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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
Independent Pub Group, Oakman Inns, Sees Positive Upside From Current Market Conditions

The pub company envisaged by Oakman Inns’ CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, ten years ago is proving to be not only resilient in the current market but is continuing to successfully expand its operations. The Oakman vision was the creation of individual, welcoming all-day pubs that embodied their historical values but which operated at the higher standard expected by modern consumers. Coupled with a strong community involvement, the Oakman brand is generating some impressive growth.

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InvestorsHannah Milton
The Early Bird catches the worm….

We all know the old saying, and this Valentine’s Day all bookings made before the 7th February will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Champagne to enjoy with your meal!

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Hannah Milton