Guard House Cafe

The River Shack at Stoke Gabriel

We are delighted and very excited for our friends and relations Will and Faye, who have just achieved their dream, by taking over the River Shack cafe in Stoke Gabriel. It’s in a beautiful location by the Dart and a large mill pond, ideal for crabbing and sitting in the sunshine!

There has been a fair amount of work involved in updating…

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Owens Coffee: our newest supplier

We are delighted to announce Owens Coffee as our new coffee supplier.

For the last five years we have bought our coffee from the local Costa Rice Coffee company, who were based in Torquay. However in 2018 they were bought by a larger company and moved to a roastery a little further away. We have no complaints with this change but…

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Berry Head Easter Egg Hunt 2019

Our Easter Egg Hunt returns again this year, for the four days across Easter Weekend. This is a self-guided easter egg hunt around the Berry Head nature reserve (NB the ‘eggs’ are not chocolate and are safe for the environment and dog walkers!).


Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April – any time between 9am and 5pm.


The hunt is FREE but we…

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Jobs available at the Guardhouse Cafe this spring

We have several more jobs available at the Guardhouse Cafe, Brixham this spring.


We are now actively recruiting for at least three friendly and hard-working front-of-house and general assistant staff. Full-time, part-time and ‘school holiday / weekend’ roles are available. The jobs are all starting in the next few weeks (by April 15th) and continue until the end of October 2019.


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Welcome to our new staff

The spring is always an exciting time for us at the Guardhouse as we hire a new group of staff for the coming season. This year the process has been accelerated compared to usual as a number of our staff have found new full-time or part-time jobs in their chosen careers, or started their maternity leave.

That means we’ve been recruiting…

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Guardhouse Cafe evening events

Throughout the winter, we host themed evening events on Fridays at the Guardhouse Cafe on Berry Head. These evenings are typically a 3-course homemade meal, plus tea and coffee, for a reasonable price, in the friendly and unique setting of the Guardhouse. What a great way to start the weekend!
Upcoming events
We are delighted to announce the next few evenings:


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Job Opportunities at the Guardhouse

We have job opportunities coming up!

Over the next four months we will be looking for a lot of new team members. We have around eight vacancies in total, of a wide variety of levels of skill and experience:

An experienced chef – to start in the next 4 weeks. We are interviewing right now but still open to great applicants.

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Wanted: an experienced chef to join our team!

We are searching for a friendly, hard-working, experienced chef. You will have at least 2 years’ experience working in busy kitchens and serving quality food under pressure. You will have a passion and a creative flair for cooking delicious food!


Full-time , permanent. Starting date between 1st February and 1st March

Starting pay £8.50 – £9.50 per hour. This will rise during…

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Bamboo cups for Christmas

It’s just over a year since Blue Planet II’s episode on ocean plastic brought the issue of waste, especially single-use and disposable plastic items, firmly into the public eye.  No longer using plastic drinking straws and swapping to refillable instead of disposable plastic soap cartridges are some of the steps we have taken at the cafe to reduce our environmental…

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January Restaurant Evenings

Although Christmas is still a week away, already from this weekend the days will start to lengthen again! With the Greater Horseshoe Bats still safely hibernating we are preparing for our first themed evening of the new year, an authentic Swedish Evening, featuring traditional recipes from our Swedish staff member Sandra

Friday 11th January: Authentic Swedish Evening
more to follow…

The menu:


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May 18th

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We have a vacancy in our team for an immediate start!

4-5 days per week / around 30 hours (a bit flexible)
Seasonal position until the end of October
Age 16+, including weekday and weekend shifts
A mix of front of house duties including clearing tables, serving customers, washing up

You will be really outgoing and friendly, and very hard working
Previous cafe experience would be a bonus but not vital

Please email and include:
1. Your CV
2. A short paragraph about why you'd like to work with us
3. Any restrictions to your availability - starting date, days you can't work each week
4. An answer to the following question:
"What do you think makes a cafe stand out from the crowd?"

We will be arranging trial shifts in the next 2 days.

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May 13th

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