The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


Christmas in Hospitality

For us caterers, Christmas sings atmosphere, countless turkey lunches, mulled wine and parties! Whether you love it or loathe it, it promises a busy time for all involved. At Peach, we get started back in August, with a session planning this year’s festivities. All the pubs get together, pull on their Santa hats and enjoy a … Continued

A Vegan education with Mildreds

I’ve been in the hospitality trade for 11 years now, and over the time I’ve been fortunate enough to try many unique and unusual meat, fish and cheese dishes and picked out a fair few favourites. It was with great excitement, when on Wednesday 11th July, I joined our brigade of Chefs on a vegan education … 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

A week in the life of…

Lindsey Durrant, Marketing Executive since August 2016 Lots of people are jealous of my job. ‘You get to eat in a pub, every day?’ is a comment I get a lot. Well yes! It’s a tough life isn’t it? So, I thought I’d write a blog about my pub adventures and menu choices. Monday at … Continued

Peach Launches The High Field Studio in Edgbaston, Birmingham

We’ve launched a new event space in the city, The High Field gastropub and the High Field Town House boutique Hotel in Edgbaston have thrown open the doors to The High Field Studio. The former architects’ space, flooded with light from floor to ceiling windows, is a multi-function venue that can be tailored to suit any … Continued

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 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

A new way to drink whisky

For many, the thought of adding anything other than a couple of drops of water to single malt is sacrilege. Luckily, the new generation of scotch lovers understand that not only can whisky be enjoyed straight, but some single malts work wonderfully when mixed. One serve that has caught the imagination of bartenders, because of … Continued

Why Hudson Baby Bourbon is our favourite…

December 1933: New York rejoices at the end of prohibition and in 2005 Tuthilltown Spirits brings the tradition of small batch spirits back to the Hudson Valley. Hudson Baby Bourbon is the first legal pot-still whiskey produced since prohibition, and today they distill whiskey using grain harvested from farmers less than ten miles away. Proud to … Continued