The Shepherd & Dog

4.5
495 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 495 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Matthew
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The pub is in a beautiful setting with a fantastic garden. The restaurant is very nice with well spaced out tables. The service was excellent and the Sunday lunch was great. I would definitely recommend.

LJ
LJKU
West Sussex
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really lovely friendly staff, will certainly be going back for another amazing Roast!!!!

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Juliet
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful pub with exceptional food and the service is excellent.

MD
MarkD
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views. Little stream running through. A welcome escape from the madness and noise. The staff were very friendly. Much recommended.

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SarahD
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the pies, they are always outstanding, cabbage and jus also excellent.

SM
SianM
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Delicious food, and friendly staff, but unfortunately I asked for a glass of gris Blanc rose wine, which I had previously really enjoyed at this venue. After at least 10 minutes I was given a white wine and on rejecting that a further 10 minutes elapsed. I was then given a glass of red wine. Thus was taken away and when another staff member approached I explained the situation and by then had finished my meal - with no wine! This is reflected on my scores

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Pippa
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friendly welcome. Beautiful setting. The food was fine but not particularly hot.

PH
PaulH
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My favourite pub in the whole of Sussex. Beautiful hot day. Arrived for 4pm slot. Order taken 4.10pm. They forgot the order. Eventually arrived 5.15pm. Food not as good as it used to be. Will go again. Hopefully will have returned to their normal high standards.

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EveM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It was great and an abolsutely gorgeous setting.
I had a burger -which was delicous!!! BUT lacked anything else on the plate bar a huge mound of chips.... no salad, or anything extra creative one might imagine for £17?

AND.. although perhaps roasts just arent my thing - and apparently tasted delicious which is all that matters the meat looked a little like a carvery option, and not 'pink' as described on the menu.

Beer was great too....

MD
MargaretD
Brighton
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

We arrived to find all dining was outside.which was difficult because my 97 years old mum had steps to negotiate. If we had been prior notified of this we wouldn't have kept our booking.The staff were brilliant could not have been more helpful.Unfortunatley our experience was spoilt by the food. The fish and chips were over cooked batter dark brown and hard ditto the chips and absolutely tasteless. Beef and lamb advertised as pink but came well done. Obviously it was very busy but that is no excuse for bad food especially at the prices being charged. Very disappointing as it was a rare chance to get together as a family.

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AarronW
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice setting, all staff are really friendly and on such a hot day to be brought water without even asking was really thoughtful, the food was amazing.

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Lapetitefemme
London
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely pub! Super garden. Delicious food. Friendly staff.

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VladM
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Awesome menu and even better beers and nice friendly staff

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Francesca
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a stunning location. The garden is idyllic, staff lovely and food outstanding. Well worth a trip. Highly recommended and will definitely return. A really special place!

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Foodie60
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

OK overall, but they seved the worst hummus I have ever tasted, basically roughly crushed chickpeas with no flavour whatsover and the the texture of sand. Also the Ploughman´s Lunch came with three, half slices of dry bread and, when I asked for more bread, they charged ~$4 for one more slice of bread. It was itemised as "bread selection" which sounds far more appetizing than the actual sad offering. Pity because it´s a lovely spot

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Jules4food
Brighton
78 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

A beautiful location , and friendly staff . Our food was good but the lack of a children’s burger meant each child had to have an adult one . This was expensive and too large a portion for a 5 and 9 year old .

JM
JohnM
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjoyed my meal very much. But a friend and my son thought that the burgers were rather small.

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PaulW
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tasty, well priced food, excellent garden space and service. Rather full of kids and dogs but then it was a saturday.

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LinziN
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely relaxed evening... music playing added to the chilled out feeling. Gorgeous setting at the foot of the South Downs. Food was yummy and our waitress was really friendly!

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tamsinh
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful place, friendly, prompt service, good food. nearly went to the Royal Oak, but this was much nicer.

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Charlotte
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this special pub. Perfect setting with a stream to dip your feet in.

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SandraH
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service super food cannot wait to return for a tasty Sunday roast

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David
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good roast, especially the sides. The lamp could have been a bit better/pinker. All in all very good and would recommend to others.

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RosarioM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and beautiful roast! Love it. Can’t wait to to get back there soon

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AudreyO
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely relaxed evening ..6 of us …fantastic food, wine and beer …everyone had a great time and we will definitely be back

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JudeS
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food. Excellent customer service. Lovely location.

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AndreeaS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely place, great food and nice staff. Picturesque location. Recommend ! Will defo go there again

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JaneI
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a lovely meal. Staff were really helpful and courteous.
We would have liked to have had our meal in the garden away from the road but it wasn’t available… didn’t spoil our experience though and we will return. Thank you

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Trood
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What lovely staff! Felt looked after right from the moment we entered. They looked after my partners dietary needs perfectly, helping us to share a starter. My pie (pork and cider) was absolutely delicious and the roasted garlic mash was probably the best I've ever eaten in a pub/restaurant. My partners gluten free fish and chips was also fantastic. We were very happy with our whole experience. It's a lovely pub in a great position. Next time we visit we'd love to sit in the garden.

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HarryA
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food is excellent but when we went the service was not great. This was mainly because we had to wait too long to have our order taken, but once the order was in the food came reasonably quickly and was of good quality.

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DebbieF
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing food, great service. We had a roast which said it came with roasted beetroot but neither of us had it, maybe if something has run out an alternative could be offered!
Also I had two large glasses of the same wine, one was £8.25 on the bill the other was £12.25, this seems a lot for a glass of wine when most pubs would sell a whole bottle for that.
We will definitely be back but maybe won’t have the wine

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EmmaJ
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best roast we've had in a long time and on noticing I am heavily pregnant, managed to move us to a more roomy table. Great meal and we shall be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, best roast we had!

LJ
LJKU
West Sussex
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic Sunday roast! Very impressed! Will certainly be back!

DB
DavidB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Sunday lunch, Lamb and Beef we're great, quality well cooked meat. Lots of nice fresh vegetables and good size portions.

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Schtum
Kent
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real treat, great location, food and service was much better than expected, will definitely return

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Louise
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was good, very overpriced and the service wasn’t great at all. Our waitress wasn’t very friendly just very sarcastic and came across rude. It ruined the experience.

MJ
MayaJ
Brighton
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was nice, table was sticky but I guess it’s an old type of varnished wood. Chair was not comfortable (indoor dining)

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GeorgiaP
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

My new favourite pub!
Great location, great food and lovely people.

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AnitaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location.
Superb menu and quality of food.
Lovely friendly staff.
Will be coming back!

FAQs

The Shepherd & Dog is rated 4.5 stars by 495 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.