The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


Going Pescetarian

After a busy 2017 focusing on my wedding in October, I have to admit, I was daunted by 2018. What was I going to do with all the time I had previously dedicated to wedmin? So, in December last year, to combat the wedding blues, I set myself monthly challenges for 2018. From skiing to … Continued

Our turkeys are bronze, free-range birds from Worcestershire…

We only serve what we want to eat and drink ourselves and for 15 years we have sought out the very best food and drink suppliers. We work closely with our suppliers, and all our meat is free-range and British. All our meat comes from Aubrey Allen, supplying us since 2007. Grass-fed dry-aged prime beef … Continued

A special evening with Daniel Acevedo of Mildreds

Tuesday 23rd October – The High Field Studio, Edgbaston If you’re vegetarian, a vegan or just love food, don’t miss a fantastic feast at The High Field Studio this month. For one night only, Tuesday 23rd October, executive chef and author Daniel Acevedo from London’s Mildreds will be teaming up with The High Field Head Chef … Continued

Autumn brings us wonderful things

As the season changes, so does our menu. So join us and hanker down to a hearty slow braise, or enjoy an Autumnal salad from our new menus, launching on Wednesday 3rd October. Autumn brings us wonderful things – berries, squashes, mushrooms, game and pies. Hot topic at the moment is the Crown Prince Pumpkin. … Continued

Live Life on The Veg

Over the last 12 months, we’ve really seen a spike in interest in a more plant-based diet. So much so, more and more of our pubs are hosting vegetarian and vegan nights, and our teams attending inspiration days with friends from Mildreds. The High Field’s weekly veggie night has proven popular, and blogger Word in … 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

Lobster worth paying for…

On arriving at the sleepy harbour town of Brixham, it only took a quick glance out to the coast to notice just how busy this little fishing port is. Home to one of the largest fishing ports in the UK, we are honoured to work so closely with the fishermen, enabling us to source sustainably, … Continued

Meet our asparagus grower…

The asparagus season is one that starts when the frosts are over and it is good and ready, you can never predict it. Especially this year. We get it straight from one farm which means that we can’t guarantee when it will be on our tables. I guess that’s what we get for only serving … 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

Asparagus is on its way…

Every year, our chefs search for the freshest, most seasonal produce to bring to your plate, and with Asparagus being one of our favourite spring ingredients, we wanted to ensure we sourced the very best we could find. Our founder, Hamish, was determined to be one of the first to have this years English Asparagus, and … Continued