The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


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

Drink up

All our roles are pretty varied in Peach, including mine! From designing posters for pub club events, to writing email campaigns, reviewing pub promotions, overseeing menu design to choosing gins to go on the next drinks list. There’s always something to get stuck into! We change our drinks list twice a year, which gives us … Continued

A South African Adventure

If one of your bosses emailed to ask if you would like to spend five days in South Africa with a group of awesome Peaches & representatives from our wine suppliers Boutinot, tasting wine and eating all manner of deliciousness, how long do you think it would take you to reply? With me it was … Continued

Five Star Wines for Winter

Winter calls for celebration wines and rich and hearty whites and reds to combat the cold and dark evenings. Here are the stand-out newbies on our list: Fizz – Henners Brut NV – Made in East Sussex, a few miles inland from Pevensey Bay, where William the Conqueror landed in 1066. It’s taken nearly a … Continued

Perking up water naturally

A new type of water, using wonky fruit and veg from British farms, Dash Water brings healthy and sustainable hydration to the fore, and we’re excited to be listing it come late October. The first of its kind in the UK, this new range of sparkling spring water is uniquely infused with fruit and veg … Continued

What soft drinks do you have?

“There’s only so many diet cokes I can drink” is something I often say when it’s my turn to be the driver. And following my research into soft drinks for our winter drinks list, it seems I’m not alone. Whether you’re a non-drinker or are the designated driver, historically your options for a drink at … Continued

A beautifully small family-run distillery

We’re very strong on our ethos and even though it might cost us more, to always serve the good stuff is  a value we always stay true to. Karl and Lindsay Bond started distilling in their garage in 2014, as with Lindsay being coeliac, home brewing beer just wasn’t possible. Supermarket own vodka mixed with … Continued

Drink up this Summer

Our drinks list is developed by a team of real enthusiasts, and changes twice a year. Our team of drinkies (like foodies, but source great quality drinks instead!), not only look at trends in the market, but also at data around what our guests are drinking, to develop a list that’s exciting and meets demand. … Continued

The sugar tax, and our choice of softs

We believe in serving the good stuff every day, from our Aubrey Allen steaks with the Royal Warrant stamp of approval, to our award-winning line up of wine and spirits on the bar. If you’re driving, expecting or just not a drinker, we have a great range of softs for you to. To help tackle … 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