The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


Meet a Peach legend: Frazer Sutherland

For those who don’t already have the pleasure of knowing Frazer, let us introduce you! Since becoming a partner in Peach in 2008, Frazer has established the Thatch as Thame’s number one food destination. He also looks after The James Figg further up the High Street, once voted Oxfordshire’s Best Traditional Pub in 2013; The … Continued

Warm up winter at the new-look White Horse

Regulars and new faces alike are enjoying the fresh new look and cosy atmosphere at The White Horse following its recent revamp, which has made the popular Harpenden pub an even lovelier place to enjoy good food and drink and good company. The pub’s been constantly busy since being taken over by the award-winning Peach … Continued

A Double Win

The High Field gastropub in Edgbaston, Birmingham, has enjoyed a double celebration last week, after coming away from the Food Awards England 2019 awards with not one, but two trophies. The High Field was named Midlands Gastro Pub of the Year as well as the second best Gastropub in the whole of the country, at … Continued

Our Buzzy ❤️

This year our lovely Nicolette lost one of the best humans on the planet – her beautiful friend Buzzy. Here is her story; Buzzy and I met working at Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and together with a growing crew of like-minded (silly) individuals we became great friends. As a group we became closer, we trained … Continued

How WSET has changed my life

  I was recently lucky enough to take the Level 2 Wine and Spirit course with eight other Peaches, I know, it’s a tough job! WSET’s Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. The course was led by the wonderful Kevin, … Continued

The High Field in Edgbaston turns five!

Time really does fly. Gathering the team, we started our training on what it means to give a Peachy service and have a great Gastropub. Little did we know the room we were then training in would one day become The High Field Studio.  .            It was mid September, we were … Continued

Exciting times for Lianne over in Salford

It’s been an exciting time for general manager Lianne Sargent and her team. The Swan at Salford has a stunning new look and menu and faces old and new have been popping in to see the changes and enjoy plenty of the good stuff! Here’s a bit more about Lianne… How do you feel about … Continued

Our cracking Lobsters are back

August is the best month for native lobsters and crab, and we’re celebrating by serving the best of British, every weekend, throughout the month. Home to one of the largest fishing ports in the UK, we are honoured to work so closely with the fishermen in the harbour town of Brixham, enabling us to source … Continued

Happy Hollies Days

Yesterday was one for the history books. No win is as sweet as a win over the Aussies and even that legendary Sunday morning at Edgbaston in 2005 now has a rival in the fond memories of England cricket fans. I must have been born under a lucky star to be at both of these … Continued