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 that dying breed – the traditional British pub.
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, 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.