Unsung Heroes: Edmund Inkin, owner, EatDrinkSleep


Edmund Inkin runs EatSleepDrink in partnership with his brother Charles.

The three-strong portfolio was born when Charles acquired The Felin Fach Griffin near Brecon in 2000 before Edmund joined him in 2002, trading in his career in banking in the city to help build the new hospitality venture. Over the last 20 years the duo have grown the collection to also comprise The Gurnard’s Head and The Old Coastguard in Cornwall, with a company ethos centred on good food, relaxed hospitality and interesting buildings.

The Old Coastguard in Mole suffered significant damage from a kitchen fire in June 2019 and subsequently closed to undergo a restoration. In a bid to mitigate inactivity and maintain profit levels, the team opened a pop-up restaurant, meaning all employees were retained until the reopening of the property later this year.

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Despite this set back, two properties secured the talents of two new head chefs, with The Felin Fach Griffin attracting Nick Brodie from his role at Llangoed Hall and Jamie Porter joined The Old Coastguard brimming with experience from the likes of Waterside Inn and Padstow’s Seafood Restaurant.

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