YOUR FAVOURITE PUB IN WITNEY
Peach is a collection of really great pubs, mainly in market towns in the heart of England. Overlooking the expanse of Witney’s beautiful Church Green and loyally supported by the people of Witney. We’re one of the few places in town where you can sit outside on sunny days, eating, drinking and watching the world go by. 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 views of the green whilst enjoying a bite to eat, a cocktail, or a glass of award-winning wine from our drinks list. We welcome children and happily serve smaller portions of any of our dishes. 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!
Joe & The Team
Joseph Conway, General Manager
Born and bred in Witney, Joe is a local lad through and through. Although he did venture to Cardiff Uni to study Audio Engineering, hospitality was Joe’s true calling. He worked in a few bars and pubs in the area before we were lucky enough to have him join us at The Fleece.
The Peach values really resonate with Joe, with his focus also being on serving great quality food and drink with an even better smile.
Joe has always been ambitious. He set a personal goal to be a General Manager by 25, he was pretty close, and rightly so he’s pretty chuffed!
Joe’s parents love Italy, and they holidayed there a lot as a family. This might explain his love of cheese, pasta, and wine! Although a self-confessed workaholic, you’ll find Joe on his days off walking his many sausage dogs.
Simon Cotterell’s passion for food started an early age. His Grandfather was a farmer, so naturally became interested in growing home grown, fresh produce and watched his Grandmother cooking regularly at home. To this day, he has his own allotment and grows his own fruit and veg, getting creative in the kitchen at home as well as at work.
His first taste of hospitality came as a student at Worcester College in Oxford, where he undertook work experience. He instantly knew it was a career for him, and took his first job as a Commis Chef at Quad, Oxford. His natural talent and passion shined through, and Head Chef roles at Gees and The Old Parsonage Hotel, both in Oxford, followed.
Outside of work, Simon is family man – spending time with his Wife and 3 boys, manning his allotment, supporting Man Utd (no one’s perfect) and holidaying down in Cornwall, where he loves getting his hands on freshly caught fish.
We are absolutely thrilled he has chosen us to be our Head Chef, and we know once you have tried his food, you’ll be thrilled too. He bring his love for fresh produce and the best suppliers to create Modern British and top-notch Pub Classics, and is often popping out into the eatery to say hello, so do say hi if you see him.
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.