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The Shepherd & Dog

4.3
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174 reviews
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£25 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 174 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming to this pub. Really nice food and lovely service. Had a great time again!

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PaulS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a quiet midweek evening, but service was very personal and attentive. Beer was great, so too was my friend's meal.

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AndrewF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The pork and cider pie was one of the best I've ever eaten

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

It took 50 minutes from our arrival to food arriving.

I ordered mushrooms in a cream sauce. When it arrived I took one mouthful and could taste raw garlic. I asked if this was the case and, without directly answering the question, it was removed. I was told three times I should have told them I had an allergy, which I don't. I simply cannot digest raw garlic and, since it was not on the list of ingredients, it did not occur to me to ask. My husband ate his meal and we left, being charged 50% for the mushrooms and being told, once again, that I should have told them. I left with the clear understanding that it was my fault. Sham.

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AnthonyC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice country pub with reasonably priced food and a nice selection of drinks .The staff were very attentive , friendly and efficient.

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JaneW
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great choice of beers and knowledgeable server, recommended 2 and let me try before buying , ended up with an excellent sour beer that I had never had before . Mushrooms for lunch always a winner for me . Will go back soon and take others !

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ColinD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was our first meal out of home since lockdown began and the large, pretty outdoor areas meant we could eat in plenty of space. There were also arrows to ensure people followed the correct rout in and out. the only concern in terms of safety was that staff weren't wearing masks of any kind which i was surprised by. All the waiting staff were lovely though.
Our Sunday roasts were excellent, packed with flavour and a good selection of veg. At £17 or £18 they are more expensive than I'm used to in Brighton but worth it for a treat.
Great selection of beers too.

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Lynnr
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pretty place to go but parking limited nice pleasant staff and good food thanks

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BrettL
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Got invited here for Sunday lunch.
I can’t recommend this place enough.
I’ll be returning again soon.

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CatherineNair
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The front of house/ Manager/ Waitor is so accommodating and friendly. Always receive the best service from all of the restaurant team. Looking forward to going again.

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KayW
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a lovey birthday lunch with my sister in a beautiful setting with no worries about social distancing. Food was delicious and the ambience was perfect. Over £6 for a medium white wine spritzer was a bit steep but as it was a special occasion I didn't mind too much. I do love this pub and would recommend it to anyone!

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VivH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited whilst on holiday. Had the fish n chips which was to die for. So delicious and well presented. Friendly staff and good atmosphere.

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JIGdini
London
40 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We used to come to the Shepherd and Dog regularly when we lived in Fulking. As we were in the vicinity we decided to come even though the reviews online were not great. In fact our meals were all extremely good. If we have a complaint it was that the portions were too big. As my wife told our server the fish was as good as we had eaten ar Rick Stein’s a few days earlier.

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PETERH
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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MikeH
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best fish and chips ever, very good service from a lad who had just started that day and was being taught the ropes by a very attentive landlord.

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DavidB
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to this pub for fifty years on and of and have nether been disappointed who ever has been the landlord it’s a great place for kids and adults alike

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TeresaT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service - have managed to crate a feeling of normalcy in a very strange time.

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Veezy2
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We hadn't been to this pub to eat for a while and overall left a bit disappointed. We ordered a Ploughmans which was fine, but the vegetarian mushroom dish was essentially mushrooms on toast and pricey for what we received, as was the Wagu burger which seemed like any other burger meal but cost £15 plus. We all felt the pub needs to try a bit harder if the quality is going to match the price. The setting is still lovely under the Downs.
The Covid 19 measures were ok, but we would have liked to see the serving staff in masks

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eamons
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food cooked to perfection, well balanced and seasoned, great ingredients. food portions generous but not wasteful, beautiful country setting. attentive, friendly and efficient service

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nadiaa
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Food was okay. Service was totally unacceptable, food arrived 50 minutes after order and wrong food came. This meant that my husbands food was left on the hot plate while my order was rushed to be made. Would not recommend.

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MandyC
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I was disappointed with the choice and quality of food as I had amazing food previously. There were only 4 main choices of which one was sold out, leaving only 3 choices for main course.

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PippaC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place, friendly, efficient and wow what a spot. A little pricey but justified by the location

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AnnetteD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The garden menu is not at all child-friendly. There are no alternative options. We left sooner than we would have liked to because all three children were hungry, The ambience was lovely however and the staff super-friendly and helpful,.

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Stuffer
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat out to help out bargain. The pie of the day was to die for. I would have paid the £16 for it. Beer also excellent.

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PeterM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food/drinks, great ambience and an appropriate level of social distancing, etc.
Highly recommended!

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DanLang
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always. Loved the garden bbq menu.

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Stephanie
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Second time visiting this pub for roast dinner. Unfortunately the food has gone down in expectations but stayed at the same (very high) price. I had the veggie wellington which was still nice but nothing special. Others had the roast beef, pork and vegan roast and no one was blown away. Maybe their chef has changed? As previously everyone really enjoyed the food. The wine was very disappointing, both the house red and the Chardonnay which cost £26 per bottle were terrible. The best thing they have going for them is the positioning and could definitely do with a revamp of the wine menu and food. Hopefully they sort this out for next visit!

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helenb
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The pork belly roast and all the veg and gravy was deliscous. My friend had the wild mushroom and squash basket hich was a little disappointing. She'd expected the filling to be more substantial and more combine, perhaps with a sauce.
Other than that everything else was perfect!

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vipqueenjo
London
30 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful pre hike Sunday roast - lovely quick friendly service and the food was out of this world. Fabulous Sunday roast, great burger and great beer and wine list. Thankyou! Will be back

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KRISTYT
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally amazing experience. We had a dreamy walk with friends from London then absolutely incredible service to boot. Four adults and five kids... could have been a nightmare but our waitress made all of us feel so comfortable, calm and relaxed. It felt like being served in my own home! Thank you so much for making it a really memorable experience for us all.

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Bobby1
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff are exceptionally helpful, attentive even when v busy and happy and that makes such a difference. We ate inside with friends and took our little doggies without any issues. Next day we ate outside and full table service which was exceptional. All following Covid-19 guidance. Chapeau!!

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karenl
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely evening food was excellent especially the chips.

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sallya
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely afternoon T the pub, delightful service and friendly staff. Delicious food and all very welcoming

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Becca
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and amazing service. The staff were very kind, attentive and made the evening unforgettable. A wonderful experience all around!

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kennetha
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Shepherd & Dog Fulking,
good food, good service
thanks

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SimonB
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Had read mixed reviews, some saying food gone downhill and overpriced.
We thought we would give it a go as looked like a nice pub and is fairly local.

We were celebrating our wedding Anniversary so was hoping for a nice time as is more expensive than out usual trip out.

Unfortunately the reviews were spot on, food is way overpriced for what is on offer.
I had a burger which was £18, I actually think this is the most expensive burger I have ever had and was pretty standard too be honest. Chips were way too big...

I was going too complain but I am not one to make a fuss, at the end of the day it’s one meal and I’ll get over.

The food wasn’t terrible but the price is way too expensive for what you get.

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BillS
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I know it's a very difficult time for anyone in the catering business, and getting staff to return to work isn't easy, so minor delays in serving food are to be expected and understood but I do think a little more time could be spent on keeping the place clean. Bits of food left on the floor just don't create the right impression, but maybe that was just a minor glitch. We will definitely go back again, we know it's usually so much better.

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PeterS
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice area, Good sized pub / restaurant. Tasty food

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HelenaM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub. Highly recommend. Good food and service. Lovely location.

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Jmmms
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Great service. Not sure about the social distancing!

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