Welcome to The Plough.
A Country Pub in Sleapshyde.

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.


Opening Hours

11:30am - 10:30pm
Food served 12 noon - 3pm
& 6pm until 9:30pm throughout December

Tuesday to Friday
11:30am - 11pm
Food served 12 noon - 3pm & 5:45pm - 9:30pm

11:30am - 11pm
Food served 12 noon - 9:30pm

11:30am - 10:30pm
Food served 12 noon - 6pm

Christmas Eve
11:30am to 11pm
Food served 12 noon - 2:30pm, & 6pm to 9:30pm

Christmas Day
12 noon - 2pm
drinks only

Boxing Day
11:30am - 10:30pm
Brunch Menu served from 11:30am - 4pm

New Years Eve
Lunch from 12 noon - 2:30pm
Bar open from 12 noon - 5pm & 7pm until late
(Tickets only - please call 01727 823720 for details)

New Years Day
12 noon - 10:30pm
Lunch served from 12 noon - 5:45pm