Peggers, The Fox and Grapes, The Pretty Windows. Whatever you called it, there’s no doubt that the distinctive old pub on the edge of Sneinton Market gained legendary status – and something of a dubious reputation – down the years.
And now Castle Rock has confirmed it’s to reopen Peggers as its latest pub in the next couple of months.
The building has lain derelict for a number of years, but it’s undergoing a refurb inside and by the looks of things, it’ll retain most of its original features.
Peggers – then known as the Fox and Grapes – used to have a special licence to open early in the morning, serving the traders from the Sneinton Wholesale Market. The 9am pint soon gained popularity with others who’d yet to do their days work. The pub also has a dark history; in 1963 the landlord was stabbed 13 times in what became known as the Pretty Windows murder, so called because of the pub’s decorative glazing. To this day, it’s still unsolved.
So there’s plenty of heritage behind this building, and at NottsNight we hope that Castle Rock finds plenty of excuses to incorporate this into the new Peggers. It’s already got good form in this department – the News House on Canal Street contains loads of memorabilia from the Nottingham Post and BBC Radio Nottingham.