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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

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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NEW PARKING SYSTEM AT BERRY HEAD

NEW PAY-ON-EXIT PARKING SYSTEM AT BERRY HEAD!

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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Sunny Friday Evenings at the Guardhouse

This summer we’ll be opening late on Friday evenings, starting on May 26th. Some of these evenings will involve special food themes but initially rather than the themed restaurant evenings we’ve tried in the past, we are simply staying open late with a reduced food menu. Where could be nicer than Berry Head for a beer in the sunshine after…

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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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