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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 High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
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English, Spanish, Arabic, Romanian
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Jane H wrote a review Dec 2020
Cheltenham, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here on the 5th December 2020. Our room was lovely, large, warm and very nicely furnished. We had a very good nights sleep in a very large and comfortable bed. The staff were extremely pleasant, friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay so much we have re booked for the beginning of May 2021. Tom who took our reservation was very pleasant and helpful. The ambience of the pub was lovely. We had a very relaxing overnight stay.
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Date of stay: December 2020
550edwarda wrote a review Nov 2020
Alnwick, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
I booked the Running Horse just a couple of days before travelling. I found the rooms to be warm, clean and well appointed. The bed was very comfortable and I had a good nights sleep after a long day driving. The food offering in the restaurant was to my liking and well presented. I found all the staff to be helpful and friendly. The bar is a traditional old English country pub with warm fires and plenty of history.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Response from Edward Rushen, General Manager at The Running Horses
Responded Nov 7, 2020
Hi Edward, Thanks so much for your lovely review. We always work hard to deliver the best experience we possibly can. Your thoughts are greatly appreciated. Tom Collingwood General Manager
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Nick Hopewell wrote a review Nov 2020
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From the warm and friendly welcome we received on arrival, setting the tone for the rest of our stay, there was a homely and relaxed atmosphere about the place. Food in the evening was fantastic served by professional, attentive and welcoming staff. Breakfast was absolutely top notch and the avocado on toast simply the best we have ever had. This is an absolute gem of a place and we will be back without a shadow of a doubt. Thank you.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Response from Tom Collingwood, General Manager at The Running Horses
Responded Nov 22, 2020
Hi Nick, Thanks so much for such kind words. This is the kind of experience we strive to provide every time. Hopefully we will see you once again, one day soon. You should see the pub now - its dressed up like a Christmas grotto ready for post lockdown and family Christmas celebrations..... Kind regards, Tom Collingwood
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Rodders353 wrote a review Nov 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom101 contributions64 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here for just over a week in October/November as we needed somewhere to stay while visiting our son in Reigate. This is a pub/restaurant that has rooms upstairs. We were checked in quickly by a friendly and efficient member of staff. Room was OK with good clean comfortable bed and walk-in shower which I like. No bottled water provided in bedroom but staff will provide you with water if you ask for it at bar. Covid rules were applied so no daily room cleaning unless you ask for it. Staff wear masks at all times and social distancing /masks are required for guests while walking around. Staff members work long shifts it seems and also do the room cleaning etc so one of our requests for a change of towels was forgotten. But we did get these the next day so no
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Date of stay: November 2020
Response from Tom Collingwood, General Manager at The Running Horses
Responded Nov 22, 2020
Hi Rodders353, Your kind and honest review is greatly appreciated. I'm glad that overall you had a lovely stay with us and that you would happily recommend us to others. Your feedback regarding some of the other aspects is also warmly welcomed. It is always good to understand where we can do better and constructive comments help us to draw attention to areas that need more work. You are correct - COVID has put great pressure on the hospitality industry as a whole and I cant tell you how proud I am of the team for their commitment to always providing the best possible guest experience. We look forward to seeing you both with us again - hopefully soon. Tom Collingwood General Manager
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Malttaylors99 wrote a review Nov 2020
Stevenage, United Kingdom165 contributions53 helpful votes
Booked this lovely Inn for one night and we were not disappointed. Very traditional Inn that was warm and friendly. Lovely open fires and cosy atmosphere. Situated in a great spot if you are wanting to explore Box Hill. Positives:- room was lovely with comfy bed and lovely spacious bathroom and very clean, also quiet throughout the night. Unfortunately a couple of niggles but these could be ironed out by the management. We had a lovely bathroom but shelf missing - if not replacing then remove the brackets. Cupboard in the bathroom would look better without the screw in it to keep it shut. Pressure of the water in shower was poor but more so was the fact we only had lukewarm water. Breakfast menu is great however slight issue when the menu was mainly egg based and
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Date of stay: October 2020
$90 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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