Fach with a bang. Welsh Borders pub the Felin Fach Griffin has re-entered the Top 50 Gastropubs list this year, with its “modern version of a traditional inn” hitting number 42 in this year’s edition.
Operated by Eatdrinksleep, the hospitality vehicle founded Ballymaloe Cookery School graduate Charles Inkin, the Bib Gourmand winning Griffin champions sustainability, as a founding member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, as well as its local economy and produce.
Setting up at the Griffin after working at Michelin starred Shanks in Belfast, Inkin has found a somewhat unlikely home for fine dining between the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons.
Visitors can expect to find a seven-bedroom gourmet bolthole whose food menu reflects the land that surrounds it with a typical supper menu boasting fish from Cornwall as well as Welsh beef and lamb, game from local estates, and cheeses from world renowned dairies.
What’s more, the pub houses an extensive showcase of local brewers and spirits makers and is described as an “appealingly unpretentious inn, with outstanding food and comfortable rooms, in breath taking scenery” by The Sunday Telegraph.
The pub was also named the best restaurant in the inaugural Brecon Beacons Tourism awards and was named the Dining Pub of the Year in Wales for the 7th time in 8 years in the 2018 Good Pub Guide.