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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

Excellent. Service and food

Rebekah Wilson 27 November 2016
from Peterborough

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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

3.8 ((((* (based on 78 reviews)
79% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (59)
  • lunch (39)
  • value (23)
  • private dining (22)
  • business (20)
  • romantic (20)
  • large parties (16)
  • al fresco (13)
  • child friendly (10)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • luxury (5)
  • trendy (5)
  • views (4)
  • entertainment (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 27 November 2016 by Rebekah Wilson from Peterborough

    Excellent. Service and food

  • (((** 26 November 2016 by Michele Bailey from Peterborough

    Food was ok - nothing special - Had fish cakes and they were really over cooked

  • ((((( 14 November 2016 by Antoinette Jennings from Poole

    Very friendly and helpful staff. Gave us time to decide on what we would like. Didn't feel pressure to buy more. Enjoy the atmosphere. Overall a lovely end to a busy day.
    Food was amazing, cooked well and presented. Shame only had Diet Pepsi, rather than Coca Cola - but that's a personal thing.
    Really enjoyed it here. ??

  • (((** 9 November 2016 by Debbie Thompson from Peterborough

    My table was booked as expected, however my pre-order wasn't completed. I was told there would be a wait on the food however this turned out to be 45 minutes, which when you are on a lunch break was disappointing. We were told to order drinks at the bar, but there was a large queue and only one person serving. I wrote our drinks orders down and these were served at our table in the end, which was appreciated. Several dishes arrived cold, a side order was missed and a starter arrived once everyone had finished (although the staff kindly removed this from the bill). The food is good at the Cuckoo but there is never enough staff so the service disappoints. The staff members that served us were polite and apologetic but the overall experience did leave a sour taste. There were 8 people in my party so not overly large, with the pre-order intending to mitigate delays for both parties.

  • ((((( 9 November 2016 by Philip Gutteridge from Stamford

    Excellent service and the food was spot on.

  • ((((* 8 November 2016 by Jan Collison from Peterborough

    The sea bass on lobster and prawn risotto was really nice, very tasty! Service was very good at all times.

  • ((((* 31 October 2016 by Julie Gidden from Peterborough

    Enjoyed our visit this time, good service, very nice food.

  • ((((( 17 October 2016 by Kerry Allison 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.

  • ((((( 27 September 2016 by Julie Martin from Papworth Everard

    Lovely food, fabulous service, 8 different meals all delicious

  • (((** 24 September 2016 by Lee Osborne 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 .

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