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Cape of Good Hope, Warwick


One of Warwick's top pubs, the Cape of Good Hope is a Free House with excellent beer, good food and a setting to die for. Situated a few yards from the busy Grand Union canal, we fully recommend it.

THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE PUB, WARWICK
The Cape of Good Hope was built in the very early 1800's only a year or two after the opening of the Grand Union Canal. The pub served not only the locals but also the growing passing trade from the canal.

Picture at Cape of Good Hope pub So why the name "Cape of Good Hope". Some websites refer to a picture hanging in the lounge of the pub and say that this explains the reason for the name. Rubbish! See the picture on the left and see if you can work out why the pub was name the Cape of Good Hope (click the picture to enlarge it). We asked the landlords why the pub was named the Cape of Good Hope and they had no idea either. So, at the moment the name is a mystery.

THE INTERIOR
The pub has a front and back room. The front room (see left hand picture) has old fashioned tables and chairs divided by a walkway for the darts. Lots of pictures and other memorabilia decorate the walls.

It's a very pleasant, basic seating area with the bar being the focal point.


Old picture of Cape of Good Hope

Front room view 2


Donald Healey Plaque


The back room is described as a "lounge" on the official website and it is another very pleasant area of the pub. Attractive tables and comfortable chairs make this a vey pleasant seating area for singles, couples and groups.
Real wood furniture, beams and an attractive bar area make for an excellent atmosphere.

Back room / lounge


 

THE FOOD
Steak and Kidney Pie The current menu at the cape of Good Hope can be found by clicking here. We sampled some of the food from the menu and found it to be well above average. Our only criticism is that the peas were either canned or had been standing for a considerable time. Service is quick and you will easily be able to have a meal and a pint or glass of wine within a one hour lunch break.

THE BEER
There is an excellent choice of real ales at this free house. All are served at the correct temperature and in excellent condition. The house special, Two LLocks is the best of the lot. Very full bodied with lots of flavour, the Cape of Good Hope is worth a visit just to sample this locally produced beer.

OTHER FEATURES
Canal side view 1 of the Cape of Good Hope The interior of the pub is a very pleasant area, however on good weather days the area just outside is a major attraction. The canal is only a few metres from the front of the pub and there is seating provided to while away an hour or so watching the barges go back and forth. There is a lock on the canal a few meters further down the path which provides additional interest.
 
Exterior view 2

Wall sign on rear pub wall

SUMMARY
An excellent pub which Warwick should be proud of. A top class range of beers kept in good condition, good food, pleasant surroundings inside the pub and very interesting outdoor seating area.

OPENING HOURS
Monday to Sunday 12.00 to normal closing hours.
Food is served all day.

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VIDEO OF CAPE OF GOOD HOPE PUB, WARWICK

ADDRESS
66 Lower Cape
Warwick,

Warwickshire CV34 5DP

Telephone: 01926 498138

Website: Cape of Good Hope

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