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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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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic for lunch! Good veggie options. You will not find a better view. Great for those with dogs.

Thank Jamie J
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty of space for the kids to run around without annoying people. Particularly good poached duck eggs with asparagus and sourdough toast. Excellent coffee, and an unrivalled view of the fabulous cliffs of Berry Head. What's not to like.

Thank SpikeyFraggle73
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent Cafe with great engaging staff that go that extra mile to help make you feel wanted. Great food at a very reasonable price given the venue and time of year. Loving the clear see through Perspex chairs and decor - great work guys

Thank lifeboatone
Paignton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery! Nice cafe... but 40 mins for a bacon sandwich... I wasn't even very busy! Not a place to come for a quick bite. Was very delicious when it arrived though. Will put longer on the car next time!

Thank LukeBD19
Alex F, Owner at The Guardhouse Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Luke, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback and we're glad you enjoyed your sandwich when it did arrive. Over this sunny Easter Weekend we have been exceptionally busy at times, and Good Friday was one of our busiest ever days. When there are so many people ordering food our small kitchen really struggles to... More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cakes and nice coffee. Only draw back is that they allow dogs in their restaurant. Great for dog walkers and would be a five star otherwise but I prefer to keep dogs and food separate.

1 Thank Sarah C
Brixham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to visit with dogs and children as part of the building is the history of the Berry Head and interactive activities for the kids. Food nice and beverages good selection. You must like dogs to visit it as it is full of them at most times, outdoor tables good as well.

Thank Ann P
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is really good. We usually had the homemade soup which was delicious. There's plenty of choice and the cakes look delicious.

Thank Normalcat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cafe, European, British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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Yeovil, 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?