Fire-hit hotel in Cornwall to open pop-up restaurant to ‘mitigate risk of inactivity’


The Old Coastguard in Mousehole, Cornwall is to launch a pop-up all day restaurant and bar to ‘mitigate the risk of inactivity’ at the hotel after a fire in June.

The hotel, which is owned and operated by EatDrinkSleep, was closed earlier this year after a fire broke out in the kitchen, and will now undergo a restoration before reopening in early 2020.

Now the team usually stationed at The Old Coastguard will open The Vault Kitchen within an old bank building on Chapel Street in Penzance, with head chef Jamie Porter, who joined the business only a week prior to the fire, at the helm.

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The kitchen will be open for breakfast from 9am and for a full menu from 12pm – 9pm, with a menu driven by seafood from the nearby Newlyn and based on small sharing plates.  

Edmund Inkin, one of two brothers who owns EATDRINKSLEEP says: “It’s been a tough period for the team since the fire and they’ve grabbed the opportunity to resurrect The Vault from a dire state.  They’ve done all the work, have planned what we want to do there and are now just looking forward to opening.  Although we’ll only be here until The Old Coastguard re-opens, it’s good for us all to do something a bit different.”

The EatDrinkSleep portfolio comprises the Gurnard’s Head, The Old Coastguard and The Felin Fach Griffin in Wales.

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