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

Enjoy a staycation in a pubs with rooms

Staycation A holiday spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions. With the British weather being so glorious this year and with five of our pubs having lovely rooms, and one boutique hotel, we are all for the staycation. All in good locations, … Continued

Lobster worth paying for…

On arriving at the sleepy harbour town of Brixham, it only took a quick glance out to the coast to notice just how busy this little fishing port is. Home to one of the largest fishing ports in the UK, we are honoured to work so closely with the fishermen, enabling us to source sustainably, … 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

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

15 years with Lee Cash

Seeing all our team together totally blows my mind. It only happens once a year, at our summer party, 400 people or so, in a field, in a big top, with bars, BBQ, circus acts, dodgems (this year), band, DJ. Wow! Long way from sitting in front of my desktop, in my flat on the Hagley … Continued

Why does Peach care?

One of our over-arching aims here at Peach is to deliver the good stuff.  Every time. And that doesn’t just mean what we serve in our pubs, it also means how we treat people – our guests, our team – and our communities and planet. The founders of Peach – Lee, Hamish and Jo – … Continued

A Twisted Peachfest…

We run our pubs as though we’re throwing a dinner party, an analogy we often use when training our teams. It gives everyone a really easy way of understanding how to handle any situation, and ensures we get the food, drink and atmosphere right for all of our guests. We also know how to throw … Continued

Another great Heroes tour…

We do say this every year, but wow what a year we’ve had! From new and growing teams, pub awards (Birmingham Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards, Pride of Stratford and Bedfordshire Food and Drink Awards), company awards (Best Employer Award, The National Pub and Bar Awards), new training initiatives and some great team trips and … Continued

A trip to the coast…

The Amalfi Coast, a beautiful place, full of rolling mountain villages and glimmering beaches. Diary entry written by Emily Dolan from The Embankment. It’s 9am on a Monday morning and I’m sitting at the airport four and a half hours before our flight, waiting to be joined by six other unknown faces to this whimsical fairytale … Continued