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“Pretty Folly Fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Folly Inn

The Folly Inn
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Ranked #1 of 38 Restaurants in Towcester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $38
Cuisines: Bar, European, British
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Folly Inn is situated in a beautiful location surrounded by rolling countryside on the A5 opposite Towcester racecourse. The original building dates back to the mid 1700's and is the quintessential thatched English inn, full of character and understated style. The Folly is a destination venue for those looking for exceptionally good and innovative cuisine. Head chef David Horak sources local ingredients where possible and uses them in imaginative dishes based on great British classics with a contemporary twist. All food is cooked to order from fresh ingredients in our own kitchens. To the rear of the building the garden offers a secluded and safe area away from the main road. An ideal space for families and those with their four legged companions! On fine days al fresco dining is available here. Easy to find, ample car parking for up to thirty vehicles and easy access makes The Folly Inn is an ideal place to meet up and dine with friends, family and colleagues.
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“Pretty Folly Fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Have been meaning to write this review since visiting The Folly with my husband and two friends two weeks ago. Fortunately, as the meal was so delicious and we had such a great evening, I can recollect every mouthful! Not only was the food perfectly cooked, seasoned and presented, there was an excellent choice. The food was complemented by friendly, knowledgeable staff and it was a delight to chat at length to the chef at the end of the evening. David is certainly passionate about the food that leaves his kitchen, and it shows. The new owner has done wonders to turn this pub round and he certainly seems dedicated and aware of what his customers are looking for in a competitive market. Try it, we will certainly be going back soon.

Visited April 2013
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

New owner and new chef have made this a fantastic place to eat out. Booked a friday night and the place was full, there were 4 of us and all chose different things on the menu, from the sharing board, breads dips meats etc, starters of, pressed ham hock ,salmon fish cake, baked camembert. Maincourses of crispy belly pork, excellent calves liver, and chicken supreme all done to perfection and home made deserts, believe me, they all tasted home made. Note to chef, can we have custard with the sticky toffee pudding please.
The new owner has got right here, there is nothing else like it in the town, but please don't burn the chef out as he is doing an amazing job and long may it continue.
Tip, book a table in the week as it's already full most weekends being a smaller resturant.

  • Visited April 2013
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Northamptonshire
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“Chips are best ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

Really good food at reasonable prices . Chips are perfect., worth going just for them. Very friendly and obviously care what about their customers opinion, At the end of the meal the chef went round the tables to chat to the dinners, a nice touch.

  • Visited April 2013
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Daventry, United Kingdom
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“Yummy scrummy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

We used to visit the Folly quite often but sadly the food and service went down and down, but heard it was under new management, so thought we would give it another try and we were very glad we did. The food was excellent very well presented and the staff were very attentive we shall definitely be making this one of our regular places to dine.

  • Visited April 2013
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Cromer, United Kingdom
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“Our visit to The Folly Inn Towcester”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

A very pleasant visit to a pretty old world charm cottage opposite the race course.

Excellent food, pleasant dining room with friendly staff happy to oblige who made us welcome we will visit again !

  • Visited March 2013
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