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Cape of Good Hope, Oxford

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
1 Iffley Road
Oxford
OX4 1EA
Phone: 01865262291
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Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Tris C left this review about Cape of Good Hope

Many years ago I avoided this place like the plaque because it was a student-orientated pub from the 'Scream' chain, with the eponymous Edvard Munch painting doubling as the hanging sign.

The original name reinstated, given a polish and this pub is now aimed at a more mature, mixed - and judging by the prices - better off crowd. The interior features grey/blue paintwork, a parquet floor, conventional furniture and a garden with covered booths. Music is muted and lighting is gloomy.
Ales: St. Austell's Tribute, Brakspear's Oxford Gold, Sharp's Doom Bar and Brain's Rev. James at a pricey £3.90 a pint and fine.
This makes for a decent little nest of pubs here along with The Half Moon, Angel & Greyhound and Port Mahon, though perhaps not The Old Black Horse.

On 2nd September 2016 - rating: 5
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Quinno _ left this review about The Cape of Good Hope

Big dreadnought building housing a student bar (was a Scream pub that has since been made over by M&B) with a surprisingly laid-back atmosphere on my late evening visit. Seemingly a quiz on the go, plenty of people partaking so must be popular. Posh bar snacks (scotch quail eggs, Edamame beans etc) offered at 3 for 11 quid, also burgers etc as mains. Selection of board games available. Four pumps with three ales; decent choice of Brakspear Oxford Gold, Itchin Valley Blackcurrant Mild and Oakham Citra (in very good nick but 2 quid a half, ouch). Also an impressive selection of bottled craft ales, ciders and higher-end keg. Surprisingly alright and worth a look if crawling the area. Close to St Hilda’s, the formerly female-only Oxford College.

On 7th May 2014 - rating: 6
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Cape of Good Hope

Situated in the Plain area on the busy Iffley road roundabout, this Mitchell and Butler outlet saw previous existence as one of their truly awful ‘Scream’ outlets. Fortunately since then it has had the usual paint by numbers M&B retro/gastro makeover, like many of their venues that were formerly run as 'Scream' joints.
As such, it is now more of a pub come wine bar with the usual modern clean plain wood walls and flooring approach. The bar supports the usual decent range of foreign lager fizz taps alongside four real ale hand pumps. These were 2 Brakespears, one Adnams and one off when I visited, so nothing earth shatteringly adventurous but decent enough for this type of place.
It does benefit from a cordoned off outside drinking area with tables and chairs to the front of the pub on the pavement. This is a nice spot when the sun is out as long as you can block out the constant stream of traffic going around the roundabout

On 24th September 2012 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Steve of N21
Oxford, 1.38 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Oxford Parkway, 4.27 miles, 1 hr 22 min walk (show)
Radley, 5 miles, 1 hr 36 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes - Thursdays. - last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesdays 8.30 pm. - last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
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