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The Shepherd & Dog

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About Us

Who We Are

Welcome to The Shepherd & Dog at Harold Wood. The Shepherd & Dog is an established modern restaurant and bar situated in the heart of Essex, offering quality and seasonal local produce prepared daily by our team of chefs. Whether it’s a working lunch with colleagues, afternoon tea with mum, dinner with the family or cocktails with friends – The Shepherd & Dog is the perfect place to be.

We have a great bar area where you can try out our cocktail menu, choose one of our ales or lagers or perhaps something from our extensive wine list. We also have live music every Friday and Sunday evening in our bar area with different singers each week.

You may like to eat in our garden or come for a Sunday roast. The choice is yours and the same welcome will always be here.

We cater for any occasion including birthdays, anniversaries and baby showers.

Please feel free to peruse our menus and view our picture gallery – we look forward to welcoming you soon!


Our Menu

À La Carte Set Menu Childrens Menu Drinks Menu Tribute Night Set Menu Fathers Day Menu


We are proud to source our ingredients locally, buying food directly from the farmers and suppliers in and around Essex and East Anglia. Our Head Chef David and his team have carefully put together a selection of menus that are sure to satisfy any palate, and to suit an occasion.


Autumn / Winter A La Carte Menu

Monday – Thursday 12pm to 9pm | Friday & Saturday 12pm to 9.30pm| Sunday
12 – 6:30pm

Our Head Chef has been hard at work creating our new exciting Autumn Menu and we are sure there is something to please everyone in your group – Please note that some dishes may change due to freshness, availability and quality of produce throughout the summer season.

Sunday Roast

A proper Sunday Roast – great food for the whole family. Available from 12pm to 6.30pm every Sunday.



Opening Times & Food

Monday to Thursday:

Open midday to 11pm
a La Carte Menu: 12.00-9.00pm

Friday & Saturday:

Open 12pm to 12am
a La Carte Menu: 12.00-9.30pm


Open midday to 10.30pm
A la Carte Menu: 12-6.30pm
Kitchen closes 6.30pm on Sundays





Single Restaurant Reservation

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With a large restaurant area we take bookings all week; or for a less formal meal you can also relax and eat in the bar area without needing to make a booking.
To book a table just call us on 01708 377 717 and we will reserve one for you. If the restaurant is full you can always eat in the main bar area. Please note that bookings of 6 persons or more require a £10 per head deposit (excluding New Year’s Eve) which is amended from the bill on date of reservation. All booking numbers must be confirmed 48 hours prior to your booking for full deposit amount to be redeemed. If you want to book by email, send a message to and we will confirm your booking by replying to your email. As emails and replies sometimes don’t get through, do please call us if you haven’t had an answer.
Please note: we have high chairs available for use – please let us know at the time of your booking. We are unable to accommodate push prams in the restaurant area due to limited space.
If you would like to make a booking for a local business function or event, call us to discuss how we can help you host it. From product launches to corporate entertainment, The Shepherd and Dog is the perfect venue for your company event – immaculately decorated, with the finest food in the area, we know what your business event needs to be a success.

Voucher Competition

Shepherd and Dog Essex will be running competitions each month for you to win a £150 voucher to spend at the Shepherd and Dog Essex.

If you already receive the Shepherd and Dog Essex newsletter then please share this page on social media for a chance to win.


Contact Us


You will find the Shepherd and Dog at 91 Shepherds Hill, Romford. We are a great local pub that welcomes visitors from far and wide who come to eat a stunning meal, enjoy a night out with friends and some great English beers and ciders.

We also have gift vouchers that are available to purchase, just ask a member of staff.

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The Shepherd and Dog
91 Shepherds Hill

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