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The 18th-century White Horse coaching inn is located in the historic market town of Dorking.
Which you’ll find nestled amongst the rolling ‘Surrey Hills’ in the south of England, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Dorking is popular with cyclists, and those wishing to attempt part of the London 2012 Olympics road course can tackle Box Hill around 3 miles/ 5kms away.
Our review of The White Horse, DorkingA blend of the old and the new
The former coaching inns past has not been forgotten, and is said to be where Dicken's penned the Pickwick Papers.
The shilling instalments tell of the humorous tales of the Pickwick club and feature Dorking within its tales.
Situated along the main High Street in Dorking, The White Horse hotel is very straightforward to find by car or on foot.
We arrived a little earlier than the check-in time of 3:00pm, as we wanted to discover a little more of historic Dorking.
Our thoughs on The White Horse, DorkingLiving in history
Our Bedroom at The White Horse, DorkingA relaxing night in Dorking
There was plenty of storage available in the room for your clothing, the room also had a full-length mirror with a power point nearby, which I always find a nice touch, and sometimes this can be missed.
Other in-room facilities were a flat-screen TV and a combination safe for your valuables.
What we found extremely handy was the USB ports set within the plug sockets. I personally like having my phone next to me through the night, so that I can check the time. This meant I could easily charge it overnight as well.
Our Bathroom at The White Horse, DorkingBeautifully finished period fixtures
There’s a large walk-in rainfall shower complete with Green & Spring toiletries. These products are made with 100% natural ingredients from Cowley Manor in the Cotswolds.
Fluffy towels can be found on the heated towel rail accompanied by a couple of plush bathrobes. Oh, and another touch I like is the double-sided magnifying mirror.
The Dozen Bar at The White Horse, DorkingSupporting local suppliers
Gary enjoyed the Pilcrow Pale Ale from the Dorking Brewery, and I went for the Pippin cider from The Crafty Brewing Co.
The coaching inn theme was also continued through into the bar, and as a bit of fun you could saddle up at the saloon and enjoy your ale, or one of the bar’s Charles Dickens-inspired cocktails.
Dinner at The Dozen, DorkingGreat food in a modern dining experience
Breakfast at The Dozen, DorkingThe perfect start to the day
How to get to The White Horse Dorking
Our chosen transport option was to drive, and we used the postcode to navigate. It's really easy to find in the High Street.
Other alternatives are to take a train to Dorking Station, and The White Horse Hotel is just under a mile away.
The White Horse Hotel
Final thoughts on The White Horse, Dorking- It's a thumbs up from us
Our overall experience was one of enjoyment from the peaceful surroundings to the locally produced restaurant cuisine.
Our only noticeable comment was that our room was not available to check-in from the specified time. However, this wasn’t a great inconvenience to us, and we were offered a complimentary hot drink, while we waited.
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