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The Cuckoo, Dunstable

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Market Square
Toddington
Postal town: Dunstable
LU5 6QJ
Phone: 07871600442
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Komakino . left this review about The Cuckoo

A two-roomed locals' pub which has a front room air to it. Entering a corridor, a left-hand doorway leads to a pool room with a table covered with also a dartboard and rubber oche and comfy seating. A doorway on the right leads to the bar room: a bare-boarded affair whose bar itself must take up a third of the room's space with sparsely decorated walls (a "Bisset" automatic dart scorer is of note). As I entered, a clutch of locals were seated in a circular fashion facing each other, making me think I'd walked into something. Not so, I was greeted with friendly "Evening"s as I espied what was on offer - 8 stumps - one clipped with Tring Side Pocket - the others each with a metal "number" clip or without. Chalked slates behind the bar explained the numbers, which were all pleasingly local (either Tring, Hornes or Leighton Buzzard). A half of Hornes Triple Goat IPA (5.0%) was in superb shape and a reasonable £1.75 for a half (pints are suitably doubled-up to £3.50). A real cider in the form of Abrahalls Thundering Molly was also available as well as Guinness, Chimay Gold, Frontier Lager and Spitfire Lager on the keg fonts. No music, just the good-natured jousting of the locals of whom I was the youngest by a mile and a half. The joy of pub ticking is you never know what you're going to get, but occasionally you stumble upon a good'un and this is one of those. Well worth a visit. More a micropub in a pub building - right down to the shared toilet out back.

On 26th September 2017 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
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Latest updates View all updates for The Cuckoo, Toddington
12th Jan 2018, 19:29
 
12th Jan 2018, 19:29

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 26 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 26 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 26 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 26 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 26 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 26 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : Yes - Upstairs - last updated 26 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 26 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 26 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 26 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 26 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 26 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 26 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 26 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 January 2015 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 27 January 2015 by Alan Hurdle
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 26 September 2017 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : No last updated 26 September 2017 by Komakino .
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Last inspected: February 9th 2017
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