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The Cuckoo, Peterborough

Pub added by Richard Nicholson
Oundle Road
Postal town: Peterborough
Phone: 01733239638

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Vintage Inns (Mitchells & Butlers)

Reviews (Current Rating Average: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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

Attractive Vintage Inn on the western outskirts of Peterborough, but still looking like the village pub that it notionally is. Of course, the interior has been remodelled and modernised, but some character remains (as is usually the case with this chain). Also has a front patio beer garden that helps with the look. I found Doom Bar, Ghost Ship (£4.55) and Rosie's Pig cider on three of the five handpumps.

On 20th August 2021 - rating: 7
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Nikki Yeomans left this review about The Cuckoo

The Cuckoo is well known in Peterborough and across Cambridgeshire as a fine country pub. We are situated in Alwalton. There is always a warm welcome with roaring log fires, freshly prepared food, great selection of real ales and a diverse wine menu for you to choose from.

On 22nd July 2009 - no rating submitted
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Cuckoo

An attractive old stone built pub with a pleasant garden. Technically in the village of Alwalton opposite the thatched Post Office, but just a few minutes walk from the nearby business park on the outskirts if Peterborough. I sometimes stay up here on business, and it seems to be by the far the best place within walking distance. They had a few beers on tap, Bitter & Twisted being one that seemed quite popular. Only Strongbow cider on which was a shame, but they had a decent selection in bottles.

I've drunk in here three times now, and ate once. The food was quite ok - nothing spectacular, but quite decent pub grub. I certainly didn't have anything to complain about and the prices weren't too bad. The staff seemed ok - not especially friendly, but certainly not unfriendly. There's a decent looking beer garden for the warmer weather and a nice selection of different areas within the pub.

The only downsides were the comment from the barman when the beer ran out and I asked if had anymore - I got the impression that they had but he wasn't going to bother changing it, although I may be wrong. I they do seem keen to get rid of you as soon as it's closing time, but then that was on a Sunday & Monday when there was nobody else left in there. It may be different on a weekend.

Worth a go I'd say, and especially useful if you're staying at the Marriot and don't fancy their restaurant or the Harvesters.

On 1st May 2009 - rating: 7
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