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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 - 12:00 am
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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Excellent Public House

I have again visited by canal these premises, which I have done since 1973. when I first went there it looked forlorn lost in derelict industrial land and now there are new residential developments that have made the area vibrant. The atmosphere is fantastic all be it that it was the six nations... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Andy S
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I have again visited by canal these premises, which I have done since 1973. when I first went there it looked forlorn lost in derelict industrial land and now there are new residential developments that have made the area vibrant. The atmosphere is fantastic all be it that it was the six nations with England playing. The choice of Real... More 

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Balsall Common, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Called in with friends for good old fashioned afternoon tea, Pub was busy but staff still found time to bring outside, good friendly service, whilst we were here we had a look @ the excellent menu.

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London
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Found this Lil pub on the off chance - stayed at the premier inn nearby. Lovely little pub with wonderful friendly staff very welcoming locals and the food and drink was lovely. Definitely try the home made scotch egg it's fabulous! Shame we live so far away would love this place to be our local! ☺

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I real find. Good food & a great selection of beers. The staff very friendly. On the Friday night we visited it was vey busy but served at the bar very quickly and did not have long to wait for two very good meals. Will visit again if in the area.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 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
19 helpful votes 19 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 

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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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