Reasons to visit
Reasons to visit

Reasons to visit

If our stunning bar and dining room, sumptuous rooms, incredible fresh and seasonal food and perfectly poured drinks weren’t enough to encourage you to pop by and see us here at The White Horse in Dorking, here are some more reasons to tempt you to swing by…

Best price guarantee

We have a hand on heart(wood) promise. Booking your stay directly with us comes with a range of benefits including our best price guarantee. Not only this, you will be offered a complimentary upgrade (if available), a treat in your room on us, complimentary dog treats to name but a few.

Sunday roasts with bottomless trimmings!

Sunday is the day for Sunday Roasts and ours are legendary… Unlimited Yorkshires, roast potatoes and gravy – the best excuse to sit back, relax and enjoy the best Sunday roast around.

Enjoy any main course and add any starter and/or dessert for just £6 extra!

Fresh seasonal food and perfectly poured drinks, served daily

From perfectly poured pints, expertly mixed cocktails through to an extensive wine list that will encourage you to try never before varieties (or maybe you will stick to what you know and love), our bar offers tipples for all occasions. With our top 3 star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association and accolade of Best Food-Led Pub Group we are very proud of the sustainably sourced and tasty dishes that our quarterly changing menu has to offer.

Everyday escapers

If you’re looking to mark that special celebration to make that special someone feel that extra bit loved and appreciated, look no further. The roll top bath that is the picture of relaxation is a must so if this has tickled your fancy then read more about our Really Fancy rooms…

Family stays

Home is where the heart is and as we love to think of our pubs with rooms as a home from home, your family will be most welcome. From pull out cabin beds, space for a cot, a welcome activity pack for children and a menu that will get them off their screens for some well needed family time. Home is where the Heartwood is.

Four legged friends very welcome

We have a number of dog friendly rooms and of course our bar has lots of dog friendly spots to enjoy, so whether you book yourselves in for a few nights away to escape the hustle and bustle of life to be welcomed with a dog bed and complimentary dog pack, or you pop by for some complimentary dog treats and a pint, we are ‘pawsitively’ pumped to welcome you all to The White Horse, Dorking.

Cycling paradise

For all those who think the world is best viewed from the saddle behind a set of handlebars, the spectacular Surrey Hills is one to add to your bucket (or pannier!) list.  Whether you’re more of a road bike, a gravel bike or an e-bike fan there is something for you. Box Hill, made famous by the 2012 Olympics, is a must do and meandering around rural villages, including Shere of The Holiday fame and surrounded by some renowned climbs for cyclists, is the perfect way to while away your escape to the countryside.

Courtyard terrace

We have a delightful protected courtyard garden terrace to the rear of the pub situated just off the high street. This gorgeous haven seats around 50 guests. Some tables feature an umbrella whilst others are partially covered by a pergola – whether you’re a sun worshipper or not, it’s a gorgeous place to sit back and relax.

So much to see and do in Dorking

A ramble up to Box Hill, a long and lazy wander around the local antique shops, a trip to Denbies vineyard or maybe you just fancy soaking up the rich literary history that many writers have drawn inspiration from the landscape and the colourful characters of Dorking… there is so much to see and do so why not make it a long weekend stay to pack it all in!

Bar and dining room

Our dining area is full of charm and character and has a number of warm and welcoming atmospheric spaces where you can enjoy our signature à la carte menu, Sunday roasts and seasonal specials.  With our signature layered colours and quirky corners, you’ll find there is space for everybody and for any occasion so come and find your favourite corner.  Whether you choose to dine in our elegant and cosy dining area, pull up a chair by the log burner in our bar area that’s full of original panelling or settle into our window seat in the bay window you can be guaranteed a hearty meal.


We have 14 spaces available on a first come first serve basis however we only a few minutes walk away from the nearest car park that can be found using postcode RH4 1DX. We are sorry we cannot reserve any spaces in advance so be sure to come early to bag your spot. Why not indulge in a piping hot cup of tea or Illy coffee whilst you wait sounds like a good plan to us!