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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Innovative flavour-packed cooking in informal upgraded inn

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At a glance

Open all year
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

The Running Horse is a revitalised village inn with a relaxed and informal dining environment: a wood-burning stove in a brick fireplace, some banquette seating, wooden tables and a mixture of artwork adorning the walls. The kitchen delivers stimulating full-flavoured dishes. Blow-torched scallops with mussels and samphire get things off to a great start - light and simple in concept, with clean flavours. Butter-poached chicken Kiev, with girolles, mash and kale, is food to make you smile: well-conceived, perfectly cooked and neatly presented. For dessert the vanilla rice pudding with ginger cake and cranberry gel is a real winner.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for dinner: 25 Dec
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Stewart Hellsten

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern International, British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 22
  • Wines over £30: 18
  • Wines by the glass: 13

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 60
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 60

Getting here

B3049 out of Winchester 1.5m, turn right into Littleton after 1m, Running Horse on right

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