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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.

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 just £5 per month 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:

10% Off Any 2018 Calendar of Events date

Deposit must be paid upon booking. Maximum of 4 tickets per VIP card at the discounted rate.

Afternoon Tea for 2 for £22.95

1 VIP card per 2 people. Pre-booking required.

30% Off Your Food Bill

When Settling your bill before 7pm. Excludes Afternoon Tea, Light Bites & Sunday Lunch. 1 VIP card per 2 people.

£99 Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Based on 2 people sharing a standard double room (upgrades available). £25 Dinner allowance per person. 1 VIP card per room. Excludes Saturday 13th & Saturday 27th.

Enjoy a 2 Course Lunch on a Weekday for just £14.95!

When Dining from our Table D’Hôte Menu. Pre-Booking Required. One VIP Card per 4 people.

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.

  • 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

    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! £24.95 per adult and £11.95 for children

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    Irish Night 10th March

    The Saturday before Saint Patrick’s Day we are joined by nationwide Irish band, Murphy’s Marbles for a great night of music, dancing, food & drink. Join us for £25 a ticket including a 2 course buffet and a pint of Guinness, one of our themed cocktails or a soft drink alternative To view our full 2018 Calendar of Events click here

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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 info@thecomfyduck.com 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