***Please be aware we are closed from 13 May for refurbishment and re-open 8 June***
The Folly Inn is an open plan, rustic pub perched on the banks of the River Medina, just up river from Cowes in Whippingham. We attract a large number of both yachtsman and motor boat people along with tourists and visitors to nearby Osborne House. To see local attractions and points of interest in the Isle of Wight, click here.
By road we are on the A3021 East Cowes to Newport or Ryde road, turning into Folly Lane carrying on until you reach the river. By water we are approximately 15 minutes up river from Cowes or East Cowes. Water taxis are available.
Legend has it that The Folly originated from a French smuggling barge that ran aground in the 1700's selling illegal alcohol. This became a success leading to the inn it is today. The Folly has a unique rustic appearance with walls, ceilings and floors all original.
The eating area is open plan in style with a seating capacity for approximately 200 inside and another 64 picnic benches outside to enjoy in clement weather. We have a varied menu and the specials board changes daily. Bookings are advisable at busy times.