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The Cape of Good Hope

€€ - €€€, British,
1 Iffley Road | OX4 1EA, Oxford OX4 1EA, England
+44 1865 262291
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Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
“burger” (9 reviews)
“scotch egg” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
1 Iffley Road | OX4 1EA, Oxford OX4 1EA, England
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1 - 10 of 113 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

They offer a good selection of beers and staff were very knowledgeable about the location of the different beers on tap. Staff were friendly and welcoming and the Cape had a very good atmosphere. Would visit again.

Thank Dan L
General Manager A, Manager at The Cape of Good Hope, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dan L, thank you for the recommendation! We hope to see you again very soon! Have an amazing weekend!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here last Sunday (29th October) and had 4 Sunday Roasts having been highly reccommended by one of our friends. The Beef was perfect, the veg was the best I've tasted on a pub sunday roast and the staff were incredible. They made us...More

Thank Jessica W
General Manager A, Manager at The Cape of Good Hope, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jessica W, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu has improved since I last ate there. There's a good atmosphere and the function room upstairs is nice.

Thank RobynBruce
General Manager A, Manager at The Cape of Good Hope, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Robynbruce, thank you so much for the positive review and we hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi readers... I've had the chilli Squid, and various snacks, Belgium beer and triple chocolate stout are to die for....but have never had a meal here so it being Sunday brought my lovely wife out...choice of 4 roasts beef pork chicken or nut...we both opted...More

Thank Chris H
General Manager A, Manager at The Cape of Good Hope, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Chris H, thank you for leaving us feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was not a positive one. Here at The Cape Of Good Hope, we are always looking for ways to improve; we appreciate your input. If you would be willing,...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

This place is in a great location and we visit it frequently with my course mates. The staff are friendly and accommodating and there is plenty of space as many large groups visit here. Looking forward to our Christmas lunch here!

Thank appletree281
General Manager A, Manager at The Cape of Good Hope, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such an awesome review!

Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is a "typical pub" in the sense of a good ol' English pub. We ate there for dinner on a Friday evening in Sept 2017. It was full of noisy, excited university students, music and beer - a very enjoyable atmosphere and a 'happening'...More

Thank Lisa T
General Manager A, Manager at The Cape of Good Hope, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Hi Lisa, thanks for leaving us the awesome review. If you're ever back in Oxford we'd love to see you again for some good ol' English pub food !

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Visited last Saturday with my family . Large pub although not too busy . Very helpful staff with good product knowledge

Thank coughandcath
General Manager A, Manager at The Cape of Good Hope, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Cheers for leaving us the review coughandcath, chuffed you guys enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again very soon!!

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Went here with a friend, on a work trip to Oxford. Lovely staff, really helpful and friendly. Ordered chicken katsu burger, it was amazing. The best burger ever! Massive piece of chicken in crumbs with really tasty curry sauce, just like a katsu curry from...More

Thank Andrea M
General Manager A, Manager at The Cape of Good Hope, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Andrea M, thank you for the high star rating! Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience. Have a great day!

Reviewed 7 August 2017

After trying to find somewhere to eat in the town center it was good to get across Magdalen bridge and find some where with seats available. Menu is ordinary but when it eventually turned up the food was fine.More

Thank Arthur D
General Manager A, Manager at The Cape of Good Hope, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hi Arthur D, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Cape Of Good Hope. We're happy we could meet your expectations! We're currently in the process of making a few changes to our menu. Let us know what...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

A wonderful spot for some drinks and proper grub, especially for us tired tourists trecking through. The staff were friendly and on the ball, and the atmosphere was chilled with a good buzz. We ate in one of the little booths out the back in...More

Thank Shannon D
General Manager A, Manager at The Cape of Good Hope, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Hi Shannon, thanks for taking the time to leave us such an awesome review! We're chuffed that you and your family had such a lovely time with us and hope that you come back again!

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Response from RobynBruce | Reviewed this property |
There's no car park and it's difficult to find parking in the city centre. The park and ride number 400 is your best bet or you could try to find a parking space in the streets surrounding the pub after 6.30pm and walk in.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Iffley Road | OX4 1EA, Oxford OX4 1EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 262291
  • E-mail
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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