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Welcome to the Shepherd (formerly Shepherd and Dog), a family friendly Bar and Restaurant situated in the pretty village of Langham, 5 minutes drive from North Colchester, conveniently just off the A12.


The pub was taken over in September 2013 by Richard and Esther Brunning (formerly of Mistley Quay Cafe) who have beautifully refurbished the pub. The atmosphere is as warm and inviting as the decor.


Esther has always had a passion for cooking, she trained at Leith's School of Food and Wine.  After several years of working as a caterer in Central London she and her husband Richard, a former Assistant Producer opened their first restaurant on the Stour Estuary, Essex: the charming Mistley Quay Cafe. The Shepherd is their second joint venture which carries the same ethos and charm.


The Shepherd is building its reputation for its cuisine, it maintains its charm as a traditional village pub where people can wander in with walking boots and dogs to enjoy good company as well as fine ales, wine and food. We hope you will choose to visit the Shepherd at Langham where our happy team of local staff look forward to getting to know you.


We are open all day from 11am serving lunch and dinner (excl Sunday/Monday evenings).

Private room for party hire, perfect for christenings and other family events.

Available to hire for business meetings and lunches.


In 2017 we are hoping to venture further into outside catering, contact Esther to discuss if you have an event coming up!



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