Our Covid Safety Policy

Peggy’s operations to prevent spread of Covid 19

We want to reassure you that we are still taking sensible measures to keep everyone safe, but we have now removed the requirement for our staff to wear facemasks during service. We hope that the following information will help you to stay confident about venturing into town for your next unique experience in the friendly sanctuary now commonly known as “Our Peggy’s”

Changes we have made and will continue to make to keep you safe

  • As of 3rd June 2021, we will no longer require anyone to wear facemasks in the venue.
  • To minimise queueing, we ask you to select an arrival time, so that customers don’t all arrive at once.
  • There will be hand sanitiser for you to use on arrival and available to you at any time
  • You will also have the opportunity to wash your hands in our facilities upstairs or in the ground floor accessible toilet
  • We have a fully functioning air ventilation system that allows fresh air in whilst taking the stale air out
  • We will sanitize menus after every use
  • There will be no service at the bar which will minimise the need for movement around the venue
  • The Food Standards Agency states that it is very unlikely to catch Coronavirus from food.
  • Only kitchen staff have access to the kitchen
  • We will continue to sanitise all surfaces that come into contact with hands; finger plates, doors, bannister rails, pillars. This will happen before your visit, during and straight after
  • Your table and chairs will be sanitised
  • Our bathrooms will also be sanitised at the same rate
  • The frequency of these operations will be monitored and checked by our management
  • We have a mirror on the stairs to avoid customers crossing past each other
  • We will encourage contactless payments (now up to £100 per transaction) to reduce handling cash
  • Our card reading machines and till screens will be sanitised before and after every use
  • We have always asked our audience to keep noise to a minimum during a performance for the benefit of music lovers and in consideration of the band.

We do reserve the right to ask customers to leave the venue if their behaviour impacts on the safety of others, including our staff. We sincerely hope you understand our intentions. If you have any other suggestions or concerns please let us know. We wish to work on this together with you


Tony and Suzan Hyman

Our first visit to this unique venue in January in Nottingham was such a joyous uplifting experience. Fantastic ambience as we first entered. Great exotic food and wonderful jazz music from local and international artistes and musicians. Service was friendly and relaxed throughout the evening. We hope to return later in the year!

This place needs shielding!


Jim Fletcher

Peggy’s Skylight puts Nottingham on the International Jazz Circuit with world class food and drinks. Looking forward to being there again soon.


Kate Fletcher

Peggy’s is unique in the Midlands, and maybe the UK. Five nights a week of excellent quality jazz from international stars to local talent.


Fred Paterson – Associate Professor, Sustainable Business, University of Derby

In just over a year, Peggy’s Skylight has become an iconic venue in Nottingham, loved by musicians and music lovers alike. Calling Peggy’s a Jazz club does not do it justice. Not only has it given a platform to amazing local, national and international musicians from across the spectrum of jazz, hip hop, blues, roots and world music to thrill us with their creativity and integrity, as a music lover in my 50s it’s such a delight to listen to all these jewels in a venue that offers the warmest hospitality and delicious food and drink.

And because Peggy’s offers its stage and fabulous sound system to young and up and coming local musicians to play in a truly professional environment it really is becoming the heart and soul of our local music scene. It’s almost impossible to imagine Nottingham without Peggy’s.


Farida Makki

Words cannot express how much I miss being at Peggysskylight. The Wednesday mornings for a quiet coffee; I love Peggys when theve just opened for the day and I have it all to myself. I miss the food and treating myself to lunch. It’s the only place in Nottingham where enjoying my own company is such a great experience. I miss Joshs’ Espresso Martinis. Jo’s salt and chocolate tart. I miss the music and the memories, The Last Poets, Me and Mr Jones, Tank and the Bangers. The New year’s Eve parties and dressing up. My birthday and my best friends dancing last year. I could go on and on. Most of all I miss Rachel and Paul.

I can’t wait to be back in Peggys for my regular Friday night after work cocktail, chatting with the staff and watching the band warm up for their performance in the evening. My heart and soul go out to you both I wish you all the luck and good fortune that’s out there.


Mark Shotter

Peggy’s Skylight is one of very few dedicated Jazz venues outside of London and we have been truly blessed by its presence here in Nottingham for the last year and a half. Not only has Peggy’s been dedicated to showcasing local, national and international Jazz in all its myriad forms, it has also done it in some style, in a sublime setting, ideal for both audience and musicians to fully appreciate beautiful and inspirational music. We would be absolutely gutted if we were to lose ‘Our Peggy’s’!


Kate Stoddart- Curator National Trust

In a short space of time, Peggy’s Skylight has become part of the city’s DNA – I have been amazed by how many people (way beyond my groups) know of it already and already love it or intend to go. It is a special place, where you feel immediately relaxed.

I took my young adults kids (21 & 18) to hear the Last Poets, and we had a great time. The food is truly wonderful, good value, and the staff are fun. All held together by Rachel & Paulus, who have in short created something rather special, that must not be lost at this time or any time in the future.


Su Ansell – Senior lecturer in film and media studies

Peggy’s Skylight showed us a way to the stars and brought together a community to taste their ‘cornucopia of musical delights’ with original menu to match in a fabulous atmospheric venue affectionately dubbed ‘Ronnie Notts’. There would be a huge void in the E. Midlands musical scene if this breath of fresh air blew away to soon…Love and huge luck. We need you!


Prof Richard Hubbard – Consultant Respiratory Medicine

We love coming to Peggy’s and musicians love coming to Peggy’s. They tell us repeatedly that it is an amazing place to play. The Fabulous Dennis Rollins was overcome on his first appearance there telling us that Peggy’s was a special place. And we are delighted that he has been back! The music at Peggy’s is diverse and this in turn attracts people of all ages and from all parts of society come to Peggy’s. Nottingham has a proud heritage of top-quality music venues and now has a Jazz Club to rival any Capital City in the World.

The Spring of 2020 has been a heart-breaking time for so many people. Lockdown is alien to us, but does perhaps provide an opportunity to reflect on what is really important to us and what we want in our lives moving forward. Central to this for me, and I suspect many others, will be friends and community, music and creativity, and saving our planet. Peggy’s provides nourishment for our souls and we will need it dearly when we re-emerge.