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

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

Break up your Easter

Birmingham, Bedford, Warwick, Witney or Cranleigh – a stay with us in one of our lovely rooms is the perfect plan for the Easter weekend. All in great locations, our rooms come with the added bonus of having a pub just downstairs.  Whether it’s a weekend away for the two, or a mini break for … Continued

A personal tour with Creative Director, Jo Eames

Jo Eames, our Creative Director and chief wine buyer, takes us on a personal tour of Peach Pubs as we celebrate 15 years of Making Life Peachy. Favourite Peach building: It’s got to be the quirky old Duke of Wellington in East Horsley. I really love pubs with character and this one has got it … Continued

Peach joins Straw Wars

Plastic waste makes up between 60 to 80% of total marine debris and scientists estimate that every year at least 1 million seabirds, 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles die when they entangle themselves in, or ingest plastic pollution. Not because of a straw though surely? Although straws amount to a fraction of ocean plastic, … 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

Which Christmas advert tops our list this year…

Working in marketing means much excitement this time of year, and not for the interest in who’s going to win XFactor or I’m a Celebrity. Christmas brings a whole lot of advertising spend to our screens, so we give a rundown of what we think of some of this year’s efforts. First up Aldi, starring … 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

Make the perfect hamper this Christmas.

It’s always the thought that counts and if it’s homemade you can feel particularly smug, you’ve nailed the thoughtful factor. The beauty of making it yourself is you can choose how luxurious you want to make it, and if you save a few pennies in the process, who’s complaining? Here are our top tips to … Continued

What’s your Christmas personality?

Everyone approaches Christmas in their own way, but the real question is which festive personality are you? The life and soul You have a carefree and easy-going attitude over the festive season, and everyone wants to be around you. You’re the life and soul of the Christmas Party, always the first to lead in the … Continued