YOUR FAVORITE PUB IN EDGBASTON
Peach is a collection of really great pubs, mainly in market towns in the heart of England. We’re very fortunate to benefit from Edgbaston’s finest al fresco dining and drinking spot – even if we do say so ourselves. In 2023, we updated our look, with bright new colours and fabrics in our eatery, orangery and private dining rooms. Modern and stylish, yet still a relaxed, easy-going gastropub, serving 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 in our spacious garden 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!
Paul & the team
Paul Hunter-Finn, General Manager
Born and bred in Good ol’ Brum, Paul grew up in pubs and had a passion for it from the beginning, starting his career in his local pouring pints behind the bar. As a youngster, Paul wanted to join the navy, but after finding out he suffered from sea sickness decided it was probably best to stick to hospitality.
Paul has a wealth of experience behind him managing various pubs, including the heavyweights of Greene King and Daniel Thwaites. From growing businesses, progressing his management team through the ranks, and completing his Masters Degree whilst leading a business, his highlights in the industry are endless. Paul has always been a foodie, with travels to Rome and line-caught fresh lobster cooked on the BBQ in Mauritius taking top spot as his favourites memories.
Joining Peach for the culture, vision and values we represent, we’re so proud to have Paul at the helm of one of our biggest pubs. Outside of work, you’ll find Paul getting lost outdoors with his dogs, Kady and Capone.
Ben Scandrett, Hotel & Events Manager
Ben’s career in hospitality began at the tender age of 15, in a little restaurant called Seasons in Leamington Spa. His original plan was to become a chef, after animal hospital put him off becoming a vet. But after working front of house, he soon realised he loved the chat and social side of being out on the floor.
Ben will always remember his first shift at a Peach Pub, The Star & Garter, and how much fun he had with the team there. 10 years later and he’s still having just as much fun over at their sister pub, The High Field and we’re very lucky to have him!
Ben’s favourite holiday was a family trip to New Zealand, he loved the open space and way of life. He also spent a lot of his childhood around Cornwall, exploring the beaches and caves.
On his days off you’ll find Ben out walking his dogs with his son Alfie. Followed by a home cooked roast of course.
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.