Isle of Wight
Tel: 01983 297 171
DescriptionWhere does it come from ?
The Folly is a rustic pub perched on the banks of the River Medina, just up the river from Cowes in Whippingham, with lovely views from a large beer garden and patio. The Folly Inn is easily accessible by road or boat with its own mooring attracting a large number of both yachtsman and motor boat people along with tourists and visitors to nearby Osborne House. A friendly river taxi "The Folly Waterbus" can transport you up the river from Cowes.
History has it that The Folly originated from a barge that ran aground whilst selling illegal liquor in the 1700s!
Today The Folly Inn is an extremely popular open plan, destination food house where it is advisable to book, especially at weekends, even without a reservation the staff will always feed you before you make your merry way home.
Food can be chosen from a main menu or specials board with a good selection of wines to complement your experience. For those who prefer a real ale we have Cask Marque accreditation to ensure your choice is served to a high standard.
Add to this the hugely popular live entertainment and unbeatable atmosphere on a Saturday night and you have a pub which should be on your " must try soon " list. You will be given a fine welcome at The Folly. Read More...
Around and About
Each August, Cowes hosts the famous Royal Cowes Regatta when the town erupts into a yachting frenzy. However, Cowes is an ideal all-year-round base from which to explore the Isle of Wight, with The Needles, Blackgang Chine, and Queen Victoria's Osborne House.