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The Cuckoo

20 Oundle Road, Alwalton, Peterborough, PE7 3UP +44 1733734722

((()* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Lovely food, fabulous service, 8 different meals all delicious

Julie Martin 27 September 2016
from Papworth Everard

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Situated in the village which used to be home to Rolls Royce, The Cuckoo, near Peterborough, continues this tradition of old world charm and quality. It boasts a traditional British pub menu, a rustic stone appearance, a welcoming hearth-fire and a pretty al fresco beer garden.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Cuckoo menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Cuckoo ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

Though located in Alwalton, Peterborough Train Station is only a 15-minute drive from The Cuckoo.

The Cuckoo

20 Oundle Road, Alwalton, Peterborough, PE7 3UP

Contact +44 1733239638
Reservations +44 1733734722

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Customer reviews for The Cuckoo

3.7 ((()* (based on 71 reviews)
80% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (54)
  • lunch (36)
  • private dining (20)
  • romantic (19)
  • value (19)
  • business (18)
  • al fresco (13)
  • large parties (12)
  • child friendly (10)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • trendy (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • views (3)
  • breakfast (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( by from Sawtry

    Everything about the Cuckoo is outstanding the warm greeting,service,atmosphere and quality of food is outstanding.
    It's a 20+ mile round trip for us but is now our go to destination restaurant can't be beaten in this area.

  • ((((( by from Papworth Everard

    Lovely food, fabulous service, 8 different meals all delicious

  • (((** by from peterborough

    when arriving at the cuckoo we waited around 5 mins to be served for a drink. member of staff was fixing something under the bar but could have stopped that to serve us. We was the only ones at the bar at the time.
    Food was ok my wifes was warm not pipeing hot . staff did not ask once if we enjoyed are food .

  • (**** by from Peterborough

    Both myself and my sister were disappointed with the quality of the food that we ordered. We both had the turkey roast and both of us said the turkey had no taste, the vegetables were over cooked and my sister was given a roast potato with a large black mark on it. We have been to the cuckoo on previous occasions in the past and have been very satisfied, the staff on Sunday were good and the public house itself is lovely. I will try again proberly but order a different meal

  • (((** by from Huntingdonshire District

    I arrived early and found my table was ready , the staff were very courteous and attentive , however I found the chicken in the Hunters chicken dry requiring the bbq sauce provided. Not the cheapest of places to eat , but a good location.

  • ((*** by from Ortonwistow

    Nice food but very slow service as only one chef on duty! Booked for 7pm food arrived 8. 30! Staff helpful but no manager around.

  • (**** by from Peterborough

    I booked a table on 17 August for 3 people for dinner at 18.30. When we arrived it wasn't busy but as the evening progressed it became busier. Our starters arrived in a timely manner and were delicious but we then proceeded to wait 1 hour and 15 minutes for our main course. We asked several times about the wait and were told they were short staffed in the kitchen and people were ordering food who sitting outside?? When our food arrived the seafood risotto had obviously been kept warm for some time as it was completely dried out. They had also run out of the white wine sauce for the ham hock dish. The food was very disappointing and not anywhere near the standard we expected, never mind the long wait between courses. If we had been told when shown to our table that they were short staffed and there would be a wait for our meal at least we would have been warned and we would have had a choice to stay or go elsewhere but to say nothing is unacceptable. We were given a discount on our bill but this does not excuse the poor service and food.

  • (((** by from Peterborough

    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal however when we booked we were told we would get 20% discount. We didn't it didn't come off the bill, so this let us down

  • ((((( by from Wymondham


  • (**** by from Peterborough

    Service poor food poor waited an hr for main course for it to be brought out wrong and food missing. Have eaten here loads and today the service and food was shocking. Very disappointed as it was for my partners birthday meal. Won't be returning as they didn't really care either.

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