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Fox & Grapes

(formerly Peggers)

21 Southwell Road
Nottingham: Central

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - Midnight
SaturdayNoon - Midnight
SundayNoon - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sun No Service

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. Capacity of 200. A high ceiling and large windows give the front part of the building a very airy feel whilst the plain wooden floor creates a crisp neatness to the decor. The old Banks's "Peggers" pub sign hangs above the elongated S-shaped bar and serving area. 7 hand-pulled ales and ciders, 3 from Castle Rock with another 7 craft beer pumps. Participates 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. Occasional live music has included cricketer Graeme Swann's band "Dr. Comfort & the Lurid Revelations". Used for meetings of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

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 ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

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

Changing ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    3 on handpull.

  • CamraVoucherScheme CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • 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.

  • Garden 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.

  • 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
  • <Metro Close to Metro

Nearby Bus Routes (20m)

NCT: 24-27; 43

Nearby Station (940m)


Nearby Metro (550m)

Lace Market

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Fox & Grapes

21 Southwell Road
Nottingham: Central

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Disabled Access
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Live Music
  • Newspapers
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro

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