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.

 Alex Parrett

Alex has been with us since 2008 and was Sous Chef under Ross Bruce from early 2011 onwards.  He and Ross worked together seamlessly and, with Ross' sad departure, he fills his shoes as Acting Head Chef while we look to appoint a replacement..

Alex's weakness is that he supports Arsenal, but we can't have it all. 




Julie Bell @felinfachgriff

Miss Bell is from Bangor.  An Ulster girl to the core and, with Max at her side, she is the heart that brings the Griffin to life each morning with her two deputies, Laura Miles and Jess Mouncer

Julie worked with Charles at Shanks in the 1990s before managing that Michelin starred beacon of excellence.  She joined us in February 2006.  Thank God.


Edmund Inkin @eatdrinksleep

Edmund was brought up in Monmouthshire surrounded by a dairy herd and an immaculate kitchen garden.

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, he joined forces with Charles.  He is rightly rarely permitted to talk to guests.

      “The perfect rural retreat, run by people who know exactly what you want.” 
      Bazaar Magazine, November 2010

Tel: 01874 620 111
The Felin Fach Griffin, Felin Fach
Brecon, LD3 0UB