The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


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

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

How WSET has changed my life

  I was recently lucky enough to take the Level 2 Wine and Spirit course with eight other Peaches, I know, it’s a tough job! WSET’s Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. The course was led by the wonderful Kevin, … Continued

Exciting times for Lianne over in Salford

It’s been an exciting time for general manager Lianne Sargent and her team. The Swan at Salford has a stunning new look and menu and faces old and new have been popping in to see the changes and enjoy plenty of the good stuff! Here’s a bit more about Lianne… How do you feel about … Continued

Our cracking Lobsters are back

August is the best month for native lobsters and crab, and we’re celebrating by serving the best of British, every weekend, throughout the month. Home to one of the largest fishing ports in the UK, we are honoured to work so closely with the fishermen in the harbour town of Brixham, enabling us to source … Continued