The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


Supplier Spotlight – Reynolds

We’re supplier proud to serve fresh fruit and veg from the only remaining national family-run greengrocer Reynolds. So who are Reynolds In 1945, William Reynolds set up a fruit and veg stall at the Ridley Road Market in Hackney, London. William’s ambition was to supply his customers with the very best fresh produce, an ambition that … 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

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

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

Designing menus is like a game of food Tetris

Designing menus that are on-trend and work for the pubs, is a delicate balance between listening to what our guests want, whilst also offering choice, and dishes they might not have thought they wanted to begin with. Each menu offers all the old favourites, plus new and exciting dishes, a good choice of steaks, fish … Continued

Hertfordshire Pub Manager Wins Top Industry Award

We only went and won an Acorn! Terri Dell, 27, General Manager of Brookmans in Brookmans Park has earned a place in the hospitality hall of fame by winning an Acorn Award, a top accolade which recognises the industry’s rising stars.  Terri was presented with the award at a special ceremony on Monday 17th June … Continued

A South African Adventure

If one of your bosses emailed to ask if you would like to spend five days in South Africa with a group of awesome Peaches & representatives from our wine suppliers Boutinot, tasting wine and eating all manner of deliciousness, how long do you think it would take you to reply? With me it was … Continued

What It Means To Go Green

We like green things at Peach and thankfully there are many other businesses out there who do too. Here’s our top three mantras to making the planet’s life a little peachier: Say no to food waste The number 1 culprit in the hospitality industry.  A total of 3,415,000 tonnes of waste is disposed of in … Continued

My day in cups of tea

Tash Whitmill talks us through her day as Design Manager at Peach in cups of tea Tell us about the first cuppa of the day. It depends which day!  Monday, Tuesday we are talking hot water and lemon followed by a green sludgy smoothie.  Towards the end of the week it goes to breakfast tea … Continued