The Folly Inn

“Quintessential thatched country inn for foodies”



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Sitting beside the A5 opposite Towcester Racecourse, the Folly beckons with its picture-postcard looks, flower-filled hanging baskets and coaching lamps. The interior reveals all the hallmarks of a proper diners’ pub, with neatly laid tables in a clean and fresh setting. Lunchtime classics range from roasted pork belly and crackling, to mushroom, brie, spinach and cranberry Wellington. Dinner could feature Perkins Lodge Farm steaks or pan-fried chicken breast stuffed with crab meat and wrapped in Parma ham. Desserts are tried and tested favourites such as blueberry and buttermilk pannacotta or sticky toffee pudding. If a glass of ale in the extensive rear garden is all that’s required, two local ales are on tap.

The Folly Inn
London Road,TOWCESTER,NN12 6LB


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Garden
Prices and payment
  • Main course from: £17
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wide selection of ciders
  • Micro Brewery Ale

About the area

Discover Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire is a mainly rural county of gentle beauty, with farmland, forest and great country estates. Rivers, canals and meadows are all part of the tranquil scene, providing a haven for wildlife. 

This is a great area for walking, touring and exploring villages of stone and thatch. There are also some impressive Saxon churches at Brixworth and Earls Barton. Northampton is the county town, and along with Kettering, has long been associated with the production of footwear. Kettering was the second largest town until it was overtaken by the rapid development of Corby as a major centre of the steel industry.

Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park is set in Northamptonshire, although it seems that Austen never actually visited the county. Other famous connections include the poet John Dryden (1631-1700) who was born in the tiny village of Aldwincle; King Richard III (1452-1485) born at Fotheringhay Castle; and American revolutionaries George Washington (1732-1799), whose family came from Sulgrave Manor, and Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) whose father was born in another tiny Northamptonshire village called Ecton.

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