The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


Spring at The Duke of Wellington, East Horsley

As the days lengthen and the sunshine returns, it’s time to set aside the heartier dishes of winter and look ahead to the lighter, fresher tastes of Spring. If you head over to The Duke of Wellington in East Horsley, you’ll find the best of the new season’s offerings served fresh daily, every day of … Continued

The Peach Passport dash

If you follow any of our pubs on social media, you may have seen our Peach Passports. To celebrate our 15th birthday, we thought it would be fun to have a little race, and see which of our guests would be the first to visit all Peach Pubs. Each pub received 100 passports, to give … Continued

We’re proud to partner…

This week, we’re feeling incredibly proud of two of our favourite suppliers Belu Water and Union Hand-Roasted Coffee, who have been awarded ‘The Queens Award for Sustainable Development”. Here’s what Ryan from Union had to say – “The grant of the award is based upon a review by independent business experts of Union, and in the words … Continued

Thank you for helping us change lives.

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 five 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 … Continued

No excuse to skip lunch

Some of us rush it, some of us drag it out as long as we can, and some just want to keep it healthy. However you like to do it, we’re here, with open arms. Taking the time out of the busy work day to switch off for a moment is very important. Not just … Continued

Quirky stocking fillers for grown ups…

I find stockings such a chore – but they really can bring some little giggles to a sleepy Christmas afternoon… Here are some quirky favourites on offer this year… 1. Ladybird books for grown ups – £6.99 If you’ve not seen these before – have you been living under a rock? These hilarious little books for … Continued

Lest we forget

With all the trials and tribulations 2016 has bought to the world so far, it’s nice to take a moment to come together and reflect on such important moments in our country’s history. Like many people across the nation, remembrance day holds a strong place in my heart, however I am very fortunate to not … Continued

Sloe Gin – first attempt!

As a gin enthusiast, and lover of all things ‘homemade’ I decided 2017 would be the year to make my first batch of Sloe Gin. Following a lot of research (and sifting through articles and articles of contradictory myths) I settled upon the Sipsmith way. Myth number one – you need to wait until the … Continued

Doing our bit for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Last Friday morning was unusually busy for The Almanack and The Richard Onslow. Both pubs were joined by our friends from Union Hand-Roasted, and they opened the doors to bakers and coffee connoisseurs alike, for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Union offered cupping sessions of their varieties, starting with advice on how to smell, followed … Continued

Congratulations!

The last couple of weeks have been a tense one for the younger generation, but that ‘will I, wont I?’ period is finally over (at least for a year or so). Many are saying the exams are harder than ever, and with a dramatic decrease in GCSE pass rates this year, those claims might hold … Continued