The Felin Fach Griffin is pleased to announce it has been named Dining Pub of the Year for Wales in the 35th Anniversary edition of the 2017 Good Pub Guide which is published on 8 September. The Griffin reclaims its crown, taking the award for the 6th time in 7 years having been dethroned in the 2016 Guide.
The Griffin, hosted by Julie Bell, is a seven bedroom inn at the foot of the Brecon Beacons, owned since 2000 by brothers Charles & Edmund Inkin through their company EATDRINKSLEEP. It has a thriving restaurant and bar that is a base for the community, supporting local producers, brewers and growers, as well as having its own kitchen garden. It follows the brothers’ belief in “the simple things done well”, a philosophy which was developed during their dairy farming childhood in neighbouring Monmouthshire.
The Inkin brothers also own The Gurnard’s Head, near St Ives, and The Old Coastguard, an iconic seaside hotel in nearby Mousehole. Both have recently been awarded Gold awards in the annual Taste of the West hospitality awards and both achieve bedroom occupancy levels of over 90% year round. The group now employs over 120 people in Wales and in Cornwall.
The 2016 Good Pub Guide said of The Felin Fach Griffin: “Highly thought of dining pub with home-grown vegetables among its carefully sourced ingredients, a fine range of drinks and upbeat rustic décor….. this well run dining pub is a civilized place for a first class meal – or even better, a relaxing break.”
Edmund Inkin commented on the Good Pub Guide’s Dining Pub of the Year award, “I never take greater pleasure than when the team rebound from a knock, so to win this award having lost the crown last year is a proper pat on the back for the team who have put in a magnificent shift this year.”