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Shepherd & Dog

Felixstowe Road, Nacton, Ipswich, Suffolk  IP10 0DF View Map.

General Manager:

To be confirmed.

Contact us

Tel. 01473 659210


pub opening times breakfast times main menu times carvery times
Monday - Saturday 11am - 11pm
Sunday 12noon - 10.30pm
Daily 8am - 11.30am Daily 12noon - 9pm Monday - Friday 12noon - 2.30pm & 5.30pm - 9pm
Saturday & Sunday 12noon - 9pm

Christmas Details & Forthcoming Events

See our Christmas menus & details of our forthcoming events... Read more

Christmas 2015

What's New & Forthcoming

Christmas Celebration Packages:

Ask a member of the team about booking your Christmas party today. We offer Festive Buffets, Drinks Packages & Private Function Areas.
Delicata Prosecco, Italy Was £20 Now £15. Book your party today.

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Christmas Fayre Menu:

Enjoy our four course festive Christmas Fayre menu for £15.99.
Children 3 courses £7.99.

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Christmas Day Menu:

Enjoy our four course festive feast for £54.99.
Children 4 courses £20.50.

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Make this year an Our Family year.

What could be better than celebrating with your loved ones? Enjoying a meal from our great menu, a kids party, a light lunch and afternoon coffee? You can collect points on all of these. Our Family Club offers you and your family some fantastic advantages to enjoy together. Join today and make getting together even better.

We have achieved a 5* award from the Food Standards Agency.

Available at selected times.

Joining the Diamond Club, exclusively for the over 50's to gain access to specific meal offers. Simply present your Diamond Card whenever you purchase food. See the full list of other participating pubs at our official website.

About Us

The Shepherd & Dog is a destination food house situated in a rural locat... Read more

About our venue

The Shepherd & Dog is a destination food house situated in a rural location, about two miles from the village of Nacton and was built in the 1960s. This is a classic British carvery but with a contemporary twist, light and airy with comfortable furniture and a sumptuous feel with walls decorated in creams, sage green and chocolate brown. Our feature is the 'wine wall' situated behind the carvery station. You can still also choose to dine in the bar area from the table menu or take your carvery meal through. Why not just pop in for a fresh coffee and maybe take advantage of our free wireless internet access! Our daily carvery offers you the best of British produce, with a choice of up to 3 roasts and wide selection of fresh seasonal vegetables. If you don't want a full carvery meal we provide a a table menu with main dishes and snacks / sharers available. To complement your meal or enjoy alone, we offer an extensive selection of world wines, choice of fine real ale and premium draught lagers. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and we welcome people of all ages. Come and try out the new Shepherd & Dog soon and you too may become a regular.

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Our Food & Menus

We are proud to serve the very best of British meats from our Carvery. All o... Read more

Great British Carvery food

We are proud to serve the very best of British meats from our Carvery. All of our joints are sourced from British Red Tractor Assured farms.

Our Carvery selection changes daily and today’s roasted joints will be usually a choice of 3 of the following:

Beef, Gammon, Turkey, Shoulder of lamb, Stuffed Belly Pork.

All served with a Yorkshire pudding, a chipolata and stuffing, accompanied by your choice of vegetables and topped off with gravy or roast onion gravy (v). Don’t forget to help yourself to our selection of condiments.

Vegetable and nut roast (v)
Mixed root vegetables, spinach, mushroom and apricots with walnuts, peanuts and almonds. Served with your choice of vegetables.

Monday - Saturday £6.45. Sunday £9.45

If you do not fancy a Carvery meal our Table menu has a comprehensive range of the best pub food dishes.

Breakfast Times

Daily 8am - 11.30am

Main Menu Times

Daily 12noon - 9pm

Carvery Times

Monday - Friday 12noon - 2.30pm & 5.30pm - 9pm
Saturday & Sunday 12noon - 9pm


We take reservations for parties of 10 or more

Table Service

Full table service is provided in the restaurant


Our menu.

Breakfast Menu.

Food Promotions:

Curry & a drink:

Available Wednesday from 5pm.

Enjoy a curry meal & a drink for only £6.99.

Go Large for 1.50

Go Large for an extra £1.50.
Upgrade to a larger Carvery portion for an extra £1.50. For this you are entitled to extra meat, an extra Yorkshire pudding, an extra chipolata and an extra stuffing ball.

Diamond Club:

Available to over 60’s Monday - Friday all day & Saturday until 3pm.
Two courses only £7.95.

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Have a Function with Us

We have a private room available for hire - very convenient for funeral buff... Read more

Have a Party

Function Room

We have a private room available for hire very convenient for funeral buffets given our vicinity to the new crematorium. Please ring to discuss your requirements. Gippeswyk Room - suitable for private occasions.


Orwell Room - part of our restaurant also suitable for meetings & has a TV screen plus projector screen.

Our Drinks

We have an excellent selection of the best drinks on draught, wines and spirits.... Read more

Our Drinks

Drinks on Draught

Becks Vier, Carlsberg, San Miguel, Stella Artois, Tetleys Smoothflow, Guinness & Somersby Cider

Real Ale

Guest ale either Greene King IPA or Sharp's Doom Bar

Other Drinks

Extensive Wine Menu from around the world available by the glass & bottle, Tea & Segafredo Zanetti Coffee

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Sport & Entertainment

Come in and watch some sport or take part in our entertainment nights.... Read more

Our Entertainment

Every Other Tuesday

Quiz from 8pm. Teams of up to 4.

2 TV Screens.


  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Beer Garden with heating & lighting
  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Car Parking


  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facility


  • Children Welcome
  • Dogs Welcome outside on a lead
  • Coach Parties Welcome by prior arrangement
  • ATM Machine
  • Debit and Credit Cards accepted

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