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The Running Horse, Littleton

Muddy says: Food, family and fabulous surroundings, The Running Horse in Littleton will cover all your country inn dreams.

Running Horse

Giddy up! This is a pony you’re going to want to catch. The Running Horse, located in the cute village of Littleton near Winchester, is a charming country inn with rooms that has that all-important character we love.

Stepping into the inn, visitors are treated to a cosy vibe, full of rustic charm and, with a nod to its name, even the odd polo mallet knocking around. With two AA rosettes, food is a big draw for people here and the kitchen serves everything from breakfast to bar snacks, with traditional British cuisine being firmly at the centre of the offerings. I’ve also heard the burger is one of the best people have ever had.

If you’re looking to stay awhile there are 15 rooms (catering for singletons right up to a family of four) each with its own individual charm for a relaxing night’s sleep.  And, with it being so close to Winchester (the cathedral is a mere 2.7 miles away), it’s the perfect countryside stop off for sightseeing around the county capital. It’s time saddle up and go for a hack I think!

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