The pubs in West Sussex are just one reason to visit the area

 

There are so many good reasons to spend time in our area, including of course the chance to spend quality time in the various pubs in the South Downs National Park. There’s something very special about relaxing when you don’t have a care in the world, and here at the Shepherd & Dog we pride ourselves on providing a sanctuary away from the pressures of everyday life. Needless to say, this corner of south-east England has many other attractions to consider.

 

While you’re touring the region and wondering where to find the best place to eat in Sussex, be sure to head to the iconic waterfront in Brighton. On a sunny afternoon this fabulous city – it ceased to be a town in 2000 – really comes alive, and the streets and promenade are bustling with people from all over the world. And don’t forget that when it comes to evening dining Brighton has just about everything.

 

One of the most popular activities in the area is cycling, and it’s a particular pleasure away from the somewhat busy streets of the towns and cities. The idyllic countryside to the north of Brighton is perfect, because the roads aren’t too busy and the picturesque scenery is a delight. And don’t forget, the Shepherd & Dog is one of the finest pubs for cyclists in South Downs.

 

While you’ll have plenty of choice when you seek refreshments in pubs in East Sussex and West Sussex, some of them have the added attraction of a large beer garden to enjoy when the weather is warm. In the summer, the local population is swelled by a large influx of overseas tourists but don’t worry, there’s always plenty of room at the Shepherd & Dog.

 

We have gained a strong reputation for offering the type of fine dining Sussex has become celebrated for, but we also bring you some stupendous light bites and sandwiches. There are times when all you want from life is a chance to settle back in a comfy chair and watch the world go by, and our garden provides the perfect excuse to do just that.

 

The Shepherd & Dog is one of the finest pubs in the South Downs National Park. We’re located in the charming village of Fulking, and we hope to see you soon. Call 01273 857 382 for more information.

Proud to be offering the evening dining Brighton is famous for

 

There’s nothing quite like a night out, especially if you’re planning to explore the culinary scene offered by pubs in East Sussex and beyond. This is a part of the world that has become synonymous with good food in recent times, with visitors from across the UK and beyond heading to the region’s restaurants, pubs, cafés, bistros and diners.

 

Here at the Shepherd & Dog, we’re understandably proud to be one of the finest pubs in South Downs National Park, and over the years we’ve welcomed a diverse mix of people from all parts of the globe. As well as superb food, we offer a fabulous range of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks, amid the surroundings of a traditional rural British pub.

 

Many of our regulars consider the Shepherd & Dog to be the best place to eat in Sussex, and one of the reasons for their high praise surely has to be the availability of a superb pub garden. The views of the local countryside provide the perfect accompaniment to a mouth-watering lunch on a summer afternoon, especially if it comes with a craft beer or a glass of chilled wine.

 

We’re also one of the most popular pubs for cyclists in South Downs, so you’ll often see a number of bikes propped up against the wall here while their owners stop for some well-deserved refreshment. When you’re pedal-pushing for mile after mile of glorious Sussex countryside, it’s good to know that a relaxing break is about to unfold.

 

When it comes to fine dining Sussex is home to a superb selection of eateries, but we feel that few of them can tick as many boxes as the Shepherd & Dog can. If you’re in the area at any time, we would love to have the opportunity to show you why our place is so popular. In other words, why not stop awhile and see what all the fuss is about? We hope to see you here soon.

 

The Shepherd & Dog is famous for offering the type of fine dining Brighton has become synonymous with. Call to book a table soon on 01273 857 382

Get ready for a superb summer at our fabulous Sussex gastropub

 

We all feel the need to get away from the hustle and bustle now and then, and where better to do that than in the finest rural pubs near Brighton? Here in our delightful little corner of Sussex, the pace of life is slow, the food is wonderful and the drinks are refreshing. We like to think that the pubs around Devils Dyke serve as a form of sanctuary in an increasingly hectic world, so come along and find out for yourself.

 

If you work hard from Monday to Friday, why not get away from it all when the weekend comes around? Here at the Shepherd & Dog, we have a large and very beautiful garden, and it’s ready and waiting to bring you a golden opportunity to recharge the batteries of life. Not all the cycle friendly pubs in Sussex can offer you comfy outside seating, but ours can.

 

When it comes to evening dining Brighton offers a number of exceptional eateries, but it’s reassuring to know you can savour an incredible culinary journey without having to travel into the heart of the city. There are a number of gastropubs in Sussex to choose from, but we feel the plus points that we bring cannot be matched in other places.

 

And while we welcome plenty of visitors in the autumn and winter months, like many other Sussex pubs we come alive completely when summer comes around. As one of the finest walkers pubs in South Downs, we have plenty of foot traffic during the day, but we’re also able to provide a sanctuary for motorists, cyclists and dog owners. It’s all about having something for everyone for us.

