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The Guardhouse Cafe

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Berry Head Nature Reserve, Brixham TQ5 9AW, England
+44 1803 855778
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We've been before but never eaten there my son only had bag of crisps, I had bacon sandwich it came on thick cut bread lots of bacon and uncut so I could cut it in smaller pieces as I like, I asked for tea for one and was offered either pot for one or a mug, which I prefer is... More 

Thank Jane B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I were part way along a 22 miles run along the coastal path, and dropped in for a quick drink and cake. The manager and staff were extremely welcoming and couldn't do enough to help. It was busy and there were no tables so they brought out a blanket for us to sit on. Offered to refill... More 

Thank Colin J
Milton Keynes
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107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

High on the breezy headland of Berry Head this busy cafe is ideal for drinks and a snack after a walk or stroll. Good gluten free availability too.

Thank Bobcat202
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ideally situated after a long walk along the coast! A wonderful place with fantastic views. We only had snacks and a drink but the staff were friendly and extremely helpful. Next visit will be eating lunch, or a brunch.

Thank Alison W
Exeter, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for breakfast on Sunday morning, despite a horrible, wet walk to the café we had a super time. The café was heaving which was a good sign and even though they were rushed off their feet, the breakfast we had was fresh, quick and beautifully cooked. I can't wait to come back to this lovely café on... More 

Thank hails32
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place. After a few years of stopping here to eat incredible cake while out walking on this beautiful coastline we asked if Alex and Lucy would host our wedding reception. They agreed and we had the most incredible day! They could not have been better and made our day so special. We had a seafood paella which... More 

Thank bricklanenstaff
United Kingdom
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this cafe twice during our mini break. What a delight to find such a lovely place to stop when out walking.

Thank Jan P
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are lucky enough to be able to visit this restaurant reasonably often. As usual, lovely food, and a busy but pleasant atmosphere. Always busy, come rain or shine, and great for just a coffee, or lunch, or afternoon tea.

Thank Jeremy F
English Riviera, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

what a cracking place, a great menu from biscuits and cakes to a full meal, plus all the drinks you could want. We just had tea/coffee and cakes this time but the breakfast was still being served and looked very nice. friendly staff and of course berry head is an unbeatable location. Give it a look - dogs welcome too.

Thank mark_d1964
Henlow, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Good choice of food and drink at reasonable prices. Staff friendly and efficient. Plenty of seating inside and outside. My one negative was I didn't like all the dogs inside the cafe. I own a dog but the inside is quite small with lots of tables squeezed in - the dogs are in too closer proximity of non-dog tables.

2 Thank Karen F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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
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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Walsall, United Kingdom
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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Brixham, United Kingdom

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?