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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!

Scott Underwood


Growing up in his parent’s hotel on Skegness seafront, Scott started working in the hospitality industry from a very young age, waiting tables and washing pots. By the time he was 18 he also had Reception, Bar and Kitchen experience behind him.
He then spent 3 years at the University of Leicester following his beloved Leicester City Football Club home and away whilst also achieving a 2:1 in History.
With his history degree in the past, he joined the Oaklands fresh out of University in June 2013 mainly working Reception and Accounts.
Over the next few years, Scott worked his way through the ranks of the hotel before leaving his position of Operations Manager in February 2017 only to return to the hotel in May 2017 in order to push the hotel forward in light of the changes the hotel was undergoing at the time.

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!

Front of House

Meet 2 of our front of house team, Carla and Becky.
Carla is one of our Receptionists and joined the hotel around 8 months ago. In that time she has become an important member of the reception team. In her spare time Carla likes to spend time with her children and fiance and is getting married next year, right here at the hotel! Becky is Reception Supervisor and has worked at the hotel for over 4 years. She started in our restaurant,  worked on functions then moved departments to Reception. They are both highly valued members of the team and the faces you will see when you visit us so make sure to say hi!

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 January’s exclusive VIP offers:

£200 off our Willow, Elm and Oak Wedding Package

Deposit must be paid in full in January

Post Christmas Bargain Break

£90 Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. Based on two people sharing a standard double room (upgrades available). £25 Dinner allowance per person. One VIP card per room.

20% off your total restaurant bill

1 VIP card per 2 people

2 Afternoon Teas for £25.00

1 VIP card per 2 people. Pre-booking required

Next Month's VIP Offers

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


What's On

All the latest goings-on at The Comfy Duck.

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    Gin Evening April 5th

    Gin Evening with Sipsmith, Mason’s & Fever-Tree £25.00 Per Person

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    Mother's Day March 31

    Mother’s Day @ The Comfy Duck Sunday 31st March 2019 3 Course Lunch with Light Entertainment £24.95 Adults, £11.95 Children Menu Spring Vegetable Soup With Herb Croutons Poached Salmon With Smashed Avocado, Wholemeal Crisps & Olive Oil Drizzle Eggs Florentine English Muffin with Poached Egg, Spinach & Hollandaise Sauce Mozzarella, Black Olives & Sun Blushed Tomato Salad Drizzled with Balsamic Chicken Liver Parfait With ...

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    Flower Workshop March 3

    Join us and local Florists, Essence Flowers for a flower arranging masterclass. Please bring with you Gardening Gloves, Scissors and a Vase! £25 per person including Afternoon Tea Sharer To view our full 2019 Calendar of Events click here or to book your place call on 01472 872248 or drop us an email at reception@oaklandshallhotel.co.uk  

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    Wedding Open Day February 24

    See our Churchill and Gardens rooms set and decorated for your perfect wedding with our Wedding Team on hand to answer any questions you may have. To view our full 2019 Calendar of Events click here or to book your place call on 01472 872248 or drop us an email at reception@oaklandshallhotel.co.uk

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    Close Up Magic with James Kirman February 21

    An Evening of Close Up Magic with James Kirman £15.00 Per Person To view our full 2019 Calendar of Events click here or to book your place call on 01472 872248 or drop us an email at reception@oaklandshallhotel.co.uk

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    Valentine’s Taster Menu

    Valentine’s Taster Menu Served 14th – 16th February £69.95 a Couple Fancy making a night of it? Dine & Stay for £129.95 Three Course Sharing Taster Menu Antipasto Platter A Sharing Selection of Cured Meats, Continental Cheeses, Homemade Breads, Pickled & Roasted  Vegetables *** Sharing Surf & Turf Kilo Rib of Beef cooked to your preference with Langoustines, Garlic Butter, Peppercorn Sauce, Pan ...

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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