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The Folly

££ - £££European, British,
London Road, Towcester NN12 6LB, England
+44 1327 354031
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
London Road, Towcester NN12 6LB, England
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11 - 20 of 983 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch and had the lunch special, really good value. The food was definitely different with some interesting combinations. Well worth a visit

1  Thank Stephen W
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Stephen and thank you for your excellent review following your lunch time visit. I very much hope that we shall see you again soon. Kind regards, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Folly is an unpretentious and very smart restaurant situated in what was likely originally a pub. They currently offer a 'lunch for less' style menu which I sampled yesterday (November). I can honestly say that the food was exceptional value for money and absolutely...More

1  Thank chris b
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Chris. Thank you so much for taking the time to post your fantastic review. We look forward to welcoming you again when you are next in the area. Very best wishes, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I, joined by 10 dearest friends, met at The Folly, October 2017, for an evening to remember. Started off with champagne on arrival as we gathered before being seated. More drinks whilst perusing the menu. The staff were readily available to answer...More

Thank SteveJH2015
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Steve for your fantastic review. We look forward to welcoming you again soon for your Christmas party. Very best wishes Robert

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here yesterday for the second time in as many months. I met with old school friend as the Folly is midway between our homes and I have no doubt we will be back in the new year. The food and service at the...More

Thank Colin K
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Colin for taking the time to post your excellent review. We very much look forward to seeing you again in the New Year. Very best wishes, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a long time supporter of The Folly Inn and am delighted they have received not one but two awards. Just reward for their consistent dedication to quality food and good service. I normally do not ever say something is perfect by awarding a...More

Thank _cjh1000
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for posting those very kind comments. We are very proud of receiving two awards this year in the Northamptonshire Food and Drinks Awards. Gaining recognition for all the hard work and attention to detail makes it all worthwhile! We very much...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large group booking here recently and really enjoyed it. Service was generally prompt and friendly, and the food was very well cooked. I had the pork belly which was some of the best I’ve ever eaten!More

Thank Andy P
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Andy Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to post your great review. Our slow roast belly of pork is a firm favourite here. We only use Gloucestershire Old Spot which is renowned for it's flavour and tenderness. We very much hope...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took two good friends from overseas here for lunch. A very comfortable restaurant with a cosy atmosphere. Good menu choice, both fixed price and a la carte. The food was excellent and the service exceptional. Very friendly staff. Ample parking. Highly recommended.

Thank Seasonedtravellers82
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your amazing review. Hope to see you again soon. Regards, Robert David & team

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

It’s a bit pricey so don’t visit on a weekly basis, but have visited a lot of times. Food choice, quality and quantity are very very good. Warm welcome and friendly staff. Great for a special occasion.

Thank geotdiegourmet
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We very much look forward to seeing you when you next visit. Best wishes, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Not my first visit, but we decided to give it another go after a disastrous previous visit earlier in the summer, where we just ordered a simple medium rare rib eye steak and got some left overs, gristle and we’ll done meat. To be fair,...More

3  Thank Anjum W
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

This is the partner of "Cassha" who gave the other 1 star review below. Please see my response to them there.

Reviewed 10 November 2017

We had lunch to celebrate my mums birthday. The staff were welcoming and attentive, the restaurant is stylish, cosy and clean. The menu's offer a great choice with super combinations of flavour. We enjoyed a 3 course meal and wholeheartedly recommend it. Great value for...More

Thank 437karencooper
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank you so much Karen for your fantastic 5 star review. Hope to see you again soon. Very best wishes, Robert, David & team.

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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$27 - US$54
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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