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YOUR FAVOURITE LOCAL IN THE SURREY HILLS

Peach is a collection of really great pubs, mainly in market towns in the heart of England. The Drummond at Albury is a classic English village inn, in the Surrey Hills. 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, atmosphere and beautiful aesthetic 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, or ask to see our children’s menu. 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 Drummond Team

 

 

 


Dan Arrow, General Manager

Born and bred in Guildford, Dan now lives in Cranleigh with his wife Megan. A huge fan of the Surrey Hills, he could never move away.

His love for food came from his mother and grandmother. Dan loved nothing more than going round to his Nan and Grandads in Bramley to enjoy his Nans famous chicken casserole at the weekend! His mother is known for cooking the most incredible cakes and puddings, Dan would always be there watching, ready to lick the spoon once all the ingredients were mixed together.

At 18, Dan’s love affair with the hospitality industry had been ignited. Quitting college, and starting work full time at a local pub, he then started a modern apprenticeship at Guildford College in classical French food preparation and cooking.

Dan’s greatest teacher is David Gough. Working together for many years David taught him an acute eye for detail and that having a great team around you is key to success. Now a great friend, David is sure to become a regular at The Drummond!

An avid sports fan on his days off you’ll find Dan down the golf club, on a hilly walk or planning his next adventure to a foreign land with his wife.

Pop by and meet Dan soon, he’s his happiest when hosting, with great food and great wine, reminiscing of days gone by!


Abi Sims, Head Chef

Born and bred in Farnham, Abi is truly a Surrey girl, taking on her first kitchen role at the tender age of 16. But before deciding on a lifetime in the cheffing world Abi was a keen horse rider, competing in many show jumping and dressage competitions. Even training, teaching and providing horses for The Guildford University Equestrian team.

2008 was the year that Abi fully committed to a career in whites, but not wanting to let go of her love of competitions, she took part in, and won bronze at The Salon Culinaire competition in London. She also won Best Local Menu in the Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards in both 2018 and 2019.

Abi has lived in many places abroad and has a particular love for Spanish flavours. On her days off you’ll find Abi enjoying being the other side of the pass, trying new dishes. Pop in and try her creations soon!


Bevy Berenger, POD Director

Reared in Australia, Bevy continues to be patriotic despite being on this side of the pond for the last 24 years and we quickly learned about his love for family the importance of his friendships and his healthy obsession with all things sporty and outdoor life.

Leaving Australia after several years as a bass player (complete with long hair) he decided to put music on hold and travel the world, falling into Hospitality in the early 90’s in a cocktail bar in Manchester to supplement the plan. Following a couple of years of rock and roll catering style, he studied hospitality at Surrey Uni.

During a hugely successful career, many of the industry heavyweights such as M&B (All Bar One & PCDG) and Whitbread (hub by Premier Inn) have been lucky enough to recruit his expertise and exciting new concepts always sparked his interest. But we were pleased to find out that he’d always kept an eye on Peach and our independent feel, individuality and pace of growth won him over in the end.

Bevy brings that calm Aussie charm you can’t help but relax into and he’s made a huge impact on his pubs and the teams he looks after, which after all, is what we’re all about. Join Bevy for a chat about surf, sun, sea!