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The Shepherd & Dog

4.5
4.5
565 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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Booked 34 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Entertainment

    null

  • 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

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

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What 565 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • West Sussex

    Best Overall

  • West Sussex

    Best Service

  • West Sussex

    Best Ambience

  • West Sussex

    Fit for Foodies

  • West Sussex

    Healthy

  • West Sussex

    Lunch

  • West Sussex

    Most Booked

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  1. W

    Wispadog

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Exceptional food from short but interesting menu, mackerel starter with beetroot and horseradish was delicious. Lovely comfortable pub, very quiet on a Wednesday evening, staff friendly and very helpful. Highly recommended

  2. IA

    IANS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    Lovely late summer day, shame that pub garden was closed. Reserved outdoor table was right next to main entry door for social distancing comfort purposes.

  3. CM

    CharlotteM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went with 3 veggie friends for the 4pm Sunday roast sitting. My veggie friends tried both veggie options and said they were delicious. I had the roast beef which was lovely also. Everything was done to perfection and the gravy was tasty and thick :)

  4. PB

    PhilB

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bit expensive but worth it - probably the best roast dinner going

  5. DB

    DavidB

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and lovely people - thanks so much for a nice afternoon

  6. JD

    JonathanD

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic Sunday Roast here. The food was great - I had the beef, my girlfriend had the Pork and our companions had Burgers. All were superb, and the sides were to die for. We also had three children with us ranging from 10 weeks to 4, and the staff catered for us brilliantly. It also helps that they have an expansive garden and super children's play area. Highly recommend

  7. JH

    JenniferH

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Welcoming, lively but not intrusive, friendly & relaxed. First class food & drink & amazingly attentive service. Recommended to us & will recommend to others .

  8. SM

    StuartM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Great pub, friendly attentive staff, tasty food and lovely atmosphere. It was our first visit and we will definitely be going back.!

  9. EC

    EllenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic spot, amazing service and delicious food! Sadly ate so much that we didn’t have room for dessert so we’ll definitely be back! Thank you so much to the waiters and chefs!

  10. AW

    AliW

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super dog-friendly pub with lovely, helpful staff and mouthwatering menu choices! We both chose the beef shin which came with potatoes dauphinoise, hispi cabbage and a beetroot and horseradish jus. Just sublime! Wish we lived nearer!

  11. CH

    ColinH

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    As ever the friendliness of the Staff great, and service and quality of the food was excellent. But usually the pub was very quiet for a Friday night, so our food was cooked and served even more quickly than usual. Will be coming back again soon

  12. MD

    MikeD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Our waiter Cara was lovely, charming and efficient. Loved the corner table. Food was decent.

  13. AP

    APVK

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect lunch on the terrace. Food, service and atmosphere all excellent, thank you

  14. BV

    BenV

    Bristol

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience5

    Was really looking forward to an anniversary lunch for me and my other half, I knew a few people would have the same idea mid week with the kids back, so I booked an outside terrace table for 2 1:30pm, it’s is situated in a beautiful spot with a spring running through the garden, absolutely stunning, BUT when we turned up 1:30 sharp, booking screen shot in hand, we were met with a member of stuff that when I said I have a booking outside for 1:30 he huffed and quite audibly shouted behind the bar, “well these two want to sit outside now too, it’s f**king ridiculous “ now I know things can get stressful but everyone outside could hear this, a (manager ) then came out and saw it was an anniversary and said he could seat us in the garden until a seat was available, we then ordered drinks then left for the garden and saw two tables available and asked if we could sit there, he then explained these two groups also have a booking , my point being well so do I, so He said “if you sit in the garden we could serve food there, I’ll just bring you some menus” so 20 minutes later we decided to look up the menu online ourselves and 5-10 minutes later we decided to leave, with all the food award this place has, I really expected to be accommodated well for an anniversary that was booked nearly a week in advance, but we were not in the slightest bit welcome.

  15. R

    Rambler

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    After a long walk across the downs it was lovely to be able to sit on the terrace at the Shepherd & Dog & enjoy a cold drink & a lovely meal. The food was delicious & the staff pleasant & friendly.

  16. V

    Valentin

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good roast and friendly service and the food came fast.Excellent choice of beers Good beer garden and nice ambience

  17. DG

    DonnaG

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Excellent service. Our waiter was really attentive and friendly and staff generally brilliant!! We sat outside which is always lovely. The food has really gone downhill, quality poor and over cooked making really bad value for money. Roast = 19.50! We ordered sides of parsnips and got four sticks. They need to up the quality of food game to keep those prices. I’ll go back for a drink and crisps as it’s on my walking trail but won’t eat there again with those prices until the quality of food and preparation improves. Currently I wouldn’t recommend it for the food but everything else yes.

  18. c

    charlotter

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Great pub in beautiful location, great service, food, some dishes excellent and some just ok, nothing bad. Desserts overpriced for the size, more pud please!

