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The Hive Aberaeron, Aberaeron, Ceredigion

The Hive Aberaeron

4.4
4.4
176 Reviews
£25 and under
British
The Hive is situated on the harbour edge of the picturesque Georgian town of Aberaeron. Our aim is to offer a flexible, relaxed and accessible dining area where everybody is welcome.
The Hive is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our main menu offers a range of small plates through to burgers, pies and fresh fish dishes featuring ingredients from Welsh producers.

No dogs indoors (except guide dogs)

Please phone or Email for any bookings after the first of September online bookings will become available closer to the date.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 23 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 09:30–22:30 Sun 09:30–16:00

  • Phone number

    01545 570445

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 176 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • West Wales

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  1. T

    Tippy

    West Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Struggled to choose from the limited menu but what we did have was good but nothing to write home about but had excellent view of harbour from our table
  2. W

    Wavgab

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Disappointing pork starter but excellent cod fish & chips for main course. Very pleasant, helpful staff giving good service. An enjoyable dinner and venue.
  3. DR

    DisappointedRegular

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We usually visit for lunch as a family treat of burger & chips after swimming in Aberaeron Pool. Our first visit here was fab, the gherkins, relish, lovely chips and coleslaw that came with our clean non-greasy burger made this place something a bit extra special rather than overpriced greasy burger and chips. We were sorely disappointed this time though as the menu has changed and not for the better unfortunately. We ordered an extra side of coleslaw which used to be included (initially I didn't mind paying for this), but we got a hard chewy veg with mayo, not the usual purple pickled coleslaw that I so look forward to. The chips were covered in a non spicy spice but it didn't taste of anything? Not sure why that's there and it stopped the chips being lovely? The new sauce in the burger was not great. The gherkin was like eating pure vinegar. The burger came out sliding in grease. A really shocking change from our favourite place to treat ourselves. I can honestly say if the food was like this first time round, we would not have revisited. Everyone knows prices are increasing and cuts probably need to be made but I can honestly say, I'd rather have seen the price increase and our fav food come back. As it is you've probably lost a regular customer which I can imagine is not good for business? One thing good to report though, is the staff, who have not changed, we love their smiley faces and attention that they give. Super quick service as always, which is another thing we appreciate when we dine with our daughter who gets very hungry after swimming! Please bring back the old menu and we promise to come back.
  4. VJ

    VictoriaJ

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The food was good but unfortunately service was soooo slow, we had to wait forever for our table to be cleared and had to ask for the dessert menu.
  5. JW

    JulieW

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very helpful staff. We were looked after well and the food was excellent
  6. JH

    JoannaH

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff and food, great location and ambience
  7. JW

    JoeW

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff, interior, food and overall vibe. We will be back and Thank you
  8. w

    winter94

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing, especially for dairy free and great value for money. Only criticism is the dessert menu for dairy free. Would definitely recommend and return.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    New menu is no where near as good as old one
  10. S

    Seeonnee

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Ice cream to die for and lovely main course. A little disappointed with the starters
  11. RC

    RichardC

    West Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food served at a fair price in a lovely location by friendly and efficient staff.
  12. RM

    RebeccaM

    West Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    We travelled from mid wales to visit as their online menu for seafood looked lovely and the reviews were great (updated in May 2022) upon getting there we were disappointed to learn they had changed their menu and the only option of "seafood" was battered cod and Mackrell. The children ordered some food and we had a couple of drinks, the service was quick but the food was disappointing.
  13. JJ

    JimmyJ

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service fantastic setting . Great ambience . If you are visiting Aberaeron make it a must visit .
  14. NG

    NeilG

    West Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food in a convivial atmosphere served by friendly staff. But ask to sit inside unless you are prepared to do battle with the seagulls that line up on the surrounding roof tops.
  15. FP

    FionaP

    West Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Good food, staff attentive, nice relaxing atmosphere with all ages enjoying the warm evening sun….the best eatery in Aberaeron
  16. SA

    StephenA

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were both excellent. We had a lovely meal for three adults and two children!
  17. MB

    MrBwyd

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place and location overlooking the harbour. Good food, good service.
  18. KY

    KarlY

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection and great food at a very reasonable price. Staff were very knowledgable and engaging
  19. JE

    JuneE

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Sat outside in sunshine. Terrific location. Main course of slow cooked lamb ribs was excellent. Friendly staff.
  20. HS

    HannahS

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely venue, food is tasty and plentiful. The service was great. We will definitely visit again.
  21. DF

    DorrieFraser

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Hive is a fabulous eatery. Good food and value for money with excellent staff. My friend was disappointed that her mash was a little lumpy but I couldn't fault my meal. We are returning next week!
  22. J

