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The Running Horses

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Old London Road, Mickleham | Mickleham, Dorking, Dorking RH5 6DU, England
+44 1372 372279
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The pub's menu focuses on traditional, rustic British food, The kitchen is...
The pub's menu focuses on traditional, rustic British food, The kitchen is open serving lunch and dinner using local and seasonal ingredients where possible. Food can be enjoyed in the former restaurant area of the pub, but since the makeover, we like to think of it as an extension of the bar now. There is also a new bar menu too, which changes daily, offering a quick bite to eat or snack throughout the day.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A good place to start or end a walk

Found an old book of Surrey Pub walks ...guess it was an unwanted gift as I like pubs probably more than the walking to them, but the meal and drinks we had in the Running horses made the day all the more special. The pub is very traditional but has a more formal restaurant on the side We went... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Frankfurt, Germany
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I thought I had already posted this. You can not go wrong with the Running Horses, exellent food, great wine and brilliant staff! We loved it so much we hd our wedding reception here and boy was it the best!

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The-Running H, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are so glad we helped to make your special day so wonderful. Look forward to welcoming you again soon More 

Surrey
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Found an old book of Surrey Pub walks ...guess it was an unwanted gift as I like pubs probably more than the walking to them, but the meal and drinks we had in the Running horses made the day all the more special. The pub is very traditional but has a more formal restaurant on the side We went mid... More 

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The-Running H, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this review

The whole team is delighted you have enjoyed every aspect of your visit. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

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66 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Very posh in the inside but the food was amazing got an amazing roast that was reasonably priced. Would definitely visit again. A fantastic experience.

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The-Running H, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this review

So glad you like the recently refurbished Running Horses...not to mention our food. See you soon More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We have been to the Running Horses previously and upon a recent recommendation since the new refurb went there as a family to celebrate a birthday in the new restaurant. The food was wonderful and Farhid looked after us brilliantly, making us feel very welcome, thank you. We unfortunately are not local to the Running Horses, but shall definitely return!

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The-Running H, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this review

Lovely to hear your Birthday celebration was enjoyed by all. Indeed our team are very dedicated and take service very seriously. Fahid is indeed the wonderful 'old school' - service excellence. We are very fortunate to have him on board. Hopefully your travels will bring you back this way very soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I booked Sunday lunch for 14 of us including 5 children. The staff were all friendly and attentive. The menu was good including a choice of roasts, fish and vegetarian options. There is no seperate children's menu but most of the menu including the roasts is available in child sized portions. The food was good- I had plaice which was... More 

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The-Running H, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this review

We are pleased your Sunday lunch with us was one to remember for all the right reasons. Feedback is very important to us and we now have a children's menu with a good variety to choose from. We look forward to welcoming you soon More 

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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This old pub, opposite the church, has managed to merge the aspects of an old pub, with excellent dining facility. Sunday roast and menu varied and interesting, well cooked and beef rare! Tables/ booths well spaced and helpful, smiling staff. Prices may be slightly higher than most but worth it. Would go again and recommend

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The-Running H, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this review

Thank you for your high praise. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

5 stars to the girl with the American accent (sorry if it's Canadian) that managed to keep her cool whilst some unfunny bullying hippo of a man made himself laugh at his own jokes because she was unable to provide him with a wine list at that time. She did offer, however, a full written description and a price from... More 

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The-Running H, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this review

Thank you for your understanding, this was the first day of our new wine list and just after service began we noticed an error which we had to correct immediately...bad timing really. However it all worked out okay in the end and keeping cool under pressure is what the service industry is about! Glad you had a lovely time and... More 

Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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446 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We have walked a lot around Box Hill in the Surrey Hills and like the Running Horses a great deal. It is a traditional pub in a small village just across the road from a lovely church. Four of us had lunch there and because of time constraints decided only to have one course. As it was Sunday, two of... More 

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The-Running H, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and valuable feed back on the service. You are correct in that Sunday's do tend to get a little crazy. However that is not an excuse and we are working hard to ensure waiting times for food are acceptable when all things are considered. I'm glad you agree that sometimes it is worth that little... More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A few years ago we used to pop to The Running Horses for lunch quite regularly - having moved from the area we used our old haunt to meet up with friends. We had heard that the management had changed and as it had always been a good pub with solid good food, we were interested to see what it... More 

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The-Running H, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your very complimentary review. It is always fabulous to hear that all the hard work is paying off. Thank you from the entire team. We appreciate you are not living locally but hopefully you will pass this way soon and allow us to spoil you with offering and service once again. More 

Ashtead
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We have not visited this pub for many years. We found that it had all of the qualities we would expect to find in a pub. the menu looks interesting and we must return to try the food.

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The-Running H, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this review

Well worth the visit. Why not try our Lobster on Thursdays. We hope to welcome you next time you are passing by More 

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Additional Information about The Running Horses

Address: Old London Road, Mickleham | Mickleham, Dorking, Dorking RH5 6DU, England
Phone Number: +44 1372 372279
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Dorking
Average Prices: USD 16 - 39
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Old London Road, Mickleham | Mickleham, Dorking, Dorking RH5 6DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Dorking
  • Phone Number: +44 1372 372279

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 39
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Description

The pub's menu focuses on traditional, rustic British food, The kitchen is open serving lunch and dinner using local and seasonal ingredients where possible. Food can be enjoyed in the former restaurant area of the pub, but since the makeover, we like to think of it as an extension of the bar now. There is also a new bar menu too, which changes daily, offering a quick bite to eat or snack throughout the day.

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