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The Shepherd & Crook, Romney Marsh

Shear Way
Burmarsh
Postal town: Romney Marsh
TN29 0JJ

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Rex Rattus left this review about The Shepherd & Crook

Well I'm very glad to be able to report that over 10 years since Nick's visit this pub is still a going concern. As you enter the vestibule entrance a door on the left is signed to the restaurant, with the door on the right to the saloon bar. As we weren't eating we didn't venture into the restaurant, and obviously spent our visit in the saloon bar. On the day of our Saturday afternoon visit they were engaged in a fundraising event for the Air Ambulances, with a vocal/guitar duo performing, and they had clearly had Morris dancing earlier on as the participants were partaking of no doubt well-earned refreshment in the pub. In fact thare was a very jolly atmosphere in there.

They have definitely upped their game in the real ale stakes. They had six on during our visit - two from Canterbury Ales; two from Cotleigh (one being Styrian Wolf) and two from Nelson Brewery (one being Midshipman). It looks as if they've made food a major player here, as these fairly isolated pubs often have to in order to survive, having devoted an entire room as a restaurant.

The saloon bar is still very much a museum piece, with all manner of interesting bric a brac and momentos around the place, as well as a very attractive and clearly old brick built fireplace. This one is definitely worth a visit if you can make the effort to drag yourself out to Burmarsh.

On 16th August 2019 - rating: 8
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Nick Davies left this review about The Shepherd & Crook Inn

We were led here by TomTom - I've got the CAMRA PoI file and picked this one as a lunchtime stop on the way down to the ferry. Always a going to be a lucky dip without a description but all the more fun for that.

It's one of those little museum pieces. A glance through to the kitchen and a visit to the loos reveals that everything is kept clean, tidy and up to date, but of course the main room has changed little since the 50s, and it's worth a visit just for that, though we should indeed gloss over the signed photo of Enoch Powell (oops I've said it).

Adnam's and Arundel on the handpumps. Driving so I had the Admans which was fine,and the sandwiches we had were pub-traditional, perfect for what we wanted.

I think I was the youngest person present for a while, and I'm 50. Pubs like this are vanishing all the time because both the customers and the people willing to run them are dying out. It's a great shame but times do change. Catch it while you can.

On 19th October 2008 - rating: 8
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