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The Folly Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Folly lane, Napton-on-the-Hill, England
+44 1926 815185
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Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed locally for a week and visited three times. Appears very dated but this adds to the charm of the pub. Pleasant staff but dining area a little draughty. Food portions a little large and well drowned in gravy a little less would be better. Beer kept well and prices reasonable.

Thank Mike A
Worcester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having arranged to meet at the Folly for a family lunch - 75 minutes drive for both parties - we really enjoyed a three hour catch-up in this welcoming and slightly quirky pub alongside the Oxford Canal. Table had been reserved in a warm corner and the menu was full and appealing. My sister-in-law had researched the favourites here on... More 

Thank pollywouldbe
Bruton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm welcome greeted me when I stepped in to the bar, on a wild and wet night. I ordered a beer from the cask and steak and kidney pie, with chips. It is known as a "pie and chips pub" - so you have to have a pie and chips! The food was served promptly and without any fuss.... More 

Thank David C
Kathmandu, Nepal
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the pub - the people, the ambience and Mark, the pub owner! He's fabulous and jolly guy. His moustache adds to his personality and he treats you as if you're a daily customer at his pub. And that matters a lot when you're visiting a pub! The interior decoration is a marvellous and you'll be at home if... More 

Thank Sanjib_Chaudhary
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great day out with my family! Brought the grandparents along as well this year and even though it was raining it was still a lovely day of fun and good music. The food tents were amazing and even catered for a complicated veggie like myself!

Thank zantelove_123
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

So lovely yesterday to make our way through the evening fog and see The Folly so beautifully lit up for Christmas. This is such a special pub. The deep red of the new decor is lovely, and all the trinkets and hats still giving that wonderfully eccentric and cosy feel. Mark's music compilations are genius. The food was delicious.

Thank Emmie W
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Excellent food and great service, the whole pub has great atmosphere and is very welcoming to cold and hungry canal boat users.

Thank swalker911
Exeter, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I was interested to visit the Folly after reading conflicting reviews on Tripadvisor. We went with friends who live in the nearby village of Napton on the Hill for early door drinks. The atmosphere was great, log fires friendly crowd and a very friendly landlord. All tables were booked for meals so I think that must say something about the... More 

Thank Phill P
Warrington, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting next to the canal and a wonderful traditional old pub run by lovely friendly people. You really don't get many pubs like this any more. Been a few times and had lunch and the food has always been excellent. Had probably the best Stake & Kidney Pie I've ever had today - first class. If you like traditional... More 

Thank Chris N
Northampton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

A group of us went to the Folly for a meal and drinks and although situated in a lovely location the pub itself needs a refurb. It's very dated and cluttered inside and the rooms are dark and dingy. Could be a beautiful place if given some love. The food ruined our evening as every course was dreadfully disappointing and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Folly lane, Napton-on-the-Hill, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Napton-on-the-Hill
  • Phone Number: +44 1926 815185

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