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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The widely reported acquisition of the former Refectory premises on Hampton Hill’s High Street (No 92) by one of the UK’s most-respected and fast-growing pub groups, Oakman Inns, promises a new start for the building in mid-November following a planned investment of over £1.1m to transform it into The Beech House Bar & Restaurant.
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.
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.
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.
Following a reception on Thursday evening (26th July) for 450 investors, friends, neighbours and VIPs, the new owners of the Royal Foresters pub in Ascot had an official – and unusual - opening ceremony on Friday 27th July with the help of 14 Royal Foresters who work for the Crown Estate Forestry team caring for the nearby Windsor Forests.