|Venue : Cape, 10 Aldermanbury, Love Lane, City of London. EC2V 7JQ|
|Reviewed : November 2009||Telephone : 02076003500|
Group : Barracuda Group
|Pub Website : Barracudagroup|
|Beer : Adnams Broadside, Greene King IPA & Fullers London Pride|
A very stylish refurbishment from the Prodigal Bar to the Cape has taken this Barracuda Group pub to a high standard indeed. With plenty of seating and an upstairs bar area which can be booked for private functions the Cape is a relaxing and enjoyable venue. There was a warm and friendly atmosphere when I visited and no feeling that "just a drink" was a problem. The beer was well kept and although slightly on the chilled side. The Cape is definitely looking towards a drinking and eating market, evident with the removal of fruit and gaming machines. The menu is standard City pub grub at around £6.00 a meal, the quality of food can be variable I guess depending on who's in the kitchen.
Leave the Cape by the entrance on Love Lane, cross the road and head to the right, walk few yards and you come to the St. Mary Aldermanbury churchyard. The Church which, rebuilt by Christopher Wren after the Great fire of London (1666) was gutted in the Blitz of 1940. The walls were shipped to Fulton, Missouri in 1966 and the church was re-built in the grounds of Westminster College. Only the footprint of the church remains.
The gardens also house a monument to Henry Condell and John Heminges, key figures in the production of the First Folio of Shakespeare's plays and co-partners with him in the Globe Theatre.