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Report - The Folly Inn pub and B&B, Buckinghamshire (March 2020)


Fluffy

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History;

I'm coming up a bit blank on this one guys, sorry! From what we can work out, this pub/restaurant/B&B had been in and out of business on and off for a good number of years. There's a decent review of the place on Trip Advisor from 2016, but then nothing before that after 2011. A review on 'Pubs Galore' in 2012 states the following;

"The friendly landlady explained that the pub had been closed for a while, re-opening a week ago. Prior to that it had a somewhat chequered history, being open as often as it was closed. It's currently for sale, and she works for a holding company who are just looking after it prior to it being sold. Whilst obviously not wanting to spend too much money on it, there are plans to put a pool table and darts board in the smaller room and start offering a basic food offering such as pies. One of the potential buyers apparently has plans to make it a ticketed venue with events such as live music, drag queens and lots of neon lights***, consequently it's future as a pub is somewhat uncertain. With only about a dozen punters having been in since it re-opened it's clearly not sustainable in it's present form and is only kept going by the attached B&B business"

*** This may explain the limo in the car park with neon pink upholstery! :D

There's a video on Youtube of a chap 'exploring' this place in July 2019. The downstairs looks a lot cleaner back then, whilst the upstairs is in exactly the same condition as we found it today.. Except for the Christmas tree, which has been taken out of its box and put up on display, weirdly.. !? We found a letter dated December 2015, stating there were some 'issues' for the people involved and that these were a matter for the local Council. We also found a letter stating the place had failed recent fire safety regulations.

Explore;

A lovely relaxed hour or so with the girlfriend, exploring the *VERY* trashed pub and limo and the not quite so trashed upstairs flat and adjoining B&B rooms. The sheer amount of stuff in this place is amazing; it's like a cross between a store and a junkyard. It's also very sad because it makes me feel as if whoever left this place, did so against their will and was forced to do so very suddenly, possibly even around Christmas time...





































All the best,
Fluffy.
 

Calamity Jane

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Interesting explore there. So mixed with all the bits left. Your write up seems pretty much spot on. But who knows there could be a hidden past. I wonder why so many bits got left! . Nice limo shot too. Nice report & mooch :thumb
 

westernsultan

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This from "The Caterer" back in 2003 - The Folly Inn in Adstock, Buckinghamshire, has been sold for close to £130,000 for the leasehold. The pub has a 32-seat restaurant, 12 letting bedrooms and three-bedroom owner's accommodation. This is a first-time pub purchase for Robert and Joanne Gingell, a local couple from Wolverton in nearby Milton Keynes. Christie & Co was the agent.

This is a list of earlier publicans from Kelly's directories for interest
1915/Mrs Emily Whitear

1924/Mrs Emily Whitear

1928 John B Brader

1931 John B Brader

1935 Frank Herbert Kirkhouse
 
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Fluffy

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Thank you Jane for the compliments, and thank you Sultan for the history!
 

lolza22

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I explored this in March this year too. Video up on YouTube. “I found an abandoned limo at this haunted inn” or something like that. It’s such an amazing place!
 

Grom

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Just as warning, don't do what I did and stick my head inside the limo. The smell of the mould was so bad I was gagging o_O
 

lolza22

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I think I added that word accidentally because I didn’t actually put that as the title at allgetting confused with another pub video I did. It’s actually “I found a limo at this abandoned inn”
 

Emilytab

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I've been looking at going here is this still closed any help would be great
It is still abandoned as we explored this month. But a warning that the upstairs flooring is very damaged and to be cautious when walking on it. We were also a bit worried about being watched so have your wits about you.
 

Gaz2020

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It is still abandoned as we explored this month. But a warning that the upstairs flooring is very damaged and to be cautious when walking on it. We were also a bit worried about being watched so have your wits about you.
Thank you for the heads up about the upstairs flooring will go and explore this one some time this week
 

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