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The Folly

££ - £££European, British,
London Road, Towcester NN12 6LB, England
+44 1327 354031
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
London Road, Towcester NN12 6LB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

There are a few things that a restaurant must have for me to enjoy my meal. Obviously, great food is a must and on this The Folly most certainly delivers. The lunch main was fantastic and the desserts were exceptional (I would certainly recommend ordering...More

Thank Nicola C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having enjoyed eating here many times but not on a Sunday so a family gathering we decided to try Sunday lunch, we all chose different meals something for all tastes lovely fresh food enjoyed by all, including our 5 year old grandson ( very unusual...More

Thank heatherpaulaa
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having visited this delightful establishment three years ago for New Year with a group of friends my girlfriend surprised me by taking us there this evening. The atmosphere, food and above all service were all on point! My favourite is the pork dishes! Keep up...More

Thank AntDeniz
Reviewed 6 days ago

Once again we have had a superb ‘set Luncheon ‘. Five of us all completed every portion of food . Excellent soufflé , pate,and soup were the starters . Followed by superb fish n Chips with mushy peas. Other guest found the belly of pork...More

Thank avisanddavid
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Avis and David. Thank you so much for taking the time to post your excellent review. Great to hear that the whole party enjoyed our food and service. The baby was so cute and so well behaved - we were all very impressed! We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Another visit to meet our friends who live near the Folly ,we travelled from Solihull again for another lovely meal .everything was perfect ,the food is amazing ,lovely atmosphere and the staff are all so friendly ,we love this pub ,we will definitely return ,...More

Thank Tededmund
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much Ted for your amazing 5 star review. Travelling all the way from Solihull to dine with us is high praise indeed! We very much look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Very best wishes, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food, with good sized portions. Although only a small choice for vegetarians the Wellington was very tasty. Helpful, friendly staff and a great, relaxing environment.

Thank moseley37
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your excellent review. Our a la carte menu features two vegetarian choices but we also have a vegan menu available upon request with a further two choices. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 1 week ago

First class lunch. Well presented, tasty food with excellent service. Warm welcome and nice environment 5 stars for service, value and food though the click rating does not seem to be working

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

Hello and thank you so much for your very high praise. I am very happy that you so thoroughly enjoyed your lunch with us recently. Kind regards, Robert, David & team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here for the first time today. Great food, great atmosphere. Great service. What else can I say but, I’ll be back.

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

Hi Patrick. Thank you so much for your excellent review. I am so pleased that your first visit was a great success. We very much look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing food. Wonderful staff. Took my son for first time who eats in very swish London restaurants and he was really really impressed with exceptional quality of food

Thank julieclark212016
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Julie and thank you very much indeed for posting your wonderful review. High praise indeed! Very bets wishes, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to visiting this establishment, however, due to my error, I booked the wrong month! I got a call, the day AFTER I was meant to visit, telling me that because of a no-show I will be charged £10 per person!...More

2  Thank WTR
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am very sorry to hear that you have cause for disappointment following your recent online booking for Saturday night. Our fully automated booking system guarantees that you will be emailed with a reminder 24 hours before the booking. If you did not receive this...More

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14 February 2018|
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Response from mickcritic | Reviewed this property |
There are alternatives but the roasts look good.
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!
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$52
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, 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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:15
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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
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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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