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The Bull & Swan

Traveller (103)
Room & Suite (47)
Dining (11)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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 High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
Quirky Hotels
Historic Hotel
100Room tips
Traveller rating
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Stayed here one night n business. Reception was in the pub bar but I was served quickly and taken t Myron. This was across carrier from the main building and in an annex. I was concerned at the state of the communal areas but the room itself was very nice wth plenty of space a
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I'm an Anglophile Yank who wanted to visit Burghley Manor, home of William Cecil Lord High Treasurer and Secretary of State of Elizabeth I. Burghley Manor is stately. The Bull and Swan is homey and welcoming with a warm dining room, absolutely top notch staff and superb, chef
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Response from Nisa T, Public Relations Manager at The Bull & Swan
Responded 4 days ago
Hello Bonnie, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Bull & Swan. Wow, brilliant to hear that your time with us was so memorable, and that you still speak of your dining experience with us. Burghley really is something truly magnificent! If you return the UK, we hope to see you again. Kind regards, Nisa Tariq Marketing Manager
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Goodness me this was an education. I was in the mist of a road trip around Blighty and was going to visit Burghley the next morning so via their website I found "The Bull and Swan". First things first folks, evidentially due to the way the roads intersect right here where the
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We stayed here for one night for our wedding anniversary, the staff were really friendly and accommodating, our room was stunning and the whole building is beautiful and steeped in history. There are log fires, a herb garden and the food is locally sourced, the breakfast was so
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Response from Nisa T, Public Relations Manager at The Bull & Swan
Responded 4 days ago
Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Honoured that you picked The Bull & Swan as the place to celebrate your wedding anniversary and that you really enjoyed all that we have to offer, including our food and our ever popular Kitchen Garden! Pleased to hear that you were able to sample the delicious food at our sister property, The William Cecil and that Shane, our General Manager was able to make your time there so special. Your kind comments will be passed on. Kind regards, Nisa Tariq Marketing Manager
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The Bull and Swan ticked every box for us and is genuinely worth the five stars' A great start with a warm welcome from front of the house man Callum. Informed us of all the important things, including the fire escapes, which is a first for us . Room was big and cosy, shower
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Response from Nisa T, Public Relations Manager at The Bull & Swan
Responded 4 days ago
Hello, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Bull & Swan. Lovely to hear that you and your dog Hank had such a great time with us! Glad that we were able to make your stay really comfortable, and that you enjoyed breakfast too. We look forward to your return. Kind regards, Nisa Tariq Marketing Manager
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Lyon room
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Another of our classic rooms
some of the features in our room
Decoration in the Sir Isaac Newton room.
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
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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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"Make sure you have a ensuite room!"
"There are steep steps to the rooms.Some street noise may be experienced"
"if you are a light sleeper ask for a room not on the road, and if you require a shower check before booking"
"look online and choose for yourself"
US$114 - US$221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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