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The Bull & Swan

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High St, St Martin's, Stamford PE9 2LJ, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything you want in a good pub, warmth, atmosphere and polite staff with good pub food. Highly recommended if your staying in Stamford, and go for the luxury rooms they are really lovely. Cant fault this in any way, and as a bonus they just love dogs as well

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Jen T, Manager at The Bull & Swan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for a fantastic review of The Bull and Swan. Really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and it is of course true... we LOVE well-behaved pooches! Have you tried our newest Luxury rooms, Newton and Verrio? See you again soon I'm sure! More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

From the moment we stepped through the door of this delightful old building we were delighted. Open fires, a cosy bar and steeped in history. The food is excellent (we had lunch and dinner), and the staff and service are second to none! The whole team looked after us as if we were old friends, and nothing was too much... More 

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Jen T, Manager at The Bull & Swan, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a lovely review of your stay at The Bull and Swan. We pride ourselves on quirky luxury and we love the little touches like the complimentary bottle of Elderflower vodka liqueur. Looking forward to when you return to see us again! More 

Stamford
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Food seems to have gone up a notch recently as we discovered during a recent long boozy lunch. 2 Course meal, very well presented, delicious scallop starter and pork belly main. Decent selection of ales and a reasonably priced wine list. Add this to very friendly staff, roaring fires on the go, a beautiful old building and you really can't... More 

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Jen T, Manager at The Bull & Swan, responded to this review

Thankyou for a very lovely review. I am sure the Chef will be pleased in reading your reviews about our new Menu! We are proud to serve a selection of local Ales and I am glad you found this pleasing. Looking forward to seeing much more of you, Jen More 

Harwich, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Can not fault it at all!! Our room was full of character and history, whilst the bathroom was luxurious.. A tray full of goodies was left in the room. Dinner in the restaurant in the evening was lovely with good food, wine, service and atmosphere. Everything walking distance to old and new town and Burleigh House. Lovely place, hoping to... More 

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Jen T, Manager at The Bull & Swan, responded to this review

What a pleasing review, hearing you enjoyed exactly what we strive to do! Looking forward to seeing you when you next visit Stamford! Many Thanks Jen More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

This was my first stay at a pub with rooms having chosen this particular one with a cosy bar to plan my next book. I opted for The Bull and Swan over its sister property The William Cecil purely down to the menu and cosiness as I knew we would be dining in the evening and WC's menu did not... More 

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Jen T, Manager at The Bull & Swan, responded to this review

Thankyou for your comments. I am glad you decided to stay with us and you are right in saying the pub has an 'olde-worldy' feel to it. We do have non-feather pillows upon request and if you would have needed extra pillows we would have of course brought you some. As i am sure you would expect, we do have... More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Room 4 is not ensuite, has a separate toilet & huge bathroom both of which are located directly above the kitchen with cooking smells coming through, most unpleasant. We were unable to use the shower as the water was scalding hot and impossible to turn the temperature down without reducing the water flow to a mere trickle, hopeless. Nowhere to... More 

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Jen T, Manager at The Bull & Swan, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review our property. We pride ourselves on having individually designed bedrooms and suites to suit all tastes. Apologies that this room was not to your liking. I believe you did speak to a manager at the time who did reduce your room rate by 20% for the problems with your shower. I only... More 

Wellingborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at the Swan and Bull, which is in a great location and has parking which is of a premium in Stamford. The pub serves good food, we had a lovely lunch before we left and a really delicious breakfast, with good service. This would have been a 5 star review if the room had been slightly... More 

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James C, Manager at The Bull & Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent stay, room 3 is indeed our smallest but probably also our quietest room in the pub, what we lack in space we try to make up in the amenities we offer in the room which I'm pleased were to your liking, I hope to see you again where you can try one... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Us along with 2 friends decided to have a night away without the kids and maybe do a bit of Christmas shopping. First time in Stamford and this was a fabulous treat, the town itself is full of quirky shops with affordable lovely Christmas decorations. The hotel is really gorgeous and rooms well equipped and stylish. we stayed in the... More 

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James C, Manager at The Bull & Swan, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your recent stay enough to post us your feedback, Stamford is blessed with some wonderful independent shops which supply some lovely & local hand made decorations ready for the forthcoming festivities, many of which will again be adorning my tree this year! Thanks again and I hope to welcome you back in the near future More 

Benfleet, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We had a two night stay at the Bull and Swan on a Wednesday and Thursday night. We would probably not visit this accommodation again, but we would definitely return to Stamford. The accommodation is comfortable but quirky. We stayed in Badger (room 5), this is at the front and does have some road noise, and noise from the bar... More 

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James C, Manager at The Bull & Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for posting us your feedback, it is from reviews like this that we can learn and grow as a business. There are some fundamental errors which we have made on your first morning and I sincerely apologise for these, Please be rest assured that these have all been addressed and thank you again for accepting my apology through... More 

Durham
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Stayed one night to break a long journey. Lovely old inn with wood beams, wavey walls and sloping floors...everything an ancient building should be. Cosy bar and great restaurant with good food. Our room was massive, great bed, huge bathroom with roll top bath, large shower thick fluffy towels and good toiletries. Really good tea/coffee tray with good teas and... More 

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James C, Manager at The Bull & Swan, responded to this review

What a wonderful review, thank you. We are certainly blessed with a fabulous building steeped in history and we have tried our best to enhance these features for our guests pleasure, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay so much and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. More 

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