The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


Counting down to our new drinks list…

As we go on through 2020, a year that will be marked down in history, I’m sure many of us have taken time to slow down, and reflect. As a business, many of our team have been volunteering to support the local communities. From NHS volunteering, to virtual quizzes and planning for the future, we’re … Continued

Women in Hospitality

We’re super proud to have so many women working in Peach. This International Women’s Day celebrates equality, so we asked our females what it’s like being a woman in hospitality. Hollie Hawkins, General Manager Growing up, I had aspirations of becoming a doctor, but at 21 I started running my first pub. I’m super proud … Continued

Why We’re Supporting Action Against Hunger

Each quarter we choose a charity to support, raising much needed funds for causes we believe support our mission of Making Life Peachy. Action Against Hunger lead the global fight against hunger, and help more than 21 million people in nearly 50 countries. In 2019, they responded to 37 humanitarian emergencies, and treated more young … Continued

Cutting down, doesn’t have to mean cutting out.

Climate change is real (despite what some might say!), and even some of the biggest carnivores among us are beginning to cut down on their meat intake. Whether it’s meat-free Mondays, or meat treats on weekends only, or completely vegetarian, eating habits are changing. Our vegetarian main sales are up 24%, and the vegetarian options … 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

Drink up

All our roles are pretty varied in Peach, including mine! From designing posters for pub club events, to writing email campaigns, reviewing pub promotions, overseeing menu design to choosing gins to go on the next drinks list. There’s always something to get stuck into! We change our drinks list twice a year, which gives us … Continued

More than a Pub – refurbing The Swan, Salford

‘Reduce, reuse, recycle’ is having an overarching effect on design (and everything) in 2019, and in our latest refurb at The Swan in Salford it’s proving to be an apt mantra. Not only is society becoming increasingly aware of the importance of sustainability to the future of the planet, but it’s now easier than ever … 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

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