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Watford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia 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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Spalding, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 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...

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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 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,...

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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.

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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.

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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!

Bury St Edmunds
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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...

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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...

Skegness, United Kingdom
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...

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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.

London, United Kingdom
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

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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.

Penallt, United Kingdom
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)...

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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.

Altrincham, United Kingdom
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,...

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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...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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: £84 - £157 (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.”
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“Avoid luxury rooms at street level as very noisy.”
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