Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Restaurant, Bars and Accommodation
  • Year established:
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  • Contact
    • 81-82, Akeman Street, Tring, Herts, HP23 6AF

About Oakman Inns & Restaurants

Oakman Inns and Restaurants have redefined the concept of the modern public house, offering contemporary boutique accommodation, premium drink and casual dining experiences within the heart of their local communities.

The firm was founded in 2007 by Chief Executive Officer Peter Borg-Neal and has established a new concept of the ‘modern public house’ by successfully transforming both historic and modern buildings into contemporary spaces with a strong sense of identity and integration within their local communities.

The first venture was The Akeman in Tring, Hertfordshire, which set the standard with an imaginative Mediterranean and modern British food menu. The firm’s headquarters remain in Tring.

There are now 15 Oakman Inns and Restaurants across the home counties, several of which double as hotels, employing almost 1,000 staff.

Their sites are characterised by cooking methods including the Josper oven and the wood-fired oven, with emphasis on freshness, quality and taste.

What is it like to work for Oakman Inns & Restaurants

My Manager
My Manager
Performance is regularly measured with performance reviews driven by the area manager. Site managers get monthly feedback through structured meetings with their respective area manager, where all aspects of their business are discussed and recorded.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Development at Oakman Inns and Restaurants is varied, diverse and open to all. ‘Oakmanology’ is the award-winning learning hub taking employees through craft and leadership development, using a mix of online micro-learning opportunities including fact sheets, quizzes, eLearning, videos and assessments.
There’s a caring and supportive culture at Oakman Inns and Restaurants. Rotas are planned in good time to allow teams to plan their personal lives and they offer free meals to anyone working over six hours.

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Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    52% / 48%

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  • Earning £35,000+:


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