EatDrinkSleep brings in new head chef for The Old Coastguard in Cornwall


EatDrinkSleep, a collection of three small hotels owned by brothers Charles and Edmund Inkin, has announced the appointment of a new head chef for The Old Coastguard in Cornwall.

Jamie Porter will join the 14-bedroom hotel and restaurant in the harbour village of Mousehole in June, armed with a wealth of experience from senor positions across the region.

After two years at a junior level at the 3 Michelin star Waterside Inn in Bray, he then spent much of his career within the Stein group, included an extended spell as senior sous chef at the Seafood Restaurant in Padstow.

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Charles Inkin, founder of EatDrinkSleep says: “It is such brilliant news to have Jamie joining us in Mousehole. His background at the Seafood Restaurant sits so well with our desire to make the most of our proximity to Newlyn and the fish market.  Our guests at The Old Coastguard should be enjoying the very best seafood and we’ve huge confidence that Jamie brings just the right skills to make that happen.” 

Porter comments on his new role: “I couldn’t be happier to have been offered this opportunity in my home county. I’ve learned so much from my mentor at The Seafood Restaurant, Stephane Délourme, particularly about how to cook simply with fish, and I’m absolutely confident this sets me up perfectly for working at The Old Coastguard.”

The Old Coastguard has been run by EatDrinkSleep since 2011 when the building was bought by the Tresco Estate.

The Inkin brothers also own two sister inns, The Gurnard’s Head (taken on in 2006), near St Ives and The Felin Fach Griffin (2000) in the Brecon Beacons, the group’s first pub with rooms.  

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