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The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


’40s Fest Launches Jo Eames Novel ‘Not Only the Good Boys’

It was as though ghosts were walking through the throng at The Fishes on Sunday. Among groups of friends in deck-chairs and children playing Garden Jenga, strolled ladies in tailored dresses with velvet collars, Land Girls and men in uniform. An armoured Dingo Scout car guarded North Hinksey Lane. An Army truck and 1940s taxi … Continued

The Accidental Winemaker: The Story Behind our Wine of the Month

If you come and eat with us this month (and we hope you will), you’ll notice on your table a bottle of Chateau Domneuve Chardonnay. It’s a fantastic wine: clean, dry, bright and lively, but with some weight. These traits – apart from the weight, I hasten to add – are shared by the winemaker himself. … Continued

A personal tour with Creative Director, Jo Eames

Jo Eames, our Creative Director and chief wine buyer, takes us on a personal tour of Peach Pubs as we celebrate 15 years of Making Life Peachy. Favourite Peach building: It’s got to be the quirky old Duke of Wellington in East Horsley. I really love pubs with character and this one has got it … 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

February’s Wine of The Month – Pecorino

Prosecco and Pinot Grigio have been among our guests’ favourites for a long time. But terrible widespread frosts in Spring 2017 led to the smallest grape harvest in northern Italy since the Second World War. So they will both be scarcer and more expensive this year. Which makes it the perfect moment to branch out … Continued

Ten Food & Wine Pairings To See You Through Life

Of all the things in life there are to be frightened of, wine (and what to eat with wine) should not be on the list. Food and wine are two of our greatest pleasures and greatest comforts. So eat what you fancy, drink what you like – and if you want a simple guide to … Continued

Our Letter To You

Thanks for being one of our supporters. You will have heard a lot about pubs being under threat due to the long closure and you’re probably wondering what the future holds for your pub. The truth is that we really need the strong support of our guests to survive the next few months. We are … Continued

Five Star Wines for Winter

Winter calls for celebration wines and rich and hearty whites and reds to combat the cold and dark evenings. Here are the stand-out newbies on our list: Fizz – Henners Brut NV – Made in East Sussex, a few miles inland from Pevensey Bay, where William the Conqueror landed in 1066. It’s taken nearly a … Continued

Mano A Mano

If I had to drink wine from one country for the rest of my life that country would be Italy. No question. I would never be bored and rarely disappointed. From the racy mountain whites of Alto Adige in the north to the complex reds grown on the volcanic soils of Mount Etna in Sicily … Continued