Guard House Cafe


Pancake Day 2016

Today was pancake day! And we couldn’t let such an opportunity pass without cooking up some delicious new specials. The most popular option on the savoury side was smoked salmon with avocado, watercress and homemade pesto; but my favourite remains simple lemon and sugar.

Even the joke of the day was taken over by the pancake theme. “Why was the pancake…

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Valentine’s weekend evening events

Valentine’s Weekend Evenings
Friday 12th February 7pm
Sunday 14th February 7pm

That’s right, our evenings are back! And we have a fantastic menu to celebrate our return.

“The Life of a third-century Roman Bishop: St Valentine”
Set menu including an ancient Roman chicken main course and an almond & rose dessert (although as always we can cater for all dietary needs).

A glass of bubbly on…

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Bat Ruling allows winter evening events to restart

We are delighted that we have been granted permission to recommence evening activities following a decision by Natural England, the government’s advisors for environmental issues. As you may remember, our evenings were suspended from April 2015 after doubts were raised regarding the impact of our evenings on our local colony of Greater Horseshoe Bats (which breed and live year-round in cliffs…

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Highlights of 2015

Happy New Year!
2015 was a wonderful year for us at the Guardhouse, and hopefully for everyone who has visited beautiful Berry Head. As we look forward eagerly to what the next year will bring, here are our top 10 highlights of 2015.
#10: Easter Egg Hunt
2015 saw the first annual Berry Head Easter Egg Hunt. We hid 10 ‘eggs’ around the headland…

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Join our team!

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our team from February 2016. This will be a 9-month, full-time contract with plenty of development opportunities.

You must be outgoing and self-confident, quick to learn new skills and excited about joining a vibrant, growing business. Prior experience in a café or restaurant, especially including production of food and/or hot drinks, would…

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Christmas Opening Times

Join us this winter for warming drinks, seasonal specials and festive cheer!


Christmas Eve: open 9-3
Christmas Day: closed
Boxing Day (26th): open 10-dusk
New Year’s Eve: open 9-3
New Year’s Day: open 10-dusk

Every other day through the winter we are open 9-dusk

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Gold at the Devon Tourism Awards!

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…

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Christmas on Berry Head

Come and join us this December for festive food and Christmas crafts…



Our Naked Christmas Tree will be back on Saturday, November 28th. Once again we will provide a range of edible craft materials, but need the help of some eager elves to turn them into beautiful decorations… Come and help us!

Decoration materials are provided free if you leave…

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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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