Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nestling amongst the lovely half-timbered buildings of Shere, close to the tiny bubbling River Tillingbourne, is a former 15th century farmhouse and Grade II Listed Building called The White Horse.It's hard to imagine an English country pub more idyllic. One of Hollywood's most romantic films 'The Holiday,' starring Cameron Diaz and Jude Law, was shot there. In fact, the charms of Shere have lured the creators of 'Four Weddings and a Funeral,' 'Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason,' and 'The Wedding Date' and 'Molly Moon' too.In its former life, The White Horse was a 15th century farmhouse called: 'The Cripps,' and it became an inn sometime in the 17th century. It is also rumoured to be a former smugglers' pub after a secret cellar was discovered during extensive renovations. Authentic timbers taken from Nelson's ship, 'Victory,' are thought to be part of the pub, and there are also some traditional village stocks on the premises too.Inside, private spaces, nooks and crannies set the scene for romantic dining whilst, outside, a shaded courtyard ensures the perfect setting for eating al fresco. Come rain or shine, The White Horse is a must for lovers of traditional British country pubs.
Recent filming in Shere:
26th October till 9th November 2012 Molly Moon: The Incredible Hypnotist. Starring: Raffey Cassidy as Molly, Dominic Monaghan, Lesley manville, Emily Waston, Ben Miller, Celia imrie, Anne-Marie Duff, Sadie Frost, Joa Collins.
June 2012 A Mother's Son - Television
1st May 2012 The Last Weekend: Filming took place in the Sqare, Shere.
2008 Filth, The Mary Whitehouse Story
2006 The Holiday
2005 The Wedding Date (romantic comedy)starring: Debra messing, Dermot Mulroney
2004 Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason, starring: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent
Bridget Jones- Press Reports (icSurrey Dec 4,2003, by John Williams)
Hollywood descended on St James' Church, Shere, for the filming of a major British film. International stars Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth, as well as a host of British comic actors, were involved in the filming of the sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary in the village.
Two hundred extras and crew bustled around the normally peaseful streets as a crowd of expectant onlookers jostled to see the celebrities. Tonnes of false snow were sprayed over the church and graveyard and throughout the morning the village experienced an early-winter blizzard. Several police officers attended the site to control the lorries that served the set and to try and contain the paparazzi photographers who were there to snap the stars.
1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral
1990 Bullseye! Starring Roger Moore & Michael Caine. Directed by Michael Winner
1985 Reunion at Fairborough. Starring Robert Mitchum & Deborah Kerr
1972 The Fuling Class. Starring Peter O'Toole & Alistair Sim
1965 The Earth Dies Screaming
1961 On The Fiddle (Released in USA under the title Operation Snafu). Starring Sean Connery
1957 The Passionate Stranger
1946 A Matter of Life and Death. Starring David Niven
1918 Hearts of the World is a silent film directed by D.W. Griffith. Starring Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Ben Alexander, Robert Harron, Marry Harron.