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The Cape of Good Hope

1 Iffley Road | OX4 1EA, Oxford, England
+44 1865 262291
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Ranked #374 of 494 Restaurants in Oxford
Price range: $14 - $23
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Description: Conveniently situated in the Plain area, just outside the city centre and within easy reach of Cowley, The Cape of Good Hope is a big pub with a larger than life personality. Sample our impeccable range of wines and speciality beers, and our equally exquisite taste in music, and join the locals and students who flock here to relax over a pint and some freshly cooked pub food. It's the ultimate antidote to a stressful day.
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English first
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Last Friday night I took 20 people to have dinner and drinks at Cape of Good Hope. I decided to take them there because I have been there a couple of times and the food was a bit expensive but Ok-ish and the location was convenient. Nevertheless, I am never going back there. I am never going to take big... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The food itself was pretty average for a pub but the beer and cider selection was pretty good. I also enjoyed the atmosphere. If you fancy a good evening, I recommend visiting the pub for the weekly quiz. Good fun and friendly atmosphere.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Stopped in on a Sunday evening at a rather busy time. Was able to place our food order without too much delay but it took a while for our meal to be ready. This wasn't really a big deal as this pub is a good place to hang out with friends. When our food arrived, we were all very pleased.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I have been to the Cape of Good Hope a few times and felt neither here nor there about it. The last time I went was with a group of friends from out of town. The bar staff were inexplicably rude to us and, when I asked to speak with the manager about it, she was equally rude and unhelpful.... More 

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TheCapeofGoodHope, Manager at The Cape of Good Hope, responded to this review

Dear Anna, Thank you for your feedback, we like to hear from all of our customers and welcome the chance to gain further insight and knowledge of how to improve and better our service to you. It is disappointing to read that your experience with us was not a positive one; we strive to ensure that all of our guest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We called in at the Cape of Good Hope for lunch in early July. We had a delicious vegetable tart. The food was very fresh, hot and served very quickly. Our friends had the fish & chips and were also very pleased with their meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Have visited here a few times, the food is always good, generous portions good choice, but the staff have made us re visit as they were so friendly and helpful!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is my local pub, and having eaten here and very much enjoyed the food previously (although never on a Sunday), I thought it would be an ideal place to take friends who were visiting Oxford for the weekend. I couldn't have been more wrong... We went early, so it wasn't as if we were getting the leftovers late in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Popped in for a pint of Sharp's Doom Bar but it was just off. So I consoled myself with a pint of Kozel, an OK Czech lager. Went for a pizza in Mario's, came back after about 90 minutes and the Doom Bar was back on, so I had a pint. Not great. An hour later I had another pint... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We went here for a late Sunday lunch and we were bitterly disappointed. There was one man on the bar who took my order who was wearing a scruffy band t-shirt (not what you expect from a fairly expensive restaurant). We ordered the roast pork priced at around £12 and to be fair to the the waiting time wasn't that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I went there yesterday, after a bike ride around the beauties of Oxford, from the outside it looks like an ordinary English pub but inside is a total different story. Wow! I really liked the interiors, the music not to talk about the food! I had my first veggie roast OMG! It was delicious, my partner had a lentil and... More 

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Additional Information about The Cape of Good Hope

Address: 1 Iffley Road | OX4 1EA, Oxford, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 262291
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 14 - 23
Cuisine: British

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