 

If you are yet to sample the delights of the Shepherd & Dog, why not make the change this summer? Whether you’re looking to soak up the sun or shelter from the occasional shower, we can make it happen. Here in the chocolate box village of Fulking, one of the finest pubs in the South Downs National Park is ready to make your summer an extremely special one.

 

The Shepherd & Dog is one of those Sussex pubs for families that everyone should visit at least once. Call 01273 957 382 to book a table.

Enjoyable days followed by quality time in our Sussex gastropub

 

There are so many ways to savour an extremely pleasant day around here, especially when you end the experience in one of the best pubs in West Sussex. Here at the Shepherd & Dog, we’ve provided a fabulous evening meal for so many people who have spent the day enjoying the local area. Here are four ways to have daytime fun followed by evening bliss.

Shop till you drop

Brighton is rightly famous for the quality of the retail therapy that it offers. You’ll find all types of shops here, from familiar high street names to independent boutiques. The Lanes is a particular pleasure, in part because it’s rightly seen as something rather unique. And you can finish your shopping day with a few well-earned drinks at the finest rural pubs near Brighton.

Soak up the sun

As soon as the sun comes out, the waterfront at Brighton comes alive. The only thing to do is go with the flow, so find a patch of beach, lay out your towel and savour the sunshine. And when you’ve had enough, head to the Shepherd & Dog and treat yourself to the type of fine dining Sussex people have been taking for granted for many years.

Check out the history

Brighton rightly boasts a wonderful sense of history, having been a popular seaside location for many centuries. Landmarks such as the Royal Pavilion and Preston Manor are well worth a visit, as are places such as the Brighton Toy and Model Museum. Then, when you’re ready to relax, family pubs near Brighton will be ready and waiting to help you unwind.

Savour a view from the skies

Brighton’s i360 is a must-visit for anyone who enjoys a dramatic vista. It’s located on the seafront close to the remains of the old West Pier, and stands at an impressive 162 metres high. If you have a head for heights, you’re sure to love this place. Afterwards, you can stop and watch the world go by with a cold drink and a tasty meal at a number of Devils Dyke pubs.

 

The Shepherd & Dog is a large, historic rural pub in Fulking. We’re proud to be regarded as one of the finest gastropubs in Sussex. Call 01273 857 382 to book a table.

 

Four things that make the best pubs in East Sussex such a pleasure

 

We at the Shepherd & Dog are always happy to be regarded as one of the finest Sussex pubs of them all, but our pleasure never turns into complacency. We work hard to set the highest standards, and we believe there are four key aspects that need to have the highest priority at all times. Without them, we have no doubt that we’d be far less popular than we are.

 

  1. A warm welcome, all the time, every time

 

There’s something truly wonderful about some of the best rural pubs in Sussex, and we think the warmth of the welcome is key to everything. When customers come through the door, we offer a friendly hello and a warm smile. We want to be loved by our regulars, and we want occasional visitors to become regulars as well. After all, there’s a good reason why places like ours are called public houses.

 

  1. The fine dining Brighton people have come to expect

 

While we love our rural location, we’re always acutely aware that we’re close to the city of Brighton & Hove, a place that has become synonymous with exceptional culinary journeys. Here at the Shepherd & Dog, we enjoy a reputation for superb food served in convivial and comfortable surroundings, and that’s just how we like it. Next time you’re hungry come and savour the type of fine dining Sussex is famous for.

 

  1. Drinks for all occasions and for all customers

 

Every customer we welcome has his or her own unique take on what makes a drink perfect for that particular moment. The best pubs in West Sussex offer a comprehensive range of refreshments and we’re no exception to the rule. Whether you’re in the mood for craft beers, elegant wines, well-aged whiskies, exotic cocktails or you just fancy a cup of tea, you’ll find it right here at the Shepherd & Dog.

 

  1. A location to sigh for

 

There are a number of lovely pubs in the South Downs National Park, but few can boast a location that’s as lovely as ours. The idyllic village of Fulking is tucked away in a quiet corner of the park, and our fabulous pub plays host to a large garden that offers dramatic views of the surrounding countryside. In the summer months in particular, you can almost feel as though you’re in paradise.

 

The Shepherd & Dog in Fulking is one of the very best family pubs near Brighton, and we look forward to welcoming you soon. If you’d like to join us for a meal, call 01273 857 382 to book a table.

Perfect cocktails in perfect Devils Dyke pubs

 

Summer is almost upon us, and like everyone else we at the Shepherd & Dog start to think about happy times and sunny days spent in our large beer garden. But sometimes it can be fun to forget the beers and focus on something a little more exotic instead. And what could be more exotic than a cocktail or two?

