Eatdrinksleep is the company that Charles Inkin set up in 2000 to bring to life the newly refurbished Felin Fach Griffin.

The name sums up what we're about.  Our modern version of a traditional inn feeds and waters the traveller before affording them the best night’s sleep they remember.

We hope we achieve this at The Griffin and we have teams who have similar aims at The Gurnard's Head and at The Old Coastguard.  In fact, we ask our teams to do it better than anyone else anywhere.

The stars of our show, though, are the buildings that we love and work in, resilient yet welcoming, and the landscape in which each stands. 

The Griffin seems to envelop those who enter it with an immediate sense of welcome and calm.  A network of rooms downstairs.  An open fire connecting the Library and the Bar.  The Tack Room with its own fire, and the Aga Room with its.....  yes, own aga.


Charles Inkin @gurnardshead

Trained at the world-famous Ballymaloe under Darina Allen and, after working at the Michelin starred Shanks in Belfast, set up The Felin Fach Griffin.

He fell in love with West Cornwall in 1998 and felt he'd return one day. He did so in 2006 on taking over The Gurnard's Head.  Catch the right time of day and you'll still find him there.

Charles' Cot Valley team is completed by wife, Stephanie, and palindromic son Otto who can be found at school in Mousehole.

Edmund Inkin @eatdrinksleep

Edmund was brought up in Monmouthshire surrounded by a dairy herd and an immaculate kitchen garden.  He now lives near Monmouth with wife, Alex and two impeccably behaved children.

A career in London during his twenties took precedence over his love for food and wine but, on receipt of a P45 from a London bank in 2001, he joined forces with Charles.  He is rightly rarely permitted to talk to guests.



Gwenann Davies

Gwen joined the team as Head Chef in May 2023, inheriting a legacy from a fine line of top chefs here in Felin Fach.  She joined us from a senior role in the Tom Kerridge group and a meteoric career that started at the fabulous Gleneagles Hotel.
Brought up on a farm near Carmarthen, she is rooted in the area and has an innate understanding of how important farming is to this area and to how we should feed our guest.


The Floor Team 

The Griffin is hosted by a group of what we call House Managers, each of whom understands what is meant by hospitality.  Headed by Maxine Anderson, some have been with us for some time, including Cally.and Adam, others are newer recruits.

A House Manager will always be on duty, taking responsibility for your experience and ensuring that the Griffin is running as smoothly all day, every day.

“In almost every respect, The Felin Fach Griffin is your fantasy country pub.”  The Sunday Times Travel iescape SRA IWC Best Places To Work

Julie Bell @felinfachgriff

Miss Bell is from Ba

Julie Bell @felinfachgriff

Miss Bell is from Ba
Tel: 01874 620 111
The Felin Fach Griffin, Felin Fach
Brecon, LD3 0UB