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The Shepherd and Dog - CLOSED

Forward Green | Earl Stonham, Forward Green, Stowmarket IP14 5HN, England
+44 1449 711685
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (14 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
“ribs” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Forward Green | Earl Stonham, Forward Green, Stowmarket IP14 5HN, England
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

This was our first visit whilst under the new management. Oh dear! What a change, no longer fine dining, now "pub grub" complete with "Specials Board" Limited wine list, my wife had the dearest "white" and declared it not very good. Our welcome was mediocre...More

1  Thank geoff2198
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The pub was taken over by its current landlords in spring 2016. Rudeness from staff, slow service, cold food, dirty toilets below average for the price food are now all on the menu. Such a shame, especially with the Retreat & Crown offering competition on...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Last minute decision to go out locally for lunch & knew of this restaurant so headed over & glad we did the food was excellent!! Great taste & well presented !! Desert was superb !! Thoroughly recommend lit & will be going back !!

Thank Pirate1966
Reviewed 23 November 2015

eaten here 3 times so far & this review is actually for the 2nd visit. had the mackerel starter which I saw one review said the portion was small, certainly not on my visit though it was generous for a starter for sure & nicely...More

1  Thank lee j
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Another stunning meal - this place should be packed every day of the week. The chef knows how to deliver truly memorable plate of food. This is our fourth time of visiting the Shepherd & Dog and it just gets better and better.

Thank Charles B
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Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Really friendly welcoming pub. Fantastic food. Dog friendly. We've enjoyed many relaxing dinners and enjoyed the food. Recommend it.

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 November 2015

We love going to The Shepherd and Dog for our Afternoon Tea with the family. This is our second visit in 2 months.

2  Thank Joyce W
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Had a delicious three-course meal here. Interesting choices on the menu, lots of local produce, well-prepared and presented and tasting great. And very friendly service, too. Would definitely recommend.

2  Thank Walker13London
Reviewed 5 November 2015

The welcome we received on our arrival, was, as always, warm, friendly, and very professional. Drinks in the bar, and then to our table, four courses of:- Suffolk Rabbit - Flight of Partridge - Roasted Venison - Honey Baked Pear Each mouth watering course did...More

2  Thank Alan W
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

The whole family sat down to lunch and it was nothing short of fabulous ..starters were so delicious and the roast beef main was sublime !! Well looked after and service was excellent ....Sunday lunch here is the best I have had anywhere !

3  Thank BigJaime
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forward Green | Earl Stonham, Forward Green, Stowmarket IP14 5HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Stowmarket  >  Forward Green
  • Phone Number: +44 1449 711685
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