Blackbeard's Hideout, Bermuda
$$, Caribbean, Seafood
Located in St. George's at the eastern end of Bermuda and overlooking the lovely Achilles Bay
, The Blackbeard's Hideout is a casual and friendly restaurant and bar. It belongs to the St. George's Club
but open to public as well. It's located next to the Fort St. Catherine
. If you are visiting the fort, plan it out in such a way that you can dine here while watching the stunning sunset on Achilles Bay. Not many visitors know about it. But it's quite popular to the locals. The restaurant serves both lunch and dinner.
There is a story that the notorious English pirate Edward Teach, better known as the Blackbeard, used to hide in this area in the 18th century when the Governor of North Carolina was searching to nab him. He and his men came here and anchored their ship and had a great time in the blue waters of the Achilles Bay. While no one knows what happened to them and where they went from here, the restaurant that came up on the beach of Achilles Bay was named as Blackbeard's Hideout.
Blackbeard's Hideout and Achilles Bay Beach
Photo: Blackbeard's Hideout
The restaurant was renovated in 2012 and the name was changed to The Beach House at Blackbeard's to give a feel of a beach house. However it has been again renamed back to its original name of Blackbeard's Hideout perhaps because that's how it was always fondly known to the islanders. It continues to offer the vibe of an island-style beach bar. Although located on the beach, the restaurant is at a higher elevation and there is a stairway down to the beach. You can get down to the tiny but beautiful beach on Achilles Bay and even carry your drinks.
In starters, Bermuda fish chowder which is a thick soup prepared with ground fish head and laced with Gosling's Black Seal rum and sherry peppers is a nice way to start. Other nice starters include Fresh Oyster on half shell or the jumbo scallops wrapped in crispy bacon (called the cannon balls). You can also go for Caeser Salad or the Green Salad (veggie). There are some light bites as well like wahoo nuggets, chicken wings, homemade calamari, vegetable samosas etc.
If you looking for burgers or sandwiches, there are several of them as well (veggie, beef etc)... try out the Somer's Isle Burger served with lettuce, onions and tomato on a classic bun. In proper main courses, the menu is not elaborate but good enough for most. If you love seafood, go for the catch of the day. Other nice options include seared rockfish, beef sirloin steaks, jerk chicken legs, ribs etc.
Other than cocktails (including island cocktails such as Dark n' Stormy which is made with Black Seal rum and ginger beer) they also have nice selection of wine. The good thing is you get wine served both by the glass or bottle. A glass of chilled Sauvignon Blanc as we watched the sunset was unforgettable.
The restaurant is open on Tuesday to Sunday (12 to 8pm). Serves lunch, dinner and drinks.
Location and Contact
The St. George’s Club, 6 Rose Hill
5 Coot Pond Road, Located next to Fort St. Catherine's, St. George's Parish
The restaurant offers a complimentary shuttle up to Kings Square (Town of St. George's) so that you can get a taxi or public bus back to your hotel.
Visitors' Reviews & Comments
Daniel Olson (May 2019)
We are coming on a cruise. How would you get to the Beach House at Blackbeards from the dockyard. Thanks for any help.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) May 2019
You can take the Orange Route ferry from the dockyard to St. George's and then walk (about 20-25 minutes) or take a taxi.
Virginia Mcgovern (July 2016)
Thank you for your site. We are arriving on the 3rd of August via the Breakaway and I've booked a dinner reservation at 7:15 at The Beach House. I've been reading the ferry and bus schedules and there doesn't appear to be any that would be running around 9:00 or so to get us back to the ship. Can you tell me if the taxi's run at that our and if so what the fare might be for 4 from the restaurant back to the Royal Dock Yard.
Thank you again for all the information you provide here. Oh two other questions. Can we use the beach area near the restaurant? Or should we go to Tobacco Bay beach or Achilles Bay. And what is the dress code for the Beach House. Thanks again...
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) July 2016
Yes you can get taxis. Ask the restaurant staff and they can call one for you. Small taxi fare from Beach House at Blackbeard's to Dockyard would be around $90 and will take about 1hr 15mins. You can use the beach here (Achille's bay), but note public beaches in Bermuda close after sunset. Dress code is smart casual.