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Upstairs at The Folly Wine Bar and Restaurant

10 College Street, Petersfield, England
+44 1730 264088
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Ranked #7 of 54 Restaurants in Petersfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Central to Petersfield, The Folly is full every weekend. This is because of the excellent food and service at good value. I love it's rustic, country interior and I've never had a bad experience here.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My daughter, who works in Petersfield, selected the Folly as a suitable place for meals and entertainment following her wedding. This proved to be a great success as we took over the complete upstairs area for the Saturday evening. The management of the Folly reserved the space for us for the whole of the afternoon and evening and this superb... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We visited on our Anniversary and it was our first time. Have to say we totally enjoyed the whole experience. The food was lovely and the specials was exactly that... Special. We will be sure to visit again as they made our special day perfect. Lovely food, great company & superb dining experience.

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My wife and I now visit The Folly Restaurant two or three evenings each week, and it never fails to satisfy our expectations! Whether it is very busy or fairly quiet the atmosphere is always friendly and the staff very efficient. Because the locally-sourced food is cooked when ordered new customers sometimes begin to look a little impatient, but only... More

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Northampton
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We ate here last week and had a very enjoyable meal. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere, the staff were delightful and the food was of a very high standard. Thoroughly recommended

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Hampshire
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144 reviews 144 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our food was acceptable but not great. We were the only people in the restaurant for lunch and the atmosphere was dire. The whole place, including the kitchen seemed shabby and not very well cared for. We were seated close to the kitchen door which was kept open all the time. This was very off-putting as the view wasn't particularly... More

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Given advice from Tripadvisor review and faced with closure of our first choice we came to The Folly ; proved an apt handle for our choice! The fajitas were just great; pancakes could have been bigger to keep the shirt clean but that's life. Unfortunately the compliments stop there for the rest was bland or unacceptable. Experimental soup and tasteless... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Following on from my wife's birthday dinner treat back in April, it was my Daughter Andrea's birthday on Monday August 11th so I booked a table at Folly's upstairs again. We were not let down. Another fabulous meal, excellent service, excellent food and excellent wines. The restaurant manager who looked after us did a superb job, my deep baked camembert... More

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We wanted a special evening as we were celebrating my birthday and that is what we had. Lovely surroundings for a special occasion and the service is always lovely and friendly from Mary (who was chefing on this night) and her waiting staff. A slight disappointment to begin as both of my husband choices were finished but what we then... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Last night, Mum, Dad and I visited the Folly Wine Bar and Restaurant. We have eaten here before and am happy to say that we have never been disappointed. Last night we started with some bread and olives before out starters; Mum and I shared a beetroot and grilled haloumi salad while Dad watched attempting to steal haloumi... It was... More

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