Running HorsesOld London Road
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Large and attractive 18th century, Grade II listed coach and posting inn on the old route to the coast from London. As shown on the double-sided inn sign, it is named after a run-off of the Derby in 1828 after there was a dead heat in the original race. Racehorses were stabled here and trained on the downs then. The pub is in good walking country with Mickleham Downs just above it and Denbies Vineyard nearby. The main bar is dominated by a large fireplace, where a real fire blazes away in winter. Beams and horse brasses abound. The front patio is popular when the weather is good. The restaurant is in converted stables which once housed horses entered for the Derby. There are 8 letting rooms (dogs not allowed).