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The Cuckoo (Vintage Inns (Mitchells & Butlers))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Moorhouse's - White WitchGood1
Adnams - Ghost ShipPoor1
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Cuckoo, Alwalton, Cambridgeshire
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

05 Jun 2021 (Jack William)
Lunchtime stop on our way north. Arrived just after noon with a table booked for lunch. Very mixed impression of this place - the beer choice was limited, expensive and poorly kept (at leat the £4.55 a pint Ghost Ship was); the meal was reasonably priced, served quickly but had wrinkled new potatoes- presumably yesterday’s left overs reheated; the location, overall ambiance and the service was excellent.
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50PoorI sent the first pint back as it was sour - the second was just about drinkable - but the 2 worst pints of Ghost Ship I’ve ever been served.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
21 Feb 2016 (HSB)
15:00 Conveniently placed for a break from driving on the A1. Busy with diners, friendly staff.
Moorhouse's - White Witch3.90Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried

About The Cuckoo

The pub sign. The Cuckoo, Alwalton, Cambridgeshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Alwalton, Cambridgeshire, PE7 3UP.

Formerly a small stone built village pub called the Wheatsheaf with outbuildings, including stables and a stone built barn. It has now been renamed and is much extended. Dining is the main trade but the area around the bar retains a pub atmosphere. A nice remnant is the stained glass off sales hatch by the original front door. The sign as you would expect features a cuckoo, but bizarrely it is a Pied Cuckoo a native of the Indian subcontinent. I would guess that the artist Googled cuckoo and copied the first image he found.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 4 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: PE7 3UP