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The Running Horses

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Running Horses Old London Road, Dorking RH5 6DU, England
+44 1372 372279
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had our staff Xmas party here on Friday evening for 31 guests. The evening ran so smoothly and the food was superb and all dishes served at the same time! Matt and his staff were courteous and helpful even with last minute changes. I can't think of anything that could have been improved. I shall highly recommend the Running... More 

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Thank Lynne W
TheRunningHorses, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this review

I am delighted you enjoyed your xmas party, hopefully we will see you before next xmas! Iain More 

London,england
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for 26 people & the evening went like clockwork. The service was great allowing us all to enjoy each other's company. The food was superb without any issues. This was our 1st time at this restaurant but we will be returning. Very impressed!

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Thank souLondon_england
TheRunningHorses, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, I am delighted you had a good evening and we look forward to your return. Iain More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yesterday I had probably the best sausage sandwich I've ever had... It wasn't on the main menu but the specials board and It was indeed special... If you see one grab it... Great staff, Great atmosphere and Great food...

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TheRunningHorses, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, the sandwich is indeed special! Iain More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unexpected business lunch with excellent food and service. I had the Prawn Cocktail followed by calves liver which was superbly cooked. My companion thoroughly enjoyed the lamb. Will definitely be paying another visit!

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TheRunningHorses, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, I'm delighted you enjoyed your lunch with us. Please come and visit us again soon. Iain More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading the Dog Friendly Pub Guide, my husband and I took our springer spaniel for a lovely walk down the lane past The Running Horses pub late on Sunday morning. When we had finished our walk we ventured into the pub, luckily we got the last table in the bar area and it was only twenty minutes after opening!... More 

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TheRunningHorses, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, I am delighted you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully see you soon. Iain More 

london
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took friends who are keen foodies, visiting from Canada, and they were most impressed with the food here. All had meaty options and everything was cooked to perfection. Waiting staff were friendly and helpful but not over the top (I don't like too many enquiries like "how's your meal?"). Will be back at the earliest opportunity.

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TheRunningHorses, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this review

Thank you for your reviewing our pub and thank you for your kind words. Please pay us a visit again soon . Iain More 

Surrey
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Returned for another try and food and service both much improved this time round. Mid week and both bar and restaurant were busy. I ordered the baked cod with mussels and new potatoes in sauce which was well cooked, plentiful and very tasty. My husband ordered the Runners burger (they had run out before) which we'd seen being served in... More 

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TheRunningHorses, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this review

Firstly, thank you for your review. Secondly, thank you for giving us another try. We are always trying to improve here at the Runners so all input is most welcome. Iain More 

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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We were staying in the hotel so booked in for dinner on the Saturday night. They serve the same menu in the bar, but the restaurant is quieter and you get a bit more room. We both had the superfood salad, followed by apple crumble with vanilla creme anglais for me and treacle tart with clotted cream for my husband.... More 

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Thank Lynn R
TheRunningHorses, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our pub. Next time try the chocolate mousse!! I have put your thoughts to the chef in regards to more veggie options. We hope to see you back here again soon. Iain More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We ordered bar food and a bottle of wine. My wife ordered a chicken burger and I ordered breaded/peppered squid and hand cut fries. My wife's burger came with avocado which was brown, along with a tiny wilting pice of lettuce and a stale bun. Both of our chip portions were stale. We called the barman over - he agreed... More 

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TheRunningHorses, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I have spoken to the staff involved and I know he offered to change your chicken burger as sometimes the avocado can become oxidised. No mention was made of the bread or chips. Im sorry you had a bad experience, if you return one day I hope it would be more pleasurable. We strive to... More 

Godalming, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

At first sight I didn't have high expectations of this pub for a meal but I couldn't have been more wrong. The dining room was welcoming and well presented, the service was excellent and scores full marks and the food was equally good. I had sea bream which was perfectly cooked, two of us had calves liver which is often... More 

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TheRunningHorses, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we look forward to your return and we hope we can surpass your last visit to us! Iain More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $32
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Running Horses Old London Road, Dorking RH5 6DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Dorking
  • Phone Number: +44 1372 372279
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?