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20 Oundle Road | Alwalton, Peterborough PE7 3UP, England
+44 1733 239638
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Whittlesey, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I have visited The Cuckoo for lunch a number of times and always had a good meal and good service. The Sunday lunch is really good, with all the trimmings. Not the cheapest pub lunch but the service is quick and cheerful.

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Thank Alec M
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very average British pub food. Went on a Sunday evening and there was a limited menu. Pies, fish, hunters chicken the usual for a pub. Nice building though and in the summer you can sit outside.

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1 Thank Liz C
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Left a review about this place a while ago and sadly things have not improved. Steak pie very tough, mentioned to staff "sorry about that" as if she almost expected it! No attempt to recompense or explain just "would you like a desert'". Live locally but sadly will only visit again for drinks in the summer as the beer garden... More 

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1 Thank Viv F
General Manager A, Manager at The Cuckoo, responded to this review

Hi Viv F, we appreciate you taking the time to respond. The staff at The Cuckoo take our reviews very seriously. We have recently changed our menu and the beef pie is a dish we have changed and we think the new beef pie is amazing we would love for you to come back and give us another try! More 

boracay
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place for a meal and an evening out. Ambiance is everything in the world of the traditional pub and the cuckoo has it in spades. The food is good too and very reasonably priced.

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Thank islanddave41
General Manager A, Manager at The Cuckoo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Islanddave41. You really made our day today. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here last night. A warm and welcoming atmosphere and attentive but not intrusive service. Great pub food and a nice selection on the menu. Excellent value for money too! This will be our go to place to eat when we're next in the area.

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Thank volante88
General Manager A, Manager at The Cuckoo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Volante88. We always love to receive great feedback. More 

Limassol, Cyprus
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited The Cuckoo about a month ago on my way back from Peterborough to Cambridge where I live. Our first intention with my husband was to have a burger in Burger King which is on A1 but then we've passed this beautiful inn and changed our mind so we stopped for a dinner there. This place is divided into... More 

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Thank GyuzelZari
General Manager A, Manager at The Cuckoo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Gyuzelzari, and thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The Cuckoo. More 

Grimsby, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal with a number of colleagues recently. Easily booked online, great choice of real ales and all round good choice of beers /wines. Great variation in food from traditional British to great stone baked pizza. Staff friendly and helpful. A must visit pub.

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Thank Phil B
General Manager A, Manager at The Cuckoo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Phil B. We always love to receive great feedback. More 

Bedfordshire
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having had good dining experiences in the past in The Cuckoo I decided to book to come here for my son's birthday party on Friday night. Sadly standards have severely gone downhill since my last visit. Service was extremely slow to non existent, albeit when the waiter did attend to us he did have a pleasant manner. Unfortunately though that... More 

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3 Thank tine122
General Manager A, Manager at The Cuckoo, responded to this review

Tine122, we regret that you had a negative experience with us, but are glad you brought this to our attention. We'd like the opportunity to discuss this experience with you, so if you're willing, please contact our manager at 01733239638. We hope to hear from you. More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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450 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here on a busy Saturday lunchtime whilst out walking. We sat in the pub rather than the restaurant at the front and really enjoyed it. The sandwiches were actually rolls but that didn't really matter. Extremely good value too.

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Thank Karen C
General Manager A, Manager at The Cuckoo, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Karen C. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers at The Cuckoo. We always love to receive great feedback. More 

Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have used The Cuckoo many times for family get-togethers as it is so convenient for the A! and travellers coming from Yorkshire, Northumberland, Surrey and Essex. We have never been disappointed and this visit was no exception. We received a warm welcome and were not rushed to our table or to order our meals meaning we could sit in... More 

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Thank essexexteacher
General Manager A, Manager at The Cuckoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and review. I'll pass this onto the rest of my colleagues and look forward to seeing you soon. Team Cuckoo, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$40
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Oundle Road | Alwalton, Peterborough PE7 3UP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Peterborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1733 239638
Description
The Cuckoo in Alwalton is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?