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The Running Horse

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   88 Main Road | Littleton, Winchester, England
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Ranked #15 of 46 Winchester B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came upon this pub/restaurant by accident and were so glad we did, the initial reaction on entering was 'wow'! beautifully decorated combining modern and traditional, friendly welcoming staff and excellent menu choices. It was a Saturday evening, we hadn't booked but were accomadated without a problem even though the restaurant was busy. The outside eating space was also very... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was always reluctant to eat at The Running Horse as it never seemed to know what it wanted to be. Was it a posh wine bar, a pub, a restaurant or a wedding venue. The pub was bought out by the Upham Brewery though, who now have a number of pubs throughout the south. The Runner has been redecorated... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my family went here for my birthday meal. We went on a Saturday night. Admittedly the pub was very loud and hot, luckily we were sat near a window. The serving and bar staff were quite scruffy, I think a uniform would make all the difference and it would be in keeping with how clean and smart the... More

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St Albans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked pub as I needed to stay somewhere to support my sons work week. Booked via late rooms, but read the reviews..I travel a lot with work and don't normally risk pubs with rooms, especially Sunday to Friday..have to say it worked a dream. Good rooms. Good food. Good location. Really great staff who care and understand what personalisation means.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here previously & this time were taking our family for two nights. They were surprised & thrilled with their family room, size cleanliness & decor. The breakfast had everything we could want & totally delicious. The dinner & lunch meals were the same quality. Very close to Winchester, short drive away but a country feel area. The... More

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Harrow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely lunchtime meal in this stylish establishment. Fabulous food, courteous service and relaxed atmosphere. Local clientele can be rather loud hooray henry types, but please don't let that put you off. Highly recommended.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Modern and stylish rooms. Extremely comfortable bed and a delicious breakfast.We only stayed one night but found the staff couldn't do enough for us. It was an absolute pleasure to stay here. We have eaten in the restaurant before although not on this occasion and found both the food and service excellent.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Went to get drinks at the bar didn't have a great lot of choice. Was spoke to, rudely by a man in restaurant took ages! Food was good but took along time to pay and wasnt spoken to while using card machine and wasn't asked if we were ok! Around horrible and WONT be going back again! Will be making... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

An overnight stay here as attending a wedding at Littleton, charming little place. The Running Horse was an ideal location. Rooms are separate from the pub, good idea. The room was modern and stylist. Lovely extras in room. Ground coffee and special teas. Breakfast was well prepared and well cooked, full marks to the chef, he knows how to cook... More

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14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Running Horse for one night earlier this month to break our journey to see family in Sussex. When we arrived we were shown to our room and then offered tea in the bar. Our room and the bathroom were spotlessly clean. We booked a table for dinner and ate in the bar as the dining room... More

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Address: 88 Main Road | Littleton, Winchester, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Winchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Running Horse 4*
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A charming and cosy English pub, The Running Horse is nestled in the village of Littleton just outside the historic city of Winchester. Its idyllic countryside setting makes it a destination of choice for fans of country leisure pursuits and touring groups as well as businesses. The 9 stylish bedrooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, Freeview TV, tea/coffee facilities, as well as private bathrooms or shower rooms. Whatever the season or occasion, The Running Horse makes for a welcoming stop. The locally-brewed Upham ales, wine and champagne lists complement an exciting, seasonal lunch and dinner menu, which are carefully created using locally-sourced ingredients. A choice of three Sunday roasts and a selection of homemade ice creams and sorbets are firm favourites. A full breakfast menu is also available daily. Just 4 miles from the M3 motorway, and a 25 minute drive from the New Forest National Park, The Running Horse is easily accessible and also offers ample free, on-site parking. ... more   less 
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