The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


Our Peachy Recipe Cards

Our Peach Chefs have been cooking up a storm at home! Here are their recipe cards; Chef Sam Collins’ Roast Chicken           Chef James Durrant’s Cheese and Bacon Scones           Chef Sam Collins’ Beer Bread           General Manager Lianne’s Banana Bread Muffins   … Continued

When Good Leaders Matter – Making Life Peachy

Written 23rd March 2020 the day we went into lockdown. For any business the last few weeks have been challenging with recommendations and insights changing daily, sometimes hourly. As a pub company we have our own unique set of challenges, the majority of our team cannot work from home and we knew eventually we would … Continued

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

Countdown to Lockdown… Making Life Peachy in a Crisis

Eight weeks ago Coronavirus (COVID-19) seemed like a distant problem in faraway places. We were on the other side of Christmas, taking well-earned breaks after a stonking festive season and planning the year ahead. We were in the midst of our 2020 Making Life Peachy Tour. Our goal is to be Best Gastropub Company On the … Continued

Today’s Lunch

Lunch today is Wild Garlic & Potato Soup. James Durrant, Head Chef of The Thatch, is sharing what he’s cooking at home during this time. Mostly using ingredients he has around the house (wild garlic was a leftover from work treat). Nothing Cheffy, just good home-cooked food. Ingredients 2 x large potatoes 200g x wild … 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

Coronavirus Update (updated 20th March)

20th March Update – To everyone in our community. As we’ve navigated our way through the Corona Crisis, we’ve been doing everything we can to protect the livelihoods of our team and serve our community the best we can. Now along with everyone else, we’ll be temporarily closing our doors, whilst we work through our ideas to … Continued

Shaking up Salt

9-15 March is Salt Awareness Week, an annual campaign aimed at raising awareness about our salt consumption. It’s important everyone takes responsibility for our well-being and health, and crucially, ensure we’re doing our bit to give guests balanced choice across our menus. Recommendations state we should be having no more than 6g of salt a day, but … Continued

Herds for Growth

In 2010, Tarquin and Lippa Wood created the Enonkishu Conservancy, in the Mara, Kenya, to help protect one of Africa’s increasingly fragile ecosystems. To carry on their culture in the Mara, the Maasai landowners need sufficient income, whilst protecting and sustaining the unique wildlife and habitat. Unfortunately, Tourism alone does not provide the income needed, and … Continued