Fire breaks out at The Old Coastguard in Mousehole


A fire broke out last night at The Old Coastguard, a 14-bedroom hotel in Mousehole, causing ‘significant damage’ to parts of the building.

Cornwall Fire & Rescue was called to the incident at 12.25am to tackle the blaze, which reportedly started in the hotel’s kitchen .

The crews safely evacuated all 28 guests and staff members.

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The Fire & Rescue team are continuing their investigations this morning into the fire and will be working with the senior management team at The Old Coastguard to determine the cause.

The Old Coastguard has been run since 2011 by EATDRINKSLEEP which also owns The Gurnard’s Head near Zennor and another small inn in Wales, The Felin Fach Griffin. 

The business is jointly owned by brothers Charles and Edmund Inkin and the management team is led by general manager, Louis Vanhinsbergh.

Edmund Inkin says: “We’re at the very early stage of working through with Cornwall Fire & Rescue to understand what caused the fire.  We’d like to thank them for their work last night in ensuring that the fire was extinguished rapidly and damage limited.  We hope to have a better idea of when we can re-open in the next day or two, but there has been fairly significant damage to the fabric of some parts of the building.”

The Old Coastguard will be closed until further notice while investigatory and, then, restorative work is completed. 

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