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Upstairs at The Folly Wine Bar and Restaurant

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10 College Street, Petersfield, England
+44 1730 264088
18:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Wed 18:00 - 11:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We visited as a bunch of friends for the early evening menu, which is great value at £12 for 2 courses and £15 for 3 courses. Nice selection of wines by the glass or bottle. Efficient but unobtrusive service. All enjoyed the food and ambience.

Thank funnylittlewoman
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The Folly Wine Bar downstairs was full as we arrived without reservations. It was suggested we try 'Upstairs at the Folly' which I understand is now under the same ownership, for our business lunch with clients in tow. What a great decision! The place wasn't full but considering the warmth of welcome, attentive service and really lovely homely food I'm... More 

Thank Geronimojo
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We arranged to have our Ruby Wedding Celebration Luncheon Party for approximately 60 guests on a Sunday....We picked a typical selection of Sunday Roasts for the menu and a selection of desserts. The whole event was managed and presented beautifully......would recommend wholeheartedly......

2 Thank FLINTSTONE2013
Guildford, United Kingdom
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453 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Came here on a Saturday evening and for some time we were the only people there. This was a shame because the food was really very good as was the service. But it needs some people to give it some life.

1 Thank fender1961
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We celebrated my husband's 70th birthday with a surprise lunch at the Upstairs Folly. The restaurant customised their set 3 course lunch menu for me and printed out the menus with a title and no prices shown. The staff were attentative without being intrusive and the food was excellent and plentiful. There was an excellent choice of wines and very... More 

2 Thank allybruce20
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Have been here now on several occasions and never been disappointed. Good selection of dishes and my personal favourite is the 241 fijatas on a Thursday night...but well worth booking in advance to make sure you get a table. Staff are friendly and always polite. Tucked away above the Folly Bar, it's well worth checking out.

1 Thank Nicky N
Limavady, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I had the pleasure to go out with work colleagues for something to eat and found the Follys upstairs, I thought it was going to be modern looking but was very pleased to see the old type beams and high roof you would find in a barn, but the décor was very pleasing on the eye. The food was served... More 

1 Thank Richard JF G
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Loved this restaurant since I was 18, and it only improved with new owners! Best restaurant in town which we reserve for special occasions. I had a meal with 18 friends and family here for my 21st birthday and could not have been more impressed by the setting, food or service! Meals are always cooked to perfection and staff and... More 

1 Thank Charlie C
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

This venue was a real surprise - we had relatively simple food but the steak was perfectly cooked and came with a very good sauce and accompaniments.

1 Thank M T
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Only came in for one pint today for a friend's 18th birthday. We arrived sober. I ordered my one drink as any customer would. The bar man got it wrong and after telling him nicely it was wrong he said I had to use my PS and qs to get served there (which I was as always) then made me... More 

5 Thank George B
Chloe D, Assistant Manager. at Upstairs at The Folly Wine Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Evening, I am very sorry to hear of this unfortunate event. However, I think you have the wrong Folly Wine Bar Trip Advisor page, we are the restaurant above the bar! We also only allow drinkers of 25years or over at weekends. Therefore I am sure that it is the Downstairs Bar you are refering to. If you would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$43
British, Portuguese, International, European, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 College Street, Petersfield, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Petersfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1730 264088
The Folly Wine Bar & Restaurant is one of Petersfield's most iconic and popular places.

With its high, wooden timbered vaulted ceiling, leaded windows and congenial atmosphere, you'd be forgiven for thinking our beautiful building was a centuries-old country retreat. Although it could easily embody such a history, it was actually purpose-built in 1916 as Petersfield's local garage.

Family-owned and run, The Folly is a stylish, warm and inviting drinking, dining and socialising icon in the heart of Petersfield. Combining the character of a superb heritage building with a delightful menu and wine selection- it is a true hidden gem.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?