The Shepherd & Dog

4.4
435 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
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
What 435 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RandolphM
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, even bettter service. Garden with streams made the perfect setting for lunch in the Sun

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JezzB
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful location and good service. Enough said

PB
PandoraB
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning setting, drinks and food. Loved it, will be back very soon!

LH
LauraH
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to come to the Shepherd and Dog. All tables were outside as it was such a gorgeous day. Our waitress was great - always there when you needed her!

Car park is always the only issue so travel in as few cars as possible!

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CloudA
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outside which is really nice in the garden with the stream nearby. The food was excellent although I would have appreciated some salad with my halloumi burger. Others had the pie which was great. Service excellent.

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SophieB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant in beautiful setting. Polite and helpful staff and food was very good. Would recommend

JS
JudeS
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, lovely location. Staff were great too.

JK
JakiK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The vegetarian choice was only quinoa cakes, which were not very good.

MB
MarieB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Vegan choice only one light meal, no main x I don’t like to much bread but the only vegan meal was with bread and would be worth less without it. I tried to pre check choices online but menu is unavailable

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AndrewG
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Shepherd and Dog is over-pricing. The steak was acceptable but too small for the price. If you ask for rare, you expect rare. Did not get that. Totally edible, but I felt short-changed. Further, the mark up on average wines is disgraceful; you don't want to spend £24 on a bottle of Sicilian plonk you can pick up easily for a tenner. BE careful! is my advice. It's such a lovely place to have dinner and the young attractive staff make it a pleasure to be there.

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Joanna
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as ever! Very good service from really courteous staff. A lovely environment, beautiful gardens and views, great menu, all the food is delicious. They clearly care about sourcing good quality and very tasty ingredients. The menu is creative and diverse. Lovely walks nearby, and great beer garden with lovely stream. Couldn't recommend more highly!

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DeborahS
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our first visit to this lovely pub.We will return ASAP.

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jmcmilla
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful location. Staff were flexible in terms of seating us where we wanted. Good food as always. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at the Shepherd and Dog and I can’t wait to go back! Perfect Sunday roast in the sunshine and brilliant service.

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Laura
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic roast, perfect garden setting can’t wait to return, thank you Shepherd and dog

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Zach
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely garden and great beer selection, enjoyed both pale ales on tap.

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GabrielleL
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The roast was top quality, very impressed. The service was very good with helpful and friendly staff - nothing seemed to much trouble.
The garden setting was lovely and a very chilled atmosphere.

CK
CourtneyK
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, friendly staff, and quick service. Would recommend.

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SarahC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always awesome! And beer garden was great place to eat.

LB
LornaB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful pub garden. Service so slick and friendly.
Food yum.
The children’s play area and stream just make this a most magical place..
Will be coming back soon.
Thank you

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Olive
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely setting, good atmosphere, staff very attentive, brilliant

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Mags
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent!
Good food, good service and a beautiful garden - what’s not to like! 😀😀

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Jack
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pub with great food and a lovely outdoor seating arrangement.

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Nellie
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The main problem was we booked for a table of 6 outside but given a bench table which was really for 4 max. Made it uncomfortable. Foid good but service a little slow.

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JonnyO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A well-run pub with delicious food. The hand cut chips are great and the trout was lovely! Nice outside area too!

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HMH2021
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely service and excellent food. Imaginatively and deliciously prepared. Very pretty pub and location. Well worth the visit!

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Hamilton
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate outside on a beautiful day, and it was absolutely lovely. I took my 90 year old mother who walks with a stick. There are quite a few steps up into the garden, but she managed fine. Just something to note if you have anyone disabled in your group. The staff were friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. The setting is stunning. Highly recommended.

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NancyH
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely garden dining. Very friendly staff. Efficiently organised during these Covid restrictions so felt very safe.

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Grandeika
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food in lovely setting - highly recommended

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Jules
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked here for my son's 30th birthday and found the quality of food excellent and the staff very efficient and friendly. It was a very enjoyable evening and would certainly return.

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Savvy
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great experience - the staff were super friendly and the kids menu was really well done with the tapas sized plate selections which they loved! We'll keep this one between ourselves so we get a table next time we come! ;oP Shhh

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DervishB
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

beautiful setting in a lovely part of the world , nice food as well

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect spot for a bank holiday lunch after a good walk. Pretty beer garden by a stream, attractive interior, a cut above average pub food and friendly and efficient staff. It clearly gets busy so probably best to book. The only slight downside was that the kids menu is aimed at very little children but still would recommend this pub.

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PeterB
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent, very friendly good food and good service
will certainly return

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TobyP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Very good food, not huge menu but what they do they do really well. We were there Sunday lunchtime and had to wait an hour for our food to come, but it was worth the wait. Good beer, nice helpful staff.

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EmilyC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this pub, the food is spectacular and I always love the selection of beers/ciders.

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Laraw
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding customer service and attention to detail. All the staff were incredibly good humoured on such a hot, busy day and no ask was too great.
Stunning setting with a gorgeous garden and food was divine.
Can't wait to come back!

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Natalie
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous garden and tasty food. Normally always a good selection of craft beer

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SharonJ
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best roast dinner I've ever eaten out. Service was excellent even though they were really busy.

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Gibbon
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent roast, clearly a chef who cares is in the kitchen putting out good food. Can't fault the food, best in class. Good pint of Bitter. Lady's Aperol Spritz was passable but lacking prosecco. Gravy and potatoes superb.

Table service was slightly lacking but nothing tragic. Our table had no cutlery or umbrella for shade and we had to ask for everything. Not a problem but would be next level if table staff were slightly more attentive.

We will be back.

FAQs

The Shepherd & Dog is rated 4.4 stars by 435 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.