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Spalding, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely pub with rooms. Our room was beautifully decorated with tea and coffee facilities. Comfortable bed. The pillows were a little soft for us but this did not detract from the overall stay. We received a warm welcome and our luggage taken to our room. We also had two shots of Elderflower spirit left in the room . A... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a one night stay with my wife and little girl. Service from Charlotte (was only staff we seen ) was brilliant from moment we stepped through the door. We stayed in room 7 which is just above dining room and has big bath actually in the bedroom part. The Mrs really enjoyed this. Only downside to this... More 

Thank Mathew S
Peter B, General Manager at The Bull & Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback. I will pass on your comments to Charlotte who will be delighted to hear that she made your visit so memorable. Our car park is currently undergoing a complete transformation into a working kitchen garden! We look forward to welcoming you back in the New Year to see the... More 

Oslo, Norway
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very charming pub, with a few bedrooms as well. We stayed in the "Lion", a room full of character (and a bath tub in the room). Very cosy. The bed was excellent. Only thing is the traffic outside, as the room is literally ON the High Street in Stamford. Bring earplugs! Staff was friendly and very helpful,... More 

Thank Knut S
Peter B, General Manager at The Bull & Swan, responded to this review

We would love you both to come back and visit us again soon! I am delighted to hear that you were looked after so well. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing rooms and fantastic staff at this hotel. We booked in and dropped off our bags then decided to walk around the town only two mins away. The rooms are nice and big with separate shower and bath with great toiletries to spoil yourself with.

1 Thank Paul C
Peter B, General Manager at The Bull & Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. Stamford is a beautiful town with lots to do. Next time you stay we would love you to eat with us - request a table by the fire it is very popular! More 

Bury St Edmunds
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83 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This would be a 5-star review on the basis of the service alone. We stayed one night dinner, B&B. Upon arrival we were pleased to be met outside with a warm welcome by someone we presumed to be the manager, who checked us in and took us to our room (number 9, the Isaac Newton - which was an upgrade... More 

Thank castleton
Peter B, General Manager at The Bull & Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. It is lovely to receive such positive feedback about our bedrooms which our housekeeping team work so hard in maintaining our high standards. I am glad to hear that your experience continued throughout your stay and I will be sure to pass your comments on to the whole team. Please come and visit again... More 

Skegness, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We've just had two nights at this lovely, quirky hotel which is just a five minute walk from the centre of Stamford. The Lion Suite - roll top bath in the bedroom, heavy antique furniture - huge bed!! Superb friendly service - especially Ben who was our "meet and greet" and our "see you again" . Great food always beautifully... More 

Thank taylorjmt321
Peter B, General Manager at The Bull & Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. The entire team will be delighted to hear your feedback. Next time you visit why not try our sister property The William Cecil only 200 yards up the hill and be sure to request a room not facing the road. Many thanks again. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We were referred by William Cecil, and a good recommendation, accommodated our dog George and staff were very friendly and efficient. Only downside early morning traffic, good enough to warrant rebooking and taking earplugs

Thank Nick F
Peter B, General Manager at The Bull & Swan, responded to this review

We are delighted that you and, very importantly, George enjoyed your recent stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

Penallt, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We have had a very pleasant 2 day break here. It is of course, very convenient for Burghley House (1 mile away). A wonderful old coaching inn that has been brought up to date, very convenient for exploring the lovely town of Stamford as well. The rooms are all individual, so hard to advise in general. Ours (and several others)... More 

Thank Allen D
Peter B, Manager at The Bull & Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent stay! We are so glad you enjoyed the location & the individually styled rooms. We hope to host you for dinner next time. More 

Altrincham, United Kingdom
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274 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We had a good time here despite a few negatives, we thought we were prepared for the road noise but it was worse than we anticipated and meant we could not have the window open despite the warm room. Our room had lots of good extras but we did wish it was a full ensuite instead of across the landing,... More 

Thank nwspm
Peter B, Manager at The Bull & Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay on the Burghley Break. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the little extras as well as the food on offer at both The Bull & Swan and our big sister, The William Cecil. The kitchen teams pride themselves on using local ingredients from the many fantastic suppliers we have on our doorstep. We... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Based on previous guest recommendations we had booked this property and stayed in a "luxury" room being The Porcupine. The room was large and had a decent modern bathroom with a very good shower but the bed was not easy to get in or out of and the main issue was it was at street level and very noisy with... More 

Thank TuscanRed
Peter B, Manager at The Bull & Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on your stay in, what is one of our newer rooms, Porcupine. I am sorry to read that you felt let down by the standard. I do hope that should you be in Stamford again you give us another try. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bull & Swan

Address: 24A High Street, Stamford PE9 2LJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Stamford
Price Range: $143 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bull & Swan 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Ask for a room towards the back, the High Street is a bit noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles knuts288, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the rear of the hotel will be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles taylorjmt321, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms away from road are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles nickf432, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at back will have less road noise.”
 of 5 bubbles AllenD935, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Avoid luxury rooms at street level as very noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles TuscanRed, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
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