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The Bull & Swan

24A High Street, Stamford PE9 2LJ England
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#3 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)
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Christine H wrote a review 16 Jan
5 contributions
Had a night away at the Bull and Swan Stamford! Would really recommend this place. the room was great very spacious, we were upgraded when we arrived which was a nice touch! The food was great, we had a Sunday lunch and the breakfast was delicious. Great location right near to Burghley house and park.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
nathan b wrote a review 16 Jan
Northampton, United Kingdom96 contributions39 helpful votes
Lovely hotel, nice room, good breakfast. They couldn’t squeeze us in for dinner but to be fair we hadn’t booked. They managed to then get us in at the sister hotel just up the road. If/when we go back to Stamford we’ll definitely look to stay here.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Peter1315 wrote a review Nov 2021
Donington Spalding5 contributions
The room was poorly lit with no dressing table to dry your hair or apply make up. The En-Suit arrangement was effectively 2 extra rooms, one containing a toilet & sink which was freezing cold and another shower cubicle & large bath. To access these rooms from your bedroom you had to cross a small landing arrangement with just a privacy curtain to protect you from the next bedroom We did look in our friends room 6 which was 100 times better for the money. We did not get our 10% discount from our insider club membership off the food & drink. The evening menu was rubbish as 20% of it was sold out at lunchtime which was very disappointing as it was only 18:00 on a Friday night. We we’re given the menu to choose from which we did, then to be told at the ordering process that the Fish & Chips had only 1 portion left. 1 Meat Pie left and no mini pasties left on the light bite starters. We then had to start the choosing process over again as 3 of our party of 4 wanted Fish & Chips. Very strange as Friday is typically throughout history been a Fish day. Staff friendly but as shown not effective having to duplicate work. Dinning area atmosphere lovely and the food we finally ordered was of a very good quality
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure you do not get room 4 And even preorder your food
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DaimlerTim wrote a review Oct 2021
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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 Oct 2021
Eastbourne, United Kingdom3 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 20 Oct 2021
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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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, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at The Bull & Swan?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea 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 center?
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 Hoptroff & Lee Antiques in the Alley (0.5 km).