Forthcoming Friday Night
Tapas & Jazz events…
Authentic Spanish Tapas and ‘small’ jazz duos playing ‘live’ in an intimate setting…
Our next Friday Night Tapas & Jazz starts in:
Double Take (RESIDENCY) Tapas & Jazz
Jez Matthews & Hannah Taylor – Tapas & Jazz
Wendy Kirkland Duo – Tapas & Jazz
Stray’s is a family-owned and run business in the heart of historic Newark on Trent.
Originally a pet and grain store, Stray’s has been a well-known site in Newark for a long time. Now, it houses one of the busiest and most highly regarded businesses in town.
Our ethos is to provide top quality food and drink at fair prices. We are passionate about coffee, good food and great jazz. We’re partial to a good read too.
With enough seating to look after over 100 people, Stray’s is a small business at heart but we are constantly on the move. 2013 saw the end of the first year in our newly refurbished premises, when we purchased our final building, No.16 Middlegate.
Our unique coffee bar, eatery, jazz haven & bookshop rambles across no’s 16-20 Middlegate and round the corner into the cottages along Boar Lane.
What makes Stray’s different?
Why skimp when you can soar?
We grind our decaf from beans…
Some ‘establishments’ use pre-ground decaf coffee because it’s easier and cheaper – it also tastes dire.
We buy decaf beans and grind them in a separate grinder as we need it.
So when you buy your decaf coffee, don’t worry – we haven’t made a mistake and given you our regular feisty brew – it’s just hard to tell the difference ‘cos our decaf’s sooooooo good!
You can’t fake quality...
We use fresh, local produce…
When you order a sandwich, it’s made using fresh ingredients. Like our lean, topside of beef. Delivered every day and roasted, before going into our gourmet beef and horseradish sandwich, made with bread delivered daily too, by the way…
Ok, so you might think it’s just a sandwich, but why should you pay for something you could make at home?
Don’t settle for less
We never use re-heated milk.
Every Latte, Cappuccino, Hot Chocolate or Macchiato is made with freshly poured, freshly steamed milk. None of this re-heating old milk malarkey like you see in some coffee shops.
Anything else just wouldn’t be Stray’s…
Speaking from experience...
The owners of Stray’s work in the business…
We don’t mean sitting at a desk crunching numbers (chance would be a fine thing!)
No, Liz and I are in the servery making food and coffee respectively, on a daily basis – driving from the front, meeting and dealing with our customers and getting in the trenches with our team!
Notice the jazz playing at Stray’s?
We’re actually into Jazz (co-owner Mat even has a play with some of the bands on his days off) and with over 70 ‘live’ music events in 2015, we’re putting our money where our mouth is!