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Bull and Swan

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St Martins, Stamford PE9 2LJ, England
01780 766412
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Sunday lunch in a lively atmosphere. Good wine.

Last Sunday had an excellent lunch with family at this lovely pub/restaurant. On arrival we were greeted with smiles by bar staff, offered drinks and then taken straight to our table. It was busy and so it was a lively atmosphere with people of all ages. There was a couple with a dog, some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Last Sunday had an excellent lunch with family at this lovely pub/restaurant. On arrival we were greeted with smiles by bar staff, offered drinks and then taken straight to our table. It was busy and so it was a lively atmosphere with people of all ages. There was a couple with a dog, some disabled customers, a group in their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Walked up to the bull and Swann for just a pint but after seeing the menu, we couldn't resist so ordered some food, and it didn't disappoint well worth a visit on a summer evening!

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Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It was our first time to Stamford and so I have no way of comparing this to other restaurants in the area. However, if they're anything close to this one then it's a top rate town to have on your doorstep. The food was excellent with very swift service and the decor is a feast for the eyes in itself.... More 

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James C, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Our bar and eating area's have undergone a major facelift over the last few months with some quite eye-catching changes so I'm glad you approve. I will be sure to pass on your very kind words to the whole team who all work so hard to ensure that every guest has an enjoyable experience like yourselves. More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I live in Stamford and am spoilt for choice as to where to eat and drink. Yesterday I took my friend and her baby to the Bull and Swan as it is one of my favourites in terms of stunning venue, with superb food and drink. The Bull and Swan have excelled themselves with their attentive and friendly staff. After... More 

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James C, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Stamford is certainly blessed with many places to eat and I do feel that what we offer in terms of menu choice and service helps to set us apart. Rachel was certainly buoyed by your terrific review, a good job well done! we look forward to welcoming you all back again very soon More 

Swindon Wiltshire
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We visit Stamford annually and would be lost without the excellent daytime facilities the Bull & Swan Restaurant and Bar never fail to provide. The welcome is friendly and the food quite superb. There are real ales and wines of quality and a very comfortable ambiance. Roll on next year's visit!!

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James C, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we will be more than happy to welcome you back for your next visit, just a shame it couldn't be more often. More 

Grantham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

There were several reasons why this restaurant didn't deliver starting with the pork belly. This dish is usually substantial and filling. However when it arrived I thought it was a starter!! The pork was no bigger than an inch square and dry. There was a foundant potato with it with a tiny amount of cabbage underneath it. I had ordered... More 

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James C, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

I'm sorry we didn't deliver during your recent dinner with us, the pork belly in particular is one of our more popular dishes from our new menu so it saddens me that this wasn't up to standard for you, I will be sure to pass on all of your comments throughout the team to avoid these issues from happening again. More 

Huddersfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Great meal with colleagues. Food very good, excellent service and good choice of wine. Decent value and would definitely visit again.

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James C, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

The whole team will be happy to read that all of their hard work is paid off with such lovely reviews, thank you. More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A casual pub type restaurant, not too big and with bags of character. The food was excellent and the wait staff were so friendly and helpful it was amazing.

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James C, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

thank you for your recent review, I will be sure to make the whole team aware of your feedback. More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went to the Bull and Swan this afternoon and took part in an culinary delight. As always I have if on a menu steak and ale pie. I expected pub grub and what I got was almost perfect potatoes, Al dente vegetables, stake slow cooked to perfection nestled in a gravy that had been rendered down to a full... More 

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James C, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

I am very excited to read your review and see that we really hit the mark with your lunch, I will be sure to pass on your very kind words to the Chef who will be buoyed by such fantastic feedback. More 

Warwickshire, U.K.
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Right in the ancient centre of town and a stone's throw away from a number of interesting shops including an interesting antique shop with vintage vending machine built into one of the walls a short distance away. Thought to be the home of the 'Honourable Order of Little Bedlam'. Met friends for lunch, friendly attentive staff, good ambiance, food rather... More 

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James C, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for review, I apologise that there was no price list displayed during your visit, rest assured this issue has now been rectified, We are proud to only use local and reputable suppliers to create our menus so I'm sorry if we fell short for your lunch, I do hope we can tempt you back in the future More 

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Address: St Martins, Stamford PE9 2LJ, England
Phone Number: 01780 766412
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Stamford
Cuisine: Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: St Martins, Stamford PE9 2LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Stamford
  • Phone Number: 01780 766412

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic

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