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

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

The sugar tax, and our choice of softs

We believe in serving the good stuff every day, from our Aubrey Allen steaks with the Royal Warrant stamp of approval, to our award-winning line up of wine and spirits on the bar. If you’re driving, expecting or just not a drinker, we have a great range of softs for you to. To help tackle … Continued

Spring at The Duke of Wellington, East Horsley

As the days lengthen and the sunshine returns, it’s time to set aside the heartier dishes of winter and look ahead to the lighter, fresher tastes of Spring. If you head over to The Duke of Wellington in East Horsley, you’ll find the best of the new season’s offerings served fresh daily, every day of … 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

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

Making Life Peachy

Peach began in 2002, when we opened The Rose & Crown in Warwick, believing every town deserves a great pub. Today we have eighteen pubs in lovely town and villages – and an undimmed devotion to making life Peachy. What do we mean by Making Life Peachy? Our values make us unique and making life … Continued

What does the Great British Pub mean to you?

We are lucky enough to live in a country with a wonderful variety of pubs: gastropubs, pubby pubs, town pubs, city pubs, seaside pubs, in-the-middle-of-nowhere pubs and village pubs just like The Duke of Wellington in East Horsley.  A beautiful 500-year-old building re-modelled in Victorian times by local landowner Lord Lovelace and named after the … Continued