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The Guardhouse Cafe

Berry Head Nature Reserve, Brixham TQ5 9AW, England
+44 1803 855778
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Berry Head Nature Reserve, Brixham TQ5 9AW, England
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1 - 10 of 582 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband an i enjoyed a lovely lunch again on Friday 13th October at the Guardhouse.As usual the staff were very welcoming and polite.One of the staff who told us when we asked his name was Ben was so kind to a lady sat near...More

Thank lin K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Good service, a creative menu for breakfast and lunch, and a unique location. Breathtakingly good views of Torbay and a real fun place for dogs, in or out.More

Thank NeilH0
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Neil! Many thanks for your review, you've highlighted most of the things we try to work on so I'm glad that you found the staff friendly and the menu creative. And of course the view isn't bad! We're always hoping to achieve that 5th...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited here on a few occasions at various times of the year & it is always busy. Usually just stop for a drink but had food today. The menu is varied, local produce is used & it is all cooked fresh. My hubby had...More

Thank roobear21
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello! Many thanks for your excellent review, it's wonderful to hear that our customers enjoy visiting the cafe. We're lucky to have so many regular visitors like you who come back several times during the year - it's why we can afford to stay open...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great location with delicious food and coffee at reasonable prices. One to check out! Beautiful views.More

Thank Richard B
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Richard, Many thanks for posting your review and the photos of your beautiful flat whites - they speak for themselves I think. Our baristas have been working at swan patterns for months and have finally started to get them working... an example of the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great walk to berryhead from brixham harbour. Once you get to berryhead there is a selection of teas and coffees avaliable from the guardhouse cafe with beautiful views across the coastline. Good prices and good food also.

Thank Zoe W
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Zoe thank you for your great review! It's wonderful to hear that our customers have enjoyed their visit to the cafe. Best wishes, Alex and the Guardhouse team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a lovely walk up to Berry Head and the views are wonderful but our highlight was The Guardhouse café. Beautifully decorated and excellent food & drinks served by happy efficient staff & added extras included free water a weather forecast & a joke of...More

Thank vinblue
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Ah what a nice review to read... your review is a highlight on my phone screen. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit and the ambience we are aiming to create in the cafe! Best wishes, Alex and the Guardhouse team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called here a couple of times during our weeks holiday, the first time just for coffee on a walk from Brixham on the coastal path and then we had to make a return journey for breakfast. Really nice place, friendly and helpful staff. Food was...More

Thank SueO498
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Sue! Thanks for your excellent review and your custom during your holiday. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and coffees, and even more happy that you mention the friendly and helpful staff as this is our very top priority within the cafe. We wish...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long walk from Brixham harbour the cafe was a welcoming sight!. I ordered the Cream Tea and my husband had a milkshake. Lovely scones, friendly welcoming place and for views stunning. Well worth a visit.More

Thank Tina S
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Tina, Many thanks for your great review of our cafe. I'm glad that you enjoyed the views and your food and drinks. We're always seeking that elusive 5th star; is there anything you would suggest to help us improve? If so please do contact...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this cafe - if only we were local. Excellent coffee, delicious food and best of all, the most wonderful clientele and their dogs. Rarely have we found somewhere so well run, clean and efficient that is also so laid back. No "No Dogs...More

Thank HonestHospitality17
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Oh if only you were local! Thank you for your excellent review. I see you rarely give 5* ratings and we are delighted that you thought we deserved one... We look forward to seeing you next time you're in the area! Best wishes, Alex and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't beat this food for great food and a warm welcome for dogs. Really interesting menu, tasty dishes and delicious homemade cakes tooMore

Thank CClacey
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello! Many thanks for your review, we love to hear that our customers have enjoyed their visit to the cafe. The cakes are really great aren't they?! And I'm delighted that you liked the unusual food on the menu; our chefs have put a lot...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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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