YOUR FAVORITE PUB IN STRATFORD
Peach is a collection of really great pubs, mainly in market towns in the heart of England. A stalwart in the Stratford social scene. Nestled with cosy booths, a log fire, atmospheric courtyard and spacious barn. As a quality gastropub, we serve great ingredients and fresh, honest food in relaxed, welcoming surroundings, always with a kind word and a sense of fun. Today we have twenty one pubs in lovely towns and villages, and an undimmed devotion to Making life Peachy. We have always been passionate about giving back and as we’ve developed and grown over the years, our ability and motivation to make the world a little better, a little peachier, has grown with us. The Bigger Peach shows our efforts to improve communities, equality in the workplace, and the future sustainability of our world. Our achievements were recognised in 2022, when we won Best Sustainable Pub Company at the Publican Awards, and we’re also three star accredited by the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
Soak up the sun and atmosphere whilst enjoying a bite to eat, a cocktail, or a glass of award-winning wine from our drinks list. We serve food all day and children are welcome to enjoy smaller portions of any of our dishes. We take huge pride in serving the best ingredients we can find, from ethical producers, freshly prepared by our chefs. We’re dog friendly in our bar and outdoor areas, bring your furry friend and stop by soon. On our bar you’ll find a great range of spirits, beers and softs, so whether you pop in for a drink, a business lunch or a special dinner, we promise you a friendly welcome. Find us here.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Dan & The One Elm Team
James Dawes, Head Chef
James got into catering at 15 and found the kitchen a creative and inspirational place to be. This led him to Stratford-upon-Avon collage as he soon realised a career in the kitchen was where he belonged. Since then, James has worked his way around a few independents, before settling into Peach 7 years ago. Since then he has continued to drive standards in our pubs, moving from The Star & Garter to The Almanack and The Rose & Crown before settling at The One Elm. This has shaped James’ career highlights, some of which include becoming Head Chef at the Almanack and Ultimate Head Chef for Peach. When asked what he loves about Peach, James will tell you he admires what Peach do and enjoys serving the good stuff. James says his promotions and training has allowed him to achieve what he has so far. And when not in his Chef whites, you’ll find James spending quality time with his wife, daughters and the family Springer Spaniel, Bella!
Sarah Robinson, Pod Director
Arriving back in Edgbaston has been like coming home for Sarah. Growing up in Solihull she discovered her passion for food and making sure people had a great time whilst waiting on tables at her local pub The Peacock. Though it didn’t take long to get qualified in leisure marketing at Solihull College nor promoted to assistant manager after only a year. So at just 21 she found herself managing The Falcon at Hatton, a great Warwickshire gastropub and great experience for what was to come. That included opening Bank Birmingham in chic Brindley Place, just as the city’s food scene really started to take off, and a stint at Lovely Pubs running one of their loveliest The Crabmill at Henley in Arden. Soon it was time to run her own and Sarah headed south to take on two, The Hurdles in Droxford and The Bird in Hand in Lovedean in leafy Hampshire, turning both into fantastic foodie destinations. Now she’s happy to be home, and super-excited to be putting Edgbaston on the map.
OUR TIME IN LOCKDOWN
As we entered lockdown, our first concern was everyone’s wellbeing and their ability to support families in such unprecedented times. Peach have been great in helping our team, with access to our hardship fund, zoom quizzes, online DJ sessions and masses of social contact, keeping us all in touch. Some of the pubs helped with Your Hub, a Social Enterprise to support the local community. From feeding homeless, to Youth support centres, NHS call centres, hospitals and care homes.
See more of what the Peach team have been up to below: