The Shepherd & Dog

4.4
251 reviews
£25 and under
British
The Shepherd & Dog has maintained all the traditions you would expect in a country pub but has added some lovely touches. The fabulous Sunday Roast on offer from noon until 6 PM is just one example that will delight your taste buds.

Locally sourced, seasonal food menus showcasing the best of the local area. Craft beers are all local, exclusive or unusual in some way - no run of the mill here!

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 251 People Are Saying
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LindaC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good atmoshere and a good range of food, and local beers. Staff were very attentive. Menu had enough variety to suit most tastes and diets. Not the cheapest place though, but I would go again.

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peterh
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The service was rather chaotic although the staff were pleasant. Some people who came after us were served their food before we even had orders taken! Food was mistakenly brought to us before we had eaten which had been ordered by others present.
We had ordered a light lunch as a joint starter but the mains arrived before the starter. When the starter was brought, some chips ordered as a side with the main, came at the same time.
The food was good and the waitress did not take umbrage at our protestations about food arriving in such a chaotic way so we left more satisfied with things than we were 15 minutes after arriving.

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StephaneG
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent welcome, plenty of space between tables due to Covid.

The service was very attentionate and the food was delicious. The Pie of the Day was incredible! ANd the choice of ales was also great.

Hihgly recommended.

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FlorinD
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday roast was delicious. The staff was very friendly and I must mention Herry the assistant manager was very helpful he does his job very well .

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MaxVin
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food- best pub roast ive ever had! Book well in advance

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SuzieT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best roast we have ever eaten in a pub. We both had the roast pork which was to die for! Where did you get that meat??? Just a shame we have to drive as we could have stayed all afternoon. Thank you all

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Jutty
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food was excellent as usual,
My only feedback would be the dessert menu was limited I really wanted a sticky toffee pudding or brownie.

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RichardR
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great and though service started well, it trailed off during the evening. We would go back!

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TOMMY
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A flash menu but not the best quality for the price

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WendyS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quirky old pub with good atmosphere. Doing their best under COVID restrictions. Food good though not much choice, especially for vegetarians.. Set with the beautiful Downs as a backdrop,stunning in Autumn. Worth a run for the view on the way. Would recommend.

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RhiannonD
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super tasty pub grub - I had the lamb pie and it was delicious! My partner really enjoyed his burger too. We were in the little barn extension and it felt a bit separate from the rest of the pub, but other than that, excellent!

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SHerges
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service brilliant. Chips not so crispy but still great

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KateG
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our food was very tasty, fresh and delicious.
Service was professional, courteous and efficient.
Looking forward to going back.

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CraigM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average food - burger was burnt. Nice beers available and service is good

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GeoffB
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Disappointed that we sat in the annex. But it was busy and we should have accounted for half term. The amount of children at various tables also meant that the noise levels were higher than i would have liked. Couldn't fault the food or drinks menu, although perhaps a second waiter/waitress would have help as the tables in the annex seemed fully booked.

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TimD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely village pub good service will visit again

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MarioN
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent new and service - will definitely come back

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NicolaP
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and great service. Would love to return in the summer to sit out in the beautiful garden.

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Dinam
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lovely and full of charming character. Was blowing a gale outside and an open fire would have been lovely as we were slightly chilly. Service fairly slow as they were busy and no condiments offered.

Beer menu was fantastic.

Overall a classy period pub with a good menu

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Kevin
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really great roast , great atmosphere and really good , decent attentive service. We will be back soon.

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FionaJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal , plenty of food !
Would highly recommend .

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SamanthaR
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Excellent service especially!

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MarcusW
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff! Great food! Great selection of beer and wine! Favourite pub in Sussex!

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Tommy
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely country pub in an ideal setting. Great service and good food.

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KatieB
Hampshire
7 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing and such good quality.

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Yolatun
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent
Food very good
Overall very pleased

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Ratters
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Organized extremely well in the current climate, friendly staff, great food and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent a lovely afternoon catching up with a friend while sat in the COVID friendly barn dining area. Food and service were spot on. Couldn’t fault anything. The location is otherworldly also!

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Maggie
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really lovely setting and great food. A bit pushy with service as only have two hour slot but overall would highly recommend!

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Sarah
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Really friendly and efficient service. Tasty food and lots of options for gluten free- amazing to find gluten free fish and chips! Thank you.

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PiersP
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice pub. Great beers and great food. Recommended.

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HannahA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food and the setting is gorgeous. Such a treat.

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VictoriaN
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely tasty lunch in a beautiful country pub. Would Definitely recommend.

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POrtiaG
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Lovely staff and setting. Can’t fault it

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GillyB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe, staff were very attentive and friendly. The food was gorgeous.

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SueR
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very well organised
Lovely pub in beautiful surroundings
Food was served quickly and was very tasty.

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EmmaD
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday Lunch
Fantastic staff and great covid safety Strategies
Will definitely be back

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HanaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We've been to the Shepherd & Dog a few times now and love the location, the look and feel of the pub. They've had to make quite a few changes due to Covid and these worked well, however it just slightly missed the mark value for money and food wise. We went for Sunday dinner which looked good on the menu, albeit rather expensive and it was just okay. A meat roast will set you back £18, and you only received 3 roasties, 1/2 a full length carrot, a handful of greens and some red cabbage, plus a yorkshire pud. It just seemed a little poor for the cost.

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SanahY
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was incredible. The staff is very friendly and fast. We enjoyed having lunch there and my kids loved the food as well

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GeraldG
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

booked a table for 4 for lunch - when we arrived they put us in the new Barn extension which was quite noisy with kids. Asked to move and found a nice table by the inglenook fireplace in the old part of the pub.
ordered humus and mixed bread starter to share which were quite small.
We all had a Sunday Roast - which was lovely. Nicely cooked beef sirloin and huge yorkshire pudding, nice roast potatoes.
Waitress was very helpful and attentive.
Would go back again for sure.

FAQs

The Shepherd & Dog is rated 4.4 stars by 251 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.