Excellent food and friendly service.
Will definitely visit again soon.
This was my second visit to the refurbished Shepherd.
As usual the staff were super friendly and attentive.
The food is bought out very quickly.
The Sunday roast and desserts were absolutely delicious :)
Lovely meal, service was good, very relaxing evening
Fabulous service, delicious food. Only downside we felt is that the wine is expensive
Nice ambience , food very good, and the guy who looked after us was excellent, very attentive & polite. A good all round experience.
Food and service was amazing but it was very noisy in there
Everything about The Shepherd is a great improvement on what it was under the previous management.
Light and airy place to visit. All staff were polite and very helpful. You can pop in just for a drink but not to be missed for a meal. Food presentation is great and the tastes spot on. Prices very good. Definately worth a visit.
We were all extremely happy with each of our 3 courses. The food was fantastic and the service was very good..
If there was just one tiny criticism it would be that the noise level was too loud at times.. there was a particular table beside us who were having a lovely evening but it meant we could t hear ourselves talking .. not sure how that would be fixed and it wouldn’t stop me going back
Quite simply one of the beast meals we've had in years.
Can't recommend highly enough.
We were staying overnight locally and found this little gem on a web search. We had a wonderful meal with really innovative, tasty food.
We have recently eaten a few times at the Shepherd and we were delighted to see a change in the menu which continues their high standard of food at really reasonable prices. Fish and vegetarian options were great. The service is friendly and attentive without being annoying and all our food arrived in very good time. Very glad to have moved so nearby!
Always a warm and friendly welcome. Prompt service without being hurried. Good food well presented.
Food, atmosphere and staff were amazing! I’ll be going back! Also great for accommodating allergies.
Great food. Local ingredients. Service excellent and made to feel welcome. Great for lunch or dinner.
Quality food with some unusual and intense flavours. Plates that if served on white linen in a posh restaurant would not look out of place. Really good gastro-pub.
The food and wine are both excellent value for money. The service was prompt, friendly and engaging.
I would ask for a table in the smaller lounge which is quieter than the main restaurant.
We regular dine at The Marquis in Layham, The [new] Marlborough In Dedham, the Crown and Angel in Nayland and we would thoroughly recommend the Shepaherd.
Wow.. We popped along to The Sheperd on Saturday evening for dinner with friend's.
Booked online at the last minute which was so easy to do.
A great selection of beers, ales, wine & fizz at reasonable prices.
The food was way above your average pub food. Presentation was oustanding so hat's off to the chefs. Waiting staff were friendly & so nice that they know about the food that they're serving.
We will certainly be back & looking forward to it. Thanks team Shepherd
Fantastic food wonderful staff looked we went with our 3 year-old kids menu as good as ours could not fault it
Really lovely food at decent prices. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Have been several times and consistent each time.
Lovely country pub very friendly, attentive staff . Excellent service. Lovely food. Would definitely recommend.
We went as a family and enjoyed a very nice meal, not a huge selection but we all enjoyed what we ordered. We will definitely be going again.
Once again the Shepherd has surpassed it's self. The food and service excellent.
Went on Friday night , the food was very average, my husband had pork belly to start this was cold , bit size pieces which didn’t taste very good at all , fish and chip for many which was very average to , the menu all sounds good but put in to reality doesn’t work , to many combinations, stick to plan pub food with good quality produce would be better
Excellent Sunday lunch, but only one vegetarian option.
Sunday roast was lovely, the fish pie was stodgy. Poor choice of meals for vegetarians.
Took friends here for a second visit after first failed visit.
So glad we did as the Food was superb and the service was top class.
We will definitely be revisiting here again very soon.
They try to be a foodie pub, but not quite deliver. The smoked chicken stew was more of a broth than a stew. Gravy lacked depth of flavour. Chicken was ok and had right balance of smokiness. Would try again.
Had a great evening with live music. Food and service was very good. Definitely recommend.
Amazing roast dinner, one of the best we’ve had however service was lacking slightly. Although the staff were very friendly, we had to remind them on a few occasions we were still waiting on drinks/menus.
I’ve been meaning to visit the restaurant for a long time and after booking online early that day it was one of the best meals I’ve had.
I will be back very shortly
Lovely food ,good service ,good staff would go back
Restaurant was very small and cosy, just 4 tables. Menu was interesting and food was well cooked and presented. Steak was tender and cooked to perfection, deserts were too much of a temptation and did not disappoint. Overall a very good quality meal at a reasonable price. I would definitely recommend The Shepherd.
Food was good but not exceptional bearing in mind that the prices are higher than the average pub in this region. Squabbling dogs were not a welcome background noise.
Wonderful Sunday lunch for 3 generations of the family.
The food was delicious and good value. It was nice to see such a wide choice of dishes.
We will definitely go again.
Fantastic meal with good service and live music. Everyone in my party enjoyed it.
Had a lovely meal with some friends and the food was really lovely and the staff were very good nothing was any trouble for them
I would definitely recommend this place
Well informed service. Really open that certain choices were running low . We had booked for four and ended up with five which was sorted without issue. Guidance on a shared platter when we waivered on starters was ideal and good up selling without any pressure. We will be back.
Great food, excellent service . Would definitely go there again.
We were there for an informal birthday lunch with a friend. Pleasant dining room. Very welcoming staff and good service and presentation. Interesting set lunch time menu. We surprised ourselves by having three courses. The main course of duck was cooked well but could have arrived at the table a little warmer. The vegetable selection was different but the kale needed a little more cooking. The starters and desserts were excellent. There's a good selection of wine by the glass -we had an easy to drink Merlot.
Food was great as good as anywhere I have been locally. Portion of Pie very generous. Taste was great Perfect seasoning of all food . Beautiful presentation and friendly on the ball service . So good.