Dylans x Boot Cantina – Mexican Night

On Tuesday 21st November we’re throwing a spicy collaboration with Boot Cantina. Our head chef, Josh Searle and Boot Cantina head, chef Lloyd Hughes, have created a banging Mexican-inspired menu…

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We are Hiring

We’re on the look out for passionate and dynamic people to join our award-winning team. We are an independent company with flexible working hours, training, career development opportunities and above all…

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Poptober 2023 – What’s On

Poptober, our annual celebration of Champagne & sparkling wine is here! We love champagne at Dylans St Albans, and we have one of the best Champagne lists of any pub…

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Collaboration Evening with The Silver Cup

We are thrilled to bring you a special collaboration between Dylans at The Kings Arms and The Silver Cup, with Champagnes and wine matched per course by our Sommelier focussing on Billecarte-Salmon,…

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Top Gastro Pubs 2023

We’re delighted to announce that Dylans at The Kings Arms has been selected to feature in this year’s list of Top 100 Gastro Pubs. Selected by industry professionals and peers,…

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Help Us Enter The Good Food Guide  

The Good Food Guide 2023 celebrates Britain’s best independent and community-rooted restaurants and is entirely reader nominated. Having our neighbourhood gastro pub acknowledged and supported by our customers would mean…

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Best Front of House Team 2022

At Dylans at The Kings Arms we have always prided ourselves on our food, drink, and excellent customer service, so we’re extremely proud to announce that our wonderful team has…

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Our Top Secret Christmas Pudding collab with the amazing @thepuddingstop is fabulous!

After months of maturing, the puddings were finally ready for collection and passed the final tasting today.

We can safely say that they’re every bit as delicious as we anticipated.

Made with Suet from our famously flavoursome Txuleta Dairy Cow for unbelievable texture and taste, this festive pud is available as as part of our December menu whilst stocks last 🎄

Thank you, Johnny for a wonderful tasting session today 😋

#xmaspudding #christmaspudding #enjoystalbans #puddingstopstalbans #festivemenu

Rum Old Fashioned.

A twist on the classic made with Roberto’s favourite, Plantation Rum.

Come in from the cold and warm-up for the weekend with one this evening!

#plantationrum #oldfashioned #fridaycocktail

Here’s some cracking news!

We’ll be opening every Tuesday in December. So, if you still haven’t booked anywhere for your Christmas get together, don’t panic, we have some availability for groups - large and small - and can’t wait to welcome you 🎄

To book see link in bio.

#christmas #enjoystalbans #festivemenu #top50gastropubs

There’s not much our head of bars Roberto Fiorillo doesn’t know about wine and spirits, and of course Champagne, his absolute favourite tipple.

It wasn’t his first choice of career though, he went to uni in Italy to study mechanical engineering! Although if you’ve ever watched him mix a cocktail you’ll of seen he has a very systematic approach. It was this that earned him The World’s Best Gin Martini Award with Campfire Gin in 2019 - not bad considering at 19 in his first bartending job he made one in a tall glass, with ice and a double shot of martini.

Since that faux pas, he’s read 100s of books on all aspects of drinks; been a winner and finalist in international cocktail competitions; opened two spirits shops and a bar consultancy; trained 100s of other bartenders; visited 100s of distilleries and wineries, plus he’s done a bit of press too

CV aside, Roberto has natural affability, charm, and an innate understanding of what people want to drink, when.

Thanks to Roberto’s constant curiosity and ambition for the bar to exceed expectations he is always changing our Cocktail List with the seasons - and trying new wines with Sean to create a well rounded, quality wine list and of course, an exceptional Champagne List!🍾

#poptober #champagne #frontofhouse #hospitality #enjoystalbans #top50gastropubs

Spiced Devon crab soldiers, citrus fennel - currently enjoying a spot on our specials board this week.

Fresh, tangy, and very very tasty.

#crab #fennel #specialsmenu #enjoystalbans #top50gastropubs

Grilled Cornish Mackerel, Carrot & Fennel Escabeche.

Josh’s version of Escabeche is made by pickling the vegetables in a mixture of vinegar, sugar, spices and fresh herbs - juniper, thyme, garlic and black pepper - to cut through the richness of the fresh Mackerel.

Available this week on our mid-week lunch menu.

£20 for 2 courses, £27 for 3 courses

#mackerel #cornishfish #top50gastropubs #specials #midweeklunch

Hot of the press! Interview with our amazing head chef Josh Searle in @absolutelyhertfordshire this month.

From his early inspirations (@ainsleyfoods ) to his favourite ingredients - Josh shares his passion for relaxed quality dining.

To read the whole article see link in bio.

#cheflife #enjoystalbans #headchef #hospitality #hertfordshirerestaurants

Pork crackling…
We only use pork from our trusted supplier @dingleydellpork who are a family farming business producing higher marbled welfare-friendly pork from their unique Red Duroc-based herd.
This sharer of Dingley Dell pork rack, brown butter gravy is brined in sugar and spices and is a great choice for a chilly Sunday afternoon.

Delicous accompanied by a side of mashed potato, grilled tenderstem broccoli, goats curd, hazelnuts and mint 👌

#sundaymenu #special #pork #dinglydell #top50gastropubs #enjoystalbans