YOUR FAVOURITE PUB IN LEAMINGTON SPA
Peach is a collection of really great pubs, mainly in market towns in the heart of England. The Star & Garter is just a few moments away from beautiful shopping streets of Leamington Spa and only a short distance from the glorious town of Warwick. 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 atmosphere and beautiful balcony views 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!
Sian & the team
Sian Brennan, General Manager
Sian hails from a lovely town called Kinsale in Co. Cork Ireland. Bursting with beautiful pubs and restaurants, also known as one of the Gourmet Food Capitals of Ireland. Understandably, this is where her love affair for hosting, good food and having a great time came from.
At 15 Sian began working in one of the local restaurants in Kinsale, she then went on to work in Jacobs on the Mall in Cork City. Jacobs is where she really learnt about food, wine and great service. It is now one of her most cherished memories of hospitality.
But the true highlight of her career has been working and progressing throughout Peach. What started out as a couple of hours at The Star to get out of the house after having her son Finn, has now turned into her leading the team here. We’re so proud of Sian and what she has achieved during her time here.
Coming from a family of keen foodies, Sian learnt most of her cooking skills from her Mum, known for being good at cooking the classics, like her ‘unreal’ Lasagne and Fish Pie. Sian’s dad is more of a baker, never having a bought loaf of bread, as they count on him to always have a fresh loaf on the go!
A lover of fashion and shopping, on her days off you’ll find Sian searching for the next thing in fashion. That, or daydreaming of being cast in Chicago in the West End…
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.