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The Shepherd & Dog, Henfield, West Sussex

The Shepherd & Dog

4.3
4.3
799 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.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Sun 12:00–20:00 Thu 12:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–22:30 Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00–16:00 Sun 12:00–18:00 Dinner Thu–Sat 18:00–20:30

  • Phone number

    01273 857382

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Fulking

  • Parking Details

    We have a car park on site as well as a lay-by up the hill towards Edburton

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 799 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West Sussex

    Child Friendly

  • West Sussex

    Healthy

  • West Sussex

    Lunch

  • West Sussex

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • West Sussex

    Outdoor Eating

  • West Sussex

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • West Sussex

    Most Booked

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  1. JL

    JonL

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    A regular haunt, for us a nice walk there & back. Lovely setting, very pleasant pub, garden & terrace. It's own cask best, a good session beer & a flood wine list. Food is good pub grub, menu a little light last night but still enough on offer
  2. IE

    IanE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely location and building. The various seating locations offer very good variety, even sitting under the trees next to the brook! Lovely food with very attentive staff. Well done, first time at the pub but we will visit again
  3. D

    Dawn

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Location is wonderful, car park is quite small. The WiFi went down on the garden bar which made it more difficult to order food and drink. We ordered two desserts that never arrived and had them removed from the bill.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    VERY limited menu on a Sunday, no specials board Just 2 roasts,pork and beef £20?,a burger and cod and chips 🫤 craft beer had run out,one of the reasons we'd chosen this pub and parking was very busy even at 4pm, felt a bit rushed also with the weird 2 hour sitting thing but they're always busy so I guess this is why they do the sittings..Where's the parsnips? Service was a bit off today staff were very friendly but had to ask for Water three times and no sugar or little biscuit with your coffee but the coffee was excellent. Plenty of gravy in a jug ,which i liked 👍 mind your heads if your over 5ft 8 you're gonna need to duck ! Still a lovely pub and location & would try again midweek maybe an evening meal to see if more choice on the menu.They used to do amazing sausages all different flavours and local butcher I think 🫤?
  5. ST

    ScottT

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Tables very rickety, garden needs updating. Lots of 20's tables at lunchtime swearing which when you have young children is exactly what you want. Food was nice but think £16.00 for a ploughman's is a bit excessive really.
  6. BK

    BabsKing

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food - especially delicious padron peppers and moules :) Lovely pub and friendly efficient staff and service. And especially great to be able to book an outside table as my friend is CEV so wouldn’t be able to eat inside, and so many pubs don’t allow outside table booking so well done to you. A great lunch and a lovely time and we’ll be back Thank you 😊👍
  7. JC

    JennyC

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Staff made us feel very welcome Prompt service Lovely food Will certainly return
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely pub with good food. Portion sizes were generous as well. Fish and chips were the best- lovely batter and super fresh fish. Highly recommend!
  9. MA

    MARGOT

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    We booked an outside tabls but ended up being put on concrete balcony overlooking the road even though there was seating vacant on the grass. We had chicken kofta, which was unappealing and overpriced. I had fish and chips, which was better but we also asked for mayonnaise and a straw and neither arrived. Was with both of my grown up children who both said the chicken kofta was awful and not worth the money. Very disappointed as used to be so nice there, we paid and left rather quickly... Will not return.
  10. KB

    KatieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Although the menu is limited and somewhat pricey, the food is reasonable. However, the setting is absolutely gorgeous and staff so lovely and accommodating. Highly recommended!!!!!!
  11. d

    dawnn

    West Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing and generous portions. The staff are very helpful and polite.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely in the Garden on a hot summers day
  13. T

    Tomfos

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Fish was good, chips not cooked, wine expensive and was served a small measure when paid for a large. Overall meal was very expensive and disappointing.
  14. SS

    SarahS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    If you dont eat red meat here may be an issue. No chicken anywhere on menu lamb, beef, pork. Veg.nut roast. Other options were fish and chips and burger I think
  15. MA

    MATT

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Seems this pub has shifted focus to daytime service
  16. CL

    CarolL

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family loves it great service friendly knowledgeable and efficient. Will always recommend to other friends, even people we don’t know 😊👍⭐️
  17. CF

    CarolF

    West Sussex

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Very bad service couldn’t eat roast pork as under cooked and fatty rest of the dinners average ! Forgot we were there and didn’t asked for puddings ! Could have walked out without paying no one there ! Toilets dirty and without toilet roll Used to be lovely there but won’t be coming again and would not recommend to anyone now !
  18. JO

    JessicaO

    West Sussex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Service isn’t great. One of the barmen was quite rude
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Menu needs to have more variety. Considering how simple food choices were and how empty it was we had to wait a long time for service.
  20. BH

    BryanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable afternoon. The garden was lovely for a pre meal drink, followed by a delicious Sunday roast - the perfect reward after our walk on the Downs!
  21. d

    dawnn

    West Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely experience. Staff are very attentive, helpful and professional. Food is amazing
  22. GB

