We always serve the good stuff. It’s one of our most dearly-held values. We only serve what we want to eat and drink ourselves. For 18 years, we have sought out the very best food and drink suppliers – ones far more used to supplying Michelin-starred restaurants (and HM The Queen) than market town and village pubs. We’re always told we don’t make enough noise about our wonderful ingredients so here goes.
Aubrey is catering butcher to the stars. They have supplied us since 2007 from their base in Coventry. Grass-fed dry-aged prime beef from the British Isles, free-range Blythburgh pork from Jimmy Butler, Cornish lamb and free-range chicken are all the very best quality available in Britain. As a result, we pay more for our meat than most of our competitors – but you can definitely taste the difference – and we know our meat comes directly from farmers who have the highest welfare standards and respect for their animals.
We use three of the best suppliers in the business. Liberty Wines celebrated its 20th birthday in June and has supplied Peach for 10 of these. MD David Gleave is one of the most influential people in the wine trade and Liberty has won many awards at all the big competitions, particularly for its New World and Italian ranges, which are simply the best in the business.
Tanners of Shrewsbury is another independent family business – since 1842. Less well-known outside the Midlands, they have long relationships with many quality producers and also pick up many awards. This year they have won Large Independent Supplier of the year at the International Wine Challenge. Their 16th century cellars in Shrewsbury have to be seen to be believed. We have worked together for 14 years and counting.
Boutinot Wines originated in Stockport as an importer of French wines. Now it makes, as well as sells, wines with domaines in the Rhone Valley, Italy and South Africa. Focused on great drinkability, it has a fantastic range of wines for drinking over the bar.
Pubs make great coffee shops if the quality of the coffee and training are right. We have worked with premium supplier, Union Hand-Roasted, since their early days. Their coffee is superlative and ethically spot-on – they were the first foreign buyers to return to Rwanda after the genocide. They are also fanatical about training our teams and our barista scores are consistently impressive.
Enjoy our Compañero blend in the pub today, roasted in small batches to create a sweet and balanced espresso with notes of chocolate, red apple and treacle.
Our chefs can’t get enough of Salcombe Dairy scoops. They have been making artisan ice cream in South Devon for forty years and are still based on Island Street where all of the ice cream is made. The Ice Cream has won over 60 awards – including 2 Great Taste Top 50 food awards. Salcombe Dairy is the sort of family business which is close to our heart, their values are much like ours as is their ambition for perfection.
More than ever we are sourcing fine British produce, including cheese. Our British cheeses change with the season. This Autumn/Winter choose from; Baron Bigod - an exceptional farmhouse British brie, creamy, oozy and delicious. Blanche - sporting a wrinkly coat, this multi award-winning delicate and creamy cheese has flavours of honeysuckle and herbs. Maida Vale - a buttery, creamy, full of flavour British cheese at its finest. Beauvale - an English version of a Gorgonzola-style blue, soft, creamy, intensively sweet and savory. Rutland Red - matured for six months, it’s crumbly, caramelised, and an absolute winner. Choose your cheese plate selection, all served ripe and ready with Chutney, Apple and Peter’s Yard Crackers.
Peach Pubs proudly serve Belu still and sparkling mineral water. Belu is a social enterprise that give 100% of their profits to the charity WaterAid, to help make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere.
By stocking Belu, Peach pubs alone helped WaterAid to transform 189 lives worldwide with clean water in 2018. That’s over three lives every week! To date, Belu has given WaterAid more than £4 million, enough to transform over 270,000 lives worldwide with clean water.
Having clean running water means women and children no longer spend hours fetching water, people are healthier, cleaner and it gives them the opportunity to focus on studies, livelihoods and time to play.
Peach Pubs and Belu are supporting WaterAid to achieve Global Goal 6, of the UN Sustainable Development Goals ‘Water and sanitation for all’ by 2030. Every time you buy Belu, you’re helping to transform lives worldwide with clean water.
In 2014, founders Ian McCulloch and James Shelbourne met in their local pub (where else?) and discussed the idea of setting up small, local distillery. Taking their inspiration from Scottish whisky distilleries, the two friends started out with a grand vision of making a truly sustainable distillery next to a fresh water source, producing handcrafted, artisan spirits using locally sourced ingredients. We're proud to serve this delicious gin.