Lizzie and I welcome you to Newark Jazz – part of Stray’s Coffee – a family-owned and run coffee bar, eatery and music venue.

This website is designed to showcase our Saturday Jazz sessions so that you can pick your chosen event. Currently our jazz is FREE, which means seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

However, if you want to guarantee a seat, you can reserve a table for a non-refundable fee of £10 for any gig. That secures the table for you and up to an additional 3 people for the duration of the gig – or take your chances on the day!

Either way, the team at Stray’s and the musicians alike, look forward to serving you the best coffee, cake and jazz in Newark…



Mat Short – co-owner, barista and work-in-progress bassist

more than jazz…

This website is about Stray’s jazz, but did you know we’ve been making the best coffee in Newark since we opened our doors back in 2003?

Made from our specific blend of 4 different beans, our espresso is the start of something wonderful. Whether you like the simplicity of an Americano or the smooth hit of our signature Mellow Mat latte, at Stray’s our aim is to make the best coffee you’ll have today.

So why not enhance your jazz experience with a superb coffee and piece of Mum’s home-made cake? Or better still, make an afternoon of it and order some lunch – our house burger is to die for…

See our full menu over on the main Stray’s Coffee website →


Please send us your questions, comments or ideas using the rather boring looking form below. As soon as we get 2 minutes, we’ll respond in a distinctly more interesting manner than this page might initially suggest…

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