The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


The Peach Lifers

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. So much so, many have been with us for over 10 years –  the Peach lifers! We caught up with some of them recently to share their highlights.  Felicity Newsome … Continued

A beautifully small family-run distillery

We’re very strong on our ethos and even though it might cost us more, to always serve the good stuff is  a value we always stay true to. Karl and Lindsay Bond started distilling in their garage in 2014, as with Lindsay being coeliac, home brewing beer just wasn’t possible. Supermarket own vodka mixed with … Continued

Lobster worth paying for…

On arriving at the sleepy harbour town of Brixham, it only took a quick glance out to the coast to notice just how busy this little fishing port is. Home to one of the largest fishing ports in the UK, we are honoured to work so closely with the fishermen, enabling us to source sustainably, … Continued

An award-winning pub company

Ever since the very start when we opened The Rose & Crown, we’ve been striving to be the best in the industry, and over the last 16 years, our awards and accolades have been a huge recognition of what we’ve achieved. In 2006, The Fishes won Pub Roast of the Year in the Pub Chef … Continued

Drink up this Summer

Our drinks list is developed by a team of real enthusiasts, and changes twice a year. Our team of drinkies (like foodies, but source great quality drinks instead!), not only look at trends in the market, but also at data around what our guests are drinking, to develop a list that’s exciting and meets demand. … Continued

The sugar tax, and our choice of softs

We believe in serving the good stuff every day, from our Aubrey Allen steaks with the Royal Warrant stamp of approval, to our award-winning line up of wine and spirits on the bar. If you’re driving, expecting or just not a drinker, we have a great range of softs for you to. To help tackle … Continued

Break up your Easter

Birmingham, Bedford, Warwick, Witney or Cranleigh – a stay with us in one of our lovely rooms is the perfect plan for the Easter weekend. All in great locations, our rooms come with the added bonus of having a pub just downstairs.  Whether it’s a weekend away for the two, or a mini break for … Continued

Our Warwickshire chef reaches national heats of top culinary challenge

Dan Jeffs, one of our young Warwickshire chefs has reached the national heats of the Nestlé Professional Toque D’Or, one of the country’s most influential training and development initiatives, and will be going on to represent the Midlands in this year’s competition. Dividing his time between The One Elm in Stratford-upon-Avon and The Star & Garter … Continued

We did it – The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for!

Following an exciting night at the awards last Friday 23rd February, we’re excited to announce we’ve risen to number 43 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies list 2018. We rose up the list in the annual rankings of the best of Britain’s employers, achieving a Star accreditation, a year after joining the list for … Continued

A new way to drink whisky

For many, the thought of adding anything other than a couple of drops of water to single malt is sacrilege. Luckily, the new generation of scotch lovers understand that not only can whisky be enjoyed straight, but some single malts work wonderfully when mixed. One serve that has caught the imagination of bartenders, because of … Continued