Guard House Cafe


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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The Tale

Don’t miss brand new arts event The Tale in Torbay this September. The Tale will guide you on a journey of discovery around the coastal area of Torbay – from the streets of Torquay, through hidden coves and historic harbours, to the quarry of Berry Head Nature Reserve. Along the way, you’ll encounter artworks and performances by artists of international…

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New Parking System at Berry Head car park


The new system has been installed for one week now. It is a pay-on-exit system, but it doesn’t have barriers; instead the camera recognises your number plate and the machine tells you the correct fee when you come to leave the car park.

There have been a few teething issues with number plate recognition,…

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Our landlords the Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust have terminated the Berry Head Car Park contract from Premier Park and are imminently getting a new “pay-on-exit” parking system from a different provider. This is a great solution where nobody has to rush back to the car, nobody gets overcharged and nobody will inadvertently receive…

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Berry Head Photo Competition

The Friends of Berry Head are holding a photo competition, in order to produce a 2018 calendar featuring photos of our beautiful headland. All the proceeds from the sale of this calendar will be spent on projects to improve and enhance the headland for visitors (the current project is a defibrillator; last year the friends contributed to a new guillemot…

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