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Sheep welcomed into Berry Head North Fort

Visit Berry Head National Nature Reserve from 1st November and you might be lucky enough to spot some striking Soay sheep grazing within the North Fort itself.  Dog walkers are required to keep their pets on a lead during this time as the sheep are being used as conservation grazers to encourage the growth and longevity of many of the important plants…

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Autumn on Berry Head

Call it what you like – an Indian Summer or Autumn – Berry Head is a good place to enjoy the sparkling sun on the sea, as well as the (increasingly) fresh easterly breezes. September and October have been much more settled than August, at least until Half Term next week! The twitchers are now out in force spotting rare…

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South Devon Tourism Awards

Thursday 15th October was an evening for great celebration for the Guardhouse team.
Being shortlisted for the “best cafe / tea room in South Devon & the English Riviera” was already a great honour, made even better because we were invited to a swanky black tie dinner and dance in Torre Abbey’s Spanish Barns! Diane, Brenda, Tia, Liz, Alex and Lucy…

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Early Evening BBQs

Thursday and Friday 4-7pm (weather permitting)

For the next few weeks we will be holding early evening barbecues. Join us for a burger and a beer in (we hope) the sun!

Burgers – Sausages – Halloumi – Mackerel – Salads
Full range of alcoholic, hot and cold drinks…

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Berry Head Dog Show

Saturday 8th August, 11am – 1pm

The Friends of Berry Head are once again hosting a dog show near the car park on berry Head. Various classes of canine competition, dog displays, food & drink on sale, tombola & raffle… free entry for humans (dogs £1 per class).

See you there!…

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Bat Update

We have begun measuring the activity of our local Greater Horseshoe Bat colony with the help of a wonderful customer Mark Thomas, who has loaned us a bat detector for a few months. It looks like there are 4 species of bat using the moat near the cafe.

We are also undertaking a number of surveys of light and sound…

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Evening Events restarting for Summer 2015!

Our evening events have been on hold recently, as we have been in discussions with Natural England to see whether we may accidentally cause stress for the local colony of Greater Horseshoe Bats. That situation continues but as the days get longer we are able to hold early evening events, as long as they finish by sunset.

Join us on Friday…

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Bats

Berry Head is home to a colony of Greater Horseshoe Bats, a rare and threatened species. As another inhabitant of this special headland, we have a duty to ensure that we do not inadvertently cause harm to this species.

 

This spring and summer we had planned to expand our series of themed restaurant evenings. However when we discussed this with our…

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A Gastronomic Tour of Italy

Join us at the Guardhouse Cafe in early 2015 for a gastronomic tour of Italian regional food and wine…

 

Before moving to Devon and taking over at the Guardhouse Café in 2014, Lucy studied, walked, worked, skied and cooked in Italy. Most recently she was a tour guide for walking tours featuring authentic local cuisine from the tip to toe of…

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Food and Drink Devon

We are proud to have been accepted as a member of Food and Drink Devon, a not-for-profit organisation promoting quality, freshly-prepared, locally-sourced food and drink within the county. To become a member we had to undergo an audit of our suppliers, policies for sustainability, approach to food, and our general culture, which was followed by a vote of the organisation’s…

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