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Oakman Inns’ Growth Results In New Chief Operating Officer

The Board of Oakman Inns & Restaurants is delighted to announce the appointment of prominent industry figure, Dermot King, as Chief Operating Officer of the fast-expanding pub group. Currently a Director of Bourne Leisure – the £1bn turnover leisure company – and Managing Director of the iconic Butlins holiday business, Dermot will join Oakman Inns in January 2019.

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InvestorsHannah Milton
FOURTH YEAR FOR EVER-POPULAR KIDS’ RUGBY FESTIVAL

This Sunday October 21st, 2018, almost 600 children aged under 10, who play for some 17 UK Clubs, will also be taking part in the fourth Oakman Cup, one of the UK’s largest, independent annual Festivals of Minis and Juniors Rugby, which will once again take place at Allianz Park, the home of Saracens Rugby.

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Hannah Milton
Thumbs Up for New Children’s Menu

As a nation, we are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of a balanced diet, and this isn’t exclusive to adults. We’ve all heard the reports that suggest a concerning number of children are now overweight, and that greater efforts need to be undertaken to educate children on the value of eating more healthily and being active.

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Hannah Milton
The Secret to a Great Steak

Sourced from the finest Highland cattle, we buy our steaks from Aubrey Allen, a butchers that built it’s reputation on the quality of it’s beef. Using traditional and thoughtful cooking processes we take great care to deliver delicious and tender steaks every time.

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Hannah Milton
The True Pizza Napoletana

The beauty of an authentic Neapolitan pizza is in it's simplicity. In August, the head chefs from Oakman Inns travelled to Naples and the region of Campania to learn a thing or two from the Masters themselves.

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Hannah Milton
Oakman Chefs Explore Naples

Oakman Inns are known for their fresh, flavoursome Mediterranean-inspired menu, which focuses on using carefully selected ingredients. At the heart of this menu lies the hand-crafted pizzas baked in traditional wood-burning ovens. Last week, Oakman Inns sent their head chefs, led by Chef Director Ross Pike, to Naples to discover for themselves, the secrets of an authentic Neapolitan Pizza.

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Hannah Milton
Reborn from the Rubble - The Royal Foresters Timelapse

Oakman Inns bought The Royal Foresters in Ascot in December 2016. Building work began in the autumn of 2017 and finally opened in July 2018. It was the most challenging projects that Oakman Inns has ever undertaken. Our 240 day time lapse shows the work and restoration behind the new Royal Foresters - reborn from the rubble.

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Hannah Milton
The new Royal Foresters in Ascot

In the heart of Ascot, the historic Royal Foresters has been refurbished, remade and redesigned. Step through the front door, beautifully framed by the ancient wisteria, into the fully restored original bar, with two period fireplaces adding that traditional pub feel. Through the glazed extension sits a spacious restaurant boasting an open kitchen, a hallmark of Oakman Inns, where guests can observe the chefs creating their meals using only the freshest, highest quality, responsibly sourced ingredients.

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InvestorsHannah Milton
It's going to be a Stuzzichini Summer!

Take advantage of these long summer evenings by catching up with friends over a drink or two..oh go on then three? In true Stuzzichini style we’ve put together a tasty selection of Mediterranean inspired nibbles, perfect for sharing and for when you need that little something to keep you going.

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Hannah Milton
Oakman Inns’ CEO recognised by major hospitality industry award as the pub group announces their 25th acquisition

On Tuesday night, 3rd July, at London’s Grosvenor House, Oakman Inns’ CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, was recognised with a Pub & Bar Award at the 35th Annual ‘Cateys’, one of the hospitality industry’s highest awards for pub operators. The same day Peter had agreed the acquisition of Oakman’s 25th pub site, Lock Fyne in Farnham, Surrey, which will be re-named The Lost Boy, referencing Peter Pan’s connection with Farnham.

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Hannah Milton
Royal Foresters Assists Hall Grove School Raise in Excess of £15k for Tanzania Primary School

Ahead of opening their doors at the end of July, Royal Foresters in Ascot supported Hall Grove School with their fundraising Jabulani to raise money for Miwaleni Primary School in rural Tanzania. The project was founded by Hall Grove old boy, Paul Jameson who visited the area and was inspired to raise vital funds for the school after he was diagnosed with MND. Following this diagnosis he began a huge fund raising project to help change the lives the others.

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Hannah Milton
Staff Stories: The Chef

Conor McKinney joined Oakman Inns five years ago as a Sous Chef at The Red Lion in Water End. Having never formally trained as a chef Conor speaks to us about his pathway into the hospitality industry, his progression to the role of Senior Operations Chef with Oakman Inns & Restaurants and how the company has helped shape his career.

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Hannah Milton
Big Changes Start With Small Steps

As Oakman Inns & Restaurants has grown as a company, we have become more aware of what impact we have on the world around us.

Over the years we have made several simple changes to the way we run our businesses to lessen our impact on the environment. From sustainably sourcing our fish to removing all plastic straws from our business and beyond; we aim to leave things a little better than we found them.

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Hannah Milton
Oakman Inns Determined to End Their Consumption of Single Use Plastics by Earth Day 2019

It has been widely acknowledged that Oakman Inns was the first multiple-site pub group to end the use of plastic straws across their 20 plus units. This initiative, which marked Earth Day 2017, set the example across the hospitality industry leading to the removal of millions of plastic straws from the environment. The company has also joined the REFILL scheme where anyone can come into an Oakman Inn and have their water bottle refilled free of charge.

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Hannah Milton