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The Shepherd & Dog, Henfield, West Sussex

The Shepherd & Dog

4.3
4.3
780 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

19:00


Booked 10 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 780 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
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West Sussex

    Child Friendly

  • West Sussex

    Healthy

  • West Sussex

    Lunch

  • West Sussex

    Sunday Lunch

  • West Sussex

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • West Sussex

    Most Booked

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  1. BH

    BryanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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!
  2. d

    dawnn

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    GeoffreyB

    West Sussex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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?
  4. PR

    PeteR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  5. CL

    CarolL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  6. CM

    CarolM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. PP

    PiersP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all round. Every dish was outstanding. Thank you!
  16. 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.
  17. JK

    JannetteK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

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

    AdrianB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Sunday lunch, highly recommend for an afternoon out.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. M

    1Mick

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect, thank you
  23. JW

    JulianW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Come for the drinks. Lovely selection of well chosen random spirits to pull you away from the tired norms and what the bar manager doesn't know about drink possibly isn't worth knowing, I was most impressed. Pub grub was decent enough, it wouldn't take much to elevate it mind you, maybe a couple more options in future would be good but overall my friends and I had a very pleasant night with staff all well intentioned and very personable. Can't knock that.
  24. C

    Chaz

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We booked an outside table so that we could sit in the garden, unfortunately they didn't have many staff so we had to sit outside by the road instead. We appreciate it was still an outside table but not ideal. Some food was not as described but the staff were receptive and helpful at getting us dishes which suited us. Good options for vegans: interesting and tasty. Staff were attentive in all the right ways
  25. h

    haoting

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great fish and chips and minty mushy peas. The batter was light and crispy.
  26. SG

    SamG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Nice pub great location, we had the ploughman's which wasn't the best.
  27. HA

    HelenA

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Lovely English country pub. Very traditional setting. Beautiful views. Good selection of dishes meant it catered for everyone in our group. Some had large dishes others small. Good selection beer. We had booked inside as the weather had looked changeable. It was sunny and we started inside before being moved outside when a table became available.
  28. NC

    NicoleC

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Tasty food and a good variety of beer ( although they'd ran out of most cask beer ). Lovely pub to end a walk at.
  29. BM

    BenM

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Warm welcome. Excellent bar and service staff. Great range of beers for local brewers
  30. JW

    JosephW

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Staff were absolutely brilliant but food was somewhat disappointing.
  31. S

    Sophia

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best pub food I've had. And I love my food! :)
  32. AT

    AntonioT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, amazing selection of beers and great pub food.
  33. JD

    JaneD

    Kent

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Was rather disappointed with the choice of food not much of a selection although the service was very good
  34. NK

    NickiK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Tries to be a gastro pub with the prices but food isn`t gastro. Ploughman's was poorly put together, 2 big lumps of cheese, one was meant to be a Brighton Blue! I don`t think so. A huge lump of gammon, it was awful. Fish and chips not bad but peas were cold.
  35. CS

    ClaireS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great location, great service, Loved my lunch
  36. KM

    KarenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Glad we booked a table for Saturday lunchtime as they were only able to serve drinks to those who just turned up as they were so busy. Lovely pub, the man who served us was very personable and polite, and the only thing to fault was the length of time it took to get a drink. The food turned up before the drinks, and after a walk up onto Ditchling Beacon, we were parched!
  37. CH

    ColinH

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Highly recommended! Food was excellent as ever and the young man who served us, during our 3 course dinner was very friendly and could not have been more helpful, especially with my wife and daughter’s food allergies. As was the chef, who was happy to put together a mixture of different gluten free vegetarian options, for my daughter. We look forward to our next visit. The Hills Family
  38. SB

    SueB

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely old pub - first time dining inside and a bit chilly. Good access for our wheelchair guest and food was very good. Service pleasant and attentive
  39. VE

    ValerieE

    East Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Limited choice of food. A specials board would be good. Enjoyed what we had
  40. CK

    CharlieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing fish and chips, one of the best I've had out. Really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you

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 780 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 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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