The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


Peach take Barcelona – Summerhouse 2018

2018 has been a year all about the people for Peach, so a trip with all the General Managers, Head Chefs, Support Team and a few lucky Golden Envelope winners to Barcelona at the end of the Summer was perfect example of just that – celebrating the people. We’ve been on a few trips together … Continued

Pass On Plastic

Abolition of single-use plastic is all the rage and rightly so. At Peach we have already tackled this issue front of house – straws, stirrers, drinks bottles, takeaway coffee cups have all been in our firing line. We don’t give straws and stirrers out unless on request, and if you do want a straw then … Continued

Work Experience at Peach – Summer Menu Launch Week

How are you linked to Peach? I’m Clara and I have just completed a week’s work experience with Tash and the décor team. What is your go-to pub food? I can’t turn down a portion of chips, especially if they are sweet potato; number one guilty pleasure. What pubs did you visit this week? And … Continued

Head Chef James Durrant – Acorn Winner and Ultimate

“The other day, as I was driving back from attending my first meeting as a newly-appointed Ultimate Head Chef, I was thinking what an incredible four years it’s been at Peach. Four years when I’d been given the chance to climb the career ladder, run my own kitchen, open a new Peach pub and supported to … Continued

Meet Gemma. Both an Ultimate General Manager and Mum.

I started Peach at the Embankment on the 4th of July 2014 (I remember the day clearly because I love the film Independence Day). I was attracted to Peach because I lived in Bedford but worked in Woburn so would often visit The Embankment and The Black Horse and loved what they were doing. I was a … Continued

The Bear & Ragged Staff joins the fold…

Thursday 8th March saw the opening of our 19th pub, The Bear & Ragged Staff in Cumnor. Despite the best efforts of the weather to thwart us, the works were completed just in time for our official re-opening, attended by locals and guests who had travelled from across the county as well as from a … Continued

We transformed six lives a week with clean water in 2017

As a group, we focus a lot on helping the community, both here at home, and overseas with The Peach Foundation. This is why for over six 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 … Continued

Celebrating the Women in Peach

With International Women’s Day just yesterday and Mother’s Day this weekend, we wanted to high five the number of women we have in our teams, leading our pubs. In a male dominated industry, it’s fantastic to be able to celebrate that 9 of our 19 pubs are managed by some of the best female caterers in … Continued

Dairy (and Gluten)-free Pancakes for Pancake Day

Tomorrow is pancake day, a day of pure indulgence! This recipe is perfect for vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free guests. Using gluten-free flour, almond milk and oil gives a very similar texture and appearance to the usual counterparts! Central Chef, Trevor Blake spent this morning testing the recipe and whilst they aren’t as sturdy as the … Continued

Heroes Tour 2018

It’s Monday 22nd January – day one of the Peach Heroes Tour. Four days of celebrating 2017, looking forward to 2018 and shouting out our Peachy Heroes. Four pubs, eight Heroes sessions, 300 Peachy people enthusiastically living the Peach values and new partner Nicolette’s smiley face – what’s not to love! We have a lot … Continued