Daily - 12 noon - 11:00pm
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.
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
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.
Friendly professional service with well above "pub food" quality dining. Excellent - I will be a regular, in fact booked another evening before we left!
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
Thanks for a lovely evening
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.
Lovely food, great beer and professional friendly service.
It was nice to be treated as adults. To often talked down to.
Really excellent service, a lovely lunch and they even chased us along the footpath when we'd left something behind! Thanks so much.
We had a wonderful stay thanks to Tim and the team!
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
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.
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
Excellent food service and drink. We will definitely be back.
Best roast dinner in Hertfordshire!
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.
Another fabulous meal with excellent service.
Good service and quality of food.
Great food, atmosphere and service. Will be back!
Really good food, great service and a lovely country pub. Our kids were made to feel very welcome for Sunday lunch. Highly recommended.
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.
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.
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.
We had a fabulous meal on Christmas Eve and the service was superb
Lovely atmosphere, really great food
Amazing food great atmosphere
Been coming back a few times now...and have recommended the place to friends!