The Shepherd and Dog

4.3
459 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
The Shepherd & Dog is what a local pub should be; friendly and welcoming, with the best English food sourced directly from local farmers, great English beers and ciders and an atmosphere that all the family will love. We even have our own cocktail bar for you to enjoy a few drinks before you sit down to eat.

We want you to enjoy our warm welcome whether you join us for a lovely dinner in the evening, a great value weekday lunch or the perfect Sunday roast.
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LC
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

I’m really torn - I’ve been several times but never on a Sunday before and I’ve always enjoyed it
On Sunday I really didn’t enjoy the experience - I’ve never been anywhere so noisy and that was before the singer started his set - we literally had to shout across the table at each other if we wanted to speak - my fault entirely for not checking but I don’t wish to sit eating my food with somebody singing close by - I actually felt like I was at a butlins - In saying that the roast dinners were excellent - really tasty and I enjoyed mine immensely - I like the shepherd & dog but just not for me on a Sunday

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CW
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was ok - quite nice, my husbands starter was forgotten we had to ask for it and when it came it was cleary rushed and a smaller portion - (my friends husband had the same)

Service was fine, bar area was nice and the atmosphere was good.

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MA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

New starter a special on menu was the sliders which were excellent along with the lamb chops 3 on plate good size nice and pink fish and chips as always was excellent and a white chocolate cream brûlée’s couple of beery fizz cocktails again superb and a large Irish coffee all on point service is friendly a regular for me always on point nice traditional English fair recommended

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

While the food was very good, it was very noisy, also the service wasn’t very good and had to ask for our main meal. They seemed more interested in the big table.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat staff amazing

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We've been to the S&D a lot in the past four years but it has really gone downhill. We had a table for seven of us on Saturday night for a friend's birthday. We were crammed into a tiny space only really big enough for a table for four. Because of the amount of people crammed into the space the noise level is unbelievably high making it hard to even talk to the person next to me.
I had called ahead to say it was my friend's birthday and they said they would bring something out for us to sing to him, I reminded them when we arrived as well but nothing materialised so it just got left which was disappointing.
The food we ordered was nice but £32 for a steak really is taking the p**s! The menu is very limited and pretty basic as well. It's a shame as we don't have that many choices of nice pubs in the area.
Think they need to extend the menu and take out a few tables to allow for space to sit comfortably.

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CD
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always very good thought menu needed more to choose from on the main course staff excellent drinks very good always a good time at the Shepherd and dog

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LG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited on Sunday evening and thoroughly enjoyed the food and the ambience it is quite a lively place but I thought that added to the atmosphere guess if your after a quiet meal then perhaps this isn’t for you but if your looking for a good vibe and scrumptious food then The Shepherd and Dog is just the ticket ;)

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FA
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always has a great atmosphere here - and food never disappoints.

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been a few times and sampled different food. The food is always amazing, top quality and the vibe is buzzing, love it here, took our kids for our anniversary and my sons birthday meal, made it very special.

Cant wait to return!!!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch was delicious

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AC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious . They had a singer who had a great voice but found it a little loud whilst eating.

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S
Essex
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Yes, it was very nice food and yes the service was good but I found it to be extremely expensive for what it was. A little too TOWIE for me I'm afraid! Very presumptuous of the waiter as well in terms of a tip. 3 of my party paid by card and 2 of us in cash. We split the bill 5 ways and added a tip and the waiter presumed that the difference between the bill and what we paid him was his tip. I would have preferred to have been given all our change and left the tip afterwards. An easy presmpiption to make I know in view of the circumstances but even so, a little cheeky! It also took quite a long time for the starter to arrive.

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WC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I have dined here many times, recently the service has really gone down hill.
We were sat down for around 15 min before someone came to take our order. We ordered drinks, of which only one turned up. We chased the missing drink up with two different people, third time of asking we finally got it. The waitress was very apologetic and resolved the issue.
We were also almost given another tables food before we stopped the waiter.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Food was burnt and greasy with no taste at all. Waiter was kind but for the price of the food, definitely not worth it. Gone down hill.

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Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely lunch with my daughter and my husband. Everyone is always very attentive and the food is always good - and 2 courses for under £20 you can’t go wrong.

