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The Folly

) #1 of 30 Restaurants in Towcester ££ - £££ , European, British
London Road, Towcester NN12 6LB, England
+44 1327 354031
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“hash” (14 reviews)
“guinea fowl” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
London Road, Towcester NN12 6LB, England
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1 - 10 of 907 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We dropped into The Folly last Friday on the off chance of finding a very late lunch. The kitchen was about to close but they kindly kept it open to serve the six of us. Our waitress was extremely kind and helpful and our lunch...More

Thank Caroline T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

5 of us went for a Birthday Meal last Saturday. Place was full due to British Grand Prix. Service however did not suffer. Waiting staff were attentive but not overly so. Scallop starter was excellent. The whole meal was tasteful presented and all the dishes...More

Thank john h
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello John and thank you for choosing The Folly for your birthday celebration. I am so pleased that we impressed the whole party and that a good time was had by all. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Robert, David & team.

Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was excellent, large portions well cooked imaginative for a country pub. My husband had 3 courses and I could only manage one.

Thank Pam M
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Pam So pleased that you enjoyed your Sunday dinner with us recently. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 6 days ago

A superb meal last night......again! It was great to see scallops on the starter menu and both my husband and I opted for them and thoroughly enjoyed the dish. The guinea fowl was succulent with the duxelles stuffing ensuring that it was both flavoursome and...More

Thank Keith H
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Wendy and Keith Thank you so much for posting your lovely review. We have only recently introduced the scallops and guinea fowl and both are proving to be very popular. We very much look forward to welcoming you both on your next visit after...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atmosphere was lovely with subtle music and was cosey inside. Staff were attentive and friendly. Food was great a d good portion sizes! Highly recommend and we will be back again!

Thank Shelley B
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Shelley I am very pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit with us. Sounds like we may be seeing you again soon! Very best wishes, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely Sunday Lunch, squeezed us in even though we hadn't booked, good service, pleasant surroundings and lovely food.

Thank bossyb386
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Great to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us. Thank you so much for taking the time to post. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to celebrate my wife's birthday. The evening was an absolute delight. The venue is welcoming and comfortable, the staff are friendly and attentive. However the food is, in my opinion, exceptional. My wife June chose the vegetarian options, she felt they were absolutely...More

Thank colin h
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Colin Thank you so much for your very kind review. We very much hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Robert, David & team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Folly were very accommodating and really went out of their way to ensure we could have a really enjoyable anniversary meal. The food itself was delicious and highly recommended.

Thank Ian T
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Ian I am so pleased that you chose to dine with us for your anniversary. Fantastic as well to hear that you had such a great time. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 1 week ago

We managed to book a table for 5 of us a couple of weeks ago for lunch yesterday. As usual, it was delicious. My husband and daughter both enjoyed the pate starter and my son had the cheese soufflé, which I didn't get a chance...More

Thank Sueloveschoc
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for that amazing review - very high compliments indeed! We love our all day Sunday Roasts here at The Folly and do all that we can to make them as tasty as possible. Hope to see you again soon. Robert, David...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been here for a meal a few weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. We raved about the food. However, we returned this evening for a family meal ( on our recommendation) and it was an altogether different story. Five of us were squeezed...More

Thank sarah5098
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sarah I am so sorry to hear of your disappointment following your visit last night. We pride ourselves on maintaining high standards and consistency. Clearly we failed on your visit. For that I sincerely apologise. I am also sorry that you felt squashed at...More

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supercritic2015
30 January 2017|
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Response from Robert J | Property representative |
We are around 4 miles away - still close enough to hear the roar of the engines on race days!
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Jacqui P
30 November 2016|
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Response from Robert J | Property representative |
As explained many times in these reviews we are a RESTAURANT and diners take priority. When we are busy we simply do not have the space for guests looking for a quiet drink as EVERY table is booked. We are not a pub - that... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$26 - US$52
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:15
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: London Road, Towcester NN12 6LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Towcester
  • Phone Number: +44 1327 354031
  • E-mail
Description
The Folly is situated in a beautiful location surrounded by rolling countryside on the A5 opposite Towcester racecourse. The original building dates back to the mid 1700's and is the quintessential thatched English inn, full of character and understated style. The Folly is a destination venue for those looking for exceptionally good and innovative cuisine. Head chef David Horak sources local ingredients where possible and uses them in imaginative dishes based on great British classics with a contemporary twist. All food is cooked to order from fresh ingredients in our own kitchens. To the rear of the building the garden offers a secluded and safe area away from the main road. An ideal space for families and those with their four legged companions! On fine days al fresco dining is available here. Easy to find, ample car parking for up to thirty vehicles and easy access makes The Folly is an ideal place to meet up and dine with friends, family and colleagues.
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