Running Horse, Leatherhead

Welcome to the Running Horse, Leatherhead

A delightful pub, overlooking the River Mole since 1403

The Running Horse is one of the oldest buildings and public houses in Leatherhead, Surrey. The pub was built on land owned by the church. It has a characteristic interior, with oak beams and a real fireplace. Situated next to Leatherhead Bridge and the river Mole, it is very popular with walkers.

Offering five real ales, it is no surprise to see that it is Cask Marque accredited and has been voted CAMRA pub of the year for the area, two years running. We also feature in The Good Beer Guide. Homemade traditional pub food is served at lunch and dinner.

Monday nights are the very popular pizza night, with homemade pizzas available. On Tuesdays, our quiz night is well attended & keenly contested.  Live jazz once a month on Sundays, ensures a very pleasant background to our diners. We have a delightful beer garden, which fills up once the sun is out.  

We are proud to sponsor Leatherhead Cricket Clubs development team.

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A bit of history...

The Running Horse dates back to 1403, having been built on land belonging to the church.

Known once as Rummyings House, it served 'noppy ale' by the infamous Elynour Rummyng, who featured in a poem 'The Tunnying of Elynour Rummying' by John Skelton, Henry VIII's poet laureate. Verses of which are displayed on the walls.

Legend has it that Elizabeth I once spent a night at The Running Horse as floods made it impossible to cross the river Mole.

For more information, see the pub's Wikipedia page