The Shepherd & Dog Fulking

Award winning, idyllic countryside pub and restaurant. Serving a selection of top quality pub favourites and fine dining dishes. All produce is locally sourced and prepared by top chefs.
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The Shepherd & Dog, South Downs Country Pub

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The Shepherd and Dog in Fulking is a long standing Sussex country pub with masses to offer.

Location, Location!

Whether you’re combining your visit with a picturesque walk from Devils Dyke, making a countryside getaway from Brighton or attending one of their regular events, The Shepherd and Dog is a thriving venue nestled in the sleepy village of Fulking at the bottom of the foothills of the South Downs National Park.

The Shepherd and Dog in Fulking - South Downs Pub

A Charming Blend of Old and New

The Shepherd and Dog is an idyllic country boozer with the character and charm from a bygone era, if you’re after a proper taste of Sussex then look no further.

Exterior space - The Shepherd and Dog Fulking

Toasty indoors with the backdrop of the South Downs outdoors

Think toasty fireplaces, low beamed ceilings and a wooden rustic panelled interior – then combine this with a backdrop of the South Downs with ebbing stream running through the spacious family garden with acres of space for all to enjoy. The pub can trace its history back to the 18th Century and retains the ramshackle charm of the original cottages that made up the building in years gone by.

Situated on the South Downs National Park

Enjoy a broad selection of both cask and keg traditional ales, spectacular gins, premium whiskeys, local and world wide wines combined with the modern and traditional dishes.  Add a splash of the relaxed, easy going atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable staff, we guarantee you will want to be making this pub your favourite destination..

The Shepherd & Dog gives you the chance to escape the hurly-burly of central Brighton pubs, for a cosy getaway or a chance to work up a thirst and an appetite after walking the South Downs this hospitable venue will make you glad you came.
The venue is also excellent for both couples and families and is dog friendly all year around. During the summer visit the large beer garden with BBQ menu or attend one of its many functions.

Food at the Shepherd & Dog Fulking

Meals here are hand made using the finest locally sourced Sussex produce and prepared by the award winning kitchen team. Listed as one of the Top 50 Roasts dinners in the UK.

Pheasant dish

Sussex produce & seasonally changing menus

From classic pub lunches and fine dining, a meal at the Shepherd & Dog will always be just that little different. Take a browse at their website to check their latest menus for lunch, evening dining, children’s and Sunday Roasts.

Tuna maincourse at The Shepherd and Dog

Private Hire, Weddings & Events

During the summer months visit their Garden Bar and eat from their BBQ menu whilst enjoying the sun and letting the children have fun in the play area, just perfect for those lazy afternoons and evenings.

Carpaccio dish at The Shepherd and Dog

Annual Beer festivals, Gin & Jazz festival and plenty of other events to attend during the year keep an eye on their website and social media for events.

pubs with fires, Interior at The Shepherd and Dog


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  • Make a reservation on: 01273 857382 (Please mention us when you do 🙏)


  1. Tom

    From the outside it looks like the quintessential country pub, with an amazing setting and surrounded by beautiful spots for a walk. Inside there is a superb selection of real ales, craft beers and spirits, not to forget the delicious food. Few better spots for a Sunday roast in the local area

  2. Emma Harrel

    The Shepherd & Dog has one of the best beer gardens with beautiful views. I love going for a Sunday Roast in the summer and eating outside, sometimes they have live music playing.

  3. Emma Clare

    A Sunday tip – book in for a roast at the Shepherd and Dog, park the car at Devil’s Dyke and amble the half hour down the hill to the pub! Only issue is getting back up with a full tum! Great locally sourced meat and vegetables.

    1. Megan Davis

      Our favourite place for a walk on the Downs and the best Sunday roast in Sussex!! Have also had fantastic steak dinners and a brilliant NYE murder mystery night here. Always great food and lovely staff and atmosphere.

  4. Angela Simmonds

    What more do you want? Country walks, amazing food and amazing service!

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