The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


A round up of our reviews

2017 was a great year for Peach, with a new pub, a couple of refurbs, and a unique events space at the end of the year. Here’s a round up of some of our reviews of the last 12 months… Style Bham recommended The High Field Town House as a stylish weekend getaway. Here’s what … Continued

What We Did in 2017

Lots actually. We started by slathering care and attention on the lovely, eccentric pub we acquired right at the end of 2016. The Duke of Wellington, between Guildford and Leatherhead, is listed for its great age and its fabulous fancy brickwork, scattered across the pretty village of East Horsley by local landowner Lord Lovelace in … Continued

Say hello to Hannah…

Our second University College Birmingham student Hannah has been giving us a 110% at The Almanack, Kenilworth, and has dreams of owning her own food truck serving high quality food at festivals. Here’s her Peach story so far… “At the Almanack, we’re a team of 9, as it can get extremely busy in the kitchen. … Continued

Britain’s Best Brigade

Earlier this year, Head Chef Leon Higham and his team at The Rose & Crown won the coveted title of Britain’s Best Brigade; proving a favourite amongst guests who voted for them in their droves in a nationwide competition. Leon Higham and his dedicated team of six, rose victorious against brigades from seven other sectors … Continued

Why Hudson Baby Bourbon is our favourite…

December 1933: New York rejoices at the end of prohibition and in 2005 Tuthilltown Spirits brings the tradition of small batch spirits back to the Hudson Valley. Hudson Baby Bourbon is the first legal pot-still whiskey produced since prohibition, and today they distill whiskey using grain harvested from farmers less than ten miles away. Proud to … Continued

A Peachy 15th year

It’s time for our annual report… A few more facts and figures than our usual blogs, but nonetheless, we’re very proud of what we’ve achieved in our 15th year! Peach numbers point to positive future as business turns 15: This year Peach marked its 15th anniversary with a solid performance and good organic growth from … Continued

Meet Emma, our UCB student

This year Peach took on three students from University College Birmingham for their 45 week work experience placement. We meet 20 year old Emma, who works at The Fishes in Oxford, and whilst she already comes with some fantastic experience under her hat, she’s proving to be a Peach Super Star! Emma’s always looking for … Continued

Meet Anthony, from Military to Peach life

Anthony Shepherd joined Peach this year as a Support Head Chef; training and strengthening our teams, stabling the ship, and bringing motivation before moving on to the next challenge. Anthony brings a ‘get the job done’ attitude to our kitchens, building confidence in the junior team and passing on managerial skills to our senior members. He’s … Continued

Making Life Peachy

Peach began in 2002, when we opened The Rose & Crown in Warwick, believing every town deserves a great pub. Today we have eighteen pubs in lovely town and villages – and an undimmed devotion to making life Peachy. What do we mean by Making Life Peachy? Our values make us unique and making life … Continued

A new look for The One Elm

It’s been just over two weeks since we reopened the doors at The One Elm, after a top-to-toe refurbishment making the friendly neighbourhood pub the perfect place to eat, drink and catch up with friends any time. As well as transforming the look and feel of the pub, we’ve brought a brand new all-day menu … Continued