The official opening of Bespoke Hotels’ The White Horse took place on Tuesday 20 Marxh , with Chairman of the Mole Valley District Council; Councillor Simon Ling and Graham Marksell; Managing Director, Bespoke Hotels unveiling the Surrey based coaching inn’s brand new look following a £4 million refurbishment.
The event saw 100 guests attend the launch party including members of Dorking’s Chamber of Commerce, partners from the Business Improvement District, Surrey media, local business owners and friends of the community.
Graham Marksell, Managing Director, Bespoke Hotels commented: “We are incredibly proud of this refurbishment and as a Surrey local, it has been a project that is particularly important to me. Following our vision, the team at Squid Inc has ensured the building is celebrated in all its Dickensian glory whilst still remaining at the heart of the local community.”
Guests were treated to live traditional folk music and a local jazz band whilst sipping Greyfrairs Sparkling Wine and Denbies red and white wine, whilst tucking into a selection of local cheese, Debbie’s chutneys and local produce.
Set at the head of Dorking’s famed High Street, amidst the rolling Hills of the North Downs and Surrey’s world-famous Denbies Vineyard and Estate, The White Horse
is Dorking’s first destination hotel.
Having undergone a substantial refurbishment since closing its doors in July 2017, improvements have been made across all 56 bedrooms, throughout the public spaces, as well as to the restaurant and bar, which has seen a profound transformation to both its menu and décor, with the aim of introducing a stylish and affordable new look to one of England’s most storied coaching inns.