Guard House Cafe


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 –

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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Who’d love a homemade Hamper for Christmas?

Who’d like a homemade hamper for Christmas? Brenda has cooked up a range of delicious chutneys, jams and jellies on sale individually or as part of small or large hampers. We have limited availability so if you want to be sure of getting one, make sure you order soon…

Cranberry, apple and orange jam
Pickled shallots
Apple & cider jelly

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Evenings at the Guardhouse – returning in November!

Our evenings are back! On Thursdays and Fridays throughout November, our talented chef Ben Newman will be creating delicious home-made food for our informal restaurant evenings. With a moonlit walk, a delicious meal and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, our evenings offer a memorable experience on Berry Head.

We endeavour to keep prices as low as possible without compromising on quality: tickets…

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Halloween Ghost & Saints Hunt

Berry Head Halloween Ghosts and Saints Hunt

All day Saturday 29th – Monday 31st October

A family-fiendly self-guided hunt around the Berry Head forts – allow 1-2 hours.

Please collect your ghost-hunting instructions from the Guardhouse Café (bring a pen!).

We don’t charge anything for these hunts but we do recommend a donation of at least £1 per child to the Friends of Berry…

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A rhino on Berry Head

This summer we have a baby rhino at the cafe… beautifully painted by the talented young people at Brixham College, our rhino is one of a trail all around Torbay. Click here for more information!…

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Guardhouse to feature on BBC1’s The Coroner


Following filming earlier this year, we’re excitedly waiting for The Coroner to air on BBC1 later this year. We are the location for a village hall but can’t reveal any plot secrets just yet……

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