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Meet our Suppliers

How many of our suppliers do you know? Nearly all of them are based within 25 miles of Berry Head.

Milk, cream and cheese – supplied by Dartmouth Dairy from several local dairies

Free Range Eggs – supplied by Dartmouth Dairy from a farm near Newton Abbot

Duck Eggs – supplied from Lloyd Maunder in Brixham, from Devon ducks

Sausages – Westaways, Newton Abbot

Ham…

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Weddings at the Guardhouse

We were delighted to host two weddings on consecutive days in April.

The charming Yomi and Nick Stafford came across the Guardhouse during holidays in Brixham. They were looking for an informal venue in the area for a celebration after their ceremony at Torre Abbey and asked if we could help. We organised canapes, a huge Paella, cakes from our lovely…

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Fundraising fun at the Guardhouse!

April was a busy month on the headland, with Easter holidays and lovely sunshine. We enjoyed two fun fundraising events which were boosted by the number of people around.

Wear a Hat Day is an annual national event organised by Brain Tumour Research. This year our customers wholeheartedly got involved, and by wearing a silly hat the money from their drinks…

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Humpback Whale seen off Berry Head

You may have heard about the exploits of the South Devon Humpback, which was swimming around near Blackpool Sands and Slapton Lea for a month earlier in the spring… Well imagine our excitement to arrive at the cafe one Sunday morning and meet a group of bird watchers who had just watched it travel along the southern side of the…

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New Guillemot Camera

Over the last few years the Friends of Berry Head have been raising money for a new camera mounted on the cliffs pointed at the guillemot colony. You may have been involved and made donations via our Easter Egg and Halloween hunts, the book sales in the lobby and the summer dog shows. Thanks for your donations!

At last enough money…

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Christmas opening hours

Over Christmas we will be slightly reducing our opening hours:

Christmas Eve: open 9-3
Christmas Day: closed
Boxing Day: open 10-4
New Year’s Eve: open 9-3
New Year’s Day: open 10-4

Every other day this winter we will be open from 9am to 4pm!

 

Happy Christmas from all at the Guardhouse…

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The Coroner

Wednesday 23rd November sees the screening of the episode of BBC1’s “The Coroner” which was filmed earlier this year in the Guardhouse. You can catch the episode at 2:15pm on BBC1, or on iplayer for the following 30 days – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b084024r.

Earlier this year, we were approached by the Coroner film company who were looking for a venue for the Village Hall…

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Autumn specials at the Guardhouse

A new set of Autumn Specials for 2016!
Our chefs have been at it again: our specials board has changed once more, this time welcoming in the flavours of autumn. Welcome back past favourites such as Dani’s Moussaka, or Wild Mushrooms and Poached Eggs on Toasted Sourdough! And hello to some amazing new dishes such as Smoked Brixham Haddock Rarebit, Hazelnut Pancakes…

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Berry Head Soay Sheep return to the North Fort

The Berry Head Soay Sheep are back in the North Fort this autumn to help keep species such as gorse under control. The sheep are very timid and during the day you probably won’t see them, but the headland’s rangers have asked us to remind everyone that dogs must be kept on leads in the North Fort for the duration…

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The Guardhouse featured in the Sunday Times!

The Guardhouse Featured in the Sunday Times!

We were very proud to find ourselves in the Sunday Times “The Dish” magazine in early October, where our café was included in a list of the best family-run restaurants in the country. A great achievement and one due much more to our wonderful staff than to the owners mentioned in the article!

You can…

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