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The Hive Aberaeron, Aberaeron, Ceredigion

The Hive Aberaeron

4.4
4.4
423 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 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 09:30–22:30
  • Phone number
    01545 570445
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 423 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

423 Reviews
  1. LyndseyH

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We initially tried to get a table at another local restaurant, but they were fully booked, so we booked the hive as a 2nd choice. But honestly......I'm so glad we did. We were a group of 6 friends and all ordered a completely different range of food on the menu and every dish was so good. We will definitely be be back...the ambiance the service was all 100% highly recommended x thank you

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  2. GlenysD

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone, was polite and helpful. I would recommend the Hive to all my friends.

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  3. ShirleyB

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had another fantastic meal at The Hive ,they cater for Gluten Free option which is excellent.👍

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  4. DavidL

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good selection of food and tasty and well cooked. Service was good and staff pleasant.

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  5. PhillipP

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service and even better food, would recommend the sea bream, with rosemary/truffle chessey chips

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  6. LisaP

    West Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal, however my Husband ordered a flatbread, they brought out a chicken burger and said will be 10 minutes. We all finished our meals and no sign of the flatbread, so we told them to cancel it. We had to ask them to remove the side of fries, but they did so, but it did leave my husband without a lunch. We were a table of 6, so not a big party.

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  7. KarenM

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a lovely, friendly restaurant, with a good ambience in a great location by the harbour, we were a group of 5 for lunch, great menu choices, small plates are perfect for a lighter lunch. I had the sweet potato falafels with hummus, very tasty, nicely presented and good value. Service was great, staff are friendly. Couldn't fault it.

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  8. NicolaD

    West Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered the flat bread with chilli chicken kebabs, plenty of food, will be returning soon

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  9. rebeccaL

    Mid Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most enjoyable evening with friends and food was delicious even better as took a punt as in the past not the first class experience we received this time . I had the Sea Bream which was beautifully cooked & presented , the others in my party of 4 also enjoyed their choices . Cocktails , coffees & the Famous Hive Honey ice cream all went down a treat . My partner and I happened to be staying at the Hive Townhouse which was awesome, everything we hoped for and more for our one night local stay. Breakfast was also lovely , very generous , lots of choice & included in our out of season great room rate . 100% recommend

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  10. Gene

    West Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There was a delay in the kitchen due to gas supply issue and we were given complimentary starters which was kind. All in all a lovely evening

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  11. SianB

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food.. although service a tad rushed. Great place though

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  12. RobinW

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, well marked up for allergens. Friendly service and nice and warm in a bitterly cold day.

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  13. GillK

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Minor issue only. The adjoining table (we were 2, the table was for 4) had been used, cleared away but clearly not wiped clean.

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  14. Fionac

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely buzy atmospheric restaurant, excellent food and the service was friendly and prompt. Great location and lovely interiors. Would definitely go again .

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  15. JayneW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous location, food, drink and service. Highly recommend.

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  16. Nipper

    Gloucestershire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely place for a spot of lunch on a wet and windy day. Suitable choice of light bites or main courses.

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  17. WendyF

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visit. The Service was outstanding couldn't fault anything. The food was delicious and well presented. We will definitely be back.

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  18. CeriM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The breakfast was lovely. The only thing for us personally would be a choice in bread as the sourdough toasted is very hard

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  19. DelythE

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great choice of food especially dietary requirements and at reasonable prices. Fast service, hot and delicious food. Staff very polite and friendly and happy to help. Premises very clean, tidy and lovely, cosy and homely furniture/design, stunning views of the river/sea. Would definitely recommend snd we will be back soon.

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  20. LorraineC

    West Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great afternoon for food and a couple of Christmas drinks

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  21. FionaE

    Bath

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good choice of options and main courses were delicious . Excellent service and very pleasant staff.

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  22. RebeccaE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great location. Will definitely go again

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  23. Mary

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special occasion meal, was lovely, good service.

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  24. DanS

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Hive is always outstanding.Food options and quality is excellent.Service superb at all times.Great choice of beers.Atmosphere always very homely and relaxing.Can’t wait to return asap.Thank you very much indeed.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tasting food for vegans . Helpful friendly service Warm and welcoming on a cold day. Bit noisy due to high ceiling I guess.

