The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


Going Pescetarian

After a busy 2017 focusing on my wedding in October, I have to admit, I was daunted by 2018. What was I going to do with all the time I had previously dedicated to wedmin? So, in December last year, to combat the wedding blues, I set myself monthly challenges for 2018. From skiing to … Continued

Five Star Wines for Winter

Winter calls for celebration wines and rich and hearty whites and reds to combat the cold and dark evenings. Here are the stand-out newbies on our list: Fizz – Henners Brut NV – Made in East Sussex, a few miles inland from Pevensey Bay, where William the Conqueror landed in 1066. It’s taken nearly a … Continued

Peach take Barcelona – Summerhouse 2018

2018 has been a year all about the people for Peach, so a trip with all the General Managers, Head Chefs, Support Team and a few lucky Golden Envelope winners to Barcelona at the end of the Summer was perfect example of just that – celebrating the people. We’ve been on a few trips together … Continued

Stay in comfort and style at the new look Fleece

There’s nothing quite as appealing as an informal inn offering good, fresh food made with great ingredients, cosy, stylish rooms with a warm welcome to match, especially when it’s starting to feel distinctly chilly outside. After a week of closure, last week we re-opened our guest bedrooms after after a top-to-toe makeover, giving the fine Georgian … Continued

Christmas in Hospitality

For us caterers, Christmas sings atmosphere, countless turkey lunches, mulled wine and parties! Whether you love it or loathe it, it promises a busy time for all involved. At Peach, we get started back in August, with a session planning this year’s festivities. All the pubs get together, pull on their Santa hats and enjoy a … Continued

Perking up water naturally

A new type of water, using wonky fruit and veg from British farms, Dash Water brings healthy and sustainable hydration to the fore, and we’re excited to be listing it come late October. The first of its kind in the UK, this new range of sparkling spring water is uniquely infused with fruit and veg … Continued

What soft drinks do you have?

“There’s only so many diet cokes I can drink” is something I often say when it’s my turn to be the driver. And following my research into soft drinks for our winter drinks list, it seems I’m not alone. Whether you’re a non-drinker or are the designated driver, historically your options for a drink at … Continued

Our turkeys are bronze, free-range birds from Worcestershire…

We only serve what we want to eat and drink ourselves and for 15 years we have sought out the very best food and drink suppliers. We work closely with our suppliers, and all our meat is free-range and British. All our meat comes from Aubrey Allen, supplying us since 2007. Grass-fed dry-aged prime beef … Continued

A day in the life of an Ultimate Head Chef

Ever wondered what a day in whites would entail? I caught up with Acorn award-winning, Ultimate Head Chef, and brother, James Durrant to find out what he gets up to in a day’s work. My wife, Fern, and I always by walking our dog Dylan. It’s the best way to start the day and a … Continued