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Telephone: 01206 272711


As of September 2021, The Shepherd and Dog is under the new management of Sallie West, a local villager.

The Shepherd and Dog is a quality Pub & Kitchen, serving great quality food, drinks & coffee. We aim to be a hub for the village & surrounding areas of Boxted, Great Horkesley, Dedham & Ardleigh. We are situated just outside Colchester & one mile from the A12.

Our Address: The Shepherd and Dog, Moor Rd, Langham, Colchester CO4 5NR


The Shepherd and Dog started as just a beerhouse in 1848, owned by William Smith, and was later built up to be an inn. The property was originally built slightly further along High Street, which you can see in the photograph slider below, but in 1929 it was rebuilt at the corner of High Street and Moor Road, where the original inn's stables had been.

By the 1960s The Shepherd and Dog was a Truman's pub and tied house, meaning they were required to buy at least some of the beer they sold from Truman's Brewery, one of the world's largest breweries in the late 19th century. However, the Truman's Brewery did not see as much success in the 20th century, and were forced to sell the property, so The Shepherd and Dog became a freehouse owned by John Carroll in 1986.

The first photo in the slider below shows The Shepherd and Dog in 1900, when it was still based further along the High Street. The second photo is an aerial view of the pub in 1961, after it had been rebuilt upon the previous building's stables. The third photo, from 1990, shows pub owners Paul Barnes and Jane Graham receiving a nomination for "Best pub of the Constituency". Finally, the last photo shows The Shepherd and Pub as it appears now.

Opening Hours:


Monday - Thursday: 12pm-10pm

Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 12am

Sunday: 12pm - 9pm


Tuesday - Friday Lunch: 

12pm - 2:30pm

Monday - Friday Dinner: 

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Saturday: 12pm - 8:30pm

Sunday Lunch: 12pm - 4pm

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