The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


Enjoy a staycation in a pubs with rooms

Staycation A holiday spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions. With the British weather being so glorious this year and with five of our pubs having lovely rooms, and one boutique hotel, we are all for the staycation. All in good locations, … Continued

A Vegan education with Mildreds

I’ve been in the hospitality trade for 11 years now, and over the time I’ve been fortunate enough to try many unique and unusual meat, fish and cheese dishes and picked out a fair few favourites. It was with great excitement, when on Wednesday 11th July, I joined our brigade of Chefs on a vegan education … Continued

The Telegraph Reviews The Bear & Ragged Staff

“Take the opportunity to escape the bustle of Oxford with a stay at this comfortable pub in a village on the outskirts of town. The building dates back to the 16th century, but today it is run by foodie-centric pub group Peach Pubs.” Caroline Mills, Travel Writer. Recently Caroline Mill, a travel writer for the … Continued

Pass On Plastic

Abolition of single-use plastic is all the rage and rightly so. At Peach we have already tackled this issue front of house – straws, stirrers, drinks bottles, takeaway coffee cups have all been in our firing line. We don’t give straws and stirrers out unless on request, and if you do want a straw then … Continued

Lobster worth paying for…

On arriving at the sleepy harbour town of Brixham, it only took a quick glance out to the coast to notice just how busy this little fishing port is. Home to one of the largest fishing ports in the UK, we are honoured to work so closely with the fishermen, enabling us to source sustainably, … Continued

An award-winning pub company

Ever since the very start when we opened The Rose & Crown, we’ve been striving to be the best in the industry, and over the last 16 years, our awards and accolades have been a huge recognition of what we’ve achieved. In 2006, The Fishes won Pub Roast of the Year in the Pub Chef … Continued

Drink up this Summer

Our drinks list is developed by a team of real enthusiasts, and changes twice a year. Our team of drinkies (like foodies, but source great quality drinks instead!), not only look at trends in the market, but also at data around what our guests are drinking, to develop a list that’s exciting and meets demand. … Continued

Work Experience at Peach – Summer Menu Launch Week

How are you linked to Peach? I’m Clara and I have just completed a week’s work experience with Tash and the décor team. What is your go-to pub food? I can’t turn down a portion of chips, especially if they are sweet potato; number one guilty pleasure. What pubs did you visit this week? And … Continued

Head Chef James Durrant – Acorn Winner and Ultimate

“The other day, as I was driving back from attending my first meeting as a newly-appointed Ultimate Head Chef, I was thinking what an incredible four years it’s been at Peach. Four years when I’d been given the chance to climb the career ladder, run my own kitchen, open a new Peach pub and supported to … Continued

Meet one of our Executive Chefs…

Meet Trevor Blake, our Midlands and Oxfordshire Executive Chef! What was your first job in the industry? I worked part-time as well as doing full-time college in a west midlands hotel! I do believe it set me up with a great work ethic which you need as a chef. Why did you get into the hospitality … Continued