English running horse

English running horse

English running horse: see Thoroughbred horse.
The Running Horse is a pub in the town of Leatherhead, Surrey, England.

Dating back to 1403, on the bank of the River Mole, the Running Horse is one of the oldest buildings in Leatherhead and offers good food and good drink in an historic setting. Located just down the hill from the central shopping areas in Leatherhead, the pub is a popular location for lunch and early evening drinks.

History

The pub has recently celebrated 600 years of providing hospitality. Built in the 15th century on land belonging to the church The Running Horse was originally known as Rummings House, after the infamous Eleynor Rumminge who was written about by Henry VIII's poet John Skelton. The poem can be found on the wall in the pub. History has it that Henry's daughter, Elizabeth I spent a night at the Inn due to floods making the river Mole impossible to cross. It is rumoured that in the 17th century the pub was used as a frequent meeting place for smugglers.

Today

The pub is still very popular today.

Since the middle of October 2004, Blotto and Stuffed have taken over the management of the Running Horse Pub in the Centre of Leatherhead
Since August 2007, the Huddlestone family have been running the pub.

External links

  • http://www.therunninghorse.biz/
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