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Upstairs at The Folly Wine Bar and Restaurant

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Fish & Chips, English, Portuguese, International, Wine Bar
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10 College Street, Petersfield, England
+44 1730 264088
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6:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dessert, 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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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Great food and venue.

The main menu here is Portuguese-based, and I would definitely recommend the grilled sardines. There's a Fajita night on Thursdays and the meat and sauce were freshly cooked and absolutely delicious. Nice jazz trio added to the ambiance.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Smithy1776
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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English first
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I came here for an acoustic night around a month ago with a family member, and the venue is very lovely. Beautiful decoration and settings. The bar area is great, a wide variety of wines and alcohol and all the staff members were fantastic and especially happy to help. The acoustic musicians were wonderful and it wasn't a bit too... More 

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Hi there! Sorry to here that you weren't overly impressed with our restaurant. We at The Folly aim to give every customer the most enjoyable evening that we possibly can. Our menu is currently fairly basic as it is only our beggining menu for when we re opened in Feburary. We have already expanded our menu choices with a new... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The main menu here is Portuguese-based, and I would definitely recommend the grilled sardines. There's a Fajita night on Thursdays and the meat and sauce were freshly cooked and absolutely delicious. Nice jazz trio added to the ambiance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Fabulous food, wine and much more! Live music! Come in and find out about our next live act! Also available for private hire... Fantastic venue for a party! We will soon be getting in our Lunch, Tapas, Early Bird and Brand new Dinner menus! Please do come and join us for a wonderful experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

a new feel to the folly restaurant with a Med feeling to it from prawns and chicken piri piri to whole sea bass and fresh sardines not forgetting the two for 1 fajitas night fish and chips are superb too. cater for functions as well great space well worth a visit as I have work in the catering industry for... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Visited this establishment many times and it hasn't been too good. We as a family always give restaurants another chance because we understand sometimes mistakes happen or they are having a bad day but this time it was truly awful, the food and service.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is the fifth time I have visited this delightful restaurant and bar, and it's as good as ever. The food, service, and friendly staff was again superb. The company I work for, always have their Xmas dinner here, and it's a always a pleasant time at The Folly. They have a small dance floor ideal for a disco

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We went mid week and it was very quiet so, a bit difficult to create any atmosphere with 6 other customers and just us 2 in a reasonably large room! The wine selection is good an reasonably priced. Food was not bad but it was not great either. I had risotto balls to start which were not good at all.... More 

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Hayling Island
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

"Life's too short to drink poor wine", it says somewhere in the Folly which now seems to be called "The Folly Wine and Ale House". We remember it years ago as The Folly Wine Bar. We'd no sooner sat down than we were invited to order a drink and when the house Shiraz came, it was soft, fruity and a... More 

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London
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Stopped for a few glasses of wine on route to London to find two young music students playing Jazz - what a joy to see and such talent writing some of the pieces played on the night by themselves! The Venue is warm friendly and charming with wine and food second to none. We are so pleased that we popped... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had a mid-week meal here and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. The menu will not get foodies excited but the quality and ambiance was very good as was the service - although the red wine was too cold - the radiator behind our table worked well to rectify this. Although we had not booked 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 - 54
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, English, 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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