Guard House Cafe


Our new approach to takeaway packaging

Single use takeaway packaging is terrible for the world. Recently David Attenborough has helped us focus on the issues of plastic waste; our particular bugbear is takeaway cups, as each year in the UK along we throw away 2.5 billion, and almost every one ends up in landfill.


At the Guardhouse we feel particularly responsible for the environment as every day…

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Summer opening hours return on Saturday!

From Saturday we will be staying open until 5pm, with hot food served until 4pm. It’s the long-awaited return to our summer opening hours! Now we just need the summer weather to cooperate……

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A wonderful job opportunity for an experienced chef

We are looking for a confident, friendly, experienced chef to join our team and take the lead in our kitchen. You will be used to working at high pressure and high speed, with the soft skills to inspire, develop and lead a team of cooks, and the creativity and drive to take our food to the next level.

Our existing team…

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Christmas Eve: open 9-3pm (last food orders at 2:30pm)

Christmas Day: CLOSED

Boxing Day: open 10-4


New Year’s Eve: open 9-3pm (last food orders at 2:30pm)

New Year’s Day: open 10-4


Every other day of the winter we are open 9-4 with last food orders at 3:15pm.

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Devon and South Devon Cafe of the Year 2017

We are proud and humbled to have been awarded TWO incredible awards this month. The GOLD awards for “Best cafe / tearoom” at both the South Devon and the Devon tourism awards. Officially the best cafe in Devon! We are astonished and delighted that the judges who visited us decided that we were the best of all the places they…

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Our autumn menu

Dani has created an incredible autumn menu for the Guardhouse this year. Every dish is incredible! From parsnip, potato and porcini gratin, to Autumn hash with poached eggs, to wild mushrooms on sourdough toast, we can promise there is something to delight you on your next visit….

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Winter Opening Hours

Winter is nearly here, and with it the dreaded clock change. As usual we will begin closing a little earlier than usual – but once again we will remain open every day through the winter (except Christmas Day).


From Monday, October 30th until Friday, February 9th 2018 our opening hours will be

9am – 4pm

Hot food will be served until 3:15pm.


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Guardhouse cafe evening events in November 2017

Our evening events make a return in November (after the end of the Greater Horseshoe Bat breeding season!). The evenings will be Fridays, November 3rd, 10th and 17th.


Our chef Ben is cooking up a delicious fish-themed menu:


Elberry cove mussels


Brixham seasonal fish, served with hassleback potatoes and seasonal vegetables


Mocha semifreddo


Tickets £19.95 per person – advance booking essential!

With advance notice we can…

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2017 Awards Finalists!

We’re delighted that we have been shortlisted as finalists for the “Best Cafe” category at both the South Devon and Devon 2017 tourism awards. The award ceremonies take place in November and we look forward to finding out how the mystery shopper judges felt we compared to other cafes in the region!…

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Meet our latest team member

It has been a busy summer for Lucy and Alex at the Guardhouse – not only have we had a record season at the cafe, we have a new addition to the family. Rosalie was born on July 24th, a couple of weeks early at a modest 5.5lb. Since then she has been greedily eating and growing and will no…

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