Popular inn group posts bumper final quarter results of 2015


The business behind three popular inns across the country has revealed its results for the final quarter of 2015, posting a double digit sales growth and continuous jumps in occupancy.

EATDRINKSLEEP, which runs The Old Coastguard in Mousehole and The Gurnard’s Head near Zennor, as well as The Felin Fach Griffin, near Brecon, saw year on year turnover in the final quarter of the year increase by 15.2%, with adjusted room occupancy for October – December at 85.1%.

Turnover increases by site were 16.8% (Gurnard’s Head), 15.4% (The Felin Fach Griffin) and 14.1% (The Old Coastguard).

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Turnover in December across the group was up by 17.3%: 14.6% at The Gurnard’s Head and 19.1% at The Old Coastguard.

Turnover at The Felin Fach Griffin in December was up by 16.9% with room occupancy, adjusted for two days closed at Christmas, at 96.6%.

The Old Coastguard is a seaside hotel in the fishing village of Mousehole, consisting of 14 bedrooms, a dining room and outside terrace.

The Felin Fach Griffin is located near Brecon and Hay-on-Wye and whole heartedly welcomes dogs, while The Gurnard’s Head is a dining pub with rooms on Cornwall’s Atlantic coast between St Ives and St Just.

Speaking on the results, Edmund Inkin, joint owner of EATDRINKSLEEP, commented “Lightly populated regions such as mid Wales and West Cornwall need to attract year round traffic if they are to create sustainable, long term employment for the local population and predictable markets for their suppliers. Our Q4 numbers suggest that our teams have made huge progress in attracting guests back to us outside the peak season.”