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 Saturday, 18 May 2019

Terrific choice of food from the pre arranged menu and then some daily specials. Food was nicely presented and freshly cooked. Food complemented by a good wine menu. Overall good value for money with 2 courses for £24 or 3 for £29. We will return.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 May 2019

Glorious lunch spent on the terrace, excellent food of extremely high quality and very friendly and engaging owners and staff. A great addition to st albans dining .

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Two of us ordered the mixed berry and rhubarb fool dessert. In our opinion it wasn't a fool - just very rich cream with few berries and no rhubarb taste. We mentioned this as we had left most of it but we were still charged full amount on the bill.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Over cooked steak, the berry fool was bitter on account of it being just cream and berries. When I asked for some sugar to add to it I was offered brown sugar cubes. The coffee I ordered didn’t arrive but it was on the bill along with an extra course that we didn’t have. All in all a very disappointing experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Charming looking pub with lovely views and a very nice rear beer garden, however the food is a real let down. Would return for a beer with the dog but not for food

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Lovely meal, and good service.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Booked very last minute .Table was ready early ,service was excellent and food very tasty

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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

Very disappointed. It was like eating in a front room at home. Starter was poor - soft crab was more like burnt batter on a plate? Main course was ok but side portions were uninviting. We were told “we are using up the food as the menu is changing next week”.... Unimpressed with the bill - certainly not value for money. However, it was nice to be able to sit by the bar beforehand for drinks.

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Visited On Friday, 10 May 2019

The pub and staff are delightful, but the menu we felt was l8mited and did not feel right for a pub. Initially £24 for two courses seemed ok, bu then we realised everything else was extra. We were surprised at having to pay extra for bread to go with a terrine and potatoes to go with a meat dish and even the chips to go with fish on a Friday eve.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

Always a pleasure to eat at The Plough - food never disappoints and the staff and atmosphere are fab!

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Visited On Saturday, 04 May 2019

We booked dinner for my wife’s birthday and enjoyed a excellent evening. The food was great, and presented in a fun and imaginative way designed to appeal to our large number (8). The staff were friendly, attentive and efficient, and the wine list was well thought out. Thanks Dylans, for a lovely night out.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 May 2019

We liked the varied menu. The interesting dishes made a welcome change from typical pub grub. If I was being picky I would have like the morel custard with duck egg to have been warm and the chocolate dessert to be slightly more set but our main courses were excellent and my husband really appreciated the fruit salad prepared to meet his dietary requirements. The staff were lovely. Our only complaint was that we were between two tables of four and it got really difficult to hold a conversation because others were very loud.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 May 2019

Lovely ambience, lovely food and good service

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

The Sunday Roast sharing platter was amazing along with a coconut ice cream rum affair for dessert.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 April 2019

Our second visit to the Plough and we received a warm welcome. Service was very good throughout the evening. Starters were excellent, mains slightly disappointed, cheese was excellent. Overall, an enjoyable experience.

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Visited On Friday, 26 April 2019

Amazing service, friendly staff, out of this world food and dog friendly... what more could you ask for??

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Visited On Friday, 26 April 2019

Lovely lunch - good service, loved the fish & chips!

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Great food atmosphere and service

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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

We had a fantastic Sunday roast yesterday, 3 adults and 2 children and dog! Excellent service, great food, friendly staff and fantastic beer. We ate inside then sat outside in the lovely sunny garden. Thanks to all..Looking forward to our next visit!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

A very pleasant lunch. It was however a sunny day so very busy outside which meant service was a little slower than usual. The food was superb.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

The service was very slow and some of the items that we ordered for dessert were forgotten so we had to go find someone to ask if they were coming, and they eventually came after others had finished their desserts.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Very good food, somewhat slow service at times (but they were quite busy). Slightly expensive for the food, but well worthwhile visit and I will be back. All in all a very pleasant lunch/afternoon in a nice location.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

Thoroughly enjoyable evening - thanks guys

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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

We had a lovely meal. However felt the service went down hill towards the end. Food is tally good although the tandoori pigeon breast was tiny compared to cod cheeks!!!

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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

Outstanding!

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