Guard House Cafe


Lockdown: open for takeaway!

We believe that Berry Head is the perfect place for your daily exercise!

Despite the lockdown and the cold weather, we remain open 9:30-3:30 every day (unless the weather is bad).

We’ve got various ideas in the pipeline for this lockdown, such as a small shop for essential food from our wonderful local suppliers. More details will be announced in the days…

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Tier 3: Takeaway Only

Due to the Tier 3 restrictions imposed from 31/12/2020 we are currently operating the cafe as a Takeaway only, with food, cakes and drinks available every day 9:30 – 3:30 (unless very bad weather).


Thanks for your custom during these difficult months.…

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December opening times


Tier 2 restrictions and December on a windy headland are a tricky combination for running a cafe. But we don’t want to leave customers without a chance to get a hot drink on a cold day! We will be opening the Guardhouse this month but with some changes from “normal operation”.

**Dec 21st-22nd

We will be open 9:30-15:00 for drinks…

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Indoor Seating

After almost 6 months we are delighted to welcome customers back inside the cafe!

This development comes with a complete change to the way we are operating at the Guardhouse, with orders now being taken both inside and outside at your table.

Please be aware that with only 8 tables possible inside due to Covid safe spacing, at busy times there can…

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Eat Out to Help Out

Like most businesses we are taking part in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

This means that during August, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday is 50% off just about everything at the Guardhouse!!

That’s right – coffee, cake, hot food – and you don’t need to be eating to qualify. The only things we are not discounting are alcohol, ice…

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Covid-19: Update

Due to the Covid-19 limitations on social distancing we are still operating in an unusual way at the Guardhouse, with our focus being on keeping you and our staff safe whilst maintaining high standards of service and quality. In the last few weeks since my last update we’ve made a few changes. Our current systems are:


We only have outdoor seating…

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Our Current Specials

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions our chef capacity is more limited than usual, so we have a reduced menu available. But there are some wonderful options available all the same:


For Breakfast:

The Guardhouse full English

Homemade American Pancakes, with optional streaky bacon or seasonal fruit

Huevos Rancheros, a mexican spicy baked egg dish

Homemade granola with local yogurt and seasonal fruits


For Lunch:

Brixham Crab Sandwiches


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Our latest change to help the planet

Our crusade to become more sustainable continues.

(Aside: we HATE the impact of Covid-19 restrictions on our use of disposable packaging!! This is against everything we believe in, but we have to keep our team safe and it’s what we have to do at present. But this is temporary.)


You may have noticed that most of our plastic bottled soft drinks are…

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Wanted! Picnic tables

We’re really lucky to have been given permission from Natural England to expand our seating into a larger area of the Berry Head nature reserve. With the covid restrictions and currently no indoor seating you can appreciate how useful this is for our customers. Many thanks to our landlords, the Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, for helping us get this…

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Our new normal, part 2

Following the July 4th “Independence Day” relaxations of the rules, we’re really excited to be taking some more steps towards being a normal cafe again. However we are taking the threat of Covid-19 seriously and have not quite got back to usual service yet, with no indoor seating available so far.

Perhaps we’re being overly cautious; but we’d prefer to open…

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