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The Shepherd & Dog

Forward Green, Stowmarket, IP14 5HN +44 1449356071

((((( British
  •  - Suffolk
  •  - Suffolk
  •  - Suffolk
  •  - Suffolk
  •  - Suffolk
Main course: £18
Food spend: £35
Opening hours
Monday: 17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00 - 23:00

Fantastic meal - thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were very friendly and I would definitely recommend it

Richard Loader 01 December 2015
from Creeting St Peter

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Set in the rural wheat fields of the Forward Green village in Ipswich, The Shepherd & Dog is an independent British gastro-pub. Combining a bar, restaurant and lounge space, The Shepherd & Dog serves refined British cuisine in conjunction with local Suffolk suppliers.

Each dish on The Shepherd & Dog menu is crafted around 2 complementary ingredients. So, Suffolk lamb loin is paired with salsify purée, and served with slow-roast vegetables, while tender pan-fried pork belly and pork croquettes partner juicy roast pear. The theme continues through desserts, with a caramelised apple and fennel combination, and coffee ice cream with chestnut mousse in filo pastry.

There’s also a simple yet tasty bar menu of classic favourites, like 21 day-aged steak with horseradish cream, and a half lobster with garlic butter. A snug seating area at rustic country pub, The Shepherd & Dog, allows guests a relaxed setting in which to enjoy a selection of freshly-brewed teas and coffees alongside delicate homemade cakes.

The Shepherd & Dog is just outside of Stowmarket, a short drive from the A14.

The Shepherd & Dog

Forward Green, Stowmarket, IP14 5HN

Contact +44 1449711685
Reservations +44 1449356071

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Customer reviews for The Shepherd & Dog

4.8 ((((( (based on 9 reviews)
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  • dinner (8)
  • lunch (5)
  • business (4)
  • private dining (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • value (4)
  • afternoon tea (2)
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  • trendy (2)
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  • ((((( 1 December 2015 by Richard Loader from Creeting St Peter

    Fantastic meal - thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were very friendly and I would definitely recommend it

  • ((((( 23 November 2015 by Heidi Harris from Haughley

    A thoroughly enjoyably experience, lovely decor, a good atmosphere, cheerful service and most importantly DELICIOUS food! The apple doughnut was a real treat! The huge gin selection kept me happy too! B

  • ((((( 22 November 2015 by Neil Catton from Stowmarket

    We have been to this restaurant a few times now and it never fails to serve up excellent meals and a service level that is just right.
    As a result of my work I have travelled a lot, but the steak I was served last night was the very best I have eaten for a very long time. The rest of the meal was equally impressive, and the service was friendly and knowledgeable without being instrusive. The atmosphere is friendly and in no way pretentious, and yet the meal could match most of the 'top' restaurants in London.

    One of the problems with writing such a good review is that it becomes too busy but this is a business that deserves to do well.

  • ((((( 17 November 2015 by Karl Wilkinson from Stowmarket

    I just love eating here. The staff are welcoming and friendly upon arrival. They have an excellent drinks menu including some amazing cocktails.
    The food is just out of this world, the skill which the chef has for both taste and presentation is just perfect.
    They do some amazing set menu offers as well lunch time 3 course for £15.00 , trust me you won't find better anywhere local.
    This is not your normal pub grub, it is restaurant food in a friendly and comfortable setting, served by passionate team who know about customer service.
    If you haven't been , you really don't know what you are missing.

  • ((((* 11 November 2015 by Gerald Davison from Ascot

    An excellent restaurant located in the Suffolk country side. Warm friendly welcome and atmosphere. Staff helpful, relaxed and friendly. The meal was well prepared and cooked with lovely flavours; shared starter of white crab meat and cauliflower, main courses of rump of lamb and sole and shared desert of baked apple in doughnut with custard. The glass of recommended wine for the main course was excellent. Nothing more to add. When next in the area we’ll certainly book again.

  • ((((* 29 October 2015 by Peter Atkins from ipswich

    The breads and olives given were excellent, so much so that we took a couple of slices home to eat later!!
    The choice was also very good and the food served and presented very well, some unusual additions to some vegetables made the meals even more interesting. Thanks also for the extra potatoes as they are always the best for me.

  • ((((( 15 September 2015 by Alf Hannan from Stowmarket

    Excellent friendly service and delicious food from a small menu

  • ((((( 30 August 2014 by Larson Blindell from Luton

    Lovely setting, very warm, welcoming and knowledgeable staff. As for the food, well, off the scale! We struggled to think of when we have eaten better. Thoroughly recommended.

  • ((((( 11 February 2014 by The Sheasby Family from North Wales

    Very pleasant family Sunday Lunch.

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