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“A nice country pub restaurant close to the city”
Review of The Running Horse

The Running Horse
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Ranked #41 of 222 Restaurants in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$39
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: A charming and cosy English pub, The Running Horse is nestled in the village of Littleton just outside the historic city of Winchester. Its idyllic countryside setting makes it a destination of choice for fans of country leisure pursuits and touring groups as well as businesses. The 9 stylish bedrooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, Freeview TV, tea/coffee facilities, as well as private bathrooms or shower rooms. Whatever the season or occasion, The Running Horse makes for a welcoming stop. The locally-brewed Upham ales, wine and champagne lists complement an exciting, seasonal lunch and dinner menu, which are carefully created using locally-sourced ingredients. A choice of three Sunday roasts and a selection of homemade ice creams and sorbets are firm favourites. A full breakfast menu is also available daily. Just 4 miles from the M3 motorway, and a 25 minute drive from the New Forest National Park, The Running Horse is easily accessible and also offers ample free, on-site parking.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and very efficient. The menu is sensibly priced and the quality of the food is superb.

This is a great place to discover on any day of the week and at anytime during the year.

I recommend you try it and book first because it does get busy.

Thank Gasimen
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Jack B, General Manager at The Running Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018


Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am thrilled to see that you found the team to be friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. I will pass your comments on as it is always as great morale boost for the team to know that their hard work goes a long way. We hope to see you again soon!

Kind Regards,

Jack Buller
General Manager

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

A meet up with friends meant that we stayed over at The Running Horse accompanied by our small dog.

Comfortable atmosphere, bedroom very adequate, clean & well heated. The mattress was great so we had a good restful nights sleep. The breakfast was delicious. We had the full English but were hard pressed with what to choose from the extensive, diverse menu. The staff were attentive and helpful.

Definitely value for your money and if you have a dog, your dog is treated like a member of your family where dogs are very welcome in the comfortably designed bar area.

Thank Jay E
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Best mussels l have had since having them in Fowey. Lovely soft plump mussels in a delicious sauce with a very tasty individual seeded loaf and perfectly cooked frites. Hubby had calves liver, mash and french beans which he pronounced delicious. Service very friendly and efficient.
We will be going back.

Thank Fiona M
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Sunday lunch was excellent with good choices on menu. Service was friendly and although the pub was busy there was no rushing around. Lovely setting for Sunday lunch

Thank Jane w
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

We came here for a 5pm early dinner on Mothers day and although we have enjoyed a meal at the pub before, we were a little nervous, one sometimes expects these places to have been decimated by a hectic lunchtime.
Absolutely not the case here. The restaurant was pretty clean and organised, servers were keeping up energy and all food options were available. We had lovely roasts and a had a really nice risotto for a starter (think it was butternut squash; highly recommended).
None of our party are local to Winchester but the Running Horse is a good halfway meet option and I'm sure we'll continue to use it as such.

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Thank cb2412
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