The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy

An award-winning pub company

Ever since the very start when we opened The Rose & Crown, we’ve been striving to be the best in the industry, and over the last 16 years, our awards and accolades have been a huge recognition of what we’ve achieved. In 2006, The Fishes won Pub Roast of the Year in the Pub Chef … Continued

Head Chef James Durrant – Acorn Winner and Ultimate

“The other day, as I was driving back from attending my first meeting as a newly-appointed Ultimate Head Chef, I was thinking what an incredible four years it’s been at Peach. Four years when I’d been given the chance to climb the career ladder, run my own kitchen, open a new Peach pub and supported to … Continued

Our Warwickshire chef reaches national heats of top culinary challenge

Dan Jeffs, one of our young Warwickshire chefs has reached the national heats of the Nestlé Professional Toque D’Or, one of the country’s most influential training and development initiatives, and will be going on to represent the Midlands in this year’s competition. Dividing his time between The One Elm in Stratford-upon-Avon and The Star & Garter … Continued

We did it – The Sunday Times 10 Best Companies to work for!

Following an exciting night at the awards last Friday 23rd February, we’re excited to announce we’ve risen to number 43 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies list 2018. We rose up the list in the annual rankings of the best of Britain’s employers, achieving a Star accreditation, a year after joining the list for … 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

We’re named one of the country’s best companies to work for

We’ve been named one of the best places to work in the country by The Sunday Times in the newspaper’s annual survey of great employers. Slotting into the Top 100 Best Companies to Work For at number 45, with a Two Star accreditation which the organisers described as unprecedented for a first attempt. Now in … 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

Peach Wins 8th Best Employer Award

Last night we were blown away to receive ‘The Best Employer Award’ at the Springboard UK Awards 2016. What a lovely, unexpected surprise for doing what we love every day with Peachy People! This is the 8th time we’ve been recognised and awarded ‘Best Employer’ by a number of leading Hospitality Organisations. Springboard UK is … Continued


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