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.
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
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.
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
The current menu at the cape of Good Hope can be found by
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.
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.
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
Monday to Sunday 12.00 to normal closing hours.
Food is served all day.