Right on the edge of the River Medina, the Folly Inn was once within an old boat that had grounded on the bank. Now a thriving waterside pub and restaurant, the Folly has a big balcony overlooking the water and even boasts its own harbourmaster for the moorings and short landing pier here.
Decorated inside with huge wooden beams on the walls, you feel as if you are inside an old boat just as you might have done years ago. Photos of the pub as it used to be, and nautical prints, are on the walls.
The large bar reaches around the pub that stretches from the car park at the rear to the wide river frontage, with a dining room area to the north side of the building. The food bar is in the middle of the pub, with a wide range of dishes that feature local produce, both in the menu and on the specials board.
There’s a large terrace overlooking the river Medina, which has an electric awning that can be drawn over it during colder/rainy weather. Sit here and you can hear the ringing of the rigging of the many boats moored in the river – and there’s a beer garden to the side, also overlooking the river.
Ales on tap are IPA, Old Speckled Hen and one guest ale, often Island Brewery’s Yachtsman’s; along with Amstel, Fosters, San Miguel, Peroni, Stella Artois and Guinness. There’s often live music and dancing on the tables has been known!