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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bedroom decoration was out of this world - sumptuous and splendid Bar very small - parking limited Friendly and helpful staff

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

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We do have ample parking at our sister hotel The William Cecil only 100 yards up the hill. When you visit next time one of our friendly staff will be more than happy to help you down with your luggage!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can barely fault this lovely venue. Here are loads of positives. Positives: Beautiful room, with separate private toilet and separate private bathroom, big room, cafetière and loads of ground coffee (incl decaff..), fab big bed, great rustic decor and a massive bathroom with rolltop bath and separate huge shower. The breakfast was really tasty and everyone serving during our stay...

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

Thank you for your glowing review! I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and I will pass on your lovely comments to the entire team. We always have beans available for our guests - please do ask our team next time you visit :)

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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

A lovely pub with rooms above and in an annex. Our room was beautifully decorated with a large comfy bed with ensuite shower room. The room included a number of lovely 'touches' with complimentary bottled water and liqueur. There was also a good selection of teas and coffees, and (deep joy) the appropriate pots to make them in! We had...

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

I am so pleased to hear that you and your cousins chose to stay with us for your family Christmas gathering. I am particularly happy that you enjoyed all the amenities in your bedroom as we believe it's the 'little touches' that make all the difference :) We look forward to welcoming you back in 2017!

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is a great pub / hotel, in a good location a few minutes walk from the centre of Stamford. The building is full of character, clean and tastefully decorated. We loved our room it was well furnished with an extremely comfortable bed, good bedding and linen. There were lovely little touches such as a cafetiere for coffee in our...

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

Thank you for your 5 star comments :) I am pleased that we met all your expectations during your stay with us and I hope we can welcome you both back in the very near future!

Louth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a quirky romantic setting for a night away then look no further. We stayed in Room 7, a spacious room looking out onto Stamford high street. The room had a free standing bath in the bedroom and we were greeted with a small bottle of elderflower liquer for 2. A nice touch. The free coffee...

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

Thank you for your lovely comments which I will pass on to the entire team. Room 7, or the Lion Room, is very popular with many guests looking for a romantic night away :) Next time why not stay at our sister property, The William Cecil, and ask to stay in Room 20 which I think you will equally love!

Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Business Night overstay. We parked at the sister hotel down the road. Walking into the bar and checking in right there and then gave that homely welcome. The rooms are spacious and beautiful. Lovely and warm. Nice complimentary water, coffee, tea and biscuits and even a little bottle of vodka! White company toiletries. We had dinner at the restaurant with...

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

Thank you for your wonderful feedback and I am pleased to hear you received such a 'homely welcome' :) I will pass on all your comments to the entire team that looked after you during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2017!

Watford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Tip : This is a 17th century Inn that sits on the main route into Stamford and so rooms can suffer from road noise - check before booking if this may be a concern. The owners describe it as quirky luxury and that is exactly what you get. We stayed in Wild Horse , a room at the top of...

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

Thank you for your glowing review and I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. As you quite rightly point out, The Bull & Swan is a very old building which is part of its wonderful charm but it also means we are restricted by certain regulations. We recognise that road noise may disturb some of our guests so...

Spalding, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016

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...

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

I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed both your room and hospitality provided during your recent stay. We do have a variety of pillows available for our guests - next time you stay please inform our Reservations team on booking of any special requests. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016 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...

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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...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 4 November 2016

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,...

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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.

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Smoking rooms available
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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: $140 - $291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bull & Swan 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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