The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


Catering for all types of ‘I Do’

The team at The Embankment, Bedford, adore hosting weddings. We got chatting to Kirsty about her top tips and why The Embankment is the perfect setting for a wedding. We care about the detail and promise a day to remember. Once you’ve finished celebrating your engagement, the planning begins. With a wealth of experience planning … Continued

#Balanceforbetter

Create a better balance and together we can better the world. That’s the campaign theme for this year’s International Women’s Day. At Peach, we celebrate our incredible female team every day and strive for balance. We’re proud to have so many female General Managers, and women in our kitchens too. So, to celebrate 8th March, we asked to … Continued

What It Means To Go Green

We like green things at Peach and thankfully there are many other businesses out there who do too. Here’s our top three mantras to making the planet’s life a little peachier: Say no to food waste The number 1 culprit in the hospitality industry.  A total of 3,415,000 tonnes of waste is disposed of in … Continued

Veganuary – Going Cold Tofurky.

2018’s Veganuary campaign broke all records, growing by 183% with 168,542 people signing up to go vegan for January. With this in mind, an eye-opening viewing of Netflix’s ‘Cowspiracy’ and a day of vegan education courtesy of Mildred’s earlier in the year, I decided to take the plunge this year and give it a go. For me … Continued

Make your life Peachy in 2019

Why Peach Pubs could be the perfect fresh start for your career in 2019 As the New Year approaches, it’s  the perfect time to reflect on what you achieved throughout the last 12  months, and think about making the big decision as to whether it’s now the right time to move on. Whether you’re looking … Continued

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

Enjoy a staycation in a pubs with rooms

Staycation A holiday spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions. With the British weather being so glorious this year and with five of our pubs having lovely rooms, and one boutique hotel, we are all for the staycation. All in good locations, … 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

The Telegraph Reviews The Bear & Ragged Staff

“Take the opportunity to escape the bustle of Oxford with a stay at this comfortable pub in a village on the outskirts of town. The building dates back to the 16th century, but today it is run by foodie-centric pub group Peach Pubs.” Caroline Mills, Travel Writer. Recently Caroline Mill, a travel writer for the … Continued