  19. MM

    MichaelaM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We've only ever had great food and service here! This time we brought family and they loved it too. Our Australian waitress (I'm so sorry I can't remember your name!) was just as friendly as the last time we came, the bartender was great too with nothing too much trouble. The Dog and Shepherd is our go to place for a treat!

  20. FF

    FoodieF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely little country pub. Friendly waiter and good service through the evening. Good menu, with a small but varied range of choices. The only thing we thought wasn’t so good was the children’s tapas menu. The portions were tiny! Good for very young children but any child over 5 or 6 would need at least 3 -4 of these. And as the tapas were dishes like chicken nuggets, chips, pasta it would be better to have these as plates of food.

  21. LH

    LisaH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went to the Shepherd & Dog on a Thursday evening. All our meals were delicious, staff very friendly and helpful.

  22. F

    Fiona

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    The location is lovely, with lovely views. The drinks were also great. However, the food as very average for the price and nothing special. The servers were all very friendly, however, it was slow service! I asked for a sauce and I’d almost finished my food before I got it (either that wait ages for it and my food go cold). The same happened when I asked for water. I’d been told to try here for years but I don’t think it’s anything extra special. Nice pub for drinks after a walk definitely, but the food is not worth the cost.

  23. NB

    NB28

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall3food1service3ambience5

    This is an idyllic British country pub but the food let it down yesterday. The menu options were very limited. No pasta or salad dishes and odd options. Not good quality or well cooked. Waiter said much of the stuff was unavailable but only when we tried to order it. The food really lets this pub down. Wouldn’t recommend

  24. T

    mollyT

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Lovely location but prefer eating in the garden, rather than along far side of stream. Staff great, food okay

  25. C

    Chris

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    The building is so beautiful and its location in the southdowns is incredible. The service was exceptional and super polite. The food was a bit of a let down to be honest. Expected slightly elevated pub grub but it was pretty bog standard unfortunately. I'd come back for drinks but I don't think I'd return for food.

  26. EC

    ElspethC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So great. It was my dad's birthday and he loves Custard. They don't have Custard on the menu but they agreed to heat up and serve what we brought with us. It made it so fun and special for him! Very grateful! My food was delicious as well.

  27. MF

    MikeF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice outdoor seating spot and speedy service, appreciated after a long day's coastal walking

  28. K

    Kara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time visit with friends. Lovely dog friendly pub with plenty of outdoors seating

  29. CM

    CharlieM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall1food1service5ambience1

    Out of control dog right at the entrance, my dog felt really uncomfortable and the dog was also pouncing on any dog that passed by and children. It was really unsettling and ruined are meal. I know it wasn’t the pubs fault but still put a downer on the day. Me and my partner both had a burger and one non alcoholic beer and a blonde beer and we both had upset stomach. I’ve eaten at the shepherd and dog a few times but never been poorly, was the only thing we had all day other than a cuppa tea in the morning.

  30. LA

    LyndsayA

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely dinner, great service, really good food. Perfect spot in the beautiful village of Fulking

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    East Sussex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience4

    Food was poor quality, not very inventive, and substandard. Crudités & humous, very lacking… unpeeled lumps of carrots & celery was dirty with ends left on. Dessert, apple & pear crumble, with no crumble, more of a tart. Shall not go again. Lovely spot tho x

  32. M

    Morgan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting. Great choice of food. Attentive staff.

  33. NH

    NickH

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very nice pub, nice atmosphere. Staff v friendly and attentive. Food was good, burger v nice.

  34. KW

    KatyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect welcome and gorgeous soft hot fried fish and and cold pint after a long downs walk. We will be back!

  35. JY

    JohnY

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    2nd visit since lockdown both at lunch times, good food and selection. Word of warning best to book a table prior to going in current climate, long way to go to not be able to get food. Friendly service with new management team.

  36. JB

    JoelB

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great lunch, served by a really attentive and friendly team. Both the adults and kids in our group enjoyed both the food and drinks menu. We’ll be visiting again

  37. LW

    LisaW

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Excellent food. Interesting menu - something different from the usual pub food.

  38. J

    Jenni

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly welcoming staff in a relaxed atmosphere with delicious food.. the pie of the day was so tasty .

  39. JF

    JenniferF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Food was good, not the best vegetarian selection. Service was okay but the gentleman that served us was far from friendly and didn't make us feel welcome at all. Beautiful gardens and little stream for the children to splash in. Nice play area for the kids too.

  40. VG

    VivienG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely setting, friendly staff and a chilled atmosphere x

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The Shepherd & Dog is rated 4.5 stars by 565 OpenTable diners

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2 people

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Booked 34 times today
Google Map for The Shepherd & Dog

The Street Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9LU

  • Area

    Fulking

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Entertainment

    null

  • 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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