    GeoffreyB

    West Sussex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Sadly very slow service and my dish under whelming (mushroom wraps and cold noodles). Since the bar size was reduced and the decor changed the ambiance inside has become a little clinical and lost its special oldie worldie feel. Perhaps the old decor gave staff too much dusty?
  23. PR

    PeteR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Good service, friendly staff and a lovely pub. But the food was so poor. Not badly cooked, just bad. The Lamb flatbread’ was basically a six inch pizza with a bit of lamb on top. That was it; nothing else on an 8 inch plate. For £15! It looked like it cost about 15p to make, and the presentation was done by a toddler. Or a drunkard. The salad in my £15 Ploughman’s was two lettuce leaves and some salad cream. With 8(I counted) crisps to fill the plate up. And a cheap, warm baguette. Etc for the other meals. Very disappointed.
  24. CL

    CarolL

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service friendly professional and knowledgeable efficient service very happy and had a wonderful time. Weill go back and recommend to anyone who wants a great eating experience.
  25. CM

    CarolM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful. Great food (including excellent vegetarian options), friendly service... And the superb backdrop of the South Downs with a bubbling brook in the garden. Will always recommend.
  26. KD

    KellyD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We went for Father’s Day Sunday lunch, so knew it’d be busy. The service was slow and unwelcoming; we are pointed to our table as opposed to taken there. The Sunday lunch was worst we ever had. Stale and lukewarm; the meat was so bad (fatty and white looking pork) we wouldn’t even take it home for the dog. We did complain and were given the puddings as an apology. This was our 2nd visit; the food was much better on the first however they really could do with improving the warmth of service. The setting is magnificent and we will give it one more visit to see if it’s better on a quieter day.
  27. JH

    JuliaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was excellent and the surrounding were perfect. Our only complaint was that there wasn’t enough staff so when it came to ordering our food and then paying we were kept longer than expected which dampened the experience.
  28. RS

    RamS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Very poor services levels. We booked one hours before time of arrival. We were shown to our tables promptly, but then took ages to come and take order. We had o to chase up the waiter in the bar. He said that they were short staffed and could noy cope. We ordered our starter, main and drinks. Starters arrived after 5 mins but no drinks. We waited some 15 minutes for the drinks, sitting outside in the heat. Finally, we lost patience, paid for the starter and left. We went down to road to another pub with great service and food. Disappointed as booking should not have been taken if short staffed and could not cope.
  29. PL

    PeterL

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Disappointing and below par. Think chef must have changed. Regular items (eg pies) no longer available. We had poor quality chicken caesar on pitta. Usually go 5 or 6 times a year - will probably try somewhere different next time.
  30. CC

    ChrisC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Lovely food, shocking lack of service ... would have easily spent more money there if they had bothered to ask if we wanted anything else/drinks/dessert etc ... quite a shame
  31. SM

    SylviaM

    West Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Lovely venue and friendly staff but disappointing food. We had fish and chips. Batter not flavoursome and very little fish
  32. N

    Niblet

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding and very enjoyable Sunday lunch. Excellent food and service. Thank you.
  33. JL

    JoanneL

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always such a wonderful pub to drive out to:) haven’t been for years and it was better than i remembered will be back
  34. PP

    PiersP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all round. Every dish was outstanding. Thank you!
  35. SH

    SarahH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    If the staff had a coordinator so we didn’t have to keep asking for drinks or menus, and had designated tables, it would have been a truly lovely experience. Regardless though, they were polite and friendly and helpful and we had a really lovely visit.
  36. JK

    JannetteK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice food and atmosphere. Would definitely visit again.
  37. AB

    AdrianB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Sunday lunch, highly recommend for an afternoon out.
  38. k

    kirstyc

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another wonderful get together with family and were happy as always with both the food and service. Always a friendly and respectful team! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    The menu is very limited. There were maybe 5 or 6 mains to choose from. One of our party is a veggie. She had only 2 choices, neither of which involved any cooking! The dessert menu is also very limited. 2 desserts and a cheese board. We dined at 6pm on Saturday evening. There were only a couple of other parties in the pub. The food we had was pretty good, but not amazing. The staff were attentive and friendly. Feels like this place is trying a bit too hard. Perhaps some simpler pub grub might attract more diners.
  40. T

    Trina

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely place to eat. Quaint and olde world! The staff are friendly, attentive and efficient. The food is excellent and nicely presented. All in all we had a great experience. The only negative I can think of was that we ordered coffees to drink with our desserts but they arrived first. They would have been cold by the time the dessert arrived! If they were not going to be served together, we would have preferred them after.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Shepherd & Dog is rated 4.3 stars by 799 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for The Shepherd & Dog

The Street, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9LU

Additional information

  • Area

    Fulking

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Sun 12:00–20:00 Thu 12:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–22:30 Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00–16:00 Sun 12:00–18:00 Dinner Thu–Sat 18:00–20:30

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    We have a car park on site as well as a lay-by up the hill towards Edburton

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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