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Folly Inn

Folly Lane, Folly Road, Whippingham, Newport, Isle of Wight  PO32 6NB View Map.

General Manager:

Chris Cole.

Contact us

Tel. 01983 297171


pub opening times breakfast times main menu times
Monday - Saturday 11am - 11pm
Sunday 11am - 10.30pm
Full English Breakfast, toast & jam & morning coffee served Daily 9am - 11am Monday - Saturday 11am - 10pm
Sunday 11am - 9.30pm

Whats New & Forthcoming Events

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What is new & forthcoming in 2016

What's New & Forthcoming

Online offfers:

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Trip Advisor Rating:

We were awarded 4* from Trip Advisor.


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We were awarded 5* by Environmental Health for hygiene.

Motor Homes Brit Stops:

We are an overnight stopping point for motor homes with shower facilities if food & drink is purchased at Folly Inn. Please ring for further details & bookings.

About Us

The Folly Inn is a rustic pub perched on the banks of the River Medina, just... Read more

About our venue

The Folly Inn is a rustic pub perched on the banks of the River Medina, just up river from Cowes in Whippingham which was refurbished mid 2013. We have lovely views from our large beer garden and patio which have a Mediterranean feel about it. Inside is quite continental with large sliding doors pouring in light which lead onto the patio area. We have created a pleasant extended sheltered area with our new electric awnings and electric walls with windows. There is a Folly Waterbus which can bring you up river from Cowes and because of our position we attract a large number of both yachtsman and motor boat people along with tourists and visitors to nearby Osborne House. History has it that The Folly originated from a barge that ran aground whilst selling illegal liquor in the 1700s! Today we are an extremely popular open plan, destination food house where it is advisable to book, especially at weekends, even without a reservation we 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 and you have a pub which should be on your " must try soon" list. You will be given a fine welcome at The Folly.

Our Food & Menus

Good Pub Meals served from a quality main menu including a great range of fi... Read more

Old English Inns food

Good Pub Meals served from a quality main menu including a great range of fish dishes & Specials.

Breakfast Times

Full English Breakfast, toast & jam & morning coffee served Daily 9am - 11am

Main Menu Times

Monday - Saturday 11am - 10pm
Sunday 11am - 9.30pm


We take bookings for meals and this is advisable particularly at weekends


Our menus.

Food Promotions:

Value Meals Menu:

Available Monday to Friday.

Delicious Meals from £4.99 - take a look at our value menu.
Add a starter or dessert from a choice of 3, each for £2.79 extra.

Childrens Meal Deal:

Available during food service times.

Little Bear main, dessert & Fruit Shoot for £5.49.
Big Bear main, dessert & Fruit Shoot for £5.99.

Childrens Snack Deal:

Available Monday - Saturday before 5pm.

Sandwich or Half a baked potato, dessert & Fruit Shoot for £4.99.

Coffee & Cake:

Available all day every day.

Enjoy a fresh cup of coffee & cake for only £3.29.

Sunday Roast:

Delicious traditional roast served with all the trimmings: fresh seasonal vegetables, large Yorkshire pudding, crisp roast potatoes, mash & gravy from £8.99 for pork loin & vegetarian option.
Add an extra for just £1 each: roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, Yorkshire pudding, three pigs-in-blankets.
Children’s roasts for just £4.29 each: Chicken breast, pork loin, beef, vegetarian or mixed meats (choose two from: chicken breast, pork loin and beef).

Have a Party Here

We can cater for parties in an area of our restaurant and buffets or sit dow... Read more

Have a Party


We can cater for parties in an area of our restaurant and buffets or sit down meals can be provided. We are particularly close to the crematorium which is most convenient. Please ring to discuss your requirements.

Our Drinks

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Our Drinks

Drinks on Draught

Amstel, Fosters, Peroni, San Miguel, Stella Artois, John Smith's Extra Cold, Guinness, Aspall Suffolk Cyder & Weston's Stowford Press Cider

Real Ale

Greene King IPA (3.6% ABV), Greene King Old Speckled Hen (4.5% ABV) & Local Guest ale regularly changing

Other Drinks

Good Range of Wines, Tea & Range of Illy Coffee

Good Beer Guide

We have an entry in the Good Beer Guide & the Good Food Guide.

We are accredited for excellence in service of our quality real ales.

Drinks Promotions:

Fizz Friday:

Available Friday all day excluding Christmas Day & New Year’s Day 2016.

Two glasses of Prosecco for £5.00.

Sport & Entertainment

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Our Entertainment


Live Music starting at 8.30pm with acts like Lewis Berry, Divalicious and the Nuberryz.


Folly Quiz Night with Chris Cole which starts at 8.00pm. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place with a third of the proceeds made on the night going to the Macmillan Cancer Support which is our Pubs nominated charity.

2nd Tuesday of Month

Friends of Animals Quiz Night from 8pm with Fred & Jenny.

Summer Fun

Friday - Live Music with weekly changing artists.

Bt Sport Sky Sports

TV Screen, Darts Board.


  • Large Beer Garden with umbrella's plus extension to pub with electric awnings & electric windowed walls
  • Patio Area
  • Car Parking & by arrangement our over flow car park can be used by those going on boating holidays or longer term


  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facility


  • Children Welcome
  • Dogs Welcome inside & outside on a lead
  • Coach Parties Welcome preferably by appointment
  • Chargeable ATM Machine
  • Debit and Credit Cards accepted