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 April...

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PRS feat. Rick Woolgar

PRS is driven by drummer Simon Potts, who cites his influences as Buddy Rich, Art Blakey & Max Roach to name a few…

Dickie Baker 3

Dickie Baker (keys), Steve Rodda (guitar) and Mat Short (bass guitar) play jazz standards at The Bees Knees in Laneham…

PRS feat. Jeanie Barton

After years as a principal in the National Youth Music Theatre, Jeanie Barton studied jazz harmony at Morley College in London as well as improvisation with BBC Jazz award winner Anita Wardell.

PRS

PRS is driven by drummer Simon Potts, who cites his influences as Buddy Rich, Art Blakey & Max Roach to name a few…

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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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TOWNLEY SPECIAL PANINI

Inspired by regular customer Nick Townley and his insatiable desire to invent new paninis!

OUR FOOD MENU →

Check our menu for lite bites, lunches and of course, Mum’s home-made cakes

OUR FOOD MENU

Stray's Bookshop

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

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