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The ancient city of Winchester has been at the heart of feasting for centuries and now The Running Horse keeps up the tradition by delivering fabulous food to feast your eyes on and titillate your taste buds. It’s why we’ve been awarded two AA rosettes and why we get consistently superb reviews.

Our menus start with a superb two-course offer during the week for just £15 to an a la carte menu to whet everyone’s appetite. Large groups are welcome but please book in advance by calling us on 01962 880218, emailing us at info@runninghorseinn.co.uk or send us a message via our website.

Returning home after a cold and bleak weekend in the New Forest, the Good Pub Guide recommended the Running Horse. We enjoyed a starter and a delicious roast beef Sunday lunch – we couldn’t have asked for anything better. Great service, a nice ambience and top quality roasts – tremendous”. Review, Tripadvisor.

“My husband and I visited The Running Horse for the first time yesterday, the whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable. The atmosphere was warm and friendly, the staff were attentive and welcoming and the meal could not have been better, very tasty. Would definitely recommend a visit, we will certainly be returning. Thank you all very much”. Review, Tripadvisor

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Lovely pub with separate rooms and delicious food. I came up to Winchester with my Mum and daughters to have some retail therapy at the Christmas market. The rooms were lovely, we had one each, my girls in one and me and Mum next door. Beautiful clean rooms, amazing shower complete with slippers and robes.
My youngest has severe food allergies and the manager Anita and Chef Stuart were extremely helpful in catering for her, from initial emails to meeting and chatting with him there, resulting in delicious steak and mashed potato, followed by home-made ice cream.
All the staff were very friendly and helpful, but our especial thanks to Anita and Stuart xx. We will be back!

Samantha W, Hertfordshire

Stayed at The Running Horse as had a wedding close by. Lovely place, would highly recommend it. Food was excellent, staff were very helpful and friendly, nice atmosphere. Rooms were a good size, clean and had very comfy beds! Would recommend staying. Quiet and peaceful surroundings. Special thanks to Anita who made us feel very welcome.

Lanalou, Southend-on-Sea

We stayed for 4 nights and everything was perfect, the staff were very accommodating, the rooms were beautiful and everything was just lovely. Can't express how much I liked this place. I live in London but I'm thinking of going back again. Lovely pub, excellent stay!

Colette G, Tripadvisor

Lovely place to stay and eat. Very relaxed and the sun was shining in the garden when I arrived - loved the window seat in the inn more though! Great ambience, truly wonderful food and the room was decorated with soft warming and country rustic colours and very comfy.

Alex C, Whitsable

We visited for a long weekend over the Easter holiday. We chose the Running Horse as it was convenient for the places we were visiting. Can't speak highly enough of this pub/hotel. Rooms are spacious and comfortable - lovely comfy bed - very clean. Staff are excellent and the food was extremely good. Breakfast was tasty and a great start to the day. We ate twice for evening meals. The Fish and Chips very nice but my American wife says the burger is the best she's had in the UK. So nice we decided to stay an extra night.

SteveB99, Hyde