the ALMANACK in kenilworth
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.
Since then we have added pubs ancient and modern, neighbourhood locals and country destinations, simple bedrooms and a chic boutique hotel, cocktails, grand gins and ever-improving coffee. Today we have twenty pubs in lovely towns and villages – and an undimmed devotion to Making life Peachy. We 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.
The Almanack is a modern British gastropub in the heart of Kenilworth, between Abbey Fields & the High Street. We serve high quality fresh seasonal food & great beers, wines & spirits all at pub prices. Open all day, seven days a week, serving breakfast, coffee & cake, lunch, drinks & dinner, we aim to be Kenilworth’s favourite “local”.
Open every day from 8am for breakfast. Whether you drop in for a coffee, a pint, a business lunch, to work on your laptop with free Wi-Fi in comfortable friendly surroundings, or for dinner with friends we promise you a hospitable welcome. We take huge pride in serving the best ingredients we can find, from ethical producers, freshly prepared by our chefs.
The Almanack sits at the top of the High Street in Kenilworth on The Square at Abbey End. Leave the A46 at signs for Kenilworth Castle and you will be led to the High Street. We are at the top on the right in a modern stylish building opposite the Holiday Inn. There is a pay and display car park situated behind the pub.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Ania & the team
Food and Drink
We always serve the good stuff. It’s one of our most dearly-held values. We only serve what we want to eat and drink ourselves. Our Head Chef and his skilled brigade devise our seasonal menus and our specials change daily. As well as celebrating our increasingly-vibrant British food culture, the focus on seasonal ingredients means we buy the best stuff when it’s at the best price. This way we keep prices sensible even though we’re buying top-quality ingredients.
All our meat is British and of the highest quality, from Aubrey Allen; an eighty year-old Warwickshire butcher suppling many of Britain’s finest restaurants as well as holding The Queen’s Royal Warrant. Our steaks are from Britain’s finest (increasingly rare) beef herds, 28-day dry-aged for stupendous flavour. Our Cotswold White chickens are free-range, as are our eggs and pork. Our lamb is Cornish. Our fish is native where possible, and we follow the ever-changing advice on sustainability.
We don’t have a children’s menu, because we think they should eat food that’s as good as yours. Our chefs are happy to make smaller portions or simplified versions of anything on our menu.
We love being a real pub as well as a great Gastropub. With Continental beers and lagers including Peroni and Estrella, and we are serious about our spirits too. Tanqueray Gin and Ketel One Vodka are our current favourites for pouring. Or try the range of premium gins, vodkas and aperitifs from our drinks list.
Our wine is chosen by Jo Eames, co-owner of Peach, from three multi award-winning suppliers, Tanners, Liberty Wines & Boutinot. Each has its own specialities, allowing us to pack our list with a great range of top-quality and interesting wines. Let us help you choose something delicious to match your mood or your food.
Ania Juskiewicz, General Manager
Born in a little mountain village in Poland, who knew Ania would eventually land at The Almanack, but lucky for us, she has! When she was young, Ania wanted to grow up to be Batman, or a teacher, but after studying politics and history, she quickly realised her life was not meant for books. She ended up in the UK working as a waitress in Woburn to improve her English.
Her love of travel took her to Australia and Asia, where she worked for seven years as Openings Manager for Luke Mangan and Company, where she gained the invaluable experience that makes her the fantastic operator she is today.
After plenty of adventure, she started to miss her friends and returned to the UK in 2015. She joined The Almanack as Deputy Manager, working her way up to General Manager. We’re charmed by her Polish/Welsh/English accent, and find ourselves laughing a lot in her company, as I’m sure everyone knows. Ania knows her stuff, but it’s her sense of warmth and fun that makes her such an incredible host and The Almanack, the best place to go in town!
Hayley Reid, Head Chef
Hayley is a true local – growing up in Leamington Spa before moving to Coventry, where she’s called home for the last seven years. Leaving school at 16, she went straight into the world of catering, and whilst being in a kitchen is a far cry from her childhood ambition to be designer, the creativity of her specials sure shows her skill!
Growing up cooking with her Grandma, from an early age Hayley enjoyed cooking for her family, making sure there was always something great to eat for dinner. Before Peach, she worked in several small pubs, perfecting her trade, then joining The Almanack as a Breakfast Chef in 2012. As a new Mum, the hours were perfect, and kept her passion for cooking fresh food alive. Working with great Head Chefs over her time in Peach has taught her many skills, and given her the belief in herself to succeed.
If it’s Summer, and she’s not working, you’ll find Hayley in Cornwall, where she visits almost every year. Her favourite spot is Cadgwith, enjoying the daily catch on a BBQ on the beach with the local fishermen. She doesn’t enjoy getting on a plane – her only experience was when she jumped out of one! Any other down time is spent with the family – of whom two can also be found working in The Almanack from time to time – or eating out and trying new food. It’s a great pleasure to have Hayley at the helm of the kitchen at long last!
David Cumberlidge, POD Director
David used to start his day serving breakfast at the small hotel his parents owned in Banbury, though a hotelier’s life certainly wasn’t for him. Leaving school at 17, he packed his bags for Barcelona and spent a year working at The Palace and McCarthy’s Irish bars in the city then headed for Ireland. Hotel Kilkenny was his next home for a year and David went back to school to earn his bartender stripes, before making for Newbury to help out a mate. Landing a job at The Yew Tree Inn at Highclere marked the start of an amazing journey with Marco Pierre White, and David worked shoulder to shoulder with the great man opening hotels and new pubs alike. As the empire grew, so did David’s talents and after five short years he was overseeing operations and running Marco’s Wheeler’s of St James’s group which included his gorgeous country pub collection. After eight years with Marco the decision was made to put all his talents to great use here in our pubs and the little Peach outpost he plans to create one day in Wiltshire.