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Sunday 5th January - Friday 31st January INCLUSIVE - CLOSED

Please note: Monday 27th January open for private booking only.

Saturday 1st February - OPEN 10am till late (last orders 8pm)

Sunday 2nd February – OPEN 10am – 4pm (last orders 2pm)

Britannia @ The Beach

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, takeaway, village stores and a unique rustic BYO café/restaurant (corkage applies).

Britannia @ The Beach evolved from an idea by local fishing family Nick and Anita Hutchings, as a way of completing the cycle from catching seafood, to retailing it and now also offering it as part of a varied and exciting menu at the beach shack. The family owned the original building for nearly 40 years, using it in connection with their fishing business, firstly as the bait store and then from the mid ‘90’s as the operating centre for their business Britannia Shellfish Ltd.

After 11 years this business had outgrown these premises and moved to a purpose built unit on the edge of the village. It is still run by the Hutchings’ family now.

With its’ historic fishing connections and rustic appeal’ The Shack’ has evolved over the years into a much loved local landmark, being directly on the shingle beach at Beesands, between Torcross and historic Hallsands with the National Trust coast path running right past the door, with the added bonus of free parking!!

After surviving the winter storms of 2014 and again taking a battering from storm Emma in 2018 a decision was made to rebuild ‘The Shack’ to provide a more substantial building that will last for many years to come!

We are now open all year round, just taking a short break in January.

We are members of Food and Drink Devon and we endeavour to source as much of our produce as possible from local suppliers, if not within the South Hams within Devon.

This family run business offers a warm welcome to all, including well-behaved dogs, and prides itself on offering quality, extreme freshness and value for money.

Gift Cards

Britannia at the Beach gift card

Just call in, or give us a ring to get a gift card - you can choose to load one up with any amount you want.

Available for collection from the restaurant or we can post it out with a Love from Beesands card for an additional £2.50


Also available for purchase at the Shack

Sisters Against The Sea

Sisters Against The Sea

"A fascinating story based around the lives of four Devon women. It is also the true account of a man-made environmental disaster that caused the destruction of an entire fishing village on the Devon coast."
£12.95 + £5 p&p
Food & Drink Devon Cook Book

The Devon Cook Book

Delicous local recipes with over 20 from Food & Drink Devon Members, including our very own Monkfish Carbonara and Pan-Fried Scallops with Smoked Bacon and Spinach.
£14.95 + £5 p&p


We are coming to the end of a great first season here at the new Shack! We will be serving our last orders on Saturday 4th at 2pm and reopening again on the 1st of February. Here is a little taster of our new menu for the new season, a deconstructed leek and potato soup for two to share priced at £22.95!
Thanks to all our amazing customers and staff for a great season, we look forward to welcoming you all again in 2020!
Happy New Year
Team Britannia
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Still looking for that perfect Christmas gift? Why not treat your foodie friends and family to a Britannia @ the beach gift card? To purchase come and give us a visit down at the Shack or call us on 01548 581168
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We will be looking for candidates that have a passion for cooking, great communication skills and with a vision of becoming Head Chef.

What we Offer: - Full time employment
- Competitive rate of pay
- On the job training
- Opportunity for advancement within Britannia @ the Beach
- A great working atmosphere. 
Successful candidates will be expected to be punctual, effective communicators and take pride in personal appearance and hygiene. 
Due to our location in the village of Beesands (TQ7 2EH) own transport is preferable. 
If you are interested in working with us please send an up to date CV to our email Closing date for applications will be Monday 24th February 2020.
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The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas has supported Britannia @ The Beach to facilitate the development of new cafe premises.