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.

Nick Evans

Nick joined the team in April 2021.  His hinterland includes the role as Head Chef at the trailblazing Northcote Manor in Lancashire and Middlethorpe Hall in Yorkshire. 

His love of good ingredients, sensibly sourced, rings well with our own view of the world.  And he applies to them a flair that we know will delight our guests.  

And, as for all of our Head Chefs, the presence of a productive kitchen garden just 50 paces from the kitchen will always be an inspiration to Nick and his team.



Julie Bell @felinfachgriff

Miss Bell is from Bangor.  An Ulster girl to the core and, with Lottie at her side, she is the heart that brings The Griffin to life each morning with her senior team led by a team of House Managers.  Her dogs, Lottie and Spud look after her house during the day. 

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.  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.

“In almost every respect, The Felin Fach Griffin is your fantasy country pub.”  The Sunday Times Travel iescape SRA IWC Best Places To Work
Tel: 01874 620 111
The Felin Fach Griffin, Felin Fach
Brecon, LD3 0UB