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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%
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CUISINES
European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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LOCATION
London Road, Towcester NN12 6LB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We've eaten here several times on anniversaries and birthdays. The food is wonderful and the service second to none. Can't praise it highly enough. Recommended

1  Thank Julie G
Reviewed 5 days ago

We travel from Solihull to meet friends at this lovely pub, we have visited it three times. The food is always amazing ,service perfect ,lovely atmosphere , love it ,

1  Thank Tededmund
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for that Ted. Driving all the way from Solihull to visit us is a HUGE compliment! We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 1 week ago

We would thoroughly recommend this fabulous restaurant. The food was absolutely perfect, with a very good choices on the menu and the service was warm, friendly and first class. This is the first restaurant that we have walked away from and cleared our plates. Top...More

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

Hi Keren I am so pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your recent visit with us, especially as you did a 40 mile round trip to be here! We very much look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. Kind regards, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 1 week ago

once again the meal and service was exceptional, we would definitely recommend anyone to visit the Folly either for a lunch or evening meal

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

Thank you so much Cheryl for your excellent review. Very best wishes, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Monthly lunch for nine OLD friends. We all enjoyed an excellent lunch and couldn't fault the service .. Good atmosphere and choice of food and drinks.Easy access and parking, we will be back.

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

Great ti hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed your lunch Marie. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 1 week ago

foodie heaven - we go there as many times as we can even though we have to drive past many of our local haunts; highly recommended that you do too

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

Thank you very much Duncan for your great review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I struggle to understand how there are any negative reviews on this place. It's a gorgeous little place. Very warm welcome. Not pressured with anything. The menu is very good with a nice selection.....yes it's not a massive menu....but so what. What is on there...More

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

Hi David Thank you so much for your fantastic, upbeat review. Looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Best wishes, Robert, David & team.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I chose the Folly to come for my birthday lunch because I had such a good meal the last time I came. They didn’t disappoint. With a price tag of three courses for £20 our meals were delicious and they even put a candle into...More

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

Hi Rosemary and thank you so much for choosing us for your birthday celebration. Great to hear that you enjoyed a wonderful lunch. Kind regards, Robert, David & team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When a restaurant is open both at lunchtime and evening for most of the week, it must be incredibly difficult to maintain the quality and reliability of service. The Folly manage it superbly. Take my word for it, its good, very good.

1  Thank _cjh1000
Robert J, Owner at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your excellent review and continued support which is much appreciated by the whole team. Very best wishes, Robert, David & team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in this afternoon on the off chance that there may be a table for 2. We were in luck and we opted not for the Sunday lunch (which looked lovely), but had instead sea bass (with risotto and calamari), and also lamb with dauphinoise...More

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

Hi Steve Thank you so much for your great review. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Robert, David & team

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CCoop1975
14 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$28 - US$56
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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