Originally a farmhouse built in the 15th century, an inglenook fireplace and new wing were added in the 16th century at the same time as Shere began to prosper, thanks to the wool trade.As the years progressed, and traditional ale was replaced by hopped beer in the late 18th century, the farmhouse was transformed into an alehouse with its own brewery. Two local ladies were not so happy about The White Horse’s success, mind you.The bubbling waters of the River Tillingbourne, flowing through the village, is part of Shere’s history and today, adds to its olde worlde charm.
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It is even rumoured that timber from Nelson’s ship, ‘Victory,’ has been used in the pub!
Shere itself has many old houses and cottages dating from the 16th to the 19th century.
Of course, these days, we serve delicious soft drinks at The White Horse, so you don’t have to depend on the drinking fountain!
During the last century, extensive renovations have uncovered hidden treasures from the past at The White Horse, including parchment documents and a pair of Elizabethan shoes - a good luck token often buried in the walls of ancient houses.Shere is listed has having two mills and a church is also recorded.The present medieval church, St James, has original features dating all the way back ot the Norman period.Shere is surrounded by the beautiful North Downs, offering walkers and nature lovers miles of beautiful scenery, picturesque villages and rolling countryside galore.If you’re visiting this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, why not visit the infamous ‘Silent Pool,’ a spring-fed lake at the foot of the North Downs?Considered by many to be a sacred site, legend has it King John abducted a woodcutter’s daughter there, forcing her into the deep waters where she drowned.