Please note that we are forecast showers and only have 50% of our tables covered so please dress for quick weather changes. If you are sat at a table which is not covered we may not be able to move you to a covered table when busy.

We are Safely open in our Garden area Tuesday to Sunday.

We are not currently taking bookings for the garden and it is on a first come first serve basis. Our online booking system will open mid May.

We look forward to welcoming you back. Please note all tables have table service and there may be a delay when it is very busy.

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 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


TUESDAY: 12:00 - 22:00

Food Service: Tuesday Pop-Ups - 12:00 - 19:30 (or when sold out)

Pedding Pizzas Pop-Up - May 11th

Taste Of Vietnam Pop-Up - May 18th

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: 12:00 - 22:00

Food Service: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 19:30

FRIDAY: 12:00 - 22:30

Food Service: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 19:30

SATURDAY: 12:00 - 22:30

Food Service: 12:00 - 19:30

SUNDAY: 12:00 - 21:00

Food Service: 12:00 - 16:00