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Bull and Swan

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24A High Street, Stamford PE9 2LJ, England
+44 1780 766412
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Today
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 18:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Fri 18:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Peterborough (England)
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've rated Average, but tbh the Bull & Swan is very close to being Very Good to Excellent. Four of us visited on a recent Sunday for lunch, three had Sunday Roast and I opted for the Burger. The food was very good, warm and presentable. The young gent that served us was very polite and efficient. We were not... More 

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Thank Bpm1976
Peter B, General Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback regarding your recent visit. I am delighted to hear that both the food & service was generally well received. I do apologise that we missed the opportunity to take your dessert order. We have made minor operational changes to ensure other guests do not experience this problem. Again, I can only... More 

Kings Cliffe
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my daughter for Sunday lunch . When we arrived the staff were slow in greeting us and we were directed rather than shown to our table. The service was slow and disorganised with a number of different staff taking orders and serving us. The food was good although the beef a little tough. The environment was nice but... More 

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Thank Kate J
Peter B, General Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Dear Kate, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am please to hear that overall you enjoyed your recent Sunday lunch with us. We do pride ourselves on delivering warm & friendly service at all times so I am disappointed to read that we fell below par on this occasion. I do hope you will return... More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us who have been friends for over forty years and have lived in the town for most of that time booked a table for early evening. We all had a drink: a half pint of draught ale for the men and, as Al Murray's character would insist, a glass of wine for the ladies. These were O.K. but,... More 

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1 Thank mikealabaster
Peter B, General Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Dear Mike, Thank you for taking the time to get in touch. I am sorry we fell short of expectations during your recent meal and even more disappointed that we failed to remedy this on the evening. I can see that our waiters missed the opportunity to offer a replacement meal and I will highlight this as an action point... More 

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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Cosy pub and great spot for a meal. The food that our table ordered was all delicious. The staff were friendly and really helpful. I would definitely return!

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1 Thank MarianneEM
Peter B, General Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your entire experience and that you will be coming back to visit again. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon. More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We were very pleasantly surprised by this little pub. There were five in our group and we all enjoyed our meals very much. The atmosphere was cosy and the staff very friendly. We will be back!

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Thank Marion S
Peter B, General Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. I am so pleased that your party enjoyed all their meals and our Hospitality. Do visit again soon! More 

Buckingham, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Had a Friday night dinner here, and good was good for pub-grub. A little more imaginative than many in Stamford. Warm and comfortable too, and the service was informal and friendly. Decent value too.

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Thank deehell
Peter B, General Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feed back - the entire team will be delighted that the food, service and ambience were enjoyed by all. We hope to see you back again soon. More 

England, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

With limited choice and uninspiring specials it is essentially Reasonable pub grub with ok service. Having to chase to get a a round of drinks and to take a food order doesn't really cut it these days

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Thank Cazza2015
Peter B, General Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. It is disappointing that our Hospitality did not meet your expectations during your recent visit. I will make sure your comments are passed on to the entire team. I do hope you choose to visit us again and that next time you have a more enjoyable experience. More 

Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Popped in for a quick bite as the George was rammed. Four of has had a sandwich each (£8) which came with a mini basket of sweet potato chips. Good quality. 5 real ales on, nice fire and good friendly service.

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Thank Jean_Robie_Le_Chat
Peter B, General Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to tell us about your recent visit. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food, our real ales and the service. We do hope you will visit us again soon. More 

Watford, England, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We were staying here and so had dinner on our first evening. As an old coaching inn, the restaurant and bar merge into one which makes for a lively atmosphere, although we were sat in a slightly more secluded spot at the far end with a lovely wood burner for warmth. The menu is not vast but has enough choice... More 

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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

First and very important, the thing that they don't tell you when you book is that there is no car parking, you have to walk (admittedly a short distance) to the William Cecil to park and that car park is busy. Not great in the rain. The atmosphere is traditional English inn and none the worse for that.Rooms are adequate... More 

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Thank Aj8709
Peter B, General Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Firstly, I am grateful you have taken the time to leave your comments. I am disappointed that you were not informed that our car park is now closed while we undertake an exciting project to transform this into a kitchen garden for both of our properties. I will ensure that I address this with our Reception team to prevent any... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$29
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24A High Street, Stamford PE9 2LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Stamford
  • Phone Number: +44 1780 766412
Description
The Bull & Swan has oodles of history which we hope we complement with fantastic food & drink. A plethora of great, well conditioned local ales, a diverse but unstuffy wine list and a dedicated, professional and yet relaxed team all add to what we hope will be a perfect visit to the pub! Using local suppliers is at the heart of the pub's ethos - it might be cockles from the Wash, cheese from Cote Hill or simply great fresh vegetables, venison, beef or game from the Burghley Estate. The team combines all these ingredients to create an original and sumptuous menu, with dishes to suit every palate.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?