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.

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.

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.