The Rubbing House

If you are looking for a fantastic venue where you can enjoy great food & drink and amazing views in a historical building, then The Rubbing House located on Epsom Downs is for you.

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Enjoy the view

Feast your eyes on spectacular surroundings, stylish interiors and fantastic food when you dine at The Rubbing House.

Situated on Epsom Racecourse, our beautiful, large al fresco area offers a unique experience as you eat and drink, served at the table, while enjoying breath-taking views.

Inside our restaurant the view stays awesome. Fully refurbished, with a smart, stylish look and feel, the ambience is lively, light and relaxed. Just perfect for lunch, dinner, celebrations and nights out.

You’ll also enjoy a warm welcome from friendly staff known for looking after our guests.

The Rubbing House View Pub Epsom Downs

Enjoy a touch of history,
brought right up to date

The Rubbing House enjoys a rich history, naturally steeped in racing given our prestigious location on Epsom’s iconic racecourse.

Originally a shelter where horses could be rubbed down (giving us our name), as far back as 1801 we became a Public House.

Dramatic events such as a fire in 1857, rebuilds, renames and refurbishments, have brought us to where we are today.

A contemporary restaurant and bar, popular with both locals and visitors.

The Rubbing House Restaurant Interior Pub Epsom Downs


Food, Drink & Celebrating

Fully refurbished, with a smart, stylish look and feel, the ambience is lively, light and relaxed.
Click the tabs below to see how you can enjoy your visit to The Rubbing House.

Our food enjoys a Mediterranean influence but with a wide variety of gastro-pub style dishes to suit all tastes. We’re right on trend with our latest vegan menu, as well as offering a children’s menu, lighter lunch menu, delicious dessert menu, daily specials and a regularly updated main menu.

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Our comprehensive wine list includes a full range of specially selected House options up to more exclusive wines. Get in the spirit with our ‘gincredible’, growing selection of gins, flavoured gins and other exciting spirits and liqueurs. Beer more your thing? Enjoy our range of boutique beers from around the world. All that, and great coffee too.
With special menus for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas Day & Boxing Day, it’s no wonder we’re a go-to place for a celebration with family or friends.
“The food is impeccable here! Only ever been at lunch but it has been amazing every time. Definitely have to book in the summer as it gets very busy. There’s a large beer garden out the front that overlooks the Racecourse. On a summer’s day it’s just perfect sitting out there with an ice cold pint!”

Steph Johnson

“Great location right next to the racecourse. The food was good and service excellent. It was a Tuesday night so didn’t need to book and was almost half full. Food is reasonably priced and sizes were good as well. A perfectly pleasant meal!”

Gar Mun Hui

“Very good service, prompt and friendly. We didn’t feel rushed at all. Food was amazing, everything on the menu look so good! Would definitely recommend.”

Will Porter

“Good food, attentive staff and great views of the racecourse and downs. Have been here a number of times over the last few years and have always enjoyed myself. A broad variety of menu choices and fantastic outdoor seating makes this a must go to place for lazy lunches in the sun!”

Adrian McCrow

Restaurant Bookings

To book your table at The Rubbing House please call us on:

01372 745050

Food Service Times

Monday 12 – 9pm
Tuesday 12 – 9pm
Wednesday 12 – 9pm
Thursday 12 – 9pm
Friday 12 – 9pm
Saturday 12 – 9pm
Sunday 12 – 9pm

Bar closes at 10pm

Epsom Downs Bar & Restaurant Pub Epsom Downs

The Rubbing House

34 Langley Vale Rd, Epsom KT18 5LJ, UK

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The Rubbing House Covid-19 Response

The safety of our staff and customers is paramount.

All our staff have received training on our Covid -19 policies and procedures.

Under changes we have made, our bar will have screens fitted at the till points, and we would encourage our customers to pay via contactless card transactions when possible, although cash will be accepted.

We have created social distancing dining areas inside and outside.

We will be providing all our staff with gloves , masks and protective eyewear, which will be made compulsory, subject to government guide lines. We will have hands free hand sanitizing units to the entrance of our restaurants, including the main entrance for our staff and customers to use. Guests will be asked to use them when entering the premises.

Every employee will need to complete and sign a daily health assessment questionnaire to confirm they are fit to work, which will include having their temperature taken using a digital thermometer, which will be recorded.

Dedicated staff will monitor the Rubbing House at all times in order to maintain social distancing standards.

Customer entry and exit will be marked out by floor stickers and barriers with clearly printed signage offering guidance to our guests as they enter our premises.

We will have a member of staff working full time to sanitise all contact points during opening hours, which will include door handles, card payment machines, hand rails and toilets.

Our staff have been trained to hand over drinks holding the base of the glass and by delivering drinks to tables on trays.

Food will be delivered to your table by a member of the floor staff.

We will be offering a slightly reduced menu and provide condiments in sachets rather than our usual method.

Due to Covid-19 opening times may differ from advertised.

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