The Running Horse, Leatherhead, Surrey
The Running Horse overlooks the River Mole on the outskirts of Leatherhead, pretty much as it did over 600 years ago when they served ‘noppy ale’ here. As you can imagine, it’s packed to its rustic oak beams with charm and character, and what’s nice is that it’s a proper traditional pub; there’s no fancy interior design, and not a whiff of that grey-green paintwork that so many such establishments seem to favour these days. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but sometimes, when you walk into a pub and it’s just as it might have been years ago, well, that’s nice, it’s quite a comfortable feeling somehow. Mind you, it’s changed an awful lot since the time when none other than Good Queen Bess stopped here overnight because the river was in flood and impassable.
Food is all home made with local suppliers delivering their fresh goods daily; it’s good pub grub, that’s what it is; hearty baked spuds, thick cut sandwiches, burgers, pies, fish and chips, and in true British style, there’s a wholesome roast served on Sundays.
The other thing is that the ambience is all good and visitors and locals are treated the same; everyone is encouraged to join in the regular pizza nights and quiz nights, then once a month they have a jazz night.
You’ll find log fires to keep you warm in the winter and in the summer you can sit in the beer garden and sip a nice cold drink; both are equally appreciated after a hike in the Surrey Hills.
Open: Mon-Sat 11.30am-11.00pm Sun 12.00- 10.30pm Dogs welcome
T: 01372 372081 All information correct at the time of writing