PEACH AND OUR PUB
Peach is a collection of really great pubs, mainly in market towns in the heart of England. We serve good quality, fresh, honest food in relaxed, welcoming environments. Always with a kind word and a sense of fun. 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.
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, voted Best Pub in the UK in 2004 and celebrated its 15th birthday under our ownership in September 2017. We also won Britain’s Best Brigade in 2017.
Whether you pop in for a pint, a business lunch or a special dinner, we promise you a friendly welcome. All day long.
Exiting the M40 at Junction 15 and following signs to Warwick, we are just up the hill past the castle car park entrance. Turn left into Bowling Green Street and then first right, follow the road until you see WH Smith. Bear right The Rose & Crown is to your left in Market Square.
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We look forward to seeing you soon!
Tash & The Rose & Crown Team
Darren’s Chef career started at the tender age of 16, working at his local rugby club in Banbury, where he went on to study catering at college. After various stints in pubs and hotels in Oxfordshire, sunnier climates beckoned, and he found himself working for Celebrity Chef Matt Moran in his fine dining restaurant in Sydney for a few years.
On returning to the UK, he earned his volume stripes as a Senior CDP Chef de Partie at the well respected, relentlessly busy Bank Restaurant in Birmingham.
When we met Darren, we didn’t have a pub for him, but there was no way we were letting a talent like his slip through our fingers. He supported our Warwickshire pubs before taking on Head Chef role at The Rose and Crown in 2018.
Darren’s love of braising and creating delicious deep and tasty sauces make Autumn and Winter his favourite seasons, so if you’re a fan of the slow and low, pop in soon. When not at the pub, he’s a dedicated family man, and they sure are lucky to have him cooking the evening meal – not a turkey twizzler in sight.
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: