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A Warm Welcome to The White Horse 

We are pleased to feature and share the grand opening of The White Horse, who is doing it in style with a Housewarming event – a weeks' worth of festivities to celebrate!

From 26 Feb – 3 March, join us as we celebrate the arrival of The White Horse! From gin-tastic tastings from Silent Pool, wine tipples from Denbies, dog photography and treats, live music, cycling races and much much more, check out this downloadable flyer for all of the celebrations.

What's more: anyone who dines with the White Horse during their first week will receive a complimentary glass of welcome fizz and be in with a chance to be entered into a free prize draw to win an overnight stay! Tables are quickly getting booked up so don’t delay…

Taking centre stage in our bustling high street and in the heart of our beautiful Surrey Hills Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The White Horse is a characteristic 13th Century inn that has held a special place in the local community for many years. A stone’s throw from the artisanal West Street, award winning museum and heritage centre, this popular pub with rooms is perfectly located to explore the highly acclaimed Denbies Wine Estate, breathtaking Box Hill and the unique independent businesses and antique shops that Dorking has to offer.

The White Horse has undergone an extensive refurbishment to lovingly renovate the bar, dining area and 56 beautiful bedrooms as it becomes part of the award-winning Heartwood Inns.

With three train stations and only an hour from London and the coast, there is ample parking around town within walking distance from the pub, where The White Horse guarantees that real home from home experience. 

Why not come and see for yourself? Dorking looks forward to welcoming you soon. 

Hero Image Credit: The White Horse Dorking

What's on in Dorking

Hello Dorking - our website, social media channels and our weekly email update - together is your official guide to everything in Dorking. Find all the resources you need for the perfect trip, look up essential information for dining, shopping, playing and staying - and learn how to start up a business in our market town.

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What's on the weekend of 2nd February
7 February, 6pm : Committee Meeting at Ralph James
9-18 February:  Check out our Half Term Hello Dorking Bug Trail
26 February: Grand Opening of the White Horse
Now through 25th May: The History of the Surrey Yeomanry at the Dorking Museum

March
4 March: BID Board Meeting
6 March: BID Committee Meeting - all are welcome
8 March: International Women's Day
10 March: Leith Hill Music Festival Begins
28 March: Friends of Dorking Easter Egg Hunt

April 
3 April: BID Guild Meeting - Police Crime Commissioner 
8 April: BID Board Meeting
Heritage Trail

May
3-5 May: Westival
8 May: BID Guild Meeting - BBC Surrey and Sussex Deputy Mark Carter
11 May: Surrey Day / Restaurant Week
13 May: BID Board Meeting 

June
5 June: BID Guild Meeting - Circular Dorking Wendy Saunders
8-6 June: Big Green Week
13 June: BID Board Meeting 
Pride Trail

Fancy a Historic Walk?

Join our guided walks around our magnificent environment and enjoy our independent shopping, cafe culture, music and nightlife whilst you're here. Yes Dorking has it all - explore Dorking on your own or with an experienced Dorking Museum Guide. Book here, today.

The Deepdene Trail
(including access to the grade 2* Hope Mausoleum)
Sunday 21 April at 2pm
Sunday 19 May at 2pm
Sunday 9 June at 2pm
Sunday 7 July at 2pm
Sunday 15 September at 2pm
Tours leave from Dorking Golf Club clubhouse

Blue Plaques and Statues walk
Saturday 20 March at 2pm
Sunday 21 April at 2pm
Sunday 12 May at 2pm
Sunday 23 June at 2pm
Wednesday 3 July at 6.15pm
Tuesday 27 August at 6.15pm
Sunday 22 September at 2pm
Sunday 20 October at 2pm
Walks leave from Cubitt statue opposite Dorking Halls

Hidden Dorking Historic Walks
Sunday 14 April at 11am
Sunday 12 May at 11am
Sunday 16 June at 2pm
Sunday 14 July at 2pm
Sunday 18 August at 2pm
Sunday 22 September at 11am
Walks leave from Dorking Museum

Betchworth Castle Tours
(Including access to the Castle enclosure)
Sunday 14 April at 2pm
Sunday 12 May at 2pm
Sunday 9 June at 2pm
Sunday 14 July at 2pm
Sunday 18 August at 2pm
Sunday 8 September at 2pm (Free HOD walk)
Sunday 6 October at 2pm
Walks leave from the entrance to Betchworth Park Golf Club

Family History Trail - prizes for all children!
Thursday 4 April at 2pm
Tuesday 28 May at 2pm
Thursday 1 August at 2pm
Walks leave from Dorking Museum

Ghost Walk
Thursday 31 October at 6pm
Walk leaves from St Martin's churchyard

Visit our News Page and Stay Connected

As we work on the redesign of this website, we are using our newspage as our source for sharing all of our initiatives, progress and impact. Over the past year, your BID Team has generated great results: 17 Press Releases, 19 Radio Interviews, 7 pieces of earned media, 87 Newsletters for BID businesses and community partners with a 43% open rate. Thank you for joining us on this journey!

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About the BID

Dorking Town Partnership, the BID (Business Improvement District), was first elected into place in 2017 and again in 2022, and since then has been busy delivering improvements to the management of the town centre, boosting its vitality and viability, making a positive contribution to safeguard its future.

The Dorking BID Board is business-led and business funded. We are a group of positive local businesses who strive to deliver impactful and innovative projects, that address your business priorities and deliver the best value for money from the BID levy that you entrust to us. We are organise our work into four main work streams and share our progress with our stakeholders every week on our newspage.

Digital transformation
Creative campaigns
Placemaking
Business Support

What we do

Dorking West Street

INSPIRATIONAL
DORKING

Creating a vibrant and well-marketed town centre. 

Working on building a strong brand for Dorking, managing and promoting events, and campaigns to attract visitors.
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Dorking High Street

OPERATIONAL DORKING

Making Dorking work on a day-to-day level.

Working on traffic and access issues, with traffic surveys and footfall data, and providing support to businesses.
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ASPIRATIONAL DORKING

Working towards a strong future for Dorking with a business community that is able to affect long term change in the town centre through collaborative leadership.

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Dorking Town Partnership
156 South Street
Dorking, RH4 2HF

T: 07377 0966892

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