Peach seals deal for new Leicester gastropub site and embarks upon search for local rising star to develop its exciting new city centre venue

After signing an agreement with local retail property developer Hammerson, to create a new vibrant gastropub called The Almanack in Leicester ‘s city centre, multi awarding-winning pub company Peach has put out a call to action to all local entrepreneurs who are currently looking for their next challenge.  

Peach co-founders, Lee Cash and Hamish Stoddart, today launched their search for a new joint venture partner to develop the business and mirror the success of their first Almanack site located in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, here in Leicester .

“We’re looking for a rising star – someone who wants to be the best in town and work with us to create that place right here at this cracking site in Leicester.” says Peach co-founder Lee Cash.  

“Highcross is a really high spec development which throws the door wide open to a large and vibrant adult leisure scene.  It is a very exciting time to launch a business in a city which is currently undergoing such dramatic redevelopment.

 Highcross has all the right infrastructure including great access and parking, and the support of a really forward-thinking developer keen to bring a proven concept like The Almanack to the area.

“It also ticks all the right boxes for us: a bright modern space in the best part of town, in an environment that’s just waiting for the arrival of a great local place to eat, drink and socialise with friends.  

What’s more, the area offers plenty of scope for all-day dining as well as a first-rate drinking crowd in the evening, so it really is ideal for The Almanack’s proven through the day concept.”

To develop and run the site, Peach is looking for a new joint venture partner to come on board and work with the company as an investor partner.  Pre-requisites for the role will be solid operational experience in a profitable restaurant, hotel or pub environment, along with the drive to create their own successful business with the backing of a business partner.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for someone with a lot of hands-on operational experience and flair to run their own business and – importantly – get a real share in the success they create,” continues Lee.  

“And it won’t stop with the one site; we’re looking for someone who can take on two or three great Peach pubs in time and really build a profitable business as our partner, just like we have done with a number of partners very successfully before.”

With the Leicester site now in the final design stage, Peach will be looking to open in October of this year.  T

he Almanack will focus on great quality seasonal food served throughout the day in relaxed surroundings. It will have an 80-cover restaurant with additional spaces for eating at the bar, as well as a private dining room with its own bar for a further 60, fulfilling a wide range of functions for the people of Leicester .

To find out about becoming the next Peach joint venture partner and the Leicester site, please contact

The company will also be looking for talented people to help run the pub when it opens in the autumn, from chefs to bar and waiting staff.  

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