Setting standards in Newark since 2003…

When Stray’s first opened, little did siblings Mat Short & Liz Mack know what they’d started!

The business is built on the mantra that we’ll make you “the best coffee you’ll have today” and we’ve been doing that since 2003.

We’ve become much more than just a coffee bar though, now considered one of Newark’s favourite places to eat, drink and feed your soul with great music.

Jazz at Stray's

We’ve hosted some great artists since 2007, initially with the Newark Jazz Festival, followed by our Tapas and Jazz nights. Our 2019 programme continues with Saturday Jazz Sessions from January to the end of May and then First Friday Sessions from July…




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A great place to eat...

All our food is made on site, fresh, daily by our in-house team. We buy produce from local suppliers and prepare it in our kitchens every day.
So, when you buy lunch at Stray's, you're eating freshly prepared food; supporting local businesses, who pay UK taxes and feeding the local families who in turn are feeding you!

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Stray's Bookshop

Despite the growth of certain online retailers, we're the only independent bookseller in the area...

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