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The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


Sloe Gin – first attempt!

As a gin enthusiast, and lover of all things ‘homemade’ I decided 2017 would be the year to make my first batch of Sloe Gin. Following a lot of research (and sifting through articles and articles of contradictory myths) I settled upon the Sipsmith way. Myth number one – you need to wait until the … Continued

Doing our bit for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Last Friday morning was unusually busy for The Almanack and The Richard Onslow. Both pubs were joined by our friends from Union Hand-Roasted, and they opened the doors to bakers and coffee connoisseurs alike, for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Union offered cupping sessions of their varieties, starting with advice on how to smell, followed … Continued

The perfect tipple – 8 Summer Wines to wet your whistle

Our wine buyer Jo Eames has come up trumps yet again with this seasons wine list. So, here are a few that are guaranteed to please, and what we think would make really good pairings. 1. U San Muletto Vermentino Chardonnay (France) Hailing from the warm hills of Corsica, this fabulous blend of Vermentino and … Continued

PeachFest 2016 – Born in the USA!

Wow! This year saw the 15th PeachFest, who’d have thought ten years ago we would be gathering a collection of Peachy people from 17 pubs and a boutique hotel in our 15th edition? This year we partied on the day of American independence, so our theme was rather set out for us, with all of … Continued

Sweet dreams are made of cheese

Who am I to diss a Brie. We serve the good stuff. Always. And our Cheese is no exception. I recently took a trip to see the guys at Harvey and Brockless, and get a glimpse of just why they are our only choice, when it comes to all things Cheesey. These guys know their stuff. … Continued

Move over Pimm’s, there is a new drink in town

We all love gin, we don’t know when we started to all love gin, but we do. It is a deep love which is only getting stronger, what with all the interesting flavours that keep hitting our taste buds, it doesn’t look like that love will dissipate anytime soon. Those clever chaps at Sipsmith had already … Continued

Did someone say Cotswold Gin!?

Renowned and loved for its beautiful and tranquil countryside, as well as the historic honey-colour limestone villages, the Cotswolds is an area much loved across the world. More recently we associate it with the gorgeous Aidan Turner from Poldark, equally as beautiful as the countryside and quaint cottages, even if it’s a slightly different kind of beautiful! Although we … Continued