Best seafood restaurant’ in a nationwide competition to find Britain’s best local eateries. Nominated for the award by readers of Morrisons magazine, the beachfront restaurant was rated 10/10 for the quality and flavour of the fish on their menu during secret taste tests. Commitment to sourcing local, sustainable fish was also commended. “This unspoilt gem offers the freshest of fish, caught the same day, cooked to perfection,” said a taste tester. “The value, for the quality and amount of fish, was superb. The chef even came out front to tell customers how their fish would be served.” Katy Griffiths, editor for Morrisons, said: “We’re delighted to recognise Britannia @ The Beach for this award. We were impressed Nick and Anita’s passion for offering customers locally-caught fish at great value.” Lisa Herriott, deputy editor of Morrisons magazine, added: “Britain really is home to some fantastic dining experiences and it’s great to see so many people supporting their local businesses.”

All credit must go to our chef, Dave, to Rhianna and the whole team for their fantastic dedication, skill and stamina in putting ‘Britannia @ The Beach’ on the foodie map.

Well done the ‘Britannia’ Team!!!  

Many thanks to all who nominated Britannia @ The Beach.

Planning Approval

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oh yes!!! oh yes!!!
Just heard our application for extended opening hours has been approved :)
No more jumping up after your main course to finish your meal over by the sea wall, we now have approval to use our decking until 10.30 pm