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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.

Call us today to reserve a table on : 01472 872 248

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.

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:

Pay your wedding deposit in January and receive a free bottle of Sparkling Wine

Deposit must be paid in full in January

Spend £89 in the restaurant and stay for £1

Based on two people sharing a standard double room (upgrades available) One VIP card per room

30% off your restaurant food bill

1 VIP card per 2 people

Buy one get one free on Afternoon Tea

One VIP Card per two people. Pre-booking required. Monday to Thursday only

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.

Call us today to reserve a table on : 01472 872 248

  • Gin Night 28th February

    Join us on Friday, February 28th for our fabulous Gin Night For further details on all of these events, keep a look out on our Facebook, twitter and website Book online here Contact us: Tel: 01472 872248 Email: reception@oaklandshallhotel.co.uk

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  • Valentine’s Sharer Aternoon Tea

    Valentine’s Sharer Afternoon Tea Served 2nd to 15th February (excluding Sundays)

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  • Valentine’s @ The Comfy Duck

    Join us for Valentine’s @ The Comfy Duck Served 13th – 15th February Choose from either our Valentine’s Tasting Menu or our Valentine’s Sharing Menu £69.95 a Couple Fancy making a night of it? Stayover for £60.00 B+B Three Course Tasting Menu Goats Cheese & Asparagus Tart With Rocket & a Balsamic Glaze Pan-Fried Scallops Served in Their Shell with ...

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  • Winter Warmer Afternoon Tea

    Winter Warmer Afternoon Tea 2nd January – 1st February (excluding Sundays) £16.95 for Adults & £9.95 for Children Including a Glass of Fizz or a Soft Drink Menu Honey Roast Parsnip Soup with Parsnip Crisp Beef & Horseradish Finger Sandwich Cheese & Cucumber Finger Sandwich Lincolnshire Poacher Rarebit on Chunky Toast Homemade Sausage & Chorizo Roll Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Bagel *** Homemade ...

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  • Wedding Open Week

    Wedding Open Week 19th – 26th January 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.

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  • 2020 Calendar of Events

    January 1st New Years Day Roast 1 Course £11.95, 2 Course £15.95, 3 Course £19.95 19th – 26th Wedding Open Week Entry Free February 13th – 15th Valentine’s Tasting Menu £69.95 a Couple, Stayover for £60.00 B+B 28th Gin Night £25.00 Per Person March 15th Flower Workshop £30 Per Person – Take flowers home 22nd Mother’s Day Lunch with Light Entertainment £24.95 for adults – £11.95 for children – Mum gets free flowers April 10...

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