the Rose & Crown in Warwick
A favourite with the townspeople, who use it variously as a watering-hole, the place for a spot of lunch or a celebration dinner, it has also won national awards. Twice named in the Top Ten UK pubs in the last few years, it was voted Best Pub in the UK in 2004 and celebrated its 10th birthday under our ownership in 2012.
Proud to be members of Shakespeare’s England, the official destination management organisation for Warwickshire.
the peach family
Our aim is to make our pubs great places, full of character, great individual places to eat, drink & sleep; a place for local people, businesses, families & 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.
Our gastro pub in Warwickshire is open every day from 8am for breakfast, with lunch served from noon & hot 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 a special dinner, we promise you a friendly welcome. All day long.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Emma, Leon & the Team
Emma Bissell, General Manager
It was the lure of her local that first got Emma hooked on a career in hospitality, and she’s never looked back. She started out at just 17 at the Granville Country Pub & Restaurant in the lovely village of Barford where she grew up, and went from washing up to managing the place inside five years. She loved looking after regulars and ensuring everyone had a great time. After a short break to try something different, she soon found herself behind the bar again and arrived at ours here in Warwick four years ago, eager to develop her career. And it’s safe to say she has. Feeling immediately at home in the warmth and atmosphere of the pub, she soon made an impression and moved from assistant to manager in just four years. Now the pub’s buzzing. Make sure you come and celebrate her well-deserved promotion soon!
Leon Higham, Head Chef
Becoming a chef was always on the cards for Leon – he was brought up as a butcher’s son and could usually be found helping his dad prepare the different cuts of meat and game he sold. Soon, he left the butcher’s shop for the kitchen and earned his stripes as a chef at Alistair’s Bistro in Leamington. He loved the pace of the kitchen and soon he was running it, before heading over to Harrington’s in Kenilworth to feed his passion for cooking great British seasonal food. Four years flew by and after a stint at The Queen and Castle in Kenilworth, Leon landed back in Leamington, where he helped open our sister pub The Star & Garter to rave reviews. Now, after a brilliant couple of years over at another of our lovely pubs The One Elm in Stratford, he’s starring in his own kitchen here in Warwick, so expect great things.
David Cumberlidge, POD Director
David 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’s 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.
Lee Cash, Owner
Before opening the Rose & Crown in 2002, Lee spent five years working for Raymond Blanc. He was GM at the flagship Le Petit Blanc in Brindley Place, Birmingham before setting up his own business in partnership with Hamish Stoddart at the ripe age of 27. In 2012 they won a Catey (the hospitality industry’s Oscars) for Best Pub and Bar Group.
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.