The Shepherd & Dog

4.4
275 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 275 People Are Saying
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Marlena
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite pubs ever! Magical location, great service and what’s most important the food is delicious.

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RickE
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambience considering we were just about to go into tier 4 restrictions. Would highly recommend and can’t wait to go back once they can reopen.

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SimonH
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed and absolutely delicious meal on Xmas eve at lunchtime after a lovely walk. I had the most amazing pie with gravy that was like liquid heaven. My wife had plaice which looked equally nice and the kids had tapas that they really enjoyed. Service was a tiny bit slow but otherwise we really enjoyed it even sitting outside in woolly hats and coats - recommended 👍

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LauraK
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Idyllic cosy country pub nestled under the Downs. Great staff and delicious food - one of my absolute favourites

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Fred
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely country pub with a nice atmosphere and good food.

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Haicee
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A charming, relaxing atmosphere!
The food was beautiful and the waiter was fantastic and very patient with my date 🙄

Thank you ever so much 🧚🏼🎄

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PaulH
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely traditional country pub. Most helpful and welcoming staff. Fabulous and delicious food, well worth a visit.

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MagsQ
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely roast Sunday lunch. Lovely little country pub with a few outside covered dining tables. Delicious food, good vegetarian options and great service. Social distancing managed really well by the very friendly and efficient staff.

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CathyB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday roast was delicious. 😋

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Valentina
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This cosy pub was recommended to us by one of our friends but we never managed to get a booking before as it is always fully booked.
It has a great Christmassy wintery atmosphere and the food is simply outstanding. The waitress was also very friendly and polite.

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Rowan
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love it here. Super nice waiter/manager? Super food. Perfect

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AndrewG
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent in almost every respect. SOMEBODY is trying hard. Charming staff. My advice to chef would be to keep it more simple. Cauliflower's great, but does not need a complicated sauce. Your house white should not just be acidic plonk. We know what we are getting. A basket of free bread, gratis, would make a big difference. As they do in France. It's not going to break the bank. Full marks to staff. The menu is superbly conceived. Just what Brits want. My partner was served a minuscule portion of plaice. Excellent, but meager. Far better to pan-fry a large plaice in butter with minimal accompaniments. I'd thoroughly recommend S & D to anyone. Thanks.

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JHOEatsOut
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was really awful. Poorly conceived, really badly cooked and tasteless. Yet priced the same as a good quality gastro pub. Shockingly bad I'm afraid. Nice setting for a drink, but will definitely not eat there again.

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Helenj
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely roast, would have liked a bit more of a Christmas menu but the staff and service was great

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PhillipaN
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with friendly staff. Sunday roast was delicious. Melt in the mouth lamb, crispy roasties.

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AnnabelS
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday roasts are the best in the area
in fact all there food is amazing

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AndyH
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pub, great location.
Staff are wonderful and the food is stunning!

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PaulM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Massively let down, I was not given option on whether I would be dining in main bar or draughty conservatory/barn area. For £18 per roast lamb I would expect a much better cut of meat. A shame as I love the pub but I wont rush back to eat.

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Maria
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was so cosy and with all the Christmas decorations it was just a perfect Sunday roast. The food was very nice and tasty. The staff was very nice and welcoming too. I highly recommend this lovely countryside pub :-)

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Wickhamlad
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An outstanding meal. Every ingredient, even the bread, was home made and memorable. Both quality and taste of the food was outstanding. Staff were efficient and sociable. A great experience which my wife and I look forward to repeating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Our table needed to be wiped down when we were sat as there was food crumbs on the table. Also, water glasses already on table, makes you question if they are replaced when they are not used to protect from covid. Would prefer them to come with the water. We were asked to order a couple times very quickly after sat down. Lost that value and experience factor now where its obvious they want you in and out quite quickly. Food lovely as always and so are the staff.

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RuthieJ
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous roast with melt in the mouth beef and pleasant staff.

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HarrietT
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve had a fabulous time every time I’ve been to this pub. Great food but even more special is the fantastic service and friendly attentive staff :-)

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KevinD
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a pub that we’ve been to occasionally over the years, when we’ve been passing. The food this time was probably the best we’ve had here. (Last visited probably 3-4 years ago).
Service was nice and relaxed and the fire made it cosy and inviting. Pity there was no mulled wine

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LindaC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good atmoshere and a good range of food, and local beers. Staff were very attentive. Menu had enough variety to suit most tastes and diets. Not the cheapest place though, but I would go again.

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peterh
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The service was rather chaotic although the staff were pleasant. Some people who came after us were served their food before we even had orders taken! Food was mistakenly brought to us before we had eaten which had been ordered by others present.
We had ordered a light lunch as a joint starter but the mains arrived before the starter. When the starter was brought, some chips ordered as a side with the main, came at the same time.
The food was good and the waitress did not take umbrage at our protestations about food arriving in such a chaotic way so we left more satisfied with things than we were 15 minutes after arriving.

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StephaneG
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent welcome, plenty of space between tables due to Covid.

The service was very attentionate and the food was delicious. The Pie of the Day was incredible! ANd the choice of ales was also great.

Hihgly recommended.

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FlorinD
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday roast was delicious. The staff was very friendly and I must mention Herry the assistant manager was very helpful he does his job very well .

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MaxVin
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food- best pub roast ive ever had! Book well in advance

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SuzieT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best roast we have ever eaten in a pub. We both had the roast pork which was to die for! Where did you get that meat??? Just a shame we have to drive as we could have stayed all afternoon. Thank you all

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Jutty
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food was excellent as usual,
My only feedback would be the dessert menu was limited I really wanted a sticky toffee pudding or brownie.

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RichardR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great and though service started well, it trailed off during the evening. We would go back!

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TOMMY
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A flash menu but not the best quality for the price

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WendyS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quirky old pub with good atmosphere. Doing their best under COVID restrictions. Food good though not much choice, especially for vegetarians.. Set with the beautiful Downs as a backdrop,stunning in Autumn. Worth a run for the view on the way. Would recommend.

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RhiannonD
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super tasty pub grub - I had the lamb pie and it was delicious! My partner really enjoyed his burger too. We were in the little barn extension and it felt a bit separate from the rest of the pub, but other than that, excellent!

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SHerges
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service brilliant. Chips not so crispy but still great

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KateG
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our food was very tasty, fresh and delicious.
Service was professional, courteous and efficient.
Looking forward to going back.

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CraigM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average food - burger was burnt. Nice beers available and service is good

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GeoffB
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Disappointed that we sat in the annex. But it was busy and we should have accounted for half term. The amount of children at various tables also meant that the noise levels were higher than i would have liked. Couldn't fault the food or drinks menu, although perhaps a second waiter/waitress would have help as the tables in the annex seemed fully booked.

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TimD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely village pub good service will visit again

FAQs

The Shepherd & Dog is rated 4.4 stars by 275 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.