The Old Coastguard
Winner of Seaside Hotel of the Year in the 2020 Good Hotel Guide and the IWC UK Wine List of the Year, The Old Coastguard has 14 bedrooms and is one leg of EATDRINKSLEEP, a small group of inns which also includes The Gurnard’s Head, near Zennor, and The Felin Fach Griffin, near Brecon and Hay-on-Wye.
Run by Charles & Edmund Inkin and owned with the Tresco Estate, it sits immediately above the sea, with a palm lined garden running down towards the rocks. Its 14 bedrooms, nearly all looking out over glistening inland waters, have views to St. Michael's Mount and the Lizard.
Informality is immediately apparent: deep sofas surround coffee tables, oak and distressed pine tables for drinkers and eaters alike and an open fire lit during the autumn and winter. Guests are welcome to eat in the dining room, bar or on the sofas overlooking the terrace and the sea. The walls are hung with the work of the community of artists inspired by this part of West Cornwall with regular temporary exhibitions.
They've built the reputation of their kitchen on the maxim that the best things in life are kept simple and it's truer than anywhere here in Mousehole. This is a traditional menu that takes good ingredients and gives them a very simple but classic treatment.
Jamie Porter became Head Chef in June 2019. He is passionate about sustainability and locality in his kitchen and follows the company's ethos on food sourcing and on the development of talent in his kitchen. Well executed classic food, driven, understandably with the proximity of Newlyn just two miles to the west, by seafood and shellfish.
Wine is as important as the food at The Old Coastguard and recently, EatDRINKSleep has been awarded Restaurant Wine List of the Year by the International Wine Challenge, IWC 2019 Merchants Awards at the glittering Grosvenor House.
About The Old Coastguard Hotel
- Spectacular seaviews
- Award winning restaurant - Dining Pub of the Year 2013
- Winners Restaurant Wine List of the Year by the International Wine Challenge, IWC 2019 Merchants Awards
- 14 rooms
- Dog friendly
- Baby friendly
- One night stops available
- Outside Terrace
Some of the world’s most awe-inspiring coastline is right on the hotel's doorstep. Wander out of the back of Mousehole and be on top of the cliffs in little more than ten minutes. If you want to explore a litte further then there are many beautiful towns and villages nearby including St Ives, Penzance, Marazion, Sennen and Land's End.
The day boats and trawlers of Newlyn tie up just two miles west of Mousehole where you would rightly expect their menu to have plenty of fresh fish and seafood. Eat at pine or oak tables on the upper deck, groups of 10 or more can dine in the bar, sit at the sofas in the sun deck or best of all and more frequently than you might think, eat on the terrace looking down at the sun-dappled sea.
What can you do at The Old Coastguard Hotel?
Explore the stunningly beautiful coastline of West Cornwall, discover Mousehole's charm and beauty or spend the day sunbathing or surfing at the local beaches. Browse the many art galleries in West Cornwall or visit the ancient sites. A comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, well-stocked bar and excellent restaurant.
- The West Penwith AONB section
- St Michael's Mount
- Mousehole Harbour
- Tate St Ives
- Barbara Hepworth Museum
- Minack Theatre
- Land's End
- Mousehole beach
- Newlyn Tolcarne beach
- Lamorna Cove
- Longrock beach
- Marazion beach
- Porthcurno beach
In summary, The Old Coastguard Hotel is perfect for those bringing their four legged friends or families. It is the ideal location for exploring West Cornwall, with 14 high quality bedrooms and an award winning restaurant.