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The Running Horses
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mickleham
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Being a keen fisherman who loves the river Mole I had passed by this excellent pub without knowing for years just how good it was. Tucked just off the main road to Dorking near Box Hill it certainly pleased our party of 7 celebrating a birthday.
Lots of interesting choices and specials - I had devilled kidneys to start and they were as good as I had ever eaten - not being overcooked at all. The Stilton parfait was an interesting starter and something that could also have been a dessert. Main courses included a great cod dish with a bit of salt cod brandade and a nice seafood risotto. I had a burger after seeing someone tuck into one in the bar and it did not disappoint - moist and flavourful and large- with great french fries.
We did not try dessert as the pub had made a chocolate cake for us . Oh yes - I forgot the sides- lovely asparagus - great value for large stems and so many I had to take a doogy bag home.
Great service from freindly waitresses too..

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

The Running Horse is a great pub selling a good range of real ales. Pub grub is good but the restaurant is much finer.

Not very welcoming to walkers so muddy shoes is a no!

Beautiful village and very attractive surroundings.

Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Positives:
Nice location and couldn't be more convenient for a wedding at the church and reception at the village hall.

Our room was fine, nice bed and nice views of the church. Service was friendly.

Negatives:
Breakfast room a bit dingy. Able to hear the clattering and chattering of the staff in the background. Gaffer tape holding down the carpet.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Since 2002 I have enjoyed this wonderful pub/restaurant/hotel.
I have had business meals, friends and family join me. In fact if one is working alone there is no better place to be based and looked after by attentive staff that create a welcoming vibe that is hard to describe. Try out The Running Horses. You will not be let done

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Stayed on business this week really nice pub great beers with a great ambience in a picturesque part of the world.

The rooms look great well furnished but mine had the most uncomfortable Mattress I've ever slept on.

The pub has a "best eating pub in Surrey" certificate on the wall all I can say is that the other pubs in surrey are really poor my belly pork was OK, the loin was really dry and the potato had clearly recently seen the inside of a microwave which is is a bit steep for 20 quid and tiny portions. Excellent sticky toffee pudding.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We returned to the Running Horses last Friday evening having had several enjoyable meals in the past. On this occasion we had originally booked for four but had no trouble extending this to five. This was probably because the restaurant was almost empty when we arrived for an 8.15 reservation. In contrast the pub section was very busy. Although a few more tables were filled this did affect the ambience; this was a shame because both the food and service (we had a lovely Australian waitress) were excellent. Though not a cheap restaurant, I feel that we got value for money and, unlike some other reviewers, found all choices to be available. The decor in the restaurant is quite 'oldy worldy' which though in keeping with the pub, could probably do with some updating. Overall this was a pleasant experience and I would return.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

I stayed on business for one night, checkin was the easiest I've ever had, the room was comfortable and clean and the food was excellent.

the village is quiet and pretty and all the staff that I met were helpful and friendly.

I'll definitely be back

Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
Thank Terry H
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Additional Information about The Running Horses

Address: Running Horses Old London Road | nr Dorking, Mickleham RH5 6DU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Mickleham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mickleham
Price Range: $90 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Running Horses 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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