When a pair of socks just isn't enough...
It's common knowledge that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, and that's why we think the best possible Father's Day gift has to involve food.
Treat him to a hearty full English breakfast and a good strong cup of coffee, the perfect start to the day.
Or why not tuck into a tasty lunch, with a range of succulent steaks, our special sticky beef ribs or our famous pork belly dish... pint of beer optional...
If you can't make it on Father's Day, don't forget we also sell gift vouchers so he can go whenever he likes next time.
Our fantastic local cycle sportive is back, and this time we've teamed up with triathlon club Shires Triers to bring you an even better event.
With 50k and 70k ride options, the sportive involves a challenging route around the Chiltern Hills, with pub stops along the way, free refreshments and Get Buzzing bars for every rider, as well as free breakfast rolls at the finish.
We're also holding a Kids Bike Show in the Greene Room, courtesy of The Little Bike Company, with an additional opportunity to purchase spare inner tubes and accessories on the day.
Finally, another bank holiday weekend is upon us at the end of March, and Easter is a perfect time to make the most of some time off and to spend more time with friends and family.
From Friday 29th March to 1st April, we'll be offering Easter food specials, with a delicious traditional Sunday roast on Easter Sunday. Bring the children along for some family time, a hot chocolate and a cake should do the trick!
Make the most of an extra few nights of drinking, or relax with a lazy brunch over the long weekend. We'll sort the rest for you.
It's that time of the year again - that perfect opportunity to show your mother your appreciation when it matters most.
That's why we're offering champagne breakfast; for something different that will be the perfect treat, served from 9am to midday on Sunday 10th March.
For the traditionalists, our usual Sunday Roast will hit the spot. With premium 100% British beef from Aubrey Allen, golden roast potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables, light and crispy Yorkshire puddings and lashings of gravy, there's nothing not to like.
Our a la carte lunch and dinner menus will also be available throughout the day, and for a fail safe option, our wine list and cocktail menu are always a good option!
Join us for this exclusive evening where our chefs will each cook a special course in the intimate setting of the Red Lion, on Friday 22nd February.
You and a small number of other guests will have the chance to score our chefs for each course, and the winning dish will appear on our specials menu throughout March.
Enjoy a delicious five course meal with a wine flight, including spot prizes for each guest.
Tickets are £40 per person and are limited - to book please call us on 01442 213594.
After all the New Year's resolutions of January, February is a time to indulge a little. That's why we're holding an exclusive wine tasting evening with dinner on Monday 11th February, 7.30pm.
The evening is hosted by Darren Rathbone, The Rathbone Wine Group's Head Winemaker. The Rathbone Group is one of the leading wine making families in Australia, and for this event you will have the opportunity to try seven wines from three key winemaking regions, all matched with a menu specially designed by our award winning kitchen team.
Treat your loved one this Valentine's Day....
Celebrate Valentine's Day in the romantic, intimate setting of The Red Lion. We'll have roses, candlelight and everything else to make your evening special.
Our mouth-watering three course menu, specially created by our Head Chef, includes a glass of Prosecco and is available on 14th, 15th and 16th February. £35 per person.
As the January blues set in, we've decided to brighten things up a little with our express menu, giving you a reason to get out and have a quick lunch without worrying about the time.
Available from Monday to Friday, 12-5pm, you can enjoy two courses for £12 or three courses for £15, with a range of dishes to choose from to suit everyone.
We're not talking about monopoly, but the tasty, succulent, edible variety of game. We're showcasing a month of game with some mouth-watering dishes created specially by our Head Chef.
What many people don't realise is that game is lower in fat and a higher source of lean protein compared to other meats, so is perfect for those on a diet. It is also high in iron and zinc.
Game doesn't need to be saved for dinner parties and special occasions, we'll be offering different specials every day throughout January for you to enjoy.
"There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing", said Robert Burns.
What is certain is that anyone can join in on Burns Night!
Celebrate the best of Scottish and embrace Burns Night. It's also a Friday night this year so it's an ideal excuse to rid yourself of those January blues and get out and have some fun.
We're offering a fantastic Burns Supper to include three courses, bagpipes, poetry and whisky tasting for £25 per person.
If you're stuck for gift ideas, we have the perfect solution for you. Why not buy some Oakman Inns gift vouchers for that special person, which can be redeemed against food and drink at any of our pubs and restaurants.
It's the season of parties, and we have no party bigger than New Year's Eve here at The Red Lion. Join us for a celebration of the end of 2012 and the start of 2013, as we'll be throwing a party in the bar to remember.
The sausage is one of the nation's favourite foods, and we're going to be making the most of this during British Sausage Week. From the 5th to 11th November, our specials board will be adorned with sauasage goodness, as our Head Chefs get creative with some sausage specials.
The Red Lion turns three years old! It's been an amazing journey so far since our opening in December 2009, and we want to celebrate it with you. There'll be live music and a complimentary glass of fizz on arrival, come and join us in this celebration.
Cheese is always a winner, so what better excuse to eat it than in celebration of British Cheese Week between 22nd and 30th September?
We'll be serving up a selection of tempting cheeses on our special cheese platters, perfect with a glass of wine on a mild Autumn evening.
Our Head Chef is also going to get a bit creative with our specials during Cheese Week, with a range of special dishes involving different types of cheese
The Oakman Inns Cycle Sportive is back for 2012, taking place on Sunday 21st October.
