It is time to celebrate the unadulterated splendidness at the zenith of drink sophistication - gin. We are rather partial to a fine gin tipple, and to mark this wonderful relationship with gin, we have a special selection just for you...
From 15th June - 31st July our marvellous gin concoctions are available for £5.95. Whet your whistle and revel in the gin delight...
Gin & Sin
Peach & Elderflower Collins
Signature Hendrick's G&T
Signature Bloom G&T
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.
Chilled out Sundays….
Sundays are about relaxing and tucking into a hearty roast, and we want to help you out with that.
We’re hosting live music on the first Sunday of every month to create that perfect chilled out atmosphere.
The first session is kicking off this Sunday 24th March, and will be the first Sunday of every month thereafter.
3-6pm in the bar area
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!
We couldn't resist when we were approached by Tring School students who were set a 'Dragon's Den Apprentice Challenge' to turm £100 into £1,000 for the Tring History Museum, and had decided to set up 'The Great Tring Raffle' to raise these funds.
The Akeman offered to be proud sponsor and host for The Great Tring Raffle, which will be held on 28th January at The Akeman.
Treat your loved one this Valentine's Day....
Celebrate Valentine's Day in the romantic, intimate setting of The Akeman. 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
Don't forget about our Champagne Breakfast for those looking for something more unique...
Or just pop in for a few drinks with your single friends if Valentine's Day isn't your thing!
"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'll be showcasing some Scottish specials, created by our Head Chef for the occasion, and we'll also be recommending some whiskies for you to try alongside!
Have you got your ticket yet?
We still have some tickets left for our 5th Anniversary Party on Monday 10th December, so it's not too late if you want to come and join in the celebrations.
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 nearly that time of year when Tring High Street becomes a hive of Christmas activity at the Tring Together Christmas Festival, held this year on Friday 30th November. The good news is we'll be there with some delicious food and drink offerings to get you in the festive spirit and keep you warm while you roam around.
It's the season of parties, and we have no party bigger than New Year's Eve here at The Akeman. 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.
Exciting news - we are holding an open mic night on Sunday 28th October from 3-6pm, so you can have a hearty roast, chill out, and enjoy the music.
Featuring Berkofest talent Henry Parker, the beautiful Odette and some other local talent, it will be worth seeing!
It's all free so come along and chill out with a few beers and some food and soak up the atmosphere.
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As the nights start drawing in and the cold weather is on its way, we thought we'd give you something to look forward to. Our legendary two for one cocktails offer is now packed into one evening, giving you a reason to go out!
It's that time of year which allows us to dress up and have a bit of fun, and as the nights start drawing in towards Winter, we think it's perfectly justified to go all out. We're throwing a Halloween party on Friday 2nd November, and it's going to be a blast.
Local author and poet Loretta Livingstone will be gracing the Akeman with readings from some of her favourite poems on Thursday 18th October at 4pm.
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.
We're famous! Apart from being famous for our great food and drink, we're also going to be lapping up our five minutes of fame because next week, we're on TV!
A few months ago we were paid a visit by the lovely Kirsty and Phil from the Channel 4 programme Location, Location Location, as they used The Akeman to film some of the show.
The episode featuring our lovely pub is being aired on 13th September at 8pm. We'll be screening it in the courtyard garden if you'd like to join us for a beverage or two!
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.
The Paralympic torch relay is coming through Tring on Tuesday 28th August, and we want to get involved in the celebrations so we're throwing a cocktail party from 8pm onwards. The torch will be coming through Tring from 11.10pm, so kickstart this momentous evening with a few special cocktails.
We'll also be serving some hot soup outside the front so you can warm up and get in position to see the flame bearers in all their glory.
It's here! The biggest event on your calendar this year! We have teamed up with our friends at Tring Living magazine, and we're throwing a Made in Tring party at The Akeman on Wednesday 19th September.
Involving a collaboration between a whole host of Tring-based businesses, groups and organisations, this is being held in the run up to Spirit of Tring, so it will be a week of celebrating what is amazing about our town and community. What better excuse for a party where everyone's invited?
Frankie says relax! This August bank holiday weekend we're throwing an 80s party to celebrate the long weekend, so chill out, have some fun, and take advantage of the extra day off.
There'll be 80s music, themed cocktails, and an amazing £50 bar tab for the best dressed! That's a reason to get your lycra and leg warmers out if nothing else.
Don't be lame, be rad man!
Since the inaugural opening in December 2007, The Akeman has seen hundreds of thousands of people walk through its doors and over 2 million meals and drinks served, and to be honest, it's looking a little bit loved. So we have decided to treat it to a little pampering weekend to put some '10 years younger' freshness back into it.
While it's having its makeover, The Akeman will be closed on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th July, re-opening on Wednesday 18th at 12 noon.
We can't wait to give all the wrinkles something of a facelift, and with a few brand new large squidgy sofas coming in, it's going to look and feel even better than it usually does. And that's saying something!
Come along after Wednesday midday and check out the new and improved fresh-faced Akeman.