Located at the top of Dorking's well-known High Street, a short distance from the stunning North Downs, The White Horse reopened in 2018, following a £4 million refurbishment.
What makes a stay at White Horse Hotel unique?
The White Horse was once a prominent coaching inn, and guest accommodation is now provided in the Pickwick and Stable Blocks, with the rooms themed around the history of The White Horse and the local area. One of the inn's most famous guests was Charles Dickens, who stayed here whilst he was penning The Pickwick Papers. Guests can also enjoy superb dining facilities, as well as a tempting delicatessen and a welcoming bar, which serves the very best local ales and a comprehensive range of excellent wines, including a number of locally-produced names. Going by the name of “The Dozen”, the restaurant offers an outstanding menu of traditional British and Modern European dishes.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at White Horse Hotel?
There are 56 guest rooms at The White Horse, and each one is fitted out with the very finest bed linen, indulgent ‘rain' showers and the most stylish of interiors. Rooms range from spacious doubles to luxurious suites with separate lounges. There is even an luxury suite which has an stunning decorative bathtub and views out over Dorking's hgh street. Accessible rooms are available and The White Horse is a pet-friendly venue.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Dorking area?
Dorking sits in the midst of the incredibly pretty Surrey Hills, and guests can see out across the town's rooftops to the hills and downland. Dorking is a charming market town, filled with independent boutique shops, galleries, craft spaces, vintage stores and antique centres. Box Hill is around 10 minutes away from the hotel, and is perfect for walking or mountain biking. The award-winning Denbies Vineyard is also just a short distance away.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
The White Horse offers a range of dining options, as well as a superb delicatessen and a friendly bar, which serves a range of quality local ales and a great selection of regional and international wines. “The Dozen”, as the restaurant is known, serves both British and Modern European cuisine.
Lyndhurst, the 'capital' of the New Forest is a mere five-minute drive and boasts an array of souvenir shops, cosy tea rooms, country pubs and an ice-cream parlour. There's also the New Forest Golf Club which is open to visitors, although you'll have to watch out for the New Forest ponies roaming freely on the greens.