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The Guardhouse Cafe

Berry Head Nature Reserve, Brixham TQ5 9AW, England
+44 1803 855778
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (100 reviews)
“tea pigs” (7 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Berry Head Nature Reserve, Brixham TQ5 9AW, England
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1 - 10 of 545 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped at this lovely Cafe during our time exploring Berry Head Nature Reserve. This light, airy, spacious had a friendly atmosphere & a tempting menu. If you visit don't forget the check the specials board. We opted for drinks & a snack including a...More

Thank Atha T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place; the setting and the food are great. Dog friendly and staff are friendly. Visit often and never disappointed

Thank sienaDevon
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Siena Many thanks for your great review! We are very happy when our customers tell us that they love the cafe, we will keep trying to get better and make you love it even more... Many thanks Alex and the Guardhouse team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We liked this place so much we came back again 2 days later. The staff are very friendly and efficient and despite it being busy, we didn't have to wait long for our food. They didn’t quibble when I asked if my kids could have...More

Thank BrizzleAP
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello! Wow thank you for your excellent review, and your repeat custom. I'm really glad you enjoyed the things we focus on like the quality homemade food using local ingredients (we can't live by the country's best fishing port and not use fresh local fish!),...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good range of vegetarian, vegan, gluten free food as well as all the normal things, delicious looking cakes. Very pretty decor and clean surroundings. Nice to be able to eat outside too.More

1  Thank sjsBristol
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello! Many thanks for your excellent review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Guardhouse, and the range of food we sell (one of our chefs is vegetarian and he is always concocting delicious and unusual vegi options for the specials board...). We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a lovely walk to Berry Head was treated to a fabulous cream tea and cakes at the Guardhouse Cafe. Lovely cafe, beautiful views!

Thank dlorraine7335
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your excellent review! There can't be many more relaxing and more beautiful spots for a cream tea and cake! We hope to see you next time you're in the area. Best wishes Alex and the Guardhouse team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately it was raining when we visited Berry Head, however we found sanctuary in this lovely cafe. The Teapigs tea was nice quality, which is unusual in a cafe. Toasted cheese sandwiches were great. It was refreshing to have so many staff working so that...More

Thank Dartbound
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Many thanks for your wonderful review. I'm sorry that the weather wasn't up to scratch but we are pleased that you were able to shelter in the cafe and it didn't ruin your visit to our (usually beautiful) headland. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutelly nice place with the good quality caffe and huge and rich cakes. The wiew is amaizing, the staff kind and the caffee shop totally dogfrendly place. Lots of time when I go Berryhead I always pop in. I recommend for everyone.

Thank Bilkisz
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Many thanks for your excellent review and for recommending us to people. We are really glad that you like our cafe! Best wishes, Alex and the Guardhouse team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After choosing to walk up to and around Berry Head, we noticed a cafe tucked behind the visitor information centre. I am so pleased we went to have a look as it was an excellent cafe/restaurant. It is a modern building, with large glass windows,...More

Thank _annette_dawson1
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Annette, Thank you so much for your glowing review. It's always a delight to read comments like yours highlighting all the things we try so hard with... I'm really pleased that you enjoyed the coffee, the food specials and the ambience. Please do come...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped in, with dog, for a late morning brunch and we weren't disappointed. Helpful and patient service from an evidently happy team. Very dog friendly. They are keen on recycling and environmental responsibility. Excellent choice of food and drinks for a cafe, served hot...More

Thank AlphaMan123
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Alpha Man! Thank you for your amazing comments, we are delighted that you (and your dog) enjoyed your visit to our cafe. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Best wishes, Alex & the Guardhouse team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where else can you enjoy a view of 20 miles of coastline, while enjoying a really great coffee and a lovely piece of cake. We had a lovely crab salad lunch and a flat white coffee with lavender cake.

Thank Andrew R
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Andrew thank you for your great review! We look forward to next time we see you and your family in the cafe. Alex & the Guardhouse team

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Susan R
28 April 2017|
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Response from lucyvfoley | Property representative |
Dear Susan, We are delighted that you are considering visiting us! The cafe is about 600m from the car park, along a tarmac path with a slight incline. The Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust have mobility scooters if... More
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Sibainbridge
2 September 2016|
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Response from Paul B | Reviewed this property |
I think a better estimate would be about 40-50 minutes, unless you are a very fast walker!
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Margaret E
19 August 2016|
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Response from Heath J | Reviewed this property |
It's about a mile and a half from Brixham harbour and quite up hill. You can stop for a rest around half way at the Berry Head Hotel though and the final climb is under the shade of trees. Lovely walk...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Berry Head Nature Reserve, Brixham TQ5 9AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Brixham
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 855778
  • E-mail
Description
The Guardhouse Café offers superb locally sourced food and drink in one of the South Coast's most stunning locations, Berry Head Nature Reserve with panoramic views over the South Devon Coastline. Only a short walk from the car park the Café is open daily from 9am to 5pm (dusk in winter) for coffee, tea, drinks, breakfast, snacks & lunch. Fully licensed, children friendly and dogs are welcome.
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