The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


Winter Stars

Going out to the pub is a special occasion now. So we wanted to make sure our cocktail list celebrates being “out out” this winter with some real treats. Back in early March, in our ongoing search for sustainable drinks we tasted an incredible rum flavoured with dried banana peels, Discarded, that would otherwise have … Continued

A personal tour with Creative Director, Jo Eames

Jo Eames, our Creative Director and chief wine buyer, takes us on a personal tour of Peach Pubs as we celebrate 15 years of Making Life Peachy. Favourite Peach building: It’s got to be the quirky old Duke of Wellington in East Horsley. I really love pubs with character and this one has got it … Continued

Ten Steps To Sunday Best

There are lots of recipes for cooking the perfect Sunday roast, but even the best involve hours of shopping, cooking and washing-up. That’s why we think our recipe tops the lot.   Ingredients 1. Top quality beef, lamb or pork from Aubrey Allen, butchers to HM The Queen 2. Crisp and golden (but not too brown) … Continued

Mano A Mano

If I had to drink wine from one country for the rest of my life that country would be Italy. No question. I would never be bored and rarely disappointed. From the racy mountain whites of Alto Adige in the north to the complex reds grown on the volcanic soils of Mount Etna in Sicily … Continued

Americano & Filter – Style over Substance?

Coffee is a fashion victim. Time was, you wanted a cup of coffee in a restaurant or good food pub, you ordered a coffee. It came, fresh from the filter if you were lucky (stewed on a diabolical hot-plate if you weren’t). You added milk and sugar to taste and drank it. Then came the … Continued

The Rise & Rise of The Flat White

My name is Jo. And I am an addict. After nearly thirty years on the wagon I have fallen into the clutches of a dangerous new legal high – the Flat White. Its origins are hotly disputed. Did it first appear in Aukland or Melbourne? Maybe the Cricket World Cup should be burned and its … Continued

Ten Food & Wine Pairings To See You Through Life

Of all the things in life there are to be frightened of, wine (and what to eat with wine) should not be on the list. Food and wine are two of our greatest pleasures and greatest comforts. So eat what you fancy, drink what you like – and if you want a simple guide to … Continued