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TG
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service as always . Never fails to deliver.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Kept waiting at reception, kept waiting to order food had to go to the bar to say we were ready to order food. When food arrived they had got it wrong so it was sent back to the kitchen, when food came back 1 of the meals had an ingredient missing when it was pointed out to waiter were told they had run out of it the other meal was of a quality that would have been bettered by any local cafe.This was a meal to celebrate my 70th Birthday and the restaurant was empty so it was not as if they were overrun. Extremely disappointed

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PK
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Our first visit on a Saturday evening and definitely wouldn’t recommend it for diners. Too loud, too rushed and busy. The food was ok although 2 choices for mains on the a la carte menu were unavailable. Midweek or lunch in future.

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DD
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good food great atmosphere great for special occasions and overall a lovely place.

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MA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visit the shepherd and dog on many occasions food is always on point great friendly service varied menu great local gastro pub highly recommend

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DH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 1

Food was brilliant
But service and atmosphere was appalling .
Went for birthday , didn’t even say happy birthday !!
The customer service was second to none .

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JG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Quite pricey food was very good one waitress liked to pass the food instead of coming round the table

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been here few times recently. Food is of high standard although not cheap I feel the pricing on the whole is reasonable Maybe a couple of the starters are overpriced(calamari for example) But the whole experience is always enjoyable.

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G
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food and service was good as always but with live singing with backing tracks from the bar area pumped up to loud it was far too noisy in the restaurant and had to shout to be heard which spoilt it .
Management should choose between noisy almost empty bar area or comfortable eating with good background music maybe cranked up later

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GH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Been here many times and always a good meal, a little expensive but good food and good service.

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L
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

5 friends for a Xmas lunch. Quite expensive for 2/3 course set menu but was nice. Good staff & was able to reserve a table in the bar area for after meal.

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S
Essex
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Overall, The whole experience was lovely. The food and service was excellent but it is quite expensive and twice we were told the table was rebooked out. These 2 hour time slots are very frustrating especially when you are dining with friends, you don’t want to get rushed. We left the table and got a table in the bar, and was then told that was reserved.

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LL
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gods menu and very friendly staff definitely recommend

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Sadly, a night littered with excuses, errors and mistakes. From drinks orders to desserts, wrong food brought to the table, or items missing. A string of apologies from well meaning staff. Final straw was a cracked and chipped dessert glass. 15% of the bill won't gloss over the fact they are struggling on all fronts. A real shame. At least the taxi we ordered turned up promptly!

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Christmas dinner was lovely would recommend and definitely go back again

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KO
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The staff were very attentive and the restaurant was busy at 5pm
Varied menu and medium priced
Food was excellent in quality and presentation
However our companions ordered soup which arrived cold although this was swiftly replaced but without the croutons
One of the four mains was the wrong order so had to wait for the correct meal to be served
Staff were apologetic but maybe a complimentary drink/coffee would have been appreciated!
We have eaten here several times before and not encountered any problems so would return

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AW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Food was delicious. Very good price as well. Definitely, recommend. Will be back.

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G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

First time there on Saturday. Good atmosphere lots of lively people. Bar could have done with more staff. Food and restaurant service very good. Had a great night will be returning.

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MA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food nice decor good cocktails good service decent value a fine example of a local gastric pub highly recommend

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CH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked the Shepherd and Dog for a group of friends, we all enjoyed our evening. Our waiter was very attentive even though he was extremely busy. He was good rumoured and tolerant. The food was well presented and excellent. I will definitely be returning in the near future

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CB
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE WENT HERE FOR MY SONS BIRTHDAY IT WAS OUR FIRST VISIT HERE AS IT HAD BEEN RECOMMENDED BY SOME FAMILY MEMBERS AND WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED. FOOD WAS AMAZING AND THE SIZE OF THE PORTIONS FOR THE STARTERS WERE HUGE. SERVICE WAS REALLY GOOD VERY POLITE AND PATIENT AS THERE WAS QUIET A LOT ON THE MENU SO WAS HARD TO CHOOSE FROM. WE FOUND IT VERY GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY ATMOSPHERE WAS GREAT THERE WERE A FEW BIRTHDAY PARTIES WHICH MADE IT EVEN MORE FUN. WE HAD SUCH A NICE TIME WE BOOKED UP FOR THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY TO GO WITH FRIENDS.

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NG
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food as always was exceptional. Service was fast and efficient. Nothing was any problem at all. Great place to eat.

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CA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lunch menu needs revamping. Nothing really healthy.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Booked as a birthday treat, service was shocking. 50 minutes into our 2 hour time slot and we’d only just been given our starters! We had to ask for our order to be taken and for our dirty plates to be taken away. It wasn’t overly busy but there didn’t seem to be enough staff.
The food was delicious, really lovely.
The manager was very apologetic but I’m afraid it did spoil the evening.

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