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The Running Horses

Old London Road, Mickleham, Dorking, England
01372 372590
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Ranked #56 of 82 Restaurants in Dorking
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: French, British, Gastropub, Grill
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Chessington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Bar tables get busy but there is a restaurant as well and full menu available in both. Food is good, well prepared and well presented

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Surrey
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Always loved the fact that you could order good wine by the glass and pub was well run with excellent management. We go to the Running Horses quite regularly but this was our first visit since they changed Managers and we were stunned at how fast standards have dropped. Saturday night the manager was the only person behind the bar... More

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Claygate Surrey England
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Visited this pub - wide variety of ales, very good atmosphere. Had a superbly cooked Sunday Lunch with a wide variety of choices on the menu. Service was very good but faded by the time the sweet was served due to volume of diners after 1 pm. Recommend you visit at 12.30 and you will be served without delay. There... More

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St Pete's
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137 reviews 137 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We went to the Running Horses on the recommendation of a local, of many years standing whose suggestions are generally pretty reliable. It's in a nice spot but the first thing we didn't bargain for was parking or the lack of it (there is no pub car park). So getting parked easily could be an issue for some. It has... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We stopped here for a Saturday lunch whilst passing through the area. Saw the pub in the Good Pub Guide and thought it would be worth a try. Nice location, but not a very exciting venue. On arrival we spotted the bar menu and were pleased to hear food was served until 3pm. We ordered our food and drinks at... More

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Having called and checked whether the venue was suitable/set up for kids we arrived to find no kids menu. Not as great start. I made the wrong decision and ordered the pork roast, really dry and the chef had kindly drowned it in apple sauce rather than giving me a side so I could decide how much apple was required,... More

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The whole experience could only be rated as poor. The staff were not attentive and one wonders whether they had received proper training on customer service. Please do not order the whitebait or the soup which was far too thick. Beef was very average and the vegetables had not been properly cooked. Decided to miss out on the desert. And... More

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Dorking, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

After a relaxed drink in the friendly and snuggly bar we wafted through to a delightful table for eight in the dining room - more formal but still relaxed in atmosphere and delightfully welcoming. The staff, despite the busy restaurant, were their usual charming, chatty and incredibly efficient selves. We chose our favourite white Rioja, chilled to perfection, and then... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We went here after a repeat visit from last year and it did not turn out as nice. The Man in the waistcoat, did not get his name was very rude to us he came out and said we were late for our booking, even though we had told him we were already here and waiting for other members of... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Over priced pub food, the pub was not busy and the staff were less than attentive. There are plenty, far better, pubs to eat in in Surrey.

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