The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


Making Life Peachy in the Mara.

Do you ever play the “which famous people would you invite to your dinner party” game? It’s my favourite car game and I often revisit my list promoting and demoting guests depending on mood. However, there is one constant who never gets thrown off my table and his name is David Attenborough. Put simply, I … Continued

Say Hello to Scott…

Scott Oakley is our new General Manager of The Black Horse in Woburn, he joined us at the start of December (just in time for Christmas). Now it’s settled down a bit, we got to know Scott better. What was your first job in the industry? I worked at Pizza Hut. Why did you get … 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

Say hello to Tom…

Meet Tom, the General Manager at The Chequers in Eversley. What was your first job in the industry? A glass collector / bar back at Baroosh in Hertford when I was 16. Why did you get into the hospitality industry? My mum went for lunch with some friends (at Baroosh) and when she came back … Continued

What Makes a Great Head Chef

We’re always recruiting for good, decent Chefs, and joining us could be the perfect start to your 2019. We have 20 food-led pubs, and it takes a lot of talent to get great food at pace over our passes every day, which got me thinking, what does it take to be a good Peach chef? … 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

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

Five Star Wines for Winter

Winter calls for celebration wines and rich and hearty whites and reds to combat the cold and dark evenings. Here are the stand-out newbies on our list: Fizz – Henners Brut NV – Made in East Sussex, a few miles inland from Pevensey Bay, where William the Conqueror landed in 1066. It’s taken nearly a … Continued

Peach take Barcelona – Summerhouse 2018

2018 has been a year all about the people for Peach, so a trip with all the General Managers, Head Chefs, Support Team and a few lucky Golden Envelope winners to Barcelona at the end of the Summer was perfect example of just that – celebrating the people. We’ve been on a few trips together … Continued

Stay in comfort and style at the new look Fleece

There’s nothing quite as appealing as an informal inn offering good, fresh food made with great ingredients, cosy, stylish rooms with a warm welcome to match, especially when it’s starting to feel distinctly chilly outside. After a week of closure, last week we re-opened our guest bedrooms after after a top-to-toe makeover, giving the fine Georgian … Continued