Shepherd and Dog

Shepherd and Dog, The Street, Fulking, United Kingdom, BN5 9LU
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Monday - Thursday 11:00 - 23:00
Friday - Saturday 11:00 - 00:00
Sunday 11:00 - 21:00

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Awesome View
  • Free Parking
  • Children's Menu available
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Bar
  • Dogs Welcome
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About Shepherd and Dog

The pub is split into two different dining areas. The first is the cottages which is aptly named after the building's previous use. The cottages are an intimate and cosy dining area with the original fireplace flickering away in the restaurant.

The Barn is where we keep our larger bookings on the weekends. It is a converted area which becomes very cosy on a cold Sunday in the winter with a big log burner or it is a perfect place to find shade on a summer's day.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

Outstanding as ever...thanks so much to all the great team

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

Always have a great time at the pub! Delicious food and drink with efficient service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

The service was very slow, especially as we were the first sitting of the day. It took 45 minutes for our lunch to arrive. Very disappointing. The food itself was good, but very expensive for the portion sizes.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

Visited on New Years Day and the restaurant was buzzing. Families celebrating, groups of friends catching up and walkers enjoying lunch after some exercise. Service excellent, and menu choice varied. Have also been in the summer and enjoyed the gardens. A traditional pub, delicious food and very good customer service. I'll be going again!

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

Lovely food

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

great food

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

We had the best NYE at The Shepherd & Dog. Very good food and entertainment.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Had a great evening - the staff are amazing.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

The food lacked seasoning this time. Cauliflower cheese was plain and not value for money. Roast size could be better value for money. Small portion.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

Great meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 December 2019

Lovely pub with amazing food and great beer. Wide choice for non-meat eaters.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 December 2019

My favourite pub! The food, service and atmosphere is always 10/10

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Visited On Thursday, 26 December 2019

We took our family from the US for Boxing Day late lunch. Because we had a 4pm booking a couple of dishes were unavailable but the rest of the menu was varied enough for each of us to have something that we liked and was delicious. Great service as usual and a warm welcome.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 December 2019

We had a very lovely meal for our family of 5 on Boxing day. Lovely food and great vegan choices too,great atmosphere and friendly staff. Would highly recommend.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 December 2019

Loved it. Particularly nice to be seated in the old part of the pub. See you again on new year’s day

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

Very fantastic- great food, great value, great ethics, beautiful building

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

I booked a table for lunch for 5 today, back in October I think. One of my guests, in Brighton for just 2 days, had travelled from Malaysia to be with us, and two leave for the north of England tomorrow morning. I have been bringing my family to the Shepherd and Dog for over 25 years. We arrived 20 minutes before the booked time, 2pm, and I checked with the lady operating your reservations computer - MD might not be a worthy title - to say we had arrived. She told me our table would not be available until 2. Of course, it's a busy Sunday. I returned to the bar with my guests to wait. The lady did not address me again before we left, except finally to present the bill. Shortly before 2pm we moved to stand in the dining area. Several new arrivals were greeted and seated as we waited. A gentleman on your staff then directed some of my guests to sit three-abreast on a confined bench fit for two at an unprepared table. He did not address me. I demurred. He insisted it was a table for 6, but that he could allow two people on the bench and add an extra chair at the end of the table instead. As there were two chairs only set on the open side of the table, presumably he thought the bench could ACTUALLY accommodate FOUR people. My guests persuaded me to remonstrate no further, and, to avoid embarrassing them and myself any further, I complied. We had the best time we could, as an even more embarrassed waitress reached across my nose on the bench as she tried to lay a place for the guest to my left. For the next half hour a table properly set for five opposite the restaurant door adjacent to where we were sitting remained empty. Two of my guests had asked to sit there but had been rebuffed by your staff. Eventually four adults and a small child arrived to eat there. Your serving staff were fine, perfectly courteous, although they clearly recognised I was not happy. But if your senior professional front-of-house staff cannot cope with busy periods I suggest they have been over-promoted or are in the wrong job - it's called 'hospitality'! The lady arranging the seating was pre-occupied and uncommunicative, the gentleman who seated us not remotely hospitable and exhibited what my son described as passive aggression. Even as we left and I was at the door he looked in my party's direction conveying just that impression, so much so that I told that waitress standing near me that perhaps he might try dialling it down. An experience I had been looking forward to for months was spoiled by the surly attitude of your staff. To just call it 'unprofessional' would be a disservice to amateur hosts who invite guests to dine at their homes with warmth and hospitality. To be clear, after eventually being seated and feeling not just annoyed but humiliated, I did not speak to any of your staff throughout the rest of my visit except to say 'beef, please' and 'suggest to that guy that he dials down the passive aggression' as I left. There was no argument. A discount was applied to my bill at your staff's initiative, so presumably someone from your staff knew I was not satisfied. Perhaps you might tell your staff that, if they screw up the bookings, they should admit it, apologise and ask if the guests will accept some alternative; at least then your guests won't feel cheated. Don't treat your guests with contempt, they pay your bills. Don't pretend a table for four is a table for six. But if you do want to lie, set six places - all the dining tables were, of course, ready-set with cutlery and glasses, unlike the bare overflow space we were squeezed into. If it had been a routine occasion with local friends I would certainly have walked out without sitting down. The fact that it was a special occasion made it even more distressing. Luckily there are plenty of other country pubs that will welcome my patronage; but judging from your staff's attitude I don't suppose any of them will care that I shall not be back. And to be clear, I have not written this to seek any kind of reparation. I really don't want to come back to the Shepherd and Dog. Ever.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

Always a lovely Sunday lunch at the Shepherd and Dog. Staff are always so friendly and attentive and the wine is always fabulous! So much delicious food and lots of gravy. We will always be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

Une bonne adresse - accueil chaleureux, feu de cheminée, de bons plats ... ça réchauffe bien après une balade dans les South Downs! Les chiens sont les bienvenus.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 December 2019

We had a great Sunday lunch, the food was lovely, veggie & vegan friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 December 2019

Beautiful cosy village pub with exceptional food and service.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 December 2019

Another great Sunday lunch at the Shepherd and Dog!

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Visited On Sunday, 15 December 2019

Great Sunday roast in lovely atmospheric pub. Service was friendly and professional. Desserts were a little bland, but the roasts were wonderful.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 December 2019

Great food. Fantastic atmosphere. Perfect

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

Amazing Sussex food, welcoming atmosphere (inglenook & fire!) & lovely staff. I’ve been going here for about 20 years & I think it gets even better each time. One suggestion I would have is an option of a cheaper bottle of English sparkling wine. We would’ve loved to have supported a Sussex vineyard, but I think the bottles started at £40+.

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