We are delighted to announce that all of our menus here at The Old Post Office can now easily be accessed by visually impaired people through the revolutionary Good Food Talks web app.
The app has been founded by Matt Wadsworth, registered blind, who claims to have been poorly served by restaurants so far. He said the app makes eating out more enjoyable for visually impaired people, since they don’t have to rely on others reading a menu to them. “Everyone at the table is equal and autonomous, making dining out more dignified, more sociable, and more fun.”
The idea is that whether you are totally blind and use the text-to-speech software or simply need to invert colours or zoom to make things clearer, the app makes ordering in a restaurant much more straight-forward and gives you back independence and control over your experience.
The Good Food Talks app is free and doesn’t have to be downloaded to a phone. By simply visiting the Good Food Talks website you can identify The Old Post Office website and then select our menus. With the accessibility settings of your smart-phone activated, the app will read the names, descriptions and prices of each dish to you.
Share a little love this Valentine's Day...
It's that time of year when we have an opportunity to enjoy a bit of romance, and we have the perfect Valentine's Day treat for someone special.
Treat your loved one to a romantic candlelit meal and savour some mouth-watering specials, created by our very own Head Chef for the occasion. Choose one of our fine wines or champagnes to share and your perfect evening will be sorted while we do the rest.
Early booking is highly recommended as we tend to book up very quickly. If you require something extra special speak to a member of our team who may be able to arrange it for you.
A wee treat this January...
Join us for a celebration of all things Scottish on Burns Night, Saturday 25th January.
Get fully into the spirit of Burns Night and raise a toast to the bard with our fine range of whiskies and traditional Scottish cuisine, specially created by our Head Chef.
We'll be serving up a full Scottish feast with a four course menu (vegetarian option available) which will be available all weekend for lunch or for dinner. £30 per head, booking recommended.
View the menu here!
There will also be some all-important tasting whiskies available throughout the weekend; a great treat for the discerning palate!
Bring a bit of excitement back to January with a good excuse to go out and celebrate on a Saturday night. Culture anyone?!
Recover from the night before's festivities, with our delicious New Year's Day brunch. This will set you up to face a brand new year and act as the perfect restorative to a sore head!
Perfect for some quality family time or a social catch-up with friends, and with freshly ground coffee on tap, we have it sorted so you don't have to do any of the hard work.
If you're feeling brave we even have a very well-balanced selection of alcholic remedies to kick start your day!
Available until 3pm. Booking recommended.
View the menu here.
Imagine going to a stylish venue for New Year's Eve with beautiful drinks, food, people and music until late, within striking distance of where you live? No extortionate entry fees, taxi fares, or uncomfortable sofas?
You will probably want to consider joining us for New Year's Eve if you like the sound of this! We are holding a celebratory NYE party so you can see in 2014 in style. Great music, late bar, a glass of bubbly on arrival, and tickets are just £10. Sounds like a dream come true.
If you're after a more special occasion, we will be serving exquisite specials in our restaurant, specially created by our Head Chef to make your celebration perfect. Booking essential.oo
The countdown begins!
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we have some enticing ways to help raise awareness of it while also supporting a very worthy cause.
Join us during Pink October, where we will be donating £1 towards Scanappeal (which helps improve women's chances of early diagnosis of breast cancer) for every bottle of Ferrari Rose or glass of Whitley Neill pink G&T.
This is the perfect chance to drink and feel virtuous about it.
Get your child's creative juices flowing! We are running an exciting opportunity for children aged up to 12 years of age to design a dish for our new children's menu.
We are putting our faith in local children's hands and giving them the opportunity to tell us what they'd like to see on our children's menu.
A winner will be selected based on the following criteria:
Good use of healthy ingredients
Originality and creativity
Something our chefs will be able to recreate
The winning dish will be put on our new children's menu and the child's class at school will also win either £100 of book vouchers or £100 of sports equipment vouchers.
Simply print off the application form and post it to us or drop it off at The OPO in the special box provided.
Applications will close on 31st August 2013. Terms and conditions are available on the back of the entry form.
Download Application Form
Fancy a film? We are launching a brand new pre/post cinema menu where you can enjoy two courses for £12 or three courses for £15, available from 4-7pm Sunday to Wednesday.
What's more, the menu will change daily so you can take advantage of this offer as much as you like. If you have to rush to see your film, you can come back and have your desserts and coffee afterwards to make a whole evening of it.
Nothing like an excuse to check out the latest Hollywood blockbuster....
Your own private cocktail party at the Old Post Office...
We know our stuff when it comes to cocktails, and we want to share it with you. We can provide you with the perfect ingredients for your very own private cocktail party, whether you are celebrating an occasion or just looking for a Friday night with a difference...
With your own designated private area, enjoy your very own cocktail barman and bespoke cocktails designed especially for you.
And don't worry, there are no extra costs other than the cost of your cocktails!
Speak to a member of our team to make an enquiry or booking: 01491 836068
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.
Good news - the OPO is having a refurbishment so we can look all brand spanking new again! While we're having our beautiful new '10 years younger' makeover, we will be closed from 5pm on Sunday 19th May until midday on Wednesday 22nd May, where all will be revealed.
Wallingford is gearing up for its very own food and drink festival on Sunday 19th May, and as the most awesome eaterie in town (if we say so ourselves), we will of course be showing off our tasty fayre on the day.
We are working closely with Wallingford Butchers who source all their high quality meat locally, and will be doing a butchery demonstration. We will then be cooking these fine cuts of meat and handing out samples, so come along and taste the difference!
If you'll be stopping for the day, pop into the OPO for one of our famous cocktails and a light lunch, or relax with a coffee and a slice of cake!
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!
Early evenings just got brighter! We want to make the Winter a warmer, cosier place to be, so come inside from the cold and take advantage of our early evening menu offer.
You can enjoy two courses for £12 or three courses for £15, Sunday to Thursday 4-7pm.
We thought we'd get a bit fancy this year and launch a new afternoon tea menu for the traditionalists out there, after all, there is nothing wrong with a bit of indulgence every now and then!
Available between 9am and 12noon for a morning coffee and cake sharing platter or between 3pm and 6pm for a more traditional afternoon tea ritual, you can enjoy a selection of fresh sandwiches and cakes with your choice of hot drink, for just £10.95 for two.
Treat your loved one this Valentine's Day....
Celebrate Valentine's Day in the romantic, intimate setting of The Old Post Office. 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!
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.
As we head into the darker, colder months of Winter we have decided to brighten things up a bit with some live music for you to look forward to! Featuring the fantastic Mike Glozier and Nikki Loy, you can join us for a few drinks and some musical talent.
It's the season of parties, and we have no party bigger than New Year's Eve here at the Old Post Office. 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.
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.
If you are a newlywed-to-be, come along to the Wallingford Weddings Event this weekend on 6th October. Taking place at the town hall, guests will receive wine and canapes on arrival (canapes have been donated by the OPO so are guaranteed to taste great!)