The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


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

A special evening with Daniel Acevedo of Mildreds

Tuesday 23rd October – The High Field Studio, Edgbaston If you’re vegetarian, a vegan or just love food, don’t miss a fantastic feast at The High Field Studio this month. For one night only, Tuesday 23rd October, executive chef and author Daniel Acevedo from London’s Mildreds will be teaming up with The High Field Head Chef … Continued

Autumn brings us wonderful things

As the season changes, so does our menu. So join us and hanker down to a hearty slow braise, or enjoy an Autumnal salad from our new menus, launching on Wednesday 3rd October. Autumn brings us wonderful things – berries, squashes, mushrooms, game and pies. Hot topic at the moment is the Crown Prince Pumpkin. … Continued

Say hello to Lianne…

Introducing the new General Manager of The Swan, Salford –  Lianne Sargent… What was your first job in the industry? Glass collector, age 5 in my Dad’s pub! Why did you get into the hospitality industry? Both my parents ran pubs so you could say I was born into it. My Mum, brother and I lived above … Continued

Live Life on The Veg

Over the last 12 months, we’ve really seen a spike in interest in a more plant-based diet. So much so, more and more of our pubs are hosting vegetarian and vegan nights, and our teams attending inspiration days with friends from Mildreds. The High Field’s weekly veggie night has proven popular, and blogger Word in … Continued

The Peach Lifers

People make all the difference in our pubs and we work hard to make our team feel just as much at home as our guests. So much so, many have been with us for over 10 years –  the Peach lifers! We caught up with some of them recently to share their highlights.  Felicity Newsome … Continued

A beautifully small family-run distillery

We’re very strong on our ethos and even though it might cost us more, to always serve the good stuff is  a value we always stay true to. Karl and Lindsay Bond started distilling in their garage in 2014, as with Lindsay being coeliac, home brewing beer just wasn’t possible. Supermarket own vodka mixed with … Continued

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