The One Elm – Stratford Upon Avon

The One Elm was the second pub in the Peach Pubs’ stable. It has long been a stalwart in the Stratford social scene. Our latest refurbishment has added cosy booths and a new log fire up in the Loft and re-paved the courtyard, so it’s the perfect spot to eat, drink and catch up with friends at any time of the year. 

Pride of Stratford Awards


We are very proud to announce that in February 2016 we won the Customer Care Award for the Pride of Stratford Awards for the fourth year in a row! To read more about this please click here.

Proud to be members of Shakespeare’s England, the official destination management organisation for Warwickshire.


The Peach Family

Owned by award-winning independent pub group, Peach since 2003, we may look small, but there is more to the pub than meets the eye.  Our aim is to make our pubs great places, full of character, great individual places to eat, drink and sleep; a place for local people, businesses, families and tourists to meet and call their own. Every pub is unique, individually designed to suit their town or village, and respecting each pub’s history.

Peach is not a chain, it’s a group of like-minded enthusiasts. If you like one of our places, you’re almost bound to like the others. Click here to find them!

We will never be the biggest pub company; we’re out for perfection on a small scale, fuelled by passion for good food and drink and a keen interest in protecting the environment.

We are open every day with food available all day. We take huge pride in serving the best ingredients we can find, from ethical producers, freshly prepared by our chefs. Whether you pop in for a pint, a business lunch or dinner, we promise you a friendly welcome. All day long.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Mat & the team


Ben Reed, Landlord

At 18, while studying Sport at Bedford Uni and playing rugby to a high level for Bedford Athletics, Ben needed to pay the bills so got a job behind the bar at The Embankment, and immediately realised hospitality was in his blood. 

He spent the next three years working tirelessly to learn as much as he could, progressing to Assistant Manager, and placing a bet with his Manager that he’d be running his own Peach Pub by 25. 

Everyone quickly recognised Ben’s tenacity and with Perfectly Peachy DNA, he spent the next few years helping to relaunch and open several pubs including The Duke of Wellington In Surrey, The Bear & Ragged Staff in Cumnor, Oxford and most recently our newly-refurbished Brookmans inHatfield, before he agreed take the reins as General Manager at The One Elm – and at 24, he’s smashed his wager! 

Pop in for a drink for some cheeky banter from one of the most dedicated managers you’ll meet. 

David Cumberlidge, POD Director

david-cumberlidgeDavid used to start his day serving breakfast at the small hotel his parents owned in Banbury, though a hotelier’s life certainly wasn’t for him. Leaving school at 17, he packed his bags for Barcelona and spent a year working at The Palace and McCarthy’s Irish bars in the city then headed for Ireland. Hotel Kilkenny was his next home for a year and David went back to school to earn his bartender stripes, before making for Newbury to help out a mate.  Landing a job at The Yew Tree Inn at Highclere marked the start of an amazing journey with Marco Pierre White, and David worked shoulder to shoulder with the great man opening hotels and new pubs alike.  As the empire grew, so did David’s talents and after five short years he was overseeing operations and running Marco’s Wheeler’s of St James’ group which included his gorgeous country pub collection. After eight years with Marco the decision was made to put all his talents to great use here in our pubs and the little Peach outpost he plans to create one day in Wiltshire.

The Peach Foundation

The Peach Foundation is a grant giving organisation, we work with Local Heroes promoting and supporting projects that make a real difference to the communities we live and work in. Each menu includes a chosen dish which supports the Peach Foundation, for each dish sold, 25p will be donated. This raises approximately £1000 per year. Our focus is to support local individuals who are passionately promoting and living our values in one or more of these areas:

Food Provenance – happy animals/tasty fruit and vegetables
Healthy Eating – promoting better health in the community
Sports Education – promoting and/or providing local sports facilitates for all
Planetary Hero – saving our planet one small step at a time
To find out more, click here.