The Folly showcases an imaginative menu of high-quality dishes and, after much deliberation, my companion and I made our choices. My starter of chicken and wild mushroom boudin blanc, roast garlic and a Port reduction tasted as good as it looked, and from the specials board the spicy tomato soup had just the right amount of heat and was beautifully presented. My main course of roast cauliflower and squash risotto cake, chilli tomato sauce and courgette fritters was a terrific combination and a generous portion. The pan-fried pork belly, pancetta-wrapped scallops, pear mash and fried kale was equally successful. The pork melted in the mouth with a topping of crunchy crackling, while the scallops were perfectly cooked and complemented by the sweetness of the mash. Then followed our
stunning desserts: blackberry and rhubarb crumble with mini toffee apples and hot chocolate fondant, poached cherries and honeycomb ice cream. Glasses of Port and Elysium were chosen from the extensive drinks menu and rounded off a memorable meal. The Folly is a must for tourists and locals alike.