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Fox & Grapes

(formerly Peggers)

21 Southwell Road
Nottingham: Central

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 10

About the Pub

Reopened by Castle Rock Brewery under its original name in September 2017, now a smart and modern pub. The former two-room layout has been opened up into a single L-shaped space with two raised areas on either side of the front door. A high ceiling and large windows give the front part of the building a very airy feel whilst the plain wooden floor ceates a crisp neatness to the decor. The old Banks's "Peggers" pub sign hangs above the elongated S-shaped bar and serving area. 8 hand-pulled ales and ciders, 3 from Castle Rock with another 8 craft beer pumps. Artisan foods available. Paticipates in Nottingham CAMRA's seasonal Stout & Porter Stroll, Mild in May and IPA Hop beer trails. The Fox & Grapes champions local produce and serves Sneinton-made Stewarts coffee and Redsmith Gin and offers a discount to local businesses. Popular with home football and ice hockey fans and as a meeting places for events held at the nearby Nottingham Arena. Regular events including tap takeovers (usually last Thursday of the month). Occasional live music has included cricketer Graeme Swann's band "Dr. Comfort & the Lurid Revelations". Food and drink prepared upto 1 hour before closing and available to take away. Monday evenings "Drink-in for Take-out Prices". Used for meetings of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Capacity 200 persons.

Historic Interest

The Fox & Grapes is on Nottingham CAMRA's Local Heritage List. It is also on the Nottingham Civic Society Local Heritage List 2013. Literally a pub in two halves, the front portion facing onto Southwell Street designed by Evans & Son, 1905-06, the Fox & Grapes frontage masks the remains of a mid-19th century building of the same name to the rear, the join best seen from Sneinton Market's Avenue C. For many years, the pub was named Peggers and was run by Banks’s. Reopened by Castle Rock Brewery under its original name in September 2017. Although the local nickname is “Pretty Windows”, nothing appears to remain of any ornate glass which gave rise to such a name. Mid-20th century photos suggest the name may have derived at least partly from the ornate window frame tracery from the Edwardian refit. On the 8th of September 1963, the landlord, ex-miner George Wilson, was brutally stabbed to death a short distance away. The unsolved killing became known as the Pretty Windows Murder [BBC East Midlands News]. The Fox & Grapes is in Nottingham City Council's Sneinton Market Conservation Area. As at November 2017, the Land Registry showed the Freehold for the Fox & Grapes (NT250068) was held by Carlton Street Trading Limited [Reg. No. 8916111]. [Nottingham City Council; St. Ann's Ward / Nottingham East Parliamentary Constituency].

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Castle Rock Elsie Mo
  • Castle Rock Harvest Pale
  • Castle Rock Preservation

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

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Fox & Grapes, Nottingham: Central


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    7 ciders - 3 on handpull and 4 in boxes.

  • CamraVoucherScheme CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    20p pint, 10p half.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Wheelchair access to the pub through the front door on Southwell Road. Wheelchair accessible toilet in the front half of the pub to the left of the bar when entering from Southwell Road.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Artisan Pizza, Jacket Potatoes, Baguettes, etc.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Artisan Pizza, Jacket Potatoes, Baguettes, etc.

  • Garden Pub Garden

    Pavement bench seating.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Until 8pm.

  • Events Events

    Quiz Wednesday evening with charity quiz on 1st Wednesday of the month; Tuesday from 6pm free pint with pizza (T&C apply); "Drink-in for Take-out Prices" on Monday evenings; Regular Tap Takeovers.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Occasional bands.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Outside in the pavement bench seating area.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Fox & Grapes

21 Southwell Road
Nottingham: Central

Sat Nav Reference

52.953626, -1.13769


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
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Nearby Bus Routes (20m)

NCT: 24-27; 43

Nearby Station (940m)


Nearby Metro (550m)

Lace Market

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