The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


Why choosing sustainable fish is hard, but worth it!

At Peach, we believe in doing everything we can to Make Life Peachy for our team, guests, suppliers and planet, and towards the end of 2019, set ourselves 10 promises to make sure we’re doing our bit. Promise number five is about sustainable fish sourcing, and whilst not an easy promise to live by, one … Continued

Designing menus is like a game of food Tetris

Designing menus that are on-trend and work for the pubs, is a delicate balance between listening to what our guests want, whilst also offering choice, and dishes they might not have thought they wanted to begin with. Each menu offers all the old favourites, plus new and exciting dishes, a good choice of steaks, fish … Continued

Hertfordshire Pub Manager Wins Top Industry Award

We only went and won an Acorn! Terri Dell, 27, General Manager of Brookmans in Brookmans Park has earned a place in the hospitality hall of fame by winning an Acorn Award, a top accolade which recognises the industry’s rising stars.  Terri was presented with the award at a special ceremony on Monday 17th June … Continued

A South African Adventure

If one of your bosses emailed to ask if you would like to spend five days in South Africa with a group of awesome Peaches & representatives from our wine suppliers Boutinot, tasting wine and eating all manner of deliciousness, how long do you think it would take you to reply? With me it was … Continued

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

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

Pass On Plastic

Abolition of single-use plastic is all the rage and rightly so. At Peach we have already tackled this issue front of house – straws, stirrers, drinks bottles, takeaway coffee cups have all been in our firing line. We don’t give straws and stirrers out unless on request, and if you do want a straw then … Continued

Work Experience at Peach – Summer Menu Launch Week

How are you linked to Peach? I’m Clara and I have just completed a week’s work experience with Tash and the décor team. What is your go-to pub food? I can’t turn down a portion of chips, especially if they are sweet potato; number one guilty pleasure. What pubs did you visit this week? And … Continued

Head Chef James Durrant – Acorn Winner and Ultimate

“The other day, as I was driving back from attending my first meeting as a newly-appointed Ultimate Head Chef, I was thinking what an incredible four years it’s been at Peach. Four years when I’d been given the chance to climb the career ladder, run my own kitchen, open a new Peach pub and supported to … Continued

Meet Gemma. Both an Ultimate General Manager and Mum.

I started Peach at the Embankment on the 4th of July 2014 (I remember the day clearly because I love the film Independence Day). I was attracted to Peach because I lived in Bedford but worked in Woburn so would often visit The Embankment and The Black Horse and loved what they were doing. I was a … Continued