The Old Coastguard

The Old Coastguard is a small seaside hotel at the edge of the iconic Cornish harbour of Mousehole.  Run by brothers Charles & Edmund Inkin, it sits immediately above the sea, with a palm lined garden running down towards the rocks. It has 14 bedrooms, nearly all looking out over glistening inland waters, with 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 the 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.
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 its list was recently named the overall UK Wine List of the Year in the Imbibe 2016 Wine List of the Year awards, a real feather in the cap for Cornwall
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