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The Cape of Good Hope

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66 Lower Cape, Warwick CV34 5DP, England
01926 498 138
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Warwick's Best Kept Secret. A true canal side real ale pub. The water is...
Warwick's Best Kept Secret. A true canal side real ale pub. The water is a few feet from the front door, adjacent to Cape top lock on the Grand Union Canal. Open every day from 12 noon, and serving food 12 - 2:15pm & 6-9:15pm Monday - Thursday & all day 12-9:15pm Friday - Sunday. 3 resident real ales & ever changing guest ales. Good food, Good beer, Great location.
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Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A real pub. Real beer. Real food.

The beer is great! The food... Wow! Fish and chips is massive and tastes amazing! As good, if not better than any chip shop. The homemade chocolate tart, delivered direct from heaven! The staff, very friendly, polite and knowledgeable of there beer and produce. If you live local become a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Stanners99
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The beer is great! The food... Wow! Fish and chips is massive and tastes amazing! As good, if not better than any chip shop. The homemade chocolate tart, delivered direct from heaven! The staff, very friendly, polite and knowledgeable of there beer and produce. If you live local become a "cape crusader" Truly is a hidden gem.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Having discovered this pub as part of the Real Ale trail in 2013 it took a long time for a return visit, the next visit will definitely be sooner rather than later. There were a large selection of real ales available, and a selection of hot drinks if required. We both ordered hot baguettes which were very fresh and full... More 

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Peterborough
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A very warm welcome . Party of 11 of us (Age teens to 80) catered for easily, in a friendly and welcoming manner. Food was faultless and the sorbets between courses a welcome surprise. A wonderful Christmas family meal.Would definitely go again.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I love it here, I love the cosy atmosphere, the staff are friendly, and the food is really good quality hearty cuisine - Sunday Lunch is a must - nice big tables, plenty of space, relaxed, no pressure - reasonable value. Good selection of local beers too! Harrys Heifer a must...

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Berlin, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Seriously, that was great. First of all, what a nice location! The pub is directly next to the canal with two ships directly in front of it. Staff was super friendly and helpful with my choices - I decided to give the Scottish Egg a shot, and oh my! That was seriously the most delicious thing I've had while in... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Sadly my recent trip to the Cape confirmed my worst fears, namely, it just isn't the little gem it once was. Gone are the days of simple straight forward pub grub, which have now been replaced by fancy gastro style delhi of the day offerings. The friendly local atmosphere and associated banter that was once open to anyone, have been... More 

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Tewharema, Owner at The Cape of Good Hope, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments on our real ale. A real passion of ours. A shame you were disappointed elsewhere. We can't please everyone all the time. The Cape Crew 2014 Best Turn Around Pub in West Midlands & Wales Winner! More 

North Ryde, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at this little out of the way pub. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The menu was expansive and the high quality of the food was greatly appreciated. A small local establishment with an encouraging ambience. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Darfield
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A bit out of the way unless you're a Narrow Boater but well worth seeking out. The beers were varied but superbly served and the food was well above what you normally expect in a pub. The staff are at least as good as the food and the beer

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Stockport
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

An excellent no nonsense, value for money pub, perched on the towpath alongside the Grand Union canal. Great place for dinner if you are visiting Stratford-upon-Avon or Warwick castle. Wide variety of real ales and a great place to bring visitors to UK. I was with some Catalans, and they 'wolfed' everything. No recommendation better than that! We shared a... More 

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Birmingham, England
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195 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great pint especially for the first one off on a quiet Thursday lunchtime, always the sign of a well looked after cellar and looks a well deserved entry in Camra 2015 Good Beer Guide.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 66 Lower Cape, Warwick CV34 5DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Warwick
  • Phone Number: 01926 498 138

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating

Description

Warwick's Best Kept Secret. A true canal side real ale pub. The water is a few feet from the front door, adjacent to Cape top lock on the Grand Union Canal. Open every day from 12 noon, and serving food 12 - 2:15pm & 6-9:15pm Monday - Thursday & all day 12-9:15pm Friday - Sunday. 3 resident real ales & ever changing guest ales. Good food, Good beer, Great location.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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