The Shepherd & Dog

4.4
361 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 361 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LizzieT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Lovely garden in lee of Downs . Food good pub grub and lovely local beet. Service could be better as got order wrong and other items and drinks had to be requested twice - waiters need to concentrate more! having said that as a good will gesture we got one free meal for them getting our order wrong so they made up for it

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NickT
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thought that £12.50 for a glass of wine was very steep! Surprised we weren’t told and that a bottle may have been a better value option?

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EddieB
London
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brilliant service socially distanced outside dining- staff were super friendly and working hard
Food was great pub grub and beers went down a treat .

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Sheelsp
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit and we thought the garden area was lovely. Plenty of seating and Parasols. A lovely peaceful area. Due to our ages we are not lovers of table and bench seats a few tables with normal chairs with backs would be appreciated.
I know we will come again and possibly bring a cushion.
The staff were excellent and friendly and my husband enjoyed his desert plate with a Happy Birthday message written in chocolate - a nice one.
We look forward to visiting again when when all systems go inside and outside.
The pork and silly moo pie was excellent.

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NaiomiW
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Will definitely be coming back

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Pat1
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday roast in an amazing setting. Would highly recommend

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MarcieH
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our Sunday roast was delicious! Will definitely be going back again.

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ClareC
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nicely cooked roast. Meat succulent and seasoned well. Very good section of veg. Cooked excellently. Lovely garden tables, ours overlooked the play area which was great as we could see our son on playing and this kept him entertained while we waited for our food to arrive.

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HannahT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and lovely garden! Service was fantastic even with being busy

JS
JonathanS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great garden meal for a great pub. We were there for the Sunday roast. The servers were super helpful and well informed. Would eat there again.

AJ
AmyJ
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely roast lunch. Lovely setting. Staff all very friendly.

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NatashaK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a special setting at the foot of the downs, idyllic stream, tucked away in Fulking - my new favourite pub

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JoeS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely pub, well looked after, the most beautiful setting at the foot of the South Downs. Our first family trip back.

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KateK
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The garden looked tired and not much appeared to have been done to clean it up which seemed a shame as it’s such a beautiful location. The choice of stout, traditional ales was zero, craft lagers only. A real shame. The food was good

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RuthB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning setting, great food and nice selection of beers, quick service despite being busy and friendly staff - can’t fault a single thing.

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Tdrinks
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing beer garden and a great selection of food and drink! Ticks all the boxes for an English country pub.

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CuJo
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The staff were great and I like the location but both meals were sadly disappointing

EA
EllaA
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We came to sit outside for lunch and it was perfect. There’s plenty of space and the setting is very beautiful. Definitely will be coming back again.

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PamH
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very good service. As outside dining only, the seating is not comfortable as tables and seats are very low. My lamb was very fatty & covered in some sauce/gravy. When I had the same dish approxmately 2 weeks ago it did not have this gravy and was very nice. Our guests fish & chips was very good.

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Rick
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great flavours, amazing scenery and outstanding hospitality!

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DaveW
London
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting and managing Covid restrictions very well. Good food and friendly and attentive service.

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alexo
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal at the Shepherd and Dog. The service was excellent, friendly and attentive, the food was delicious and the menu offered a really good range of choice, for both food and beer. A really relaxed, beautiful setting in the downs.

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EllieH
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service! Also good covid precautions taken, all staff were wearing masks - highly recommend.

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ElvisPraxis
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely place to eat and drink. Good service, great food and a decent pint of bitter.

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HelenaT
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real treat. Great food. Great Setting. Friendly staff. Loved it.

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Micko
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Didn’t actually eat at the restaurant yesterday as we had booked a table for drinks only.

The umbrellas in the garden were very small and the seats were soaking wet after a downpour.

We had 2 drinks each . The service was very slow . When we eventually got someone over to take our money they started asking how much of a tip we would like to leave.

I always leave a tip but object strongly when asked to leave one . We are not living in the USA

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JaneG
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, helpful staff. Delicious food and great drink selection. Such a beautiful, peaceful setting. Highly recommend this pub

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paulm
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food still in difficult circumstances. Garden area fine if weather is OK, but benches uncomfortable. Staff good and efficient.

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Willow
London
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Friendly staff who like dogs which helps. Lovely environment, garden etc. Bit cold they could do with some blankets on offer for the older clientele. My other suggestion would be some tables with chairs rather than benches for the older folk. I would also recommend heaters in the garden.

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LaurenB
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was very attentive. Table was positioned well with space for 4 dogs.

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Ladiesthatlunch
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

I had lunch in the garden with 3 friends, the garden and views are beautiful. I had the ploughmans lunch which at £12 I thought was poor value. The bread seemed a little stale and the cheese had not been brought up to room temperature and there wasn't much of it.... the pickles were lovely.

Sadly I think this is more style over substance and I found it disappointing as I had high expectations.

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JayneS
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were lovely and helpful. Took my elderly mother and unfortunately garden tables mostly up lots of steps but the friendly man welcoming customers sorted us out with a suitable spot and worked out very well. Lovely location overall with the garden of the pub tucked into the Downs. Many thanks.

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GeoffP
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Rather expensive and rude staff, lots of dogs and children,

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PatriciaW
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We came for dinner with our friends on Sunday. Unfortunately my pork was dry and crackling was invisible. My apple tart came with vanilla ice cream where on the menu stated honeycomb, and our second lot of drinks never arrived although still remained on the receipt. I would not certainly not pay £17 per roast again.

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FernandoF
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything awesome. Maybe more variety of beers.

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rauln
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place been many times, good to see they survived and open again.
Excellent roasts. Lovley garden

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meganpixi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly so lovely and a tasty roast. Lovely area for a walk and very scenic in the garden area.

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CarolinaR
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor garden area to meet your friends with kids

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WendyB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting. Service was super friendly. A little slow but we really didn’t mind as the sun was shining!

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johnp
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

As covid style meals go,this was wonderful
Felt safe as all restrictions addhered to
Will go again,especially if covid is over

FAQs

The Shepherd & Dog is rated 4.4 stars by 361 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 reservations at the moment.