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Dylans - The Plough

Sleapshyde Lane, St Albans, United Kingdom, AL4 0SE
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Opening Information

Daily - 12 noon - 11:00pm
Food served:
Lunch (Monday to Saturday) - 12 noon - 2:30pm
Dinner (Tuesday to Saturday) - 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday Lunch - 12 noon - 4:00pm

Please note we are closed every Monday through the month of January.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Dylans - The Plough

Sleapshyde is a quiet hamlet in St Albans, Hertfordshire, surrounded by stunning English Countryside. The primary alehouse dates back to 1690 and features wooden beams, which have recently been restored to their original state. Lime plastered walls, two fireplaces and low ceilings make The Plough a cosy and inviting pub, which is family and dog-friendly.

The Freehold has recently been purchased by Dylans, St Albans; a truly independent pub serving similar drinks to the city centre restaurant but with proper pub food. Head Chef Liam Goldstone creates his own seasonal menus which change regularly.

The Plough has a spacious garden with covered dining on the terrace, surrounded by fields and horses. The pub is just off the Alban Way: a 45-minute walk or 9-minute cycle from Hatfield and an hour’s walk or 20-minute cycle from St Albans City Centre.

We offer a welcome pitstop for a drink, lunch or dinner.

If the time or date you wish to book isn't available or you'd like to book a table for groups over 8 people please call us on 01727 8235720.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Friendly professional service with well above "pub food" quality dining. Excellent - I will be a regular, in fact booked another evening before we left!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Great place and very knowledgeable staff. We were made to feel very welcome and any special requests were catered for without any problems. Would recommend it

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Thanks for a lovely evening

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Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

Everything was amazing. We are always a big party and never get a good meal when we all go out as a family. Everything was amazing. Hot food, beautiful food. Staff were excellent. Will highly recommend and we can’t wait to come back. Love The Hickman’s x.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Lovely food, great beer and professional friendly service.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

It was nice to be treated as adults. To often talked down to.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Really excellent service, a lovely lunch and they even chased us along the footpath when we'd left something behind! Thanks so much.

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Visited On Friday, 11 January 2019

We had a wonderful stay thanks to Tim and the team!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Usual fantastic evening at this charming pub. Food was stunnnng, delicious and reasonably priced. Wine list if excellent and craft ales are worth a mention! Thank you as always

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Main area of the restaurant has more atmosphere than the bit round the back / side. Get some speakers so you can play the music in there too.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Faultless! We have been wanting to visit the Plough since it opened. It was cosy and warm when we arrived and busy despite being a wet afternoon in January! It’s been really nicely renovated, maintaining a pub feel but looking clean and contemporary too. We have eaten at Dylans in the centre of St Albans so we were expecting excellent food and drink and it didn’t disappoint. Very tasty food and good sized portions. Great coffee. But above all the service we received was excellent-probably the best service we’ve experienced in a long time. The staff who served us were all polite, friendly and attentive without over-doing it. I had forgotten to notify them that one member of our party was dairy-free but within minutes she had a dairy-free menu that had most of the options from the main menu on it. She even had an oat-milk hot chocolate, which she said was lovely. We did not feel rushed but equally not forgotten, which is quite a delicate balance I think. We brought my daughter (who is a toddler) and they were very accommodating- even rustling up ‘chips’ when they weren’t on the menu by repurposing roast potatoes when she was being fussy. The age range was 1 3/4 to 70 and everyone left happy and impressed. Thank you, we will definitely be back. Charlotte Wheeler and family

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Visited On Friday, 11 January 2019

Excellent food service and drink. We will definitely be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 January 2019

Best roast dinner in Hertfordshire!

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Visited On Sunday, 06 January 2019

I haven’t really got a bad word to say about this lovely establishment. All 3 courses of food for all of our party which was a party of 10 was 1st class . Will definitely be coming back.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 January 2019

Another fabulous meal with excellent service.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 January 2019

Good service and quality of food.

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 January 2019

Great food, atmosphere and service. Will be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 30 December 2018

Really good food, great service and a lovely country pub. Our kids were made to feel very welcome for Sunday lunch. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 December 2018

One or two of the waiters were a bit too laid back, forgot orders, had to be reminded for drinks etc. A little more attention to detail would have been nice.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 December 2018

Nice food and great location, but really let down by terrible service. We went for lunch, there was only 4 tables being served, and we were there for 3hrs! Service was polite but just sooo slow. For the prices being charged service should be a lot better.

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Consistently excellent food and service. Fair sized car park. Good selections of gin and ales. Would benefit for perhaps one less chair or two in the dinning areas during peak sittings. A classy expierence setting the standard for gastro dinning.

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Visited On Monday, 24 December 2018

We had a fabulous meal on Christmas Eve and the service was superb

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

Lovely atmosphere, really great food

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

Amazing food great atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

Been coming back a few times now...and have recommended the place to friends!

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