Shepherd and Crook

The Shepherd and Crook is one of the oldest hostelries in one of the Marsh's oldest villages, Burmarsh, which has for centuries been involved with sherpherding, wool and, of course, smuggling. 

This 15th century Grade II listed building is made of the same stone as the nearby Norman All Saints Church and is as historic inside as out, with many antiques on display. These include a pair of Queen Victoria's stockings, complete with embroidered crest and signature of authenticity.

The Shepherd and Crook has a dog friendly bar and a separate restaurant, which can also be used for private dining occasions.  The charming village public house hosts freindly locals, has a lovely log fire to welcome you in the cold winter months and then for the summer there is a sheltered beer garden for you to enjoy a cold drink on a hot summers day.  Amongst the beers, they serve well kept, usually local, real ales and a cask cider.

The Shepherd and Crook is full of antiquities, including a blow lamp collection. It also has a traditional ‘ring the bull’ game, which is reputed to be one of the oldest pub games going, so make sure you try when you visit.

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Sheperd and Crook, Burmarsh
The Shepherd and Crook


Food is cooked to order using local produce, where possible, with vegetarian and gluten free options.

Food is served:

Tuesday to Saturday: 12 –to 3pm and 6 to 9pm      
Sunday: 12 to 4pm
Bank Holiday Mondays: 12 to 4pm

Opening Hours

The Shepherd and Crook is open:

Mondays closed. Except Bank Holiday Mondays
Tuesday to Saturday: 12noon to 11pm
Sunday: 12noon to 6pm
Bank Holiday Mondays: 12noon to 6pm

Shepherd and Crook Main Bar
Shepherd and Crook Landlord Shaun at main bar


There is a self-contained, 2 bedroomed, dog-friendly holiday cottage, located next to the Shepherd and Crook.

The Shepherds Retreat sleeps 4. There is one large double bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and a twin bedroom. The large lounge has two sofas and a dining room table and chairs, equipped with a TV and DVD player, and a selection of DVD’s, games and some local books and maps. Free Wi-fi is provided.

The fully equipped kitchen has a cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle and fridge freezer. There will be milk in the fridge and tea bags and coffee and sugar sachets are also provided.

In the bathroom, there is a bath with a shower above it. The Shepherds Retreat is all on one level, with a small step at the front door. Guests have full private use of the Shepherds Retreat.

Shepherd and Crook Accommodation
The Shepherds Retreat


Shaun and Gayna Murphy
The Shepherd and Crook
Shear Way
Romney Marsh
Kent TN29 0JJ

Telephone Icon 01303 872336

For more information please visit the Shepherd and Crook website.

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Shepherd and Crook Main Bar
Shepherd and Crook main bar