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The Final Whistle

The Final Whistle is a unique and memorable real-ale pub. This place is all about beer, not food, and is a wonderful example of a traditional British hostelry.

It is located on the site of an old railway line that has been closed since 1968 and is now a well-loved nature trail. A railway theme runs cleverly throughout The Final Whistle, from the booth near the bar that looks like a first-class carriage to the beautifully constructed mock platform that makes up most of the patio.

It’s no surprise that this delightful, characterful pub – part of Everards Brewery’s award-winning Project William scheme – has many fans who love not only its look and feel but also the spectacular beer selection: there are no fewer than 10 regularly-changing cask ales.

Landlord Ollie Brown, a past winner of Best Kept Cellar in the East & West Midlands at the Great British Pub Awards, says: “I plan the pumps meticulously so there’s always a dark beer, a strong brew, a pale ale, an amber one… the full cross-section. And there’s always at least one pump dedicated to a very local brew.”

Alongside its exceptional beer range, The Final Whistle offers good quality bar snacks (but not main meals) such as cheeseboards, pork pies, cobs and quiches.

This is a thoroughbred, traditional ale-led pub, and is a pleasure to spend time in.

Useful info
Station Road, Southwell, Notts, NG25 0ET
01636 814953

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