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The Running Horses

Running Horses Old London Road Dorking, Mickleham RH5 6DU England
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The Running Horses is a perfect country inn at the heart of picturesque Mickleham village in the Surrey hills. Step inside and you’ll discover one of the most charming places to eat and stay in Surrey. Dating back to the 16th century, it was once a coaching house. Back in those days, the inn’s clientele provided rich pickings for highwaymen. Thankfully, things are a little more peaceful these days, but some traditions live on. You’ll still find wonderful home-cooked British food, made with the freshest ingredients, accompanied by a wine list to compare with the top restaurants. The Running Horses has been family owned and run for the last fifteen years. And because we’re not part of a chain, the inn is full of character and individual touches. You’re guaranteed a warm welcome from the moment you enter the cosy bar with its roaring log fire.
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Free parking
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Free breakfast
Fax / photocopying
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Bar / lounge
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Arabic, Romanian
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Every other year I visit my friends in Mickleham when I fly in from San Diego and make sure that each visit begins with a pint at The Running Horses. Since my first visit in 1991, we have had quite a few good times. This past June we had the best of times when The Running Horses was our inspiration for our weekend for drinking beer and singing Woodstock 1969 songs. Party on Martin and Kate Cox!!!!!
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We stopped in for lunch at The Running Horses on a Saturday afternoon around 2:30. We were walking in the area and made it our stop after seeing it reviewed on Trip Advisor. It's a great pub with 9 tables inside the pub area and at least 12 picnic tables outside at the front of the pub but they can't be booked (only tables in the restaurant). It looks across to a lovely old church and the seating is comfortable. We were lucky enough to get a table but anyone that arrived afterwards was unable to. It's appears to be a very popular pub with regulars. The Restaurant was fairly empty, the menu is more formal and a little more expensive. My husband had bubble and squeak with a side of chunky chips, I had chicken from the restaurant menu and we each had 1.5 pints of
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We stayed for one night whilst attending a friend's wedding at the church across the road. We were in the Epsom room - twin beds with en suite shower room. The room looked small and a little disappointing on first sight, but it's a funny shape and is actually quite large, with a good-sized bathroom. The breakfast was brilliant. We didn't eat dinner there but the food looked very good and the dining room looked lovely. Nice friendly atmosphere. We booked through lastminute.com and the price was cheaper than advertised on the pub's website. We'd love to stay there again.
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We stayed here for one night (Saturday) and when we checked in we found out we were not staying in the pub (there are 5 rooms there I think) but across the road in the Gatekeepers cottage...it was amazing! Basic but cute and very peacful and very private indeed. The pub gets very very busy for food - mainly it seemed in the bar whereas the restaurant looked pretty empty. We couldnt get a table so we walked to another pub down the road and actually ate in a small Italian restaurant near that. Breakfast at The Running Horses was superb..great quality and beautifully presented. All in all a fantastic escape from city life
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We stayed here for one night in June and brief though it was,we enjoyed the experience.The only room left was a four Poster at £130 (no negotiation for a last minute booking);it was at the front of the hotel,very light and spacious and with a very comfortable bed. Downstairs,the decoration in the bar area was very traditional but nicely done and in keeping with architecture of the building.Quite buzzing with people(plenty of locals) suggests that the food must be of a reasonable standard although our breakfast was no better than average. Location is in a pretty village just off a busy main road and surprisingly quiet for that.Well positioned for South London,M25,Chessington World of Adventures,Gatwick Airport and some good walking nearby
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$91 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Running Horses
Which popular attractions are close to The Running Horses?
Nearby attractions include Bocketts Farm Park (1.3 miles), Delta Force Paintball (4.8 miles), and Box Hill (1.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Running Horses?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Running Horses?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Running Horses?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Running Horses?
Conveniently located restaurants include Phil You Up, Sorrel, and Mullins Coffee Shop.
Is The Running Horses located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.04 miles away from the center of Mickleham.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Running Horses?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Arabic, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Running Horses?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Polesden Lacey (2.2 miles), The Deepdene Trail (2.5 miles), and Fetcham Park House (1.9 miles).