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The Bull & Swan

24A High Street, Stamford PE9 2LJ England
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#4 of 6 hotels in Stamford
Once upon a time there was a drinking club at Burghley House. It was founded by The 5th Earl of Exeter in 1684 and it was called The Honourable Order of Little Bedlam. It had an eclectic bunch of members: The Baptist Earl of Gainsborough was known as Greyhound, The Hon Charles Bertie was The Stag and The Earl of Denbigh was Tyger amongst other nefarious characters. They would have drunk locally brewed ales, feasted on Burghley Estate and other local produce and created total bedlam. Things have a habit of coming round and we are delighted to invite you to dine on our local produce, sup our fine ales and obviously behave very, very well!
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Property amenities
Free private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Outdoor furniture
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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DaimlerTim wrote a review Today
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This is a regular stop if we are traveling north from Kent. Always very welcoming and rooms are comfortable and clean. Staff are friendly and helpful. Very well located. The centre of Stamford is a couple of minutes walk away. Shops are excellent. Overall a very agreeable stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Alison wrote a review 19 Oct
Eastbourne, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
All the staff were really friendly and we enjoyed the food - though the coffee at breakfast was not too good. There’s a lovely garden at the back, where they grow vegetables and flowers in raised beds as well as having lots of seating and in the summer, an outdoor cinema and pizza oven. Our room (Ram) was huge and full of character. We stayed on a two night Winter Warmer deal, and thought it was reasonably priced.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: We loved our room (The Ram)
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Response from Jill Boyd, General Manager at The Bull & Swan
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for your review Alison, I will pass on your comments to the wonderful team. I have made note of your coffee comment and this is something we will look into changing. We look forward to hosting you again soon.
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GAK wrote a review 17 Oct
81 contributions78 helpful votes
Had a really good family meal here. Food was fantastic and the service were very friendly and got the attentiveness/efficiency just right. Very cosy restaurant with wood fire. I had monkfish curry that was aromatic and really tasty. Others in the party had Sunday roast lunch and all said the meat was exceptional.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Hopefully they will change the postcode on the website following our feedback. It’s near the road...
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Response from Jill Boyd, General Manager at The Bull & Swan
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, I will pass on your commented to The Bull & Swan team. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back in the future.
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ReigateBigdaddy wrote a review Sep 2021
Reigate, United Kingdom108 contributions36 helpful votes
Service was outstanding, from the moment we arrived to the morning of departure? We had a room off to the side of the pub, accessed via their “veg-garden”, but meant that there was no noise from the pub? Room was below street level which was a little weird seeing people walk past, but we soon got used to it? Room was spacious, if a little dark as no main light, but well decorated and big enough for us and our two dogs. Evening meal was great with Charlotte totally in control of a busy dining area; breakfast next day was as efficient with Melissa and the second day was equally well organised by Emily. You could not ask for three more efficient workers in a team and whoever runs the training programme should take a bow! Thanks ladies; a great stay!! Just be aware, that parking is a couple of hundred metres up the road at their sister hotel, so drop off luggage (busy road as by the the school) first and then park!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Drop off luggage and passengers and then park.
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Response from Jill Boyd, General Manager at The Bull & Swan
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your wonderful review, I have passed your comments onto the team. The bull and swan pride itself on our customer service and I am pleased to hear you found it outstanding. We hope to see you again. Jill
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billyelton wrote a review Sep 2021
Elton, United Kingdom29 contributions21 helpful votes
The staff try hard at The Bull and Swan but the management have led to below standard of hygiene and old furnishings even centre light fitting wiring from the 1950s. The garden is lovely and makes a great setting for night time dining in the summer.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Jill Boyd, General Manager at The Bull & Swan
Responded 4 weeks ago
Good Afternoon Blly, Firstly thank you for taking time out to leave a review about The Bull & Swan. Unfortunately under no fault of your own, you visited The Bull & Swan on a day it was extremely short staffed and I was out of town on annual leave. The hygiene of the place is something I take very serious so I can assure you this has been rectified. The building has been around since the 1600s and the old style is what makes the Bull and Swan quirky which we receive alot of good remarks about. If you wish to contact me with your concerns can I ask you email jill@thebullandswan.co.uk Thank you Jill
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bull & Swan
Which popular attractions are close to The Bull & Swan?
Nearby attractions include Stamford Town Centre (0.3 km), Stamford Arts Centre (0.4 km), and St Martin's Church (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bull & Swan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Bull & Swan?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bull & Swan?
Yes, free private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bull & Swan?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zada Restaurant, Cloisters, and The Slanted Door.
Is The Bull & Swan located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Stamford.
Are pets allowed at The Bull & Swan?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bull & Swan?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Burghley House (1.2 km), Tolethorpe Hall (1.2 km), and Priest House (3.0 km).