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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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Wallington, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came with a group of friends for a long overdue catch-up and this was the ideal choice. The pub is lovely inside - traditional and authentic. The bar has 2 lovely fires and the dining room is lovely - wood panelled and reminiscent of an old country house. Service was excellent and food even better. Very good vegetarian choices. Highly... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you back here soon. Iain More 

Kent
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The choice of food from the menu is limited but varied and all is well cooked and presented hot and delectable.

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

Thank you for your review. We are launching a new more extensive menu in 2 weeks. Unfortunately due to the sheer volume of Christmas bookings, we had to limit our menu throughout December. I hope we see you again soon. Iain More 

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most amazing atmosphere, staff and menu combine to make this a true gem and worthy of the visit - and even the nightmare parking should not put you off - it is so worth it

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

Thank you for the kind review. Unfortunately we can not really do anything about the parking as space in the village is limited. I do hope you come back and visit us soon though. Iain More 

crowthorne
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

The Running Horses in Mickleham near Dorking is a gorgeous old pub with a wonderful open fireplace in a delightful setting right opposite the village church. Idyllic. I haven't tried the pub food so I can't comment but the festive menu this year (or at least the bits I tried) leave a lot to be desired. Sliced rolled turkey breast... More 

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

I am very sorry you had a bad experience with us. I do hope you get the opportunity to try us again and we intend to not disappoint. Iain More 

Keswick, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Overall we enjoyed our overnight stay, the room was pleasantly decorated and nicely furnished and the bathroom large and recently refurbished; the staff were pleasant and efficient. Our only comments regarding the room are that it was quite small with no drawer space for clothes and no dressing table. However there were some nice pluses such as the offer of... More 

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

Thank you for your review, you were indeed in our smallest room. Hopefully we can get you booked into a bigger room next time. Iain More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 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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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

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 November 27, 2016

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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Thank Jason-Charlie
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 November 22, 2016 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 November 14, 2016

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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Thank KateC C
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 

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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
$12 - $30
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?