The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


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

Our Peachy Pub Quiz – The Answers, no peaking!

Peach Pubs Food & Drink Quiz For those who would like to play at home, or over video call, here are the answers! ROUND ONE  One and a half litres of champagne is known as a what? Magnum You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the … Continued

Our Peachy Pub Quiz – The Questions

Peach Pubs Food & Drink Quiz For those who would like to play at home, or over video call, here are the questions. Click here for the answers at the end. ROUND ONE One and a half litres of champagne is known as a what? You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then … Continued

Our Peachy Recipe Cards

Our Peach Chefs have been cooking up a storm at home! Here are their recipe cards; Chef Sam Collins’ Roast Chicken           Chef James Durrant’s Cheese and Bacon Scones           Chef Sam Collins’ Beer Bread           General Manager Lianne’s Banana Bread Muffins   … 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

Today’s Lunch

Lunch today is Wild Garlic & Potato Soup. James Durrant, Head Chef of The Thatch, is sharing what he’s cooking at home during this time. Mostly using ingredients he has around the house (wild garlic was a leftover from work treat). Nothing Cheffy, just good home-cooked food. Ingredients 2 x large potatoes 200g x wild … 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