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Upstairs at The Folly Wine Bar and Restaurant

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Seafood, European, Portuguese, International, Wine Bar
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10 College Street, Petersfield, England
+44 1730 264088
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 6:00 pm - 11:00 am
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: The Folly Wine Bar & Restaurant is one of Petersfield's most iconic and...
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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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Birthday Celebrations

Yet another very pleasant evening despite it being under new management. One is always concerned that it will not be as good as it was but I am delighted to say it was.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not knowing Petersfield we chose Upstairs on thr strength of trip advisor reviews and the promise of Porteguese food. Half past seven on a Friday evening and the place was deserted. The staff were friendly and welcoming but it turned out that the Portuguese chef had recently left and been replaced by an English chef. He is probably a very... More 

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Thank Ian B
Petersfield
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Yet another very pleasant evening despite it being under new management. One is always concerned that it will not be as good as it was but I am delighted to say it was.

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1 Thank U8696YHpaulg
London
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I had the best night upstairs at the Folly Wine bar. All the staff went the extra mile to ensure a superb evening. I hired IWitness band who rocked the place. Excellent doesn't cover it. Totally recommend this venue.

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1 Thank 123AnnieP
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

What can I say? A wonderful place and myself and my girlfriend were very satisfied to say the least. In fact, the pair of us had very little to complain about when we came a few weeks ago and hope to do so again quite soon! The waitress who served us was very lovely and friendly (and kindly recommended a... More 

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2 Thank TrevHarvey
Negombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

The venue is amazing, beautifully decorated, lovely warm ambience, although a little background music would have been welcome. Starter at £8, prawns Piri Piri: 5 defrosted frozen prawns (albeit large ones) in a bland sauce with a little chilli. Was hoping for prawns in their shells for the price, what we got would have been a passable tapas. The Portuguese... More 

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4 Thank loz3025
Petersfield, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Spent a great afternoon (and evening) celebrating my 50th birthday in the Folly Upstairs. Have been going there for a lot of years and couldn't have wished for a better place to spend my special day. The food was excellent as were the staff. Nothing was too much trouble, but not sure my playlist went down that well! Would highly... More 

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Thank Mandy M
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Have eaten here a few times since it has been taken over. Tonight the staff were excellent. My husband had the tagine which he said would have benefitted from more lamb and less apricot (even if the price had been adjusted). I had the fish and chips which were slightly greasy but the fish still had skin on!! Have had... More 

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1 Thank TeaTowel04
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Three of us out of the four had fish and chips, we all thought it was very fatty and greasy. Not rushing back. Fish and chips were recommended, so disappointed

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3 Thank ann7375
Saltash, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

We ate here with my son the first night and then again on our own the second night lovely food well presented, great friendly staff. The tagine was good but the tapas dishes were superb it's just a pity that the garlic prawns do not come as a main course as we could of eaten a bucketful, highly recommended eatery

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Thank Geoff C
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Dined here on a Wednesday evening on the recommend by the owner of a local b&b we were staying at. Reasonably choice of different Mediterranean and British dishes, there were three of us and our orders ranged from a north African tagine, a Portuguese fish stew to good old fashioned British cod and chips. All dishes were cooked well and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 College Street, Petersfield, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Petersfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1730 264088

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 51
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Portuguese, International, Wine Bar

Description

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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