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The Running Horses

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Overview of The Running Horses

The Running Horses

4 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Old London Road, Mickleham, Dorking, England, RH5 6DU

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBox Hill11 min walk
  • Popular LocationHampton Court Palace19 min drive
  • Popular LocationRichmond Park23 min drive
  • AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)45 min drive

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About this area


The Running Horses is located in Dorking. Denbies Wine Estate and Walton Heath Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Cobham Training Centre or Epsom Downs Racecourse.

What's nearby

  • Juniper Hall Field Centre - 10 min walk
  • Box Hill - 11 min walk
  • KBR Headquarters - 7 min drive
  • Hampton Court Palace - 19 min drive
  • Richmond Park - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Dorking Box Hill and Westhumble Station - 2 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 45 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • Venue 1 – Restaurant with a bar. Kids' menu available.

About this property

The Running Horses

4-star inn near Surrey Hills
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and conference space are available at this smoke-free inn. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include wedding services. This inn has 8 rooms.
The Running Horses offers 8 forms of accommodation. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Romanian

Business services

  • Conference space
  • A meeting room


  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Early check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The host will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets are allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and cash

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Running Horses Inn Dorking
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Running Horses
The Running Horses Inn
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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 56 out of 84 reviews
5 - Excellent 67%
Rating 4 - Good. 17 out of 84 reviews
4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 10 out of 84 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 84 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 84 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely Rooms
This pub and hotel is right next to Box Hill, so were easily able to explore the park. The manager stored our luggage because we arrived quite early. The room was beautiful and although we faced the road and the outdoor seating of the pub was below us, everything was quiet by 11pm. Lots of amenities in the room and a large bathroom. The only issue during our stay was a staffing shortage so we had to have pizza delivered (we had no car to eat elsewhere). The walls are thin, so be aware that you will hear the rooms next to you :)
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
Beautiful rooms and pub with a really comfy bed. We loved the location too. However, nobody told us that the pub kitchen wasn’t open before our arrival and there was nowhere serving food without needing to drive there, but they were happy for us to get a takeaway. Not a huge problem but not great. The breakfast was tasty but there was a loud TV on in the bar and the man serving the breakfast refused to turn it off as ‘it was for the other customers’….. we were the only people there the whole time we had breakfast. The room did not have the promised bath tub but just a shower. That was again, totally ok but not great. We found it a bit expensive for a place so unfriendly but definitely very pretty and a decent night’s sleep.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Just off the track.
Very pleasant quiet stay with friendly staff. Good advice on the best beer to drink ! It's an old building so the stairs are a good sobriety test Which we just about passed. Excellent breakfast. Would stay again.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020