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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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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
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
No heart or soul now

The Running Horses is sadly not the Pub it used to be. No greeting by a "Mein Host" person now, only bar persons with no personality,smiles or any sort of friendly greeting. The food is ok but although eating the same dish several times, the component parts vary. Beef burgers some times come with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

The Running Horses is sadly not the Pub it used to be. No greeting by a "Mein Host" person now, only bar persons with no personality,smiles or any sort of friendly greeting. The food is ok but although eating the same dish several times, the component parts vary. Beef burgers some times come with onions,tomato and lettuce, then next time... More 

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

Dear Mary from Liverpool, thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your feedback is very important to us as we strive for continual perfection here at The Running Horses and our offering is continually being improved. We have recently appointed an executive chef who works very closely with our head chef and our kitchen brigade to ensure... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This has long been one of my favourite restaurants in the area with good service and food that stands up to the best. We had not been for around 6 months and dropped in this week the refurb has created a great atmosphere and character. I asked the waiter for a wine recommendation and he seems knowledgable offering two choices... More 

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Sunbury on Thames
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41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I have eaten here before, but not for about a year. Since then, the dining room has been re-modeled and is split between 'fine' dining in a newly oak paneled area, and less formal in 'booths' - still set apart from the pub area, which incidentally has a very fine beer brewed specially for it by a microbrewery (amongst others).... More 

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Lunch time bar was delicious different and very interesting. Hard to choose , Atmosphere warm and welcoming, and staff were friendly and smart . I look forward to an evening dinner in the very welcoming attractive oak dining room. Prices were fair.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The two of us came here on Mothers Day in anticipation of a good lunch, but not specifically to celebrate. However, the menu was designated "Mothers Day" though it was probably the standard one. Not that it matters, as it offered a comprehensive choice. Mine was roast pork, whilst my partner opted for roast beef. Both were excellent. The starters... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The restaurant has recently been remodelled and redecorated. It has been done very tastefully and sympathetically. The vibe and ambience of the place is relaxed and informal. The wine menu is quite broad and fits well with the dishes on offer. The food is beautifully cooked and tasty however perhaps the size of the portions could be a little more... More 

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Surrey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Met a friend here for a drink this week. Not been before and won't be going again. London Pride at £4.60 a pint is taking the proverbial!

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London, United Kingdom
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382 restaurant reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We came here as a group while doing a big hike up and around Box hill. Great outside space in the sunshine and a really cosy inside space with a log fire and lots of olde worlde character. Tasty Sunday roasts and an excellent locally produced cheeseboard. Friendly and helpful staff - and for those walking their dogs, the dogs... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We stopped by at the Running Horses for lunch on Saturday, we received a warm welcome had an excellent lunch...and ended up staying until early evening! The welsh rarebit was the best we've had anywhere - a real treat. We've had the burger previously which a friend described as the best he'd ever eaten! We also visited on Christmas Day... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The ambiance is nice and the food is really good compared to regular pubs. Melted camembert and t bone steak were delicious!

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Restaurant Details

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 15 - 38
  • Cuisine: British

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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