WELCOME TO THE lOST bOY
Reopening September 2019
Originally built as a domestic residence, The Lost Boy, renamed after one of local author J M Barrie’s most famous characters, dates to 1717 and remains a delightful example of an 18th century Georgian residential property. Sympathetically restored, the façade of this fine building still exhibits some largely unaltered signature features from the time of its construction.
The inside of the pub has benefited from the installation of new Georgian-style panelling in place of the modern pine-boarded walls and the reinstatement of two original Georgian fireplaces. The central staircase and stairwell, which links the ground and first floors, has been wonderfully renovated in period style and provides access to the entire Lost Boy offer - bar, restaurant and conservatory.
In the extended gardens and terrace areas, Chelsea Gold Medallist, Kate Gould, has created something of a ‘classically contemporary’ feel in her design and plant selection, inspired by the heritage of this historic house, to provide eye-catching plantings year-round. Umbrella trees create a leafy canopy, while carefully positioned planters filled with evergreens and a pergola create rooms within the space and more areas for small groups or couples.
The existing path that leads from Downing Street towards the river to The Maltings, has also been enhanced and replanted to add colour and interest.
Visitors can look forward to freshly cooked food from a seasonal menu inspired by Mediterranean flavours and matched with a choice from our extensive wine list, embracing the finest grape varieties from around the world. The menu begins in the morning with breakfast and runs straight through the day and evening, featuring an imaginative and delicious range of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan dishes together with daily specials. Our freshly made offer includes hand-crafted authentic Italian 'Esposito' Pizzas, baked to perfection in our wood-fired oven. In addition to stocking popular beers from Fuller's, we're also delighted to offer a selection of local ales along with a superb range of artisan teas and coffees.
Everyone is welcome at the Lost Boy, whatever the occasion; a pint with friends, a relaxed meal out or simply some fresh air in the garden. Parties are well catered for too. Whether it’s a classic buffet for up to 50 people, or something more intimate, we can organise an appropriate space to meet your needs. Superfast, complimentary wi-fi is available throughout the building.
THE OAKMAN INNS FAMILY
Oakman Inns & Restaurants was founded in 2005. Our vision was to create an environment where like-minded people could come and enjoy some great food and drinks whilst catching up with friends, family, neighbours and colleagues.
We quickly won a place in the hearts and minds of local people through our support of local sports teams and community events. Then we started winning awards too. Today we work hard to replicate this recipe in each and every new pub that we open.