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The Folly

The Locks Folly Lane
Postal town: Rugby
CV47 8NZ
Phone: 01926815185
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Folly

This former farmhouse is now a freehouse,although the interior of this attractive Georgian building does have the feel of walking into somebody's house.There are two distinct rooms with ,to the left,a longish room which was set for diners.To the right is more of a drinking bar with a generous banquette to one side and a couple of rustic tables.There is a fine fireplace in here,and framed pictures on the walls of county life and country folk.A couple of small saddles and any array of brass pots and pans hanging from a beam complete the decor,it's all very genuine.Down a step was another dining area with a log fire roaring.Both rooms are served by an island bar with three handpumps on both sides drawing Hooky as a regular with guests Vale Good King Senseless and a very good North Cotswold Shagweaver (£3.40) which produced a charming smirk from the attractive barmaid on ordering.A further handpump was dedicated to Olde Rosie cider.
My visit was close to Christmas ,and food was doing a roaring trade which dominated proceedings,and not eating I cant comment on quality.However given that this freehouse is now stocking some interesting ale,and with an unusual interior IMHO this is the best pub in Napton ,and the best canalside pub for many a mile.There is also a canal stores in a seperate building to the side ,and at the rear chalets to let,so despite it's secluded location the pub attract custom from villagers,holiday makers and boaters.Well worth a visit ,I'll be back on my return voyage.

On 19th December 2014 - rating: 8
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simon hall left this review about The Folly

Has to be the worst pub in Napton. Food shockingly bad -- gammon steak, like cardboard (hey if they can't get that right what hope is there!!) AVOID, don't waste your money here.

On 22nd November 2013 - rating: 1
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Ga Andrews left this review about The Folly

The Folly Inn – Free house
A very short walk from the Oxford canal near the beginning of the Napton flight of locks and bridge 113. It is an old-fashioned country pub, and very boater friendly, an ideal stop for your last night mooring if you were to return your boat to Napton marina. We had some great local real ale and home cooked food back in 2007 but sadly the pub was closed on lunch time we went to revisit it in September 2009. Next to the pub is a small canal shop selling gifts and essentials for boaters. They also have holiday homes for hire. 21/09/09

On 4th October 2009 - rating: 10
[User has posted 64 recommendations about 58 pubs]

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19th Dec 2014, 16:01
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
22nd Nov 2013, 14:51
Review submitted by simon hall

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  • Accommodation : Yes - Behind the pub - last updated 19 December 2014 by Bucking Fastard
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 19 December 2014 by Bucking Fastard
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 19 December 2014 by Bucking Fastard
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 19 December 2014 by Bucking Fastard
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 October 2009 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 October 2009 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 19 December 2014 by Bucking Fastard
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 19 December 2014 by Bucking Fastard
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Last inspected: February 6th 2015

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