The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


What we’ve been up to…

As we work through the weeks of Peach C-19, we wanted to keep our teams updated with all the goings on. Each week an update has been going out to our team to share all the good stuff our team have been up to, whether Isolated, Furloughed or Still Working. Keeping everyone together, even if virtually! … Continued

Meet our Peach Foodies

Our pubs are great, but it’s our team that really make us different. All our meat is free-range, our menus are seasonal, and we only serve what we’re happy to eat and drink ourselves. Our kitchens are run by proper Chefs; a highly skilled team of creatives, working with our suppliers to create great tasting … Continued

Committed to Making Life Peachy

The backbone of our business is to Make Life Peachy, for our team, suppliers and guests. The last few weeks have been challenging, unusual and a little odd. Our top priority has always been to ensure our team are looked after during this time and following the support released from the Government, we have been … Continued

When Good Leaders Matter – Making Life Peachy

Written 23rd March 2020 the day we went into lockdown. For any business the last few weeks have been challenging with recommendations and insights changing daily, sometimes hourly. As a pub company we have our own unique set of challenges, the majority of our team cannot work from home and we knew eventually we would … Continued

Find out what we’re up to while we #stayathome

We chatted to some of our Peachy team to find out what they’re up to while they’re staying at home… Terri, General Manager at Brookmans, has started a mammoth Harry Potter Puzzle with her boyfriend Jon Tom and Camilla, from The Richard Onslow, have bought two giant barrels to make an outside bar in their … Continued

Countdown to Lockdown… Making Life Peachy in a Crisis

Eight weeks ago Coronavirus (COVID-19) seemed like a distant problem in faraway places. We were on the other side of Christmas, taking well-earned breaks after a stonking festive season and planning the year ahead. We were in the midst of our 2020 Making Life Peachy Tour. Our goal is to be Best Gastropub Company On the … Continued

How to work from home – our Peachy life hacks

Turning your home into your office is tricky even in the best of times, but it’s so important to separate work and life when they’re both happening in the same place. As more of us are working from home to try to slow the spread of Coronavirus I thought I’d share some of our team’s life hacks; … Continued

Women in Hospitality

We’re super proud to have so many women working in Peach. This International Women’s Day celebrates equality, so we asked our females what it’s like being a woman in hospitality. Hollie Hawkins, General Manager Growing up, I had aspirations of becoming a doctor, but at 21 I started running my first pub. I’m super proud … Continued

Meet Nicolette AKA Miss Happiness

People make all the difference in our pubs and we work hard to make our team feel just as much at home as our guests. Nicolette, is our very own professional trainer, here is the Peachy journey of Miss Happiness, so far… On the 9th January 2012 I walked through the doors of Peach Barns … Continued

Meet a Peach legend: Frazer Sutherland

For those who don’t already have the pleasure of knowing Frazer, let us introduce you! Since becoming a partner in Peach in 2008, Frazer has established the Thatch as Thame’s number one food destination. He also looks after The James Figg further up the High Street, once voted Oxfordshire’s Best Traditional Pub in 2013; The … Continued