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15th December 2023

The Secret Is Out – Bookings Now Open At The White Horse, Dorking Heartwood Inns Opens Bookings At Its First Pub With Rooms Venture

Today it was announced that the first rooms at The White Horse, Dorking are now available to book for guests visiting Dorking from 1st April onwards.

Heartwood Inns confirmed that the 13th Century coaching inn, with 56 characterful bedrooms, will be reopening at the end of in early Spring having undergone an extensive refurbishment.

The historic Grade II listed building in the heart of Dorking’s medieval high street is currently undergoing a £3m refurbishment which will see the renovation of the 56 bedrooms, the creation of a cosy and vibrant local pub to the front of the inn, an atmospheric dining room with over 100 covers and a delightful courtyard garden terrace for al fresco dining and drinking. Rooms and dining reservations are now live for guests visiting from April onwards.

At The White Horse, guests will be able to choose from a range of rooms from a Snug room up to a Really Fancy room with pricing starting from £100 per night for a midweek stay. Guests can expect a range of lovely features in each of the individually designed rooms including tasty baked treats on arrival, rainfall shower and Bramley bathroom products, Illy coffee machine, stylish Roberts radio and personal touches in line with Heartwood’s signature warm and quirky style. The inn will offer a seasonal, sustainable menu in line with Heartwood’s three star rating from The Sustainable Restaurant Association and an extensive drinks list including local wine and beers.

This launch of rooms bookings marks the start of a new chapter for Heartwood Inns. The White Horse is the Group’s first pub with rooms under its ambitious plans to grow to over 60 sites by 2027 with a turnover of £133m. Heartwood has already confirmed three other “pubs with rooms” sites are to open in 2024. The other sites with rooms are:

  • The Rope & Anchor, Emsworth – Summer 2024
  • The Coat & Bear, Summer 2024
  • The White Hart, Lewes – Autumn 2024

Richard Ferrier, Managing Director, Heartwood Collection, said: “We are delighted to have reached this milestone with the release of rooms bookings at The White Horse, Dorking. It marks the start of what will be a year of significant growth for the business. With three further pubs with rooms scheduled to open in 2024 and two further pubs also lined up, our plans for growth remain firmly on track. We hope guests will love the rooms at The White Horse and we look forward to re-opening this historic inn in the heart of beautiful Dorking.”

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