Guard House Cafe


We are recruiting!

We are currently looking for at least two people to join our team at the Guardhouse. Is this the perfect opportunity for you, or someone you know?

Experienced Chef – we are looking for a chef with passion and experience to join us on a full-time* basis (or we could consider part-time for the right candidate) from October. (*November to…

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Christmas Parties at the Guardhouse Cafe

Christmas Parties!! It feels strange in August to be writing about Christmas, but it is the time of year that a lot of people start thinking about their staff parties.


Once again this year we are offering a wonderful menu for group Christmas Parties, with a range of locally-sourced and home-made food. We can accommodate groups of up to 45. For…

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Gold again for the Guardhouse!

We are delighted that once again Taste of the West have awarded us a GOLD award, their highest classification for cafes and restaurants. This is the third consecutive year they have given us this accolade.

They have also shortlisted us as “finalists” in both the Best Cafe category, and the Sustainability awards. We are looking forward to the awards ceremony in…

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Friday evenings – summer 2019

Our summer Friday evenings are returning for 2019. For the remainder of June and July we will be holding themed restaurant evenings on beautiful Berry Head.

Why not come and join us for dinner in a beautiful location after work on a Friday?

Each week features a different menu, all homemade and cooked with love from locally-sourced ingredients.

Please note that due to…

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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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