The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


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

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

Ethically-sourced Coffee from Union Hand-Roasted

We believe in serving the good stuff, from the meat on your plate, the wine in your glass to the coffee in your cup. We’ve worked with great suppliers from the very start, building strong relationships along the way. We believe Union not only create great coffee but their ethics are best in class. Pubs … Continued

Taking on the Dry January challenge this year?

In the past your options for a drink at the bar may have been limited but with 1 in 57 consumers now not drinking alcohol, 1 in 37 moderating their alcohol intake and 1 in 5 consumers reducing alcohol consumption to reap the health benefits we knew we had to do something with our drinks … Continued

Tell me about the Venison

Whatever you’re eating and drinking this January, we’ve got you covered. We only serve the good stuff, because that’s what we want to eat and drink ourselves. On The Menu If you’re embracing Winter, and looking to carry on indulging, treat yourself to our Highland Venison Fillet & Venison Cottage Pie, served with Braised Red … Continued

Tell me about Veganuary

Whatever you’re eating and drinking this January, we’ve got you covered. We only serve the good stuff, because that’s what we want to eat and drink ourselves. On the Menu We know that many like to start the new year how they mean to go on, so if you’re giving Veganuary a try, or cutting out … Continued

Meet Nicolette AKA Miss Happiness

People make all the difference in our pubs and we work hard to make our team feel just as much at home as our guests. Nicolette, is our very own professional trainer, here is the Peachy journey of Miss Happiness, so far… On the 9th January 2012 I walked through the doors of Peach Barns … Continued

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

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