The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


Why choosing sustainable fish is hard, but worth it!

At Peach, we believe in doing everything we can to Make Life Peachy for our team, guests, suppliers and planet, and towards the end of 2019, set ourselves 10 promises to make sure we’re doing our bit. Promise number five is about sustainable fish sourcing, and whilst not an easy promise to live by, one … Continued

Designing menus is like a game of food Tetris

Designing menus that are on-trend and work for the pubs, is a delicate balance between listening to what our guests want, whilst also offering choice, and dishes they might not have thought they wanted to begin with. Each menu offers all the old favourites, plus new and exciting dishes, a good choice of steaks, fish … Continued

Cutting down, doesn’t have to mean cutting out.

Climate change is real (despite what some might say!), and even some of the biggest carnivores among us are beginning to cut down on their meat intake. Whether it’s meat-free Mondays, or meat treats on weekends only, or completely vegetarian, eating habits are changing. Our vegetarian main sales are up 24%, and the vegetarian options … Continued

Taking on the Dry January challenge this year?

In the past your options for a drink at the bar may have been limited but with 1 in 57 consumers now not drinking alcohol, 1 in 37 moderating their alcohol intake and 1 in 5 consumers reducing alcohol consumption to reap the health benefits we knew we had to do something with our drinks … Continued

Tell me about the Venison

Whatever you’re eating and drinking this January, we’ve got you covered. We only serve the good stuff, because that’s what we want to eat and drink ourselves. On The Menu If you’re embracing Winter, and looking to carry on indulging, treat yourself to our Highland Venison Fillet & Venison Cottage Pie, served with Braised Red … Continued

Tell me about Veganuary

Whatever you’re eating and drinking this January, we’ve got you covered. We only serve the good stuff, because that’s what we want to eat and drink ourselves. On the Menu We know that many like to start the new year how they mean to go on, so if you’re giving Veganuary a try, or cutting out … Continued

Meet Nicolette AKA Miss Happiness

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. Nicolette, is our very own professional trainer, here is the Peachy journey of Miss Happiness, so far… On the 9th January 2012 I walked through the doors of Peach Barns … Continued

Have yourself a Peachy little Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The fridge is stocked, the decorations are up and there’s cheer all around, unless you’ve got to cook Christmas lunch. So, who better to offer up some advice than those who have cooked 100s of Christmas dinners? Whilst we can’t loan you a chef for the day, … Continued

Meet a Peach legend: Frazer Sutherland

For those who don’t already have the pleasure of knowing Frazer, let us introduce you! Since becoming a partner in Peach in 2008, Frazer has established the Thatch as Thame’s number one food destination. He also looks after The James Figg further up the High Street, once voted Oxfordshire’s Best Traditional Pub in 2013; The … Continued

Warm up winter at the new-look White Horse

Regulars and new faces alike are enjoying the fresh new look and cosy atmosphere at The White Horse following its recent revamp, which has made the popular Harpenden pub an even lovelier place to enjoy good food and drink and good company. The pub’s been constantly busy since being taken over by the award-winning Peach … Continued