The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


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

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

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

10 questions with Lee Cash

A restaurateur to his bones, trained and mentored by Robin Sheppard and Raymond Blanc, Lee Cash, one of our founders, started Peach at the age of 27. With a clear vision of serving quality food and drink at a sensible price, all in a fun and friendly atmosphere, he certainly is Peach personified, so we … Continued

Winter’s Comment Card Winners

This season’s comment card winners got to experience all that’s wonderful about Williams Chase GB, and one lucky winner also won an overnight stay in Chase’s hotel alongside a tour of their distillery. We appreciate all the feedback we receive and it helps us to grow. Also, we love rewarding our guests! First prize went … Continued

Valentine’s through the eyes of a singleton…

Valentine’s Day… It’s that time of the year again. In a relationship and feeling the love? Or if like me, you are facing this February 14th alone (perhaps for the first time) then here are my top tips for survival. February 14th – isn’t that a Tuesday? Simply, forget it’s Valentine’s, it’s just your average … Continued

Aperitivo Moment Winners

This season’s comment card winners will experience the aperitvo moment that Aperol so famously champion! Spreading wildly throughout Italy, we are sure they’ve got it right. So this season, we had two tiers of prizes; first a trip to Italy for one guest and their lucky companion. The second, a bottle of Aperol to bring … Continued

What to cook a vegetarian on Christmas day

We’ve all been there… Christmas is fast approaching, you’ve got the turkey, enrolled your elves; then you realise, one of your guests is vegetarian! You’ve hits a crossroads in your preparation, what will you make them? Fear not, we have done the legwork for you. Simply whip up one of these dishes and you’ll be … Continued

Make the perfect hamper this Christmas.

It’s always the thought that counts and if it’s homemade you can feel particularly smug, you’ve nailed the thoughtful factor. The beauty of making it yourself is you can choose how luxurious you want to make it, and if you save a few pennies in the process, who’s complaining? Here are our top tips to … Continued

It’s all to play for!

Four times a year, like the seasons, our comment cards change and bring to the table a new prize for our lucky guests to win. For summer, there was two lots of prizes up for grabs; a trip to Brixham and bottles of bubbles! All of the feedback we receive helps us to grow and … Continued