The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


#WorldWaterDay

At Peach, we focus a lot on helping the community, both in our pubs, and overseas with The Peach Foundation. This is why for over eight years, the only bottled water we have sold in our pubs has been BELU. BELU gives 100% of its profits to WaterAid, with the aim that everyone, everywhere should have access to … Continued

Asparagus is on its way…

Every year, our chefs search for the freshest, most seasonal produce to bring to your plate, and with Asparagus being one of our favourite spring ingredients, we wanted to ensure we sourced the very best we could find. Our founder, Hamish, was determined to be one of the first to have this years English Asparagus, and … Continued

#Balanceforbetter

Create a better balance and together we can better the world. That’s the campaign theme for this year’s International Women’s Day. At Peach, we celebrate our incredible female team every day and strive for balance. We’re proud to have so many female General Managers, and women in our kitchens too. So, to celebrate 8th March, we asked to … Continued

What It Means To Go Green

We like green things at Peach and thankfully there are many other businesses out there who do too. Here’s our top three mantras to making the planet’s life a little peachier: Say no to food waste The number 1 culprit in the hospitality industry.  A total of 3,415,000 tonnes of waste is disposed of in … Continued

My day in cups of tea

Tash Whitmill talks us through her day as Design Manager at Peach in cups of tea Tell us about the first cuppa of the day. It depends which day!  Monday, Tuesday we are talking hot water and lemon followed by a green sludgy smoothie.  Towards the end of the week it goes to breakfast tea … Continued

Making Life Peachy in the Mara.

Do you ever play the “which famous people would you invite to your dinner party” game? It’s my favourite car game and I often revisit my list promoting and demoting guests depending on mood. However, there is one constant who never gets thrown off my table and his name is David Attenborough. Put simply, I … Continued

Say Hello to Scott…

Scott Oakley is our new General Manager of The Black Horse in Woburn, he joined us at the start of December (just in time for Christmas). Now it’s settled down a bit, we got to know Scott better. What was your first job in the industry? I worked at Pizza Hut. Why did you get … Continued

Veganuary – Going Cold Tofurky.

2018’s Veganuary campaign broke all records, growing by 183% with 168,542 people signing up to go vegan for January. With this in mind, an eye-opening viewing of Netflix’s ‘Cowspiracy’ and a day of vegan education courtesy of Mildred’s earlier in the year, I decided to take the plunge this year and give it a go. For me … Continued

Say hello to Tom…

Meet Tom, the General Manager at The Chequers in Eversley. What was your first job in the industry? A glass collector / bar back at Baroosh in Hertford when I was 16. Why did you get into the hospitality industry? My mum went for lunch with some friends (at Baroosh) and when she came back … Continued

What Makes a Great Head Chef

We’re always recruiting for good, decent Chefs, and joining us could be the perfect start to your 2019. We have 20 food-led pubs, and it takes a lot of talent to get great food at pace over our passes every day, which got me thinking, what does it take to be a good Peach chef? … Continued