The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


Top Tips for Christmas Success

Christmas Day is hectic, but if you do the prep, it will be a breeze. Prep the night before, with a glass of wine in one hand and a potato peeler in the other . Champion the old hospitality saying of “mis en place saves your a**”. All veggies can be prepared in advance. Use outside … Continued

Bigger Peach Promise 2 – We Feed our Guests Well

We’re proud to have been featured in a recent Case Study with our supplier Rubies in The Rubble. The full article can be found here. In October, we launched Rubies sustainable tomato ketchup into our pubs. Rubies in the Rubble believe that food should be valued as a precious resource, and that is  why their products are … Continued

Bigger Peach Promise 7 – We support our community and charity

Our pubs are at the centre of their communities, and we actively encourage our team to be involved in the community, donating to local projects, offering our spaces to community groups and and engaging in charity work. Each year the Bigger Peach Team choose key areas to focus. Over the years we endeavour to make … Continued

What will Britain be without its pubs?

Novelist, and co-founder, Jo Eames, shares her views on what Britain will be without its pubs, and was this week featured in Financial Times. Read the full article below or over on FT here. Samuel Johnson defined “hospitality” as “the practice of entertaining strangers”. At a coaching inn near Chipping Norton he remarked to his … Continued

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

Our Bigger Peach Promise 6 – We support good global farmers

Across our menu, when sourcing ingredients from overseas, it’s important we support farmers growing ethically; from speciality coffee, to tea, avocados and chocolate. Making our principles clear to wholesalers, ensures we source well, and results in us paying more when we have to. Working out which global farmers to support is a challenge that never ends. The … Continued

The Pumpkin & Pasta Project

This month our mission to Make Life Peachy, for our guests, team, suppliers and planet, continues. We want to make things better in the local communities we serve. The Pumpkin Project This November our fabulous veg suppliers, Reynolds, will be supplying the pumpkins and our Chef team will be cooking up soup to donate to … Continued

1, 2, 3, now not so easy as A, B, C.

First, we had the Rule of Six and now, we have Tiers 1, 2 and 3 where, depending on what Tier our pubs reside in, tells us the rules we must follow. It is a little confusing, but it’s our job to know the rules to keep our guests feeling confident and safe, leaving you … Continued

Being Flexitarian

I love my industry, and hospitality is in my DNA, along with having a love for great plates of food. Over the years, I’ve eaten in numerous pubs, cafes and restaurants, tried uncountable plates of food in tastings, and always enjoyed cooking at home too. From classic gastronomic dishes (which are now sometimes seen as … Continued