The Sussex Country Pub of Distinction

Tucked away at the foot of Devils Dyke just to the North of Brighton, the Shepherd and Dog provides an idyllic location for traditional ales, outstanding food and an easy going atmosphere that turns visitors into regulars.

A Charming Blend of Old and New

The pub traces it’s history back to the 14th Century and retains the ramshackle charm of the original cottages that make up the building, but the service and fare are the very best modern hospitality has to offer.  We are open all year round and offer:

  • Traditional and Contemporary food.
  • A broad selection of ales and craft beers.
  • Outdoor Dining area with stunning views of the South Downs
  • Outdoor Bar and Entertainments for those lazy summer afternoons and evenings.
  • Walker and Dog Friendly Bar and Garden.





Opening Times


Monday – Saturday 11 am – 11 pm

Sunday 11 am – 8 pm



Monday – Saturday 12 pm – 4 pm / 6 pm – 9pm

Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm



Saturdays and Sundays 12 pm – 5pm

This of course is weather dependant please contact us if you have questions


Food and Drink

Our menus are small and seasonal. All our food is cooked to order and the menu can change weekly to fit in with what we can source from our local suppliers, or what has been developed by our kitchen team.

Sussex and the south coast offer an abundance of top quality produce and, wherever possible, all ingredients are sourced within the British Isles, from small independent producers who are honest, excited and passionate about their trades.

Real Sussex Ales from local breweries and some of the best craft beer from around the world help stock our bar alongside English gins, whiskeys, local fruit juice and English sparkling wines.

We recycle glass, cardboard, tins, plastic and all vegetable waste.

Seasonal Menus – Please note that these are example menus and the content changes often




Shepherd & Dog
The Street,
West Sussex,


01273 857 382



One of the finest pubs for walkers in Sussex is waiting to welcome you

We are understandably proud of our surroundings here at the Shepherd & Dog, with the spectacular South Downs National Park right on our doorstep and the exciting city of Brighton just a few miles from here. On any given day, we welcome walkers, cyclists, tourists and locals, and that’s just the way we like it. …