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The Bull & Swan

350 reviews
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“the pub”(34 reviews)
“roll top bath”(25 reviews)
“sister hotel”(16 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed
4.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us stayed last night in the Bull and Swan. The staff were uniformly friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The pub has been beautifully updated and we were upgraded to a really lovely room, dog friendly too. Our friends’ room was even better,...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for a pre-Christmas family get together and everyone was delighted with it. Rooms were spacious and well-appointed with lots of extra touches such as Nespresso machine, quality tea and hot chocolate, complimentary mineral water and even a small bottle of elderflower spirit....More

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Response from James C, General Manager at The Bull & SwanResponded 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic review, thank you! I'm so happy to read that yourself and your party enjoyed all aspects from your recent stay with us, from the rooms right through to the service and food you received. I am sure the whole team will be...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We booked a one night stay from the website after looking at all the photos and reading reviews. We wanted a luxury room for a very infrequent night away. On arrival we had to swap rooms as the lovely room we were shown to did...More

Thank julem379
Response from James C, General Manager at The Bull & SwanResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, I am sorry that we fell short of your expectations with regards to your room, I would like to reassure you that I have addressed all the issues raised and apologise for these inconveniences that led to your disappointment. On...More

Reviewed 26 November 2017

My wife and I stayed here for one night after visiting our grandchildren in Bury St Edmunds. The accommodation in Room 1 was outstanding. All the staff were helpful and polite and an especial mention for Charlotte who showed us to our room and was...More

Thank Rog442
Response from James C, General Manager at The Bull & SwanResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful feedback following your recent stay. It seems you enjoyed all aspects of your stay from Room 1 itself, the service you received and taking advantage of our ever popular early bird evening meal. I will...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

One word ‘Exceptional’ My partner and I stayed at The Bull and Swan for a relaxing weekend in Stamford, we couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay. The Bull and Swan is a small, quaint, historic, coach house with a small ish bar/restaurant...More

Thank Andy22smith
Response from James C, General Manager at The Bull & SwanResponded 16 November 2017

What an 'exceptional' review, thank you for taking the time to feedback so positively on your recent stay. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay from the room and food right through to the service you received. The whole team have...More

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Certificate of Excellence
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Free Parking
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US$119 - US$237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
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US$119 - US$237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
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Sumaiyah T
2 March 2017|
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Response from Peter B | Property representative |
Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent enquiry. All rooms have showers with the exception of Room 7 our Lyon Room which has a beautiful roll top bath and hand held shower. Kind Regards Peter Brighouse
17 November 2016|
Response from Kate M | Property representative |
Afternoon, I am afraid that all of our bedrooms are on the 1st floor. Should you have any further queries please do let us know. Kind regards Kate
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