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  26. PaulT

    West Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice location, staff were friendly and attentive. Most of the food good but my slow cooks beef was tough.

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  27. EmmaC

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first visit to the Hive and I wasn’t disappointed :-)

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  28. AngelaP

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a coeliac with additional dairy intolerance it’s such an amazing treat to be able to eat out at a place that actually offers almost every main as a suitable option! Definitely recommended.

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  29. MichaelK

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant in the centre of Aberaeron. Food was excellent and service was very good.

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  30. BethanS

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Myself and friends have been to The Hive a number of times however yesterdays visit was not up to the usual standard- we waited about 45 minutes for our lunch to arrive and no apology for the wait and also dessert menu was another half an hour after we finished our main course Bill was incorrect- waitress had brought hot chocolate and coffee to our table which we hadn’t ordered and she took it to another table- however it was itemised on our bill!! Note- it wasn’t that busy but a lot of confusion involved

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  31. SueD

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Excellent service. Lovely venue. When dining upstairs it is peaceful and you can chat with your friends.

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  32. RhysLl

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely evening. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Excellent service. Fresh and imaginative food.

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  33. HelenK

    West Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful food, plenty of it. Service good, staff friendly. Initially busy but then quietened down.

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  34. FranN

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love coming to the hive. The staff are hardworking and pleasant. The food is always delicious. I had the Korean beef rib croquettes to start and the beetroot and goats cheese burger as a main. Both were perfect. I had a few mojitos and a limon spritz cocktail - lovely! No one does a better mojito (and I’ve had my fair share!) Thank you for a lovely evening.

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  35. MrsW

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you visit abereron then a meal at the Harbourmaster is not to be missed. The food is beautiful and the staff are efficient and friendly. Book and enjoy !

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  36. DDavies

    West Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Keep returning to the Hive. Amazing food and service.

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  37. andrewc

    West Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    a lovely Sunday lunch I recommend the Welsh Beef

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  38. Shing

    West Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Service poor when arriving. No smiles, had to stand there for 5 minutes before owner ( older tall gentleman) told us to go to the bar as we had been waiting. Staff at bar were quite unhelpful with no smiles. Quantity of food was very small. Ordered a burger- arrived on a plate with nothing else, no salad, etc. The salad which I paid £5 was tiny. Not the Hive I remember.

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  39. PhilL

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The Hive is a lovely setting with a warm welcoming feeling on arrival, overall the food was good, I had the sea bream and my wife had a burger, both really nice but the burger was served on a smallish plate, side dishes need to be ordered separately to main dishes which we both felt was a bit of a negative for the restaurant. Rosemary/Parmesan chips ordered with the burger are an acquired taste. The Alberinio wine however is highly recommended.

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  40. Rosie

    West Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I came for dinner, service was adequate and the staff lovely but the food quality was awful. None of the expensive meals come with any sides, my partner ordered a burger and it had no chips and I ordered mussels and it also had no bread or chips. My partners burger was soggy with grease, the bun was a pile of mush due to the quantity of liquid. My mussels were so over cooked they were slimy and I forced myself to eat maybe 10, due to the price. The chips, at £5 for a small bowl, were poorer quality than the fish and chip shop next door. I cannot emphasise the shocking quality of the mussels, which made me feel physically sick and disgusted. Mussels, being one of my favourite foods, are a staple and easy to cook dish, yet I have never experienced mussels like this. They were essentially melted parsley tasting slime. Both my partner and I walked away with swollen throats too, we both ironically found it difficult to swallow anything afterwards. Whatever the chips, the predominant link between us, was cooked in presumably has a large quantity of allergens in, leading both of us to have an uncomfortable reaction. Safe to say we were both beyond disappointed and dissatisfied and will likely never be returning for food again.

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The Hive Aberaeron is rated 4.4 stars by 423 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Hive Aberaeron

1 Cadwgan Pl, Aberaeron, Ceredigion SA46 0BU

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Aberaeron
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 09:30–22:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
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