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The Guardhouse Cafe

Berry Head Nature Reserve, Brixham TQ5 9AW, England
+44 1803 855778
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
Berry Head Nature Reserve, Brixham TQ5 9AW, England
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Wow fantastic place. Good prices friendly staff. Awesome views. Thanks again. ...........ever where you looking around the sets is worth it. And the cafe just tops it off

Thank Paul C
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hello Paul! Many thanks for the wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed visiting Berry Head and our cafe :-) Looking forward to seeing you next time you're up on Berry Head. Best wishes, Alex and the Guardhouse team.

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Visited with family for a casual lunch. A bit wet and wild outside but friendly atmosphere inside. Fortunate to find a table with was prepared and clean. Nice fresh tasty food. Specials board is always a bit adventurous. Staff excellent.More

Thank DevonCustomer
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hello! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and for your positive comments. It's always very nice to hear that our customers have enjoyed their visit. We're delighted that you enjoyed the food including the adventurous specials! Thank you for your comments...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We have been to the guardhouse a few times before and the staff and service is excellent not forgetting the food we have never had a bad breakfast lunch tea or coffee yet well done to you allMore

Thank Anthony S
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hi Anthony! Many thanks for your positive review, and in particular for your regular custom - we really appreciate it. Looking forward to serving you another top quality meal or coffee soon! (NB we launched our autumn specials board yesterday - worth a look with...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious cakes, HUGE panini. Kids loved that it's so dog friendly. We will definitely be returning again.More

Thank AHJH2014
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hi AHJH, Many thanks for your 5* review, we love to hear that our customers have enjoyed visiting the cafe. You're right about the cakes, they are sensational! Our cake lady Karen makes them all at her home in Paignton just for us and for...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Arrived on a busy Sunday morning. Cafe was full but staff were overseeing a queuing a fair and robust queuing system. Within 10 minutes we had a table for five. Ordered range of breakfasts. All food flavoursome and tasty. Portions very generous and set you...More

Thank BrendansWife
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hello! Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review after your visit. Your comments all sound very positive and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit, but I'm really sorry we couldn't do more to raise it to a 5*...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic meal just as they finished hot food orders. Friendly, welcoming and accommodating staff, meal was delicious, and 'cake away' equally yummy. Taste of the West Gold Award for 2017 very well deserved!More

Thank Jammy2005
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hello Jammy! Many thanks for the wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed visiting our cafe and had a nice meal and cake :-) Thanks for noticing our most recent award, we don't like to brag about these things but feel very proud of...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We love this gem after a nice walk along the coast the food and service is excellent and the staff are so friendly and helpful long may it continue!More

Thank mongoEngland
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hi Mongo, Many thanks for your positive review, we love to hear that our customers have enjoyed visiting the cafe. You're right about the cakes, they are sensational! Our cake lady Karen makes them all at her home in Paignton, we feel very lucky to...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We were on a 5 day break to Brixham and loved this place so much, we had breakfast here twice! It's in a stunning setting, the staff are all really helpful and friendly and the food is fab, freshly cooked, good quality local ingredients -...More

Thank worcdavies
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hello! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and for your positive comments. It's always very nice to hear that our customers have enjoyed their visit. We're delighted that you enjoyed the food and our ethos of using local fresh quality ingredients!...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017

Popped in for refreshments whilst walking coastal path and visiting Berry Head. Very friendly staff served us with drinks and large portions of lovely cakes to take out so we could enjoy the views.More

Thank Debd66
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hello! Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review after your visit. Your comments all sound very positive and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit, but I'm really sorry we couldn't do more to raise it to a 5*...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Such a wonderful setting for a cafe that tries its best for each customer. Splendid service, very tasty food, lamb moussaka tickled the tastebuds, other party members had very good chops and husband enjoyed his sandwich, we will return. And love the doggy friendlinessMore

Thank S L
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hello SL! We are delighted that you had a good time when you visited the cafe. As you say, it's easy to give a good impression when the location is so beautiful - we spend every day trying to make the cafe live up to...More

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Susan R
27 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
1 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
18 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
US$5 - US$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, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 16:00
Monday
09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:00
Thursday
09:00 - 16:00
Friday
09:00 - 16:00
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
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
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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 (4pm in winter) for coffee, tea, drinks, breakfast, snacks & lunch. Fully licensed, children friendly and dogs are welcome.
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