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The Running Horse

Bars and pubs, Pubs Mayfair
4 out of 5 stars
The Running Horse

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

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Situated just a few steps away from Bond Street station, The Running Horse is a venerable pub that first opened its doors in 1738, and the wood panelling, attractive fireplace and lived-in furniture certainly give it the feel of a well-established boozer. But the owners have added some chic modern touches, updating the decor with a new lick of paint and adding some snazzy lighting, all of which combines to make this pub a lovely place to empty a couple of glasses.

Four pumps and a handful of taps offer a decent selection of beers, including an Adnams lager and a couple of Meantime brews. There's also a tempting food menu if you're hungry, but be warned: at £6 a pint, The Running Horse might not be your best bet if you're tight of fist and faint of heart. That said, for those traipsing along Oxford Street and struck with a sudden need for a refreshing pick-me-up, this place couldn't be any better suited, and it's ideal if you work centrally and need an after-work hangout – especially if your boss is paying.

The Running Horse says
Situated just a few steps away from Bond Street station, The Running Horse, is a Georgian pub that first opened its doors in 1738. As Mayfair’s oldest recorded tavern, The Running Horse is steep in history. Rebuilt in 1851 to its current form with traditional wood panelling, attractive fireplaces and lived-in furniture, it certainly has the feel of a well-established boozer.

The Ground floor pub is a wonderful place to grab a bar bite and a pint from the excellent range of traditional cask ales or modern draught beers. The cosy warm feel plays host to many events, sporting occasions and is the perfect place to spend an afternoon away from the madness of Oxford Street. A prized boutique wine list features carefully chosen bins which have won the pub many awards.

The first floor dining room and cocktail bar is where The Running Horse really sets itself apart from its peers. Multi-award winning dishes from head chef Stephane Huc-Hepher ensure that diners are always left well fed. The reserve wine list made up of over 300 bins is a masterpiece built from co-owner Dominic’s passion for collecting wines and some of his own private collection. The
Restaurant can also be hired for private dining and events for up to 40 covers seated or 65 standing.


Address: 50 Davies St
Transport: Tube: Bond St
Price: £25 and under
Menu: View Menu
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