 

Some of the more popular cocktails have equally exotic names, but not many people know how those names came about. Did you know, for example, that a piña colada is so called because the phrase means ‘strained pineapple’ in Spanish? Thought to emanate from Puerto Rico, it usually consists of rum, cream of coconut and pineapple juice.

 

If you’ve ever wondered who Tom Collins was, and why he has a cocktail named after him, the truth is he doesn’t. Or at least, there was no Tom Collins in the first place. There’s a lesser known cocktail called a John Collins, allegedly named after a head waiter in London. It features London gin, lemon, sugar and soda. When the London gin was switched for Old Tom gin, the name Tom Collins was born.

 

So much to enjoy in pubs for families near Brighton

 

A refreshing combination of rum, orange curacao, lime juice and orgeat syrup, the Mai Tai is one of the best loved of all summer cocktails. Pronounced my tie, it was invented in either the 1930s or 1940s, depending on who you choose to believe. And as for the name, Mai Tai simply means ‘nice’ in Tahitian. Here at our idyllic Sussex gastropub, we think it’s pretty nice as well

 

Named after a village in Cuba, the daiquiri is a group of cocktails rather than a single drink. It generally consists of rum, lime juice and sugar, plus any of a number of fruits to give it a distinctive flavour. Some of the popular options are banana, strawberry and avocado. Named after the celebrated author Ernest Hemingway, a Hemingway daiquiri has white rum, lime juice, half a grapefruit, six drops of maraschino liqueur and no sugar.

 

The Shepherd & Dog in Fulking is the perfect venue for a relaxing summer afternoon. Ours is one of the finest family pubs in Sussex, and we look forward to welcoming you soon.

So many reasons to love our Sussex gastropub

 

One of the things we love about being one of the finest pubs for families in Sussex is the way we’re able to offer something for everyone. There are some pubs in our region that offer a great range of wines and beers at the bar, and some that are famous for their superb food while others are great pubs for cyclists in South Downs. Here at the Shepherd & Dog, we’re all those things and so much more.

 

We never forget that with so many pubs in West Sussex to choose from, every one of our customers has a choice. It pleases us immensely when they choose to spend some of their valuable leisure time here, relaxing in style with friends, family members or work colleagues, or of course on their own. The best Sussex country pubs are perfect for all occasions, after all.

 

The Shepherd & Dog offers a wonderful combination of the modern and traditional, and that’s just how we like it. We have a glorious garden for summer get-togethers accompanied by splendid views, while inside we offer original fittings, log fires and the warmest of welcomes. And, of course, we bring you the type of fine dining Sussex has become famous for.

 

Pure indulgence at perhaps the best place to eat in Sussex

 

As well being a wonderful place in which to eat and drink, we’re also keen to promote the gentle art of indulgence. We love the fact that we’re regarded as one of the most cycle friendly pubs in Sussex, for example, and that we enjoy our status as perhaps the best of all dog friendly pubs in Sussex as well. We feel, understandably, that our position in the South Downs National Park gives us a unique location.

 

If you are yet to discover the Shepherd & Dog, why not come and join us soon for a few drinks and perhaps a bite to eat as well? We have built up an excellent reputation for our culinary journeys, so now would be a good time to come and see what all the fuss is about. There’s something special about all Sussex pubs these days, but we think ours is even more magical.

 

The Shepherd & Dog is a classic example of the finest family pubs near Brighton. Located in Fulking, it’s well worth a visit. Come and see us soon.

Beer festivals bring out the best in Sussex gastropubs

 

As one of the most popular pubs in the South Downs National Park, we’ve always been a big fan of beer festivals. If you’ve never been to a beer festival before, you probably don’t realise what you’re missing out on. These days, there are some fabulous small breweries in the UK, each of them offering a tasty and distinctive range of craft beers covering everything from zesty lagers to dark bitters and all points in between.

 

We love the fact that these occasions attract customers from all across the south-east of England, including a pleasing selection of familiar faces and newcomers. Those in the former group know that we go to great lengths to provide the variety that such occasions deserve, while those in the latter group are embarking on a journey of discovery that they are highly likely to enjoy.

 

The Shepherd & Dog is of course rightly regarded as a highly respected Sussex gastropub, and we pull out all the stops to make sure the food is as wonderful as the beer at these events. We’ve been offering the type of fine dining Brighton has become synonymous with for many years, so if you like to eat well and drink well too, the next beer festival here deserves to be a must-try.

 

Everything you need for an unforgettable day

 

We hold beer festivals throughout the year, and those in the spring and summer come with the added attraction of a garden that ticks all the right boxes. Just imagine watching the world go by with a beer and a bite to eat, surrounded by the most glorious countryside. The views from here are spectacular, so why not come and find out for yourself?

