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The Shepherd & Dog

4.5
4.5
628 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 16 times today
  • 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

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

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 628 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West Sussex

    Best Ambience

  • West Sussex

    Healthy

  • West Sussex

    Lunch

  • West Sussex

    Outdoor Eating

  • West Sussex

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • West Sussex

    Most Booked

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  1. W

    William

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing dinner, very Christmassy feel with the snow. Overall great experience!

  2. DB

    DuncanB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Friendly and prompt service. Good atmosphere. Parking a little tricky. Didn’t feel rushed. Perhaps a little bit pricey but still enjoyable

  3. SB

    ScottB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Service and Enviroment we will 100% be back to vist again.

  4. JJ

    JoJo

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    REally lovely pub with great food and fab staff! Highly recommend to anyone after a great South Downs walk.

  5. PN

    PaulN

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great welcome, great food - vegan and vegetarian options outstanding- and great service. Our lunch for four went too quickly.

  6. IA

    IsabelA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Atmosphere is lovely, staff is friendly and Sunday roast was really great.

  7. M

    Mitch

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An absolutely excellent luncheon date all round - perfect.

  8. JG

    JoanneG

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always exceptional! Delicious food, excellent service.

  9. S

    Steve

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience1

    Our food and Downlands Bitter excellent but the pub was exceptionally cold with none of the fires lit.

  10. JB

    JuliaB

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere - beautiful lighting and our roasts were superb!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best roast I have ever had!!! I want to move here so this pub is my local

  12. KR

    KirpreetR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place with great good. Will definitely visit again!

  13. RS

    RoSaint

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my favourite pub in Sussex. The best part of it is the staff. You get the feeling they treat them well and they are happy to be there - always welcoming, attentive and charming. Food is fantastic too and the ambiance. Even when busy, it isn’t loud (perfect for me). Thanks folks.

  14. FS

    FSD94

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    I have family staying with me and we took them to the Shepherd & Dog for a nice Sunday roast before they all went back home again. We had a lovely meal and a great selection of craft beers. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice spot outside of Brighton.

  15. MB

    MichaelB

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    This was the first time I had been to the Shepherd and Dog and looking at the menu that was on the website, I was looking forward to some good choices. Disappointed, however, to find that the menu was very different with only four choices of mains. I understand that the website menu hadn't been updated but that's the window to attract new people to the pub so important that what you see is what you get. Otherwise a nice place to eat and the staff were very attentive and friendly.

  16. m

    maryb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great pub with lovely young staff. We had a great walk and really enjoyed the well cooked food - The lamb shank with Moroccan spiced chickpeas was delicious. We will return soon!

  17. G

    Gingerfish

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A wonderful cosy traditional country pub. Perfect watering hole after a brisk Downs walk

  18. HT

    HarrietT

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great meal in a fabulous venue. As always staff were friendly and helpful.

  19. BE

    BenE

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    A pleasant experience but have to say two drinks orders were forgotten (and the food came before the drinks), and only 4 choices for main course - and the one that wasn’t standard fish n chips or a burger (the lamb shank) they’d run out of. Disappointing.

  20. MW

    MartinW

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Lovely venue , friendly service, limited menu but we all enjoyed our meals and the batter fish in particular was light and excellent. Draught beer too cold for our taste and Bitter, pale ale not quite to our liking as Harveys fans.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Menu a bit limited. But good pub quality

  22. KP

    KatherineP

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely, relaxed evening with friends. The service was good, attentive and friendly service. Cosy but lively atmosphere. Food was excellent.

  23. J

    Jules

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had Sunday roast. My husband had the beef and I a vegan roast. We both really enjoyed the food, everything cooked well and nice selection of veg. We cook a pretty nice roast at home so can be disappointed eating out but not at the Shepherd and dog. Woukd recommend.

  24. AT

    AliceT

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a really lovely sunday roast last sunday at the Shepherd and Dog. I had the beef and husband had the lamb. Both meats were beautiful and the vegetables were some of the tastiest I've had at a pub roast in a long time. Service was friendly and quick and the atmosphere in this cosy old country pub was friendly and cosy on a cold winter's day. Will definitely be returning!

  25. OS

    OliviaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Hadn’t been fit ages but was really pleased to have gone back and it to have been as good as we always remembered it to be. Will return again. Lovely cosy pub, great food and great service. Thank you.

  26. c

    coldwaterswimguy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Wonderful to find that they are still producing great food, beer and service despite all the problems resulting from COVID and Brexit

  27. f

    floss

    West Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Main menu was very limited: Cod and Chips Ploughmans Mushroom Rissotto

  28. A

    Andrew

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I noted that the menu was not as extensive as the menu on your website. I was disappointed that there was no sticky toffee pudding!

  29. AC

    AlexC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, great place to go for a roast dinner. Service was really good. We would definitely return here in the future.

  30. JG

    JaneG

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Food tasty, cooked well, traditional but limited lunch time menu.

  31. EC

    EsmeC

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Really yummy roast beef. Efficient and really great service in a great country pub.

  32. RW

    RuthW

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We visited to have a Sunday Roast. The roast beef was so tender and tasty. I would highly recommend The Shepherd and Dog for a wonderful roast. The service was quick and courteous and the atmosphere in the period surroundings was very pleasant.

  33. HD

    HarryD

    West Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food and wine. Can’t wait to go back!!!!

  34. PI

    PaulI

    Brighton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience1

    I have eaten here before and was impressed with the food and service. This time round I was seated in an extension which is not as comfortable, tables very close to other guests and the noise level was unbearablly loud. We found ourselves shouting across the table to each other so decided to end our lunch early (eg no puddling or more drinks). Probably won't come again.

  35. CG

    ClaireG

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A beautiful pub in a beautiful setting. We had a delicious meal and will definitely return. The chocolate brownie desert was amazing. The staff were friendly and helpful without being intrusive.

  36. JB

    JacquelineB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    I’ve always liked the Shepard and Dog , beautiful old pub in the prettiest location . As usual it didn’t disappoint, the place looked lovely and we had a nice welcome . The staff were attentive , though it felt they were a bit stressed as understaffed . Where isn’t at the moment . They were both lovely people though , both warm and great at their jobs. It was nice food but I just felt there wasn’t enough to choose from and what was on offer was nicely done but a bit basic . Fish and chips , gammon egg and chips , 2 different types of burgers (1 meat 1 veg ) and a charcuterie board , aswell as sandwiches . There wasn’t anything really inspiring me but the food was nice enough . For such a special place I just felt it lost a bit of food inspiration that they had before . However if u want a good fish n chips it was all that and the burgers looked delicious too. It’s the sort of place you can’t go wrong with but it can be more .

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, really good service and a great atmosphere.

  38. JB

    JaneB

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Satisfactory. Although the service was adequate, the staff seemed to be quite fraught.

  39. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Wonderful location nestled below the South Downs. Parking availability is limited. Excellent, substantial pub grub and Downlands best bitter. Delightful interior with friendly staff although service a tad slow. Will definitely return for another visit.

  40. MD

    MauriceD

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food and excellent Downland Brewery bitter to drink.

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The Shepherd & Dog is rated 4.5 stars by 628 OpenTable diners

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2 people

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Booked 16 times today
Google Map for The Shepherd & Dog

The Street Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9LU

  • 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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