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Peterborough
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this place! The food is incredible and the setting is wonderful. The furniture is old and creaky There are nostalgic pictures of Stamford and portraits dotted about. It feel like a step back in time to a proper Georgian public house. The staff are all extremely helpful and happy to be there. Always able to offer advice when...

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed yesterday as treated my mum for Mother's Day, we had the Newton room also the Lyon, both rooms were lovely clean and spacious. Dinner in the evening was very nice, and we enjoyed the whole atmosphere. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful, but a special thankyou goes to John who made our stay even more enjoyable his...

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very pleasant stay for one night in one of the superior rooms. Full of atmosphere , comfortable and spacious. We also had our dog with us and he had been supplied with a bed & food & water bowl which I thought was a nice touch. Large walk-in shower and big fluffy towels. We ate in the...

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed overnight in a fantastic bedroom with a wood burning stove! We enjoyed the spaciousness and the graceful old decor of the room. We enjoyed the lovely dinner and breakfast here. We will be coming back.

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

Dear Sally, Many thanks for your kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us & I will pass these comments on to the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Peter Brighouse

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a lovely stay with lovely staff great food , there was just a couple of things ... it is in need of a re vamp the room was tired and very dusty the tea tray was thick with dust and the cups weren't very clean it's a real shame that the cleaning isn't good ......a real shame

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

Dear Lisa, Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am disappointed to read that you felt that our cleaning standards were below par. Our dedicated Housekeeping Team consistently deliver very high standards and receive excellent feedback from our guests. I will investigate your comments with our Housekeeping team immediately. I do hope you return to stay...

Kirkby Fleetham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in porcupine for the night of 19th February the room was sheer luxury as was the bathroom, attention to detail huge thick towels and robes high thread count bedding. There was nothing missing .Meals were superb using local and good quality ingredients. John looked after us extremely well he is a credit to the Bull and Swan we...

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

Dear Beverly, Many thanks for taking the time to tell us all about your recent visit. I am delighted that you enjoyed your entire stay & John our House Manager will be thrilled to hear he made such a great impression! Hopefully on your next visit our Kitchen Garden project will be nearing completion and you will be also able...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and i came for a 2 night break with friends for some well earned R+R. Our room (number 4 the wild horse which was apt for me as im horsey mad) was delightful with all original features. I loved the qirkyness of the layout having seperate bathroom and toilet which was seperated by a curtain from the other...

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

Dear Julie, Thank you for taking the time to leave your wonderful comments. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed staying in Wild Horse. Another firm favourite with our guests is our Lion Room which has a roll top bath in the room and separate shower room. I do hope you will visit again soon. Kind Regards Peter Brighouse

Kent, UK
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed for a couple of nights whilst working in the area. My room was both clean and comfortable and really quite quirky, complete with 4 post bed and a roll top bath. We ate both nights at the pub and everything we had was delicious, breakfast was good too. Service was friendly. Will return.

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

Dear Alison, Thank you for your lovely review. I am pleased that you enjoyed both the 'quirky luxury' of our bedrooms and our Hospitality during your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Peter Brighouse

LeicesterUK
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We had been recommended The Bull and Swan by previous guests for our overnight stay in Stamford where we were attending a function. Super bedroom and bathroom, we couldn't fault anything and all the staff were outstanding, very friendly and helpful. We didn't eat a full meal at the Bull and Swan this time as we had attended a lunch...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am delighted that you had a such a pleasant stay with us - I will pass on your lovely comments to the entire team. I am also pleased to hear that you took advantage of our new luggage service during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future....

Reviewed 4 January 2017 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!

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  • Free Parking
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  • 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: RM515 - RM969 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bull & Swan 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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