Located in the centre of the charming town of Dorking, The White Horse Hotel has a rich and storied history dating back to the 13th century. This historic coaching inn welcomed Charles Dickens, who wrote parts of The Pickwick Papers here, and following an extraordinary £4 million renovation, The White Horse is looking better than ever.
The stylish bedrooms, spread throughout the main building and in the adjacent Pickwick and Stables Blocks, are all fully equipped with duck down duvets, non-allergenic pillows, high speed Wi-Fi and walk-in rainshowers. For extra space, try a Decadent Suite with separate lounge or the Indulgent Suite with bathtub.
Downstairs “The Dozen” is a combination of bar, delicatessen and restaurant, with a special emphasis on Surrey produce. The menu features a wide variety of modern British and European classics, alongside perfectly prepared traditional pub grub. Everything is sourced when possible from the same local suppliers you can also find in the deli, including local breads, sausages, cheeses and chutneys. The bar features local ales and the wines from the neighbouring vineyards alongside superb Dickens-themed cocktails.
The laid back interior is a wonderful place to relax after time spent exploring the local independent shops. Also nearby are the Denbies Wine Estate, Polesden Lacey Estate and Gardens, Epsom Racetrack and Box Hill, with the RHS Gardens Wisley. Walkers will be delighted by nearby rambles in the Surrey Hill Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
South of England