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The Caldecott, Milton Keynes

Bletcham Way
Caldecotte
Postal town: Milton Keynes
MK7 8HP
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Fayre & Square (Spirit Pubs)

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Komakino . left this review about The Caldecott

This Greene King "Pub & Grill" is already well-described by Blackthorn_ below, and there's also a little nod to the WWII codebreakers with a slatted mural which includes Alan Turing's blue plaque and Alan Turing Ale, whose clip was reversed. Which left GK IPA as the sole real ale option and £3.59 for the pleasure. The central windmill feature is an unusual internal feature and this could technically qualify as a theme pub if it didn't serve so much as a family eatery-cum-Premier Inn bar. Note the sails are now missing from the windmill.

On 9th April 2019 - rating: 3
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Caldecotte Arms

A unusual and good sized “Fayre & Square” pub built around a windmill and attached to a Premier Inn on the banks of Caldecotte Lake. There is an extensive grass area between the pub and the lake and there are plenty of picnic benches here to make the most of the pleasant views, as well as a small terrace area at the back of the pub.

The building itself appears to be a mixture of old and modern, with many of the original features of the windmill apparently retained, such as old oak beams and a brick tower with a high archway that looks as though it may have been part of the old mill. All this had me fooled anyway – on chatting to someone who has lived in the area for many years, I discovered that previously there was nothing here at all and it was built in the 1970’s along with the rest of Milton Keynes. Besides the faux old stuff, the remainder of the décor is the usual mix of bland corporate colours and furniture that one always finds in such establishments.

Besides the aforementioned “old” brick mill, there is also a conical brick tower just inside the entrance and this leads to a galleried landing which looks to be a pleasant spot. The pub is clearly built to make the most of the lake views, with several large windows all along the back wall. There were a number of generic pictures on the walls and a “grab” machine such as you often get at fair grounds – one filled with the usual selection of cuddly toys and the other with miniature bars of chocolate. At 40p a go, this seemed expensive; I wouldn’t have thought a miniature bar of chocolate would cost that much to buy and at least then you know you’re going to end up with one.

The food offering looked to be very much the cheap and cheerful, mass produced variety and offered an extensive choice of dishes divided in to sections such as pub favourites, burgers, chicken, seafood, grills, etc. Most of the mains were around the £6 - £8 mark, although many of them were also available as part of a “2 for £10” deal. Other deals were also available such as Wednesday curry nights.

Beers on tap were Greene King IPA and Hobgoblin. The solitary cider was Strongbow, unfortunately. This is not really my sort of pub, but they have made an effort to build an interesting building, even if it is all fake, and the views over the lake are very good.

On 16th July 2013 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Bow Brickhill, 1.06 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Fenny Stratford, 1.26 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Bletchley, 2.4 miles, 46 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Caldecott, Caldecotte
9th Apr 2019, 23:38
Review submitted by Komakino . amended by Komakino .
 
8th Apr 2019, 20:11
Review submitted by Komakino . amended by Komakino .

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes - Onsite Premier Inn - last updated 08 April 2019 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 April 2019 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 April 2019 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by hondo .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 April 2019 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 30 October 2013 by Blackthorn _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by hondo .
  • Darts : No last updated 08 April 2019 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 08 April 2019 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : No last updated 08 April 2019 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 April 2019 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 April 2019 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : Yes - Fridays - last updated 08 April 2019 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 08 April 2019 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 April 2019 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 April 2019 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 April 2019 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 08 April 2019 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 30 October 2013 by Blackthorn _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 08 April 2019 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 April 2019 by Komakino .
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