The Folly, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1QD  01992 581 871


What’s new with us


Delighted to have made the short list for the love Hertford awards. Cast your votes for us and many other fabulous independent business’s by clicking the link below.

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We have a fantastic private space available as part of the restaurant extension. Pop in and talk to us about organising a party – includes private outdoor courtyard. As ever our upstairs space is available for corporate events or training days.

We also have a cosy outdoor space with light, sound & warmth for all our smokers.

Come check them out soon.

As many of our staff are students we bid some old faces farewell for now and welcome some new faces to the bar – no heckling the newbies please.

As ever Andy’s music quiz is the last Thursday of every month and the Barge brainbuster quiz is every Sunday. Both start at 9pm and are still only £2 per player to play. With extended bigger, better and louder quizzes every bank holiday weekend. Themed quizzes take place during the year, Harry Potter was sold out! We are holding a Game of Thrones quiz on 27.03.19 and May the Fourth be with you for our Star Wars quiz on, yep you guessed it, May 4th. Both start at 8pm and are £2 per person entry. Special prizes for fancy dress.

Veggie week is coming up soon, May 13th-19th , book a table and enjoy some great healthy and scrumptious vegan & veggie meals from our specials board. As well as from our new Summer menu from April first.

Ducks are now available for our famous duck race, prizes given for best decorated ducks and top three in the race itself. The race itself is held on Easter bank holiday Monday at 5pm but decorated ducks have to be in by April 15th.

If you like music we are having our usual Spring Fling (weather permitting) in our garden which starts at 12 and finishes around 7, loads of great local live acts and a BBQ. If its raining, we’ll all bundle inside!

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See you soon for a beer xxx