The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


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

A week in the life of…

Lindsey Durrant, Marketing Executive since August 2016 Lots of people are jealous of my job. ‘You get to eat in a pub, every day?’ is a comment I get a lot. Well yes! It’s a tough life isn’t it? So, I thought I’d write a blog about my pub adventures and menu choices. Monday at … Continued

Meet Gemma. Both an Ultimate General Manager and Mum.

I started Peach at the Embankment on the 4th of July 2014 (I remember the day clearly because I love the film Independence Day). I was attracted to Peach because I lived in Bedford but worked in Woburn so would often visit The Embankment and The Black Horse and loved what they were doing. I was a … Continued

Say hello to Kim

Introducing Kim Whitfield, our new Project Coordinator in the Décor Team. What was your first job? An Image Processing Assistant at a photography studio. How do you like your eggs in the morning? Eggs Florentine. Describe yourself in three words. Positive, curious and proactive. Any vices? Sweet treats. I have no will power when it comes to … Continued

Risk-taking at the Big B

The pub industry is very different today to when I first worked for Peach 14 years ago.   Lots of pubs have closed while others have thrived in what has been, and continues to be, a tricky economic climate.  With seemingly limitless competition, endless food offers and lots of the same in terms of décor and … Continued

The new Brookmans comes to Brookmans Park

Nestled in the heart of Brookmans Park, the all-new Brookmans has opened its doors this week to reveal for the first time its chic new interior and fabulous food and drink that are set to turn the place into a style hot-spot. From top to bottom, the entire space has been transformed, giving Brookmans a … Continued

The sugar tax, and our choice of softs

We believe in serving the good stuff every day, from our Aubrey Allen steaks with the Royal Warrant stamp of approval, to our award-winning line up of wine and spirits on the bar. If you’re driving, expecting or just not a drinker, we have a great range of softs for you to. To help tackle … Continued

Meet our asparagus grower…

The asparagus season is one that starts when the frosts are over and it is good and ready, you can never predict it. Especially this year. We get it straight from one farm which means that we can’t guarantee when it will be on our tables. I guess that’s what we get for only serving … Continued