EATDRINKSLEEP can happily announce that its mid-Wales Dining Pub with rooms, The Felin Fach Griffin, has been named Dining Pub of the Year for Wales in the 37th edition of the Good Pub Guide which is published on 6 September. The Griffin retains its crown from the 2018 edition of the 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 two sister inns in Cornwall, 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 nearly 95% year-round. The group now employs over 120 people in Wales and in Cornwall.
The 2019 Good Pub Guide said of The Felin Fach Griffin: “Highly thought-of dining pub with exceptional food, a fine range of drinks and upbeat rusting décor; inviting bedrooms. The gently civilized but easy-going
atmosphere, excellent food, super wine list and friendliness of the efficient staff all come in for high praise.”
Edmund Inkin commented on the Good Pub Guide’s Dining Pub of the Year award, “Merely being included in the Good Pub Guide is important to us. So, to win one of its awards is always a huge reward for our people who work with us at The Griffin. It recognises the work of all of the team over the whole year but I’m particularly happy for recent arrivals in the team, including our new Head Chef, Rollo Mason.”
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The 2019 Good Pub Guide is published by Ebury Press and is an independent guide featuring over 5,000 pubs. Entry is by selection only and is based on reviews by 2,000 of the guide’s readership. The website www.thegoodpubguide.co.uk and the related Iphone app contain the details of all the pubs in the guide.