A Traditional English Pub on the Mornington Peninsula

The Pig & Whistle Tavern is a local pub on the Mornington Peninsula offering a warm hospitality experience with the best in British cuisine alongside Australian pub classics.

A Favourite Among Locals And Visitors

The Pig & Whistle is not only your local pub on the Mornington Peninsula, but a home away from home. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of our English style pub where the food is hearty and the atmosphere is cosy.

Feel at home as you sip on a pint of one of our traditional English ales and enjoy our proper honest British food.

Beer Garden & Cellar Door

The Pig & Whistle Tavern is always warm and welcoming; whether is be for an imported British speciality ale in our beer garden, a casual lunch, or a leisurely meal in the cosy restaurant.

Enjoy our beer garden where panoramic views of the Mornington Peninsula meet with our English style cottage garden. Our onsite winery and cellar door is just another reason to visit, sample our speciality wines in our cellar door overlooking Bayview Wines vineyard. 

 

Our Venue

Be transported to another time, where the food is hearty and comforting and the ambiance is cosy and homely. Decorated with British memorabilia this country pub provides an atmosphere that is unique on the Mornington Peninsula.

We pride ourselves on our warm and friendly environment, offering food that grandmother used to make.

 

 
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The Pig & Whistle Story, A British Tavern

The Pig &  Whistle is a popular name for British pubs, and like any good tale there are a few stories about the origins of the name.  

In the old English breweries, The Pig & Whistle was an integral part of the code of conduct for the brewery labourers. 

A barrel of Guinness was known as “the pig” and the brewery labourers were heard to whistle while they worked in order to make it known that they were actually working – and not (as was the temptation) drinking on the job. 

A keg was also known as the pig, and since it was the chef’s responsibility to replace the keg in taverns of old, he too whistled to avoid suspicion that he was sampling the brew.  A simpler explanation comes from “take ‘a pig” – a Sussex drinking vessel shaped like a pig; added with the expression “wet your whistle” – meaning to have a drink, and there you have it; Pig & Whistle. Whichever meaning you fancy – The Pig & Whistle Tavern is a the perfect spot to catch with friends and family for a chin wag while enjoying traditional English fare and speciality beers.

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