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Surprise yourself

There’s more to The Comfy Duck than the awards we’ve won, the local, season produce we source daily and the distinctive dishes we’re famous for. There’s a real sense of excitement every time we open our doors. We love what we do – and you can tell. We’re trying to create something truly unique and every member of our close-knit team is proud to be a part of it.

So please join us for special occasions, impromptu pick-me-ups or for no reason at all – and you’ll soon see what all the fuss is about.

Meet the Team

Barry Flint

General Manager

Grimsby born, Barry has worked locally recently but has enjoyed managerial stints in Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge to name a few.  In recent years however his heart has always been with the Oaklands and he has some great plans for the future of the hotel, we’ll keep you posted!

Jeff Jafari

Restaurant Manager

Jeff Jafari has been with our restaurant The Comfy Duck for 5 years and is known to our guests for always going the extra mile, whether that be celebrating birthdays, anniversaries or simply dining with us and always has a welcoming smile for new and regular customers alike.  Jeff is really looking forward to working with our new Head Chef, Chris Davey and our Banqueting Team headed up by Chris Deering and Ben Leeming for a further 5 years and beyond.

Richard De'Ath

Deputy General Manager

Richard is responsible for making sure the Operations Department runs effectively and manages the HR and Health & Safety too. This is actually Richard’s second time with us, he spent 2 and a half years as sous chef but returned in this more senior role in April 2016. He is really passionate about improving management standards within hospitality and as a member of the Institute of Hospitality he helps hugely towards achieving this. In his spare time he is studying for a Masters Degree in International Hospitality Management, now that’s dedication!

Ben Leeming

Banqueting Manager

Ben Leeming joins us as Banqueting Manager. Ben began his career with us here at the Oaklands before going off and gaining experience from some other great hotels in North East Lincolnshire. Ben now re-joins us with his reputation as one of the best Master of Ceremonies in the area preceding him. During his spare time, Ben enjoys spending time with his children.

Chris Dearing

Food & Beverage Manager

Chris Dearing joins us as Food & Beverage Manager bringing with him a wealth of experience from his years in hospitality around the Humberside region. When he isn’t with us here at the hotel striving to drive the hotel & restaurant standards forward, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife Sharon and his children as well as following his beloved Hull City Football Club.

Chris Davey

Head Chef

We are thrilled that Chris has joined us, bringing with him a wealth of experience from across the world including much of Europe and New Zealand.  Most recently Chris has spent 8 years working in Leeds with many top named chefs including Michelin starred chef Jon Bentham who has been a particular inspiration.  He now joins us in his beloved Lincolnshire to show our guests what he has learned along the way!

Join our VIP Club

All of our guests are important, but for a one off payment of £5 you can join our VIP club and take advantage of all sorts of exclusive discounts and special offers. All our VIPs enjoy 10% off our full regular menu, 50% off function suite hire, 10% off gift vouchers over £40, B&B for just £89 and if you join us for your birthday with 3 or more friends, we’ll say happy birthday with a free main course and a £10 gift voucher.

To sign up, please get in touch via our contact page.

Here are February’s exclusive VIP offers:

£5 per person discount for Irish Night - 10th March

When paid in full in February

£12.95 for a bottle of Sparkling Wine

Normally £21.95 Available anytime

20% off your food bill on Friday Nights

Pre book required stating VIP offer 20%

£80 Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

On a Sunday - Dining off the 2 for £35 menu

Next Month's VIP Offers

Check back soon to see VIP offers for March...


What's On

All the latest goings-on at The Comfy Duck.

  • cocktails

    Cocktail Masterclass

    Introducing our Cocktail Masterclass with our very own Banqueting Manager and Master of Ceremonies Ben Leeming. Perfect for Hen nights. birthdays or just a fun night out! Package includes 3 cocktails plus your choice of hot or cold food platters. £25 per person (minimum of 4 people per booking) For more information or to book give us a call on 01472 872248 or drop us ...

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  • gin night

    Gin Evening 27th April

    Mix & Match Gins, Tonics & Garnishes whilst enjoying Canapes and Live entertainment. £25 per person including 3 Gins with accompanying Tonics & Garnishes

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  • easter sunday

    Easter Sunday

    Enjoy a 3 course Sunday Lunch and an Easter Egg hunt in the Gardens. £24.95 per adult and £11.95 for children

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  • afternoon tea

    Easter Saturday

    Easter themed Afternoon Tea in The Comfy Duck and ‘Sam Safaris’ Petting Zoo in our Churchill Rooms and  Gardens. £16.95 per adult, £9.95 for children

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  • fishandchips

    Good Friday Fish & Fizz

    Enjoy our locally famous Fish and Chips with a glass of Prosecco, pint of Lager, Ale or a soft drink alternative £14.95

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  • mothers day

    Mother's Day 11th March

    Enjoy a 3 course Sunday Lunch and a gift at the table for Mum! Spring Vegetable Soup With Herb Croutons Smoked Salmon With Capers & Brown Bread Eggs Benedict English Muffin with Ham, Poached Egg & Hollandaise Sauce Mozzarella & Sun Blushed Tomato Salad Drizzled with Olive Oil Farmhouse Pate With Melba Toast & Homemade Fruit Chutney *** Roast Sirloin of Beef* ...

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Book a table

Booking a table is easy – simply complete the form below and we’ll call you back to confirm your reservation.

Contact Us

To get in touch, call 01472 872248, email reception@oaklandshallhotel.co.uk or complete the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

The Comfy Duck, The Oaklands Hall Hotel, Barton Street, Laceby, Lincolnshire DN37 7LF