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.
This is superb walking country, thanks to the stunning scenery and the pleasantly undulating terrain. The summer is a popular time for ramblers in the local area, but even in winter we see plenty of happy wanderers coming through the door. Many of them follow tried and tested routes through the region, while others just like to head off in a certain direction to see where the paths take them.
Needless to say, when they come to our superb country pub they find the warmest of welcomes, a great range of refreshing drinks and the type of fine dining Sussex has become famous for. After a long walk, they’re suitably invigorated and ready to relax in style.
In the mood for a picturesque two-mile stroll?
While there are walking routes to suit all standards and abilities, there’s one that ticks all the right boxes even for the more inexperienced ramblers. It features moderate undulations, superb views and is around two miles in length. If you fancy giving it a try, you’ll be pleased to hear that it starts and finishes at the Shepherd & Dog. If you click here you’ll find details provided by the National Trust.
There are several highlights on the walk, including an iconic old lime kiln which dates back to Victorian times. There’s a snaking path which offers dramatic views of the countryside, the remains of an old smallpox hospital and of course plenty of wildlife. It’s a good idea to bring a camera to capture the vistas.
After a couple of miles, of course, you’ll be back at the Shepherd & Dog. Here in one of the finest gastropubs in Sussex you can savour a delicious meal and a few drinks while you reflect on the glorious wanderings that you have just enjoyed. We have a feeling you’ll also be planning your next visit to what we feel is the best place to eat in Sussex.
The Shepherd & Dog is located in the tranquil village of Fulking, at the foot of the famous Devils Dyke. Ours is one of the best pubs in Sussex, and we look forward to welcoming you in the near future. To book a table, call 01273 857 382 and have a chat with our friendly team.