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Upstairs at The Folly Wine Bar and Restaurant

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10 College Street, Petersfield GU31 4AG, 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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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408 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here on a Saturday evening and for some time we were the only people there. This was a shame because the food was really very good as was the service. But it needs some people to give it some life.

Thank Ian M
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated my husband's 70th birthday with a surprise lunch at the Upstairs Folly. The restaurant customised their set 3 course lunch menu for me and printed out the menus with a title and no prices shown. The staff were attentative without being intrusive and the food was excellent and plentiful. There was an excellent choice of wines and very... More 

Thank allybruce20
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here now on several occasions and never been disappointed. Good selection of dishes and my personal favourite is the 241 fijatas on a Thursday night...but well worth booking in advance to make sure you get a table. Staff are friendly and always polite. Tucked away above the Folly Bar, it's well worth checking out.

Thank Nicky N
Limavady, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the pleasure to go out with work colleagues for something to eat and found the Follys upstairs, I thought it was going to be modern looking but was very pleased to see the old type beams and high roof you would find in a barn, but the décor was very pleasing on the eye. The food was served... More 

Thank Richard JF G
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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 GU31 4AG, 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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