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White Horse Hotel

High Street

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About the Pub

An historic old coaching inn in the town centre, a building has been on this site since at least 1278, when it was known as the Cross House. In those days it was owned by the Hospitallers, who were derived from the Templars (groups of knights linked with the Crusades). Most of the current hotel is 18th century with more modern additions; there are parts, however, that survive from the 15th and 16th centuries. Charles Dickens took up residency in the hotel whilst writing the Pickwick Papers. Branded as "The Dozen", the bar and restaurant, which are sited towards the back of the building, offers a good choice of food. It is also open for teas and snacks during the afternoon with full meals are served every lunchtime and evening. As well as the accommodation in the original building, there are two more modern "garden blocks", giving a total of 56 rooms.

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This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Dorking Pilcrow Pale

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Parking Parking
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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White Horse Hotel

High Street

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51.232497, -0.330306

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  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

21, 22, 32, 93, 465

Nearby Station (800m)

Dorking West


On A25 westbound

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White Horse Hotel

High Street

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Parking
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurant Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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