Last year's inaugural event saw over 50 riders taking part in the challenge, and this year hopes to be an even bigger event with London 2012 and the Tour de France fresh in people's minds.
We are known for our amazing pizzas, so our Head Chef has come up with Speciality Pizza Week. This gives you the opportunity to try some exciting pizza toppings that aren't usually available on our menu, from unusual ingredients to gourmet pizzas.
We'll also be running some children's specials so the little ones can get involved and try some new flavours. We'll be running a competition for the best topping ideas!
Join us from Monday 13th - Sunday 19th August to celebrate the wonderful Italian pizza.
~ Did you know? ~
All our pizza bases are handmade from scratch to create the perfect dough. They are then topped with premium quality seasonal ingredients and cooked in our traditional wood-fired pizza oven - the most authentic method for cooking genuine Italian pizzas.
We are also members of the "Associazone Verace Pizza Napoletana" which ensures that the ingredients we use and our cooking method conforms with the criteria of "The Real Neopolitan Pizza".
La Dolce Vita, or 'the sweet life' is a traditional Italian festival celebrating the best of classic and modern Italian desserts, and because we think pudding is the most important meal of the day (really), we want to get involved!
Our Head Chef will be creating some very tempting desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth, and there will be a choice of different dessert specials every day from 27th August to 2nd September.
Mark the end of the Summer holidays with a little bit of the sweet life...
This year, British Food Fortnight which traditionally takes place during the Autumn, runs at the same time as the Olympics under the title ‘Love British Food 2012’ (27th July to 12th August 2012).
With excitement building across Britain as the Olympics draws nearer, the stage is set for a huge showcase of British food when the eyes of the world are upon us.
To mark this momentous occasion we'll be offering a range of delicious British specials created by our Head Chef, as a daily changing menu. Featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients we'll be showcasing what British food has to offer.
Ladies' Day at the Red Lion saw a host of beautiful dresses, fancy hats, and plenty of champagne flowing, and raised over £5,000 for local charity Keech Hospice in the process.
The day consisted of a three course meal as well as live coverage of the races, and provided an opportunity for those not attending Ascot's famed Ladies' Day to enjoy the experience in the elegant and relaxed setting of the Red Lion.
A fantastic £5,000 was raised for Keech Hospice Care, a charity which provides terminally ill patients with the highest quality of life possible, while providing vital support for their family and friends throughout their loved one's illness and in their bereavement.
This is part of the Red Lion's ongoing support for local charities, as it continues to host fundraising events and provide financial contributions to causes which rely on community support.
Our coffee festival is coming to the Red Lion! This is your opportunity to try a range of different speciality coffees with our tasting sessions, coffee masterclasses, coffee pudding specials and sweet treats, as well as learning some interesting coffee facts - always good to acquire random bits of knowledge.
With three different speciality espresso roasts and two filter roasts for you to try, with different beans in each, you can brush up on your discerning coffee taste. All our coffees will also be available to take away if you have to rush off!
We'll be offering free tastings of our filter coffee at 8.30am, 10.30am and 11.30am with tasting cards to help you identify different flavours as well as an inspiring talk by our connoisseur and Coffee Development Manager, Tom.
There will be some indulgent coffee puddings specially created by our Head Chef, as well as a range of cakes, biscuits and tray bakes to compliment your coffee.
Learn some fascinating facts about coffee and get involved in the coffee culture!
If you want an excuse to get all dressed up in the name of charity, then come to our Royal Ascot Ladies Day on Thursday 21st June, raising money for Keech Hospice Care.
Starting at 11.30am, you'll be greeted with a glass of fizz on arrival, enjoy a delicious three course lunch with a special menu created by our Head Chef, then watch the races on our large screen with a sweepstake and raffle, finishing around 5pm.
There will also be a photographer and some other surprises, all while raising money for a fantastic cause.
Tickets are £35 per person. For more information and to purchase online, visit: http://www.keech.org.uk/get_involved/events/Events+calendar/2012-03-26-ladies-day
For further information please contact Barbara Farrow on 01582 707962 or email@example.com
There is one way to a man's heart, and that is through his stomach. Good job we've got Father's Day covered then, where you can indulge in a traditional English breakfast to start the day. Not only that, you can also book for lunch or dinner and choose from our delicious a la carte menu, with some of our favourite dishes including premium quality steaks, our signature homemade steak burger, and a varied choice of authentic wood-fired pizzas.
For a bit of an al fresco feel, we're also holding a seafood barbecue in the garden, so come and chill out with a pint of beer and some tasty food, and we'll sort the rest.
Celebrate the best of English on St George's Day, when we'll be offering a delicious special menu all weekend from 21st - 23rd April. Our Head Chef has been getting creative and has concocted some mouth-watering dishes featuring the best of seasonal English ingredients.
You can view the menu here on our restaurant page, just scroll down to the bottom and click on St George's Day Menu.
Choose four courses for £35 per person, perfectly accompanied by some real local ale or English wine.
Sunday isn't just for resting - it's for roasting too, and we have taken the hard work out of that equation. Relax with a newspaper and a glass of wine, and enjoy premium quality 100% British meat sourced from Aubrey Allen, served with golden roast potatoes, three fresh seasonal vegetable sides and crispy Yorkshire puddings, topped with rich gravy, it's the perfect Sunday restorative.
Enjoy the best Sunday roast around, and we also offer a children's version. Bring the family and we'll do all the hard work for you.