 

There has been a growing trend towards lager for several decades now, but beer festivals are a great way to rediscover an interest in beers, porters, stouts and mild ales. The world of beer can be just as diverse as the world of wine, with all the nuances and subtleties that make it so wonderful. These are drinks to be savoured from the first drop right through to the last.

 

We love being a pub that offers something for everyone. We remain one of the most popular rural pubs near Brighton, of course, but events such as beer festivals enable us to reach out to customers from right across the region. Keep an eye on our events page for details of these festivals and other wonderful occasions.

 

The Shepherd & Dog in Fulking is one of the finest Sussex pubs for families, and we play host to a number of exceptional events throughout the year. Call 01273 857 382 for more information.

Our Sussex gastropub offers so much more than a few drinks

 

We have been a part of the community here for so many years, and sometimes it’s easy to forget that we are so much more than one of the finest pubs in Sussex. Over the last decade or more, we have worked hard to earn and develop a reputation for the type of fine dining Sussex has become famous for, and our wonderful chefs and kitchen staff continue to provide mouth-watering culinary journeys.

 

But there’s more to it than that for us, of course. As the warmer weather starts to arrive, we become a focal point for the two-wheeled brigade as well. On any given Saturday or Sunday lunchtime, you might see a number of bikes leaning against our outside walls, proving yet again that the Shepherd & Dog is one of the most popular cycle friendly pubs in Sussex.

 

And that’s not all. Thanks to our prime location right in the heart of the South Downs National Park, we’re a natural stopping point for ramblers and dog walkers. We love the fact that there are a number of superb walkers pubs in South Downs, but few of them can match the welcome we provide, and of course the stunning views offered by our picturesque rural surroundings.

 

Rural pubs near Brighton have something for everyone

 

We’re always trying new things in a bid to offer more to both new and existing customers. In recent times we’ve offered scrumptious afternoon teas, special steak evenings and quiz nights. We’ve always been firm believers in the fact that different people visit rural pubs in Sussex for different reasons, and we love the diversity that we see in our customer base.

 

A good community pub should be able to offer something for everyone, whether it’s a chance to enjoy a couple of beers with friends, a romantic evening for two, a family get-together for all ages or simply an opportunity to find a quiet corner in which to enjoy a glass of wine and a good book. Take a look around our Sussex gastropub at any given moment and the chances are you’ll see all this and a whole lot more.

 

The Shepherd & Dog in Fulking is a wonderfully versatile rural pub set amid the splendour of the South Downs National Park. We’re seen as one of the finest gastropubs in Sussex, but we’re glad to be able to so much more than just food and drink to our happy customers.

Family pubs near Brighton are gearing up for a bumper summer

 

The summer of 2018 was a wonderfully warm one for people visiting pubs in the South Downs National Park, and here at the Shepherd & Dog we’re already getting ready for the warmer season. With spring fast approaching, we’re looking forward again to welcoming an eclectic mix of people from right across Sussex and indeed all around the world.

 

We consider ourselves to be in a particularly wonderful location, one that attracts a great many walkers, cyclists and motorists, all seeking some well-earned solitude right here in our idyllic rural retreat. And we’re fortunate enough to be in a region which attracts huge numbers of tourists, especially of course in the summer months when the area really comes to life. And of course we’re a true community pub, a fact that brings us into contact with a large group of loyal locals.

 

One of the reasons for our pub’s popularity in the warmer weather is of course our sizeable garden. We offer the perfect spot for a few drinks in the sunshine, accompanied by some fabulous views of the South Downs. And as if that wasn’t enough, you can make the occasion even more special by enjoying a mouth-watering meal and prolong the feel-good factor in the process.

 

A Sussex gastropub that should be on everyone’s must-visit list

 

When it comes to fine dining Sussex is able to offer a fabulous selection of eateries, from cafés on the waterfront to town centre restaurants endorsed by famous name chefs. Here at the Shepherd & Dog, we like to feel that we offer a unique combination of stunning food, a pleasant atmosphere, peaceful surroundings and a tempting selection of drinks.

 

Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty sandwich, a crispy salad or a stunning multi-course banquet, you’ll find it right here in rural Sussex. There are some fabulous pubs in East Sussex, West Sussex and right along the south of England, but we think ours is always able to stand out from the rest.

 

If you’re looking for somewhere special this spring and summer, we hope to see you. When the temperatures are high and the sky is blue, come along and soak up the sun in our picturesque garden, and if there’s some rain in the air we have plenty of room for you inside. Happy summer!

 

The Shepherd & Dog is a large country pub in the heart of the South Downs National Park. We’re proud to be regarded as one of the finest pubs in Sussex.