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Upstairs at The Folly Wine Bar and Restaurant

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10 College Street, Petersfield, England
+44 1730 264088
Tue - Wed 6:00 pm - 11:00 am
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant since I was 18, and it only improved with new owners! Best restaurant in town which we reserve for special occasions. I had a meal with 18 friends and family here for my 21st birthday and could not have been more impressed by the setting, food or service! Meals are always cooked to perfection and staff and... More 

Thank Charlie C
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This venue was a real surprise - we had relatively simple food but the steak was perfectly cooked and came with a very good sauce and accompaniments.

Thank M T
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Only came in for one pint today for a friend's 18th birthday. We arrived sober. I ordered my one drink as any customer would. The bar man got it wrong and after telling him nicely it was wrong he said I had to use my PS and qs to get served there (which I was as always) then made me... More 

4 Thank George B
Chloe D, Assistant Manager. at Upstairs at The Folly Wine Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Evening, I am very sorry to hear of this unfortunate event. However, I think you have the wrong Folly Wine Bar Trip Advisor page, we are the restaurant above the bar! We also only allow drinkers of 25years or over at weekends. Therefore I am sure that it is the Downstairs Bar you are refering to. If you would... More 

Gosport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

First time back under new management. Same warm and friendly atmosphere. First class service. Good range of wines and beers. Food was very good. Not a vast menu but enough to cover most tastes and sensibly priced so that starters and mains with coffees and drinks came to £75 for three. Made for a very enjoyable Saturday evening.

Thank oldpathologist
Gosport, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

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 

2 Thank Ian B
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

1 Thank U8696YHpaulg
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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.

1 Thank 123AnnieP
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
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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 

2 Thank TrevHarvey
Negombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

6 Thank loz3025
Petersfield, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Mandy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $46
Portuguese, International, European, British, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 College Street, Petersfield, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Petersfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1730 264088
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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