The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


Christmas in Hospitality

For us caterers, Christmas sings atmosphere, countless turkey lunches, mulled wine and parties! Whether you love it or loathe it, it promises a busy time for all involved. At Peach, we get started back in August, with a session planning this year’s festivities. All the pubs get together, pull on their Santa hats and enjoy a … Continued

Perking up water naturally

A new type of water, using wonky fruit and veg from British farms, Dash Water brings healthy and sustainable hydration to the fore, and we’re excited to be listing it come late October. The first of its kind in the UK, this new range of sparkling spring water is uniquely infused with fruit and veg … Continued

What soft drinks do you have?

“There’s only so many diet cokes I can drink” is something I often say when it’s my turn to be the driver. And following my research into soft drinks for our winter drinks list, it seems I’m not alone. Whether you’re a non-drinker or are the designated driver, historically your options for a drink at … Continued

Our turkeys are bronze, free-range birds from Worcestershire…

We only serve what we want to eat and drink ourselves and for 15 years we have sought out the very best food and drink suppliers. We work closely with our suppliers, and all our meat is free-range and British. All our meat comes from Aubrey Allen, supplying us since 2007. Grass-fed dry-aged prime beef … Continued

A day in the life of an Ultimate Head Chef

Ever wondered what a day in whites would entail? I caught up with Acorn award-winning, Ultimate Head Chef, and brother, James Durrant to find out what he gets up to in a day’s work. My wife, Fern, and I always by walking our dog Dylan. It’s the best way to start the day and a … Continued

A special evening with Daniel Acevedo of Mildreds

Tuesday 23rd October – The High Field Studio, Edgbaston If you’re vegetarian, a vegan or just love food, don’t miss a fantastic feast at The High Field Studio this month. For one night only, Tuesday 23rd October, executive chef and author Daniel Acevedo from London’s Mildreds will be teaming up with The High Field Head Chef … Continued

Autumn brings us wonderful things

As the season changes, so does our menu. So join us and hanker down to a hearty slow braise, or enjoy an Autumnal salad from our new menus, launching on Wednesday 3rd October. Autumn brings us wonderful things – berries, squashes, mushrooms, game and pies. Hot topic at the moment is the Crown Prince Pumpkin. … Continued

Say hello to Lianne…

Introducing the new General Manager of The Swan, Salford –  Lianne Sargent… What was your first job in the industry? Glass collector, age 5 in my Dad’s pub! Why did you get into the hospitality industry? Both my parents ran pubs so you could say I was born into it. My Mum, brother and I lived above … Continued

Live Life on The Veg

Over the last 12 months, we’ve really seen a spike in interest in a more plant-based diet. So much so, more and more of our pubs are hosting vegetarian and vegan nights, and our teams attending inspiration days with friends from Mildreds. The High Field’s weekly veggie night has proven popular, and blogger Word in … Continued