We are delighted and amazed to have been awarded the Gold award at the Visit Devon Tourism Awards for the best cafe / tearoom of 2015.
Over the last 18 months we have made lots of small changes at the Guardhouse. From using fresher, tastier, locally-sourced coffee, to our seasonal, home-made specials, to extending our opening times and remaining open all winter, we love the process of learning and improving. Every change brings us closer to the café we would like to be, the café which matches the incredible location on Berry Head. We still have a very long way to go before we would consider ourselves in with a chance of this kind of award but we are delighted that the judges recognised the progress we have made so far.
This award would not have been possible without the passion, talent and love of our amazing team. Thank you to every one of them for helping make the Guardhouse what it is today! Equally, thanks to our suppliers for all the wonderful ingredients, cakes and drinks you bring us.
And of course most of all we owe our award to you all, the wonderful friendly customers who support our business even in the rain and wind and brighten up our days with your stories and smiles. Some of you also have nice owners.
We have a long list of improvements in the pipeline this winter so rest assured that we won’t be resting on our laurels. As always we love to receive ideas and feedback – please come and see us with your suggestions of how we can move closer to deserving to win again in 2016!
Alex, Lucy and the Guardhouse Cafe team, 27/11/15