Nottingham ‘Pretty Windows Murder’ pub on course for new tenants

A historic Nottingham pub is set to be given a lease of life and revert back to its original name.

A licence application by the Beer Consortium has been submitted to Nottingham County Council for the former Peggers pub on Southwell Road on the edge of Sneinton Market.

If it is granted, the pub will revert back to its former name, the Fox & Grapes when it opens after being closed for more than 10 years.

The building, which is 185 years old, was scene to the infamous ‘Pretty Windows Murder’ in 1963 when landlord George Wilson was stabbed 14 times outside the pub. The name came from the intricate design of the pub’s windows.

Last year property firm Carlton Street Trading Company bought the former pub. The company also owns The Bentinck Hotel, the Rough Trade Building and the premises of Annie’s Burger Shack.

The Beer Consortium is an EIS (Enterprise Investment Scheme) company set up in late 2014, which has links to Castle Rock Brewery in Nottingham.

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