the Old mill in berkhamsted
The Old Mill is in a great location beside the Grand Union Canal in Berkhamsted. Its old mill-race thunders (or trickles, according to the season) over a weir and through the secret courtyard off the bar and the building retains the character of its Georgian & Victorian origins.
The Old Mill remains a real pub, where you’re just as welcome to enjoy a decent pint of bitter at the bar or deli board as a fine three course meal.
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.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
BEN PAUL, PARTNER
We’re saying hello to our new partner, Ben. He’s spent the last couple of years as our general manager, after spending five happy years in Woburn where he ran our lovely sister pub The Black Horse, the pride of the village. Highlights for him were undoubtedly helping them win best pub in the Milton Keynes Food & Leisure Awards two years on the trot as well as throwing a birthday bash to remember when the pub turned ten last year. Not to mention the many great friends he made locally. Now, with a fresh challenge in his sights, he can’t wait to get to know you too and share his own brand of great friendly hospitality with everyone here. Make sure you come and say hi and have a drink with him soon.
MICHAEL GARCIA, HEAD CHEF
It was fending for himself while his parents were at work that made Michael a chef. He soon got bored with reheating dishes in the microwave and started to create his own, loving the idea that others might love his creations too. Earning his whites at Westminster College in London, he cooked first for VIPs and royalty like The Queen at The Caledonian Club in smart Belgravia. He also won London Club Chef of the Year in 2012, becoming head chef a short while later. After a stint at the Savoro Restaurant in leafy Hadley Wood, Michael moved to The Mandeville and helped this stylish London bolthole gain its first Rosette, developing a real passion for great British dishes. His delicious creations were much enjoyed too at The Prince George, a classic British gastropub nearer to home in Hertfordshire, and Michael soon felt at home in its relaxed surroundings. So much so, he decided pubs were his future and made a bee-line for ours. We’re delighted to have him here. His food’s already going down a treat. Come and try it soon.
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.