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The Folly

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, British,
London Road, Towcester NN12 6LB, England
+44 1327 354031
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guinea fowl” (18 reviews)
“hash” (17 reviews)
“dessert platter” (13 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
London Road, Towcester NN12 6LB, England
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1 - 10 of 1,059 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had been to this restaurant before but not for some time. This time we took another couple with us to say thank you for help they had given. We had an excellent meal - the menu is large enough to give lots of choice...More

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

Hi Wendy Thank you very much indeed for your lovely review. I hope that we may see you again soon. Kind regards, Robert, David & team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this Pub/ restaurant quite a while ago but have not been back there as the menu hardly changed for a long time, but it has now and we liked the changes made which were a significant change and good. It also looked...More

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

Hello Roland and thank you so much for taking the time to post your lovely review. We do in fact change our menu frequently and certainly as the seasons change we like to reflect the available produce. What we don't do is change all of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in good time and were greeted at the bar and taken through to our table in a charming restaurant. The atmosphere was electric and all of the diners looked happy and relaxed. We chose the cheese souffle and pulled pork hash for starters...More

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

Hello Sheila. Thank very much indeed for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table for three. On a Thursday night and were made very welcome. The hospitality was good and the food was excellent, we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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

Hi John I am so pleased that you so thoroughly enjoyed your recent visit to us. I very much hope that we shall see you again soon. Best wishes, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at The Folly for lunch whilst my mum was visiting from Scotland. The food, service and ambience was fantastic. The food was beautifully presented and great value for money. Will definitely be back. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank Helrog52
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much indeed for your excellent review. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are again in the area. Kind regards, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here enroute back to London from Peak District for a Sunday roast, I had the Turkey and Ham duo, it was lovely and reasonably priced at £15.

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

Hello Roman and thank you so much for your lovely review for our all day Sunday Roast. I very much hope that we shall see you again when you are next in the area. Best wishes, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stopped off here on a whim as the pub looks great from the road side... And what a find it was the food is really great much better than standard pub grub and 2 courses for £17 is a really good deal for the...More

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

Hi Simon Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We very much hope to see you again soon. Vert=y best wishes, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lived in the area for over 20 years passed by this eaterie on lots of occasions, this was our first visit. Great welcome by the front of house team. Food was excellent, well cooked and served, Black Spot Pork was superb, I can also recommend...More

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

Thank you so much for your great feedback. I am so pleased that you were very impressed by the food quality. I must apologise though that service was not up to standard. We always make a point of checking back with customers after the main...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving through Towcester Sunday lunchtime and stopped at the The Folly on the off chance of getting a table. The restaurant is clean, up to date and welcoming. Being Sunday lunchtime it was full but we were offered a place at the bar, there were...More

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

Hi Bob Thank you so much for your wonderful review following your recent visit for Sunday lunch. Your positive comments are greatly appreciated by the whole team who work incredibly hard to provide an outstanding experience. We very much hope to see you again soon....More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went with friends, based on a recommendation by one of them. The restaurant was very busy, and as a result service was quite disjointed and slow. I ordered the cheese soufflé starter, and the small portions started. The soufflé was tasty but was gone...More

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

Hello Jane Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. It is most unusual for us to get criticised for small portions, indeed we are often criticised for serving over generous portions which prevent diners from making it to dessert! The Tornados Rossini...More

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CCoop1975
15 February 2018|
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Response from mickcritic | Reviewed this property |
There are alternatives but the roasts look good.
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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$ 53
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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