    John

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening, food and service were fantastic! The menu had changed so gave some new options.. Strongly recommend to give this a visit we will be going back for sure!!
  23. HC

    HollyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mother and I came for dinner before a concert, it was excellent! We had 3 smaller plates between us, and some fries, we were both so full! I have a gluten intolerance, which was cared for very well by both the front of house staff and the kitchen. I will definitely be going back!
  24. EP

    EliP

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, have had breakfast twice here whilst on holiday, wonderful service by the staff and lovely food!
  25. PB

    PB68

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    We were welcomed immediately and taken to our table. The restaurant is well decorated and there was a lovely atmosphere. We waited for 25 minutes before I went to find a member of staff to take our drinks order, the member of staff was very apologetic and took our order within 5 minutes. The drinks were taken off the bill, which was a nice gesture. Our food order was taken and served, the food was delicious but my main course was missing the slaw which had been included on the menu. No one checked if we were satisfied with our meal, we waited 20 minutes to have our plates cleared, we were not offered the dessert menu. I asked about the slaw and the member of staff apologised and took another £1.50 off our bill. We were very disappointed with the service, it was a busy night, staff were being more attentive to the larger parties. I would be reluctant to return. More staff should be rostered to deal with the large bookings.
  26. DS

    DavidS

    West Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress was delightful, completing a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience.
  27. DC

    DC12

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exellent service and food was also very good and of high standard. There was a party there at the time, which was loud on occasion but that didn't impair on our visit. we had been asked whether we were happy to sit upstairs maybe if they had mentioned that there was a large party having food we would have opted to sit down stairs. we had a very enjoyable time and will be visiting again
  28. DJ

    DeanJ

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent and freshly cooked highly recommend
  29. KH

    KarolynH

    West Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal and good service. Pleasant surroundings and nicely spaced out. Not rushed in any way between courses. Itis always very consistent and is a place you can depend on. Highly recommend a visit.
  30. R

    Rosie

    Mid Wales

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Pleasant surrounding, and food ok, but a little pricey for the menu. Probably wouldn't rush back as we didn't find the selection very exciting, and wine expensive
  31. TM

    TMOH8

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and friendly service. Particularly enjoyed the mackerel starter and sea bream main. Gin & Tonics were great value. Only disappointment was that they forgot/lost our dessert order but we're very apologetic when reminded. We will certainly return.
  32. s

    stevenh

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food service was brilliant, lovely views over the harbour
  33. VA

    VALMAL

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal was had by everyone and staff were so helpful as we had a little boy that needed a special diet. Will definitely eat at the Hive again.
  34. S

    Sandra

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Thank you for a lovely evening - we keep coming back. See you soon.
  35. FN

    FNel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful food, lovely atmosphere and good service
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always wanted to try, and as soon as we walked in it did not disappoint food was epic 👌🏽 catered to our needs and requests with ease
  37. JB

    JenniferB

    West Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    As I have to follow a gluten free diet I found this restaurant to be a God Send. Food was sooo tasty, although I would have loved a healthier chicken option than only deep fried, but everything was so tasty (had 3 courses each). Our only issue was that while the staff were very smiley and nice, we didn't have a specific waitress/waiter and found that in between courses no one was coming to us to ask if we needed anything or to take our order for dessert/further drinks. A waitress plonked my son's burger and chips down and disappeared. We weren't asked if we wanted any sauces. When we saw he didn't have ketchup and vinegar which he wanted it was hard to get anyone's attention to ask. In the end we managed to get ketchup from a waiter but the promised vinegar never materialised. My dessert and coffee took absolutely ages. It also took ages to find anyone to allow us to pay the bill and leave. I will come again for the food, but hope next time will be smoother and more attentive.
  38. M

    Mondeonpk

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Very dissapointed that the sunday dinners were not avaiable as advertised.. instead a menu with burgers , sandwiches and a very few other items ( this was the full menu!!), which was very expensive for what you had. As we were a group of 2 people , we were not able to have a seat by the window, as it was a 4 seated table but wasnt reserved. Very difficult to get to if your unsure of the road layouts.The layout of the resturant was not very good for a person with low walking ability.
  39. NW

    NeilW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed fabulous food, excellent and friendly Service and a pleasant location. Would recommend very highly.
  40. VB

    VanessaB

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent table not too crowded. Service was good and food was very tasty. I would recommend the hive.100%

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The Hive Aberaeron is rated 4.4 stars by 176 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for The Hive Aberaeron

1 Cadwgan Pl, Aberaeron, Ceredigion SA46 0BU

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Aberaeron

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 09:30–22:30 Sun 09:30–16:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

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