Book a table Gastro Pub in North Hinksey - The Fishes

JOIN US JUST A STEP AWAY FROM OXFORD

Peach is a collection of really great pubs, mainly in market towns in the heart of England. The Fishes is an imposing Victorian building set in acres of wooded grounds leading down to the banks of Seacourt Stream. 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 from the deck 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!

Ben & The Fishes Team


Ben Reed, General Manager

At 18, while studying Sport at Bedford Uni and playing rugby to a high level for Bedford Athletics, Ben needed to pay the bills so got a job behind the bar at The Embankment, and immediately realised hospitality was in his blood. 

He spent the next three years working tirelessly to learn as much as he could, progressing to Assistant Manager, and placing a bet with his Manager that he’d be running his own Peach Pub by 25. 

Everyone quickly recognised Ben’s tenacity and with Perfectly Peachy DNA, he spent the next few years helping to relaunch and open several pubs including The Duke of Wellington In Surrey, The Bear & Ragged Staff in Cumnor, Oxford and most recently our newly-refurbished Brookmans in Hatfield, before he took on the reins as General Manager at The One Elm – and at 24, he’s smashed his wager! He joins The Fishes with bags of Peachiness.


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: