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The Final Whistle, Southwell

Station Road
NG25 0ET

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Final Whistle

Partly opened-out inside, but the former Newcastle Arms retains a very traditional, multi-room interior around the central servery. It also has an interesting courtyard beer garden to the rear with plenty of railway memorabilia, with the separate Locomotion bar / functions room at the back. Beers such as Oakham Citra, Everards Tiger, Brewsters Hophead (£3.50) and Atmospheric Refraction from Wilde Child available from eight of the many handpumps.

On 2nd June 2021 - rating: 8
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Alex Conway left this review about The Final Whistle

The Final Whistle, formerly the Newcastle Arms is a project WIllaim pub a five miniute walk out of Southwell’s Main shopping street. It sits on the former site of Southwell’s railway line and the outside fences have been made to look like a station Platform. I say it is a project William pub bit unlike their other pubs this one has now recently had is pub sign branded as Everards so whether the brewery under the Project William scheme for this pub have pulled out I am not sure. Either way aside from the two Everards beers there were many guest beers including offerings from Leatherbitches, Salopian, Oakham and bass as well as others over the 8 hand pulls. We had the Oakham Inferno on the slightly steeper side for £3.60 but this was superbly kept and was the pint of the day. There is a lovely outside grassy seating area with lots of tables and another outside area in the centre of the pub that on my visit was used for a wedding reception. The pub is largely wooden floored traditional boozer style with many rooms but not for diners as they don’t do food which I like to see in a proper pub. Along with the crown in Beeston the best project William pubs and probably the best pub in Southwell and well worth a visit.

On 11th July 2018 - rating: 8
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Old Boots left this review about The Final Whistle

Delightful piece of Victorian fakery much lauded by the Camra whallers, good range of very well kept beers, five pulls in each of two bars, different in each, a very decent Draught Bass, and Everards Tiger amongst them. Lots of wood, quarry tiles and panelling as decor. The garden is based on a railway station. A real well preserved Midland Railway Company station building is across the road and the old track bed is just about visible.

On 27th May 2018 - no rating submitted
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Roy Edge left this review about The Final Whistle

Really unique pub. A real time-warp, with railway memorabilia and pictures, simple decor - and a good variety of beers. The beer garden features a re-creation of a railway station platform. They dont do
full meals yet. Just pork pies, cobs, pies. But, it's a great place to really enjoy a pint, read the
paper and relax. The people behind this pub have put a lot of thought and effort into their venture.
Ideal for walkers doing the robin hood trail. CAMRA rightly recognises this pub of character.

On 5th October 2017 - no rating submitted
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Gill Smith left this review about The Final Whistle

Really enjoyed our visit here yesterday both for the excellent beer inside, and the entertainment from the Morris dancers outside in the superb garden. Multi roomed and we kind of got lost trying to get out. Will be really cosy in the winter in the room with the large fire.

On 11th September 2016 - rating: 10
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Final Whistle

This pub is a true gem and well worth a visit. Formally known as the Newcastle Arms, the new owners have completely transformed this pub to resemble the former 1920's branch line station, which closed in 1964. You enter to a L shaped lounge and bar with a 1st class snug seating area on the left. The bar has an open fire and plenty of seating. To the rear was the Pullman room with an open fire and high backed waiting room benches. Outside there was a platform and waiting area for drinkers. Ten real ales served and five ciders. I went for the Full Mash ESP, Leatherbritches Cad and Bounder. I also had a crackin ham and salad cob, which was freshly made. Their two other pubs are the Crown in Beeston and the Chesterfield Arms, Chesterfield.

On 10th December 2012 - rating: 10
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