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Horse & Groom

(formerly Hare & Hound, Running Horse)

232 Epsom Road

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Sunday11.00 am - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 9.30


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About the Pub

Modernity meets rustic at this pub, on the main road in the eastern suburbs of Guildford, with a nod towards it horse racing heritage.A light and airy pub restaurant, which caters primarily for residents from the nearby estates and families coming from a bit further afield for meals. There are two dining areas, interlinked by more informal seating, with copper topped tables, all served from a single semi-circular bar. The walls display a number of pieces of wooden art. Upstairs is a single room decked out like a medieval banqueting hall, with a mock fireplace and chandelier made of old wine bottles.

Historic Interest

The Horse and Groom is dated to 1778 and is possibly 17th century in origin. Up to 1813 the inn was called 'The Hare and Hounds' which most probably related to the hare warren and the 'sport' of hare coursing which took place on the Downs. It then changed its name to the Running Horse until 1831; Merrow was the home of one of England's most famous race courses from 1701 to 1870.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Fuller's London Pride
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • St Austell Proper Job

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Horse & Groom, Merrow


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Well behaved dogs in bar area only.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

    O2 WiFi.

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Horse & Groom

232 Epsom Road

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51.246188, -0.527928

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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

36, 37, 479

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