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Bull and Swan

St Martins, Stamford PE9 2LJ, England
01780 766412
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Ranked #27 of 90 restaurants in Stamford
Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have had an evening meal here a couple of times but this was my first lunch in the bar. The food was excellent as was the service. Very good value for too.

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Windermere
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had a meal in the bar which was very good, there is a good atmosphere, would eat there again & recommend to friends

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

I’m pleased to read that your recent meal was good enough for you to take the time to share your feedback with us, we all look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More

West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Attentive friendly staff and good quality food well presented. We had the farmhouse platter to share for a lunch and this was very tasty prepared with local produce

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

I’m glad you enjoyed the farmhouse platter, this dish in particular really does showcase some of the superb local produce that we strive to offer throughout our menus. More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had lunch here on a beautiful sunny day. The garden is lovely to sit in & there is plenty of natural shade if you're not a sun worshiper. We went for a sandwich each which is served with chips. Sandwiches were great with lovely fresh wholegrain bread. I had cheese and tomato chutney & the chutney was delicious. Chips... More

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

Our outside terrace has certainly been attracting a lot of attention of late due to the fantastic weather we have been having and I’m glad you had the opportunity to experience this for yourselves during your recent lunch with us. More

Mossley, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A friend and I stayed for just one night midweek. I had a small amount of business I had to attend and my friend decided to tag along. I booked a superior room for £105 with breakfast. The room was fantastic. We certainly weren't expecting to get the room with the roll top bath in the room, we also had... More

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

What glowing feedback, thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed everything we had to offer from an early check in to our breakfast offerings. We certainly are blessed with a fantastic location where a 5 min walk will take you into the heart of Stamford where you can find all the lovely shops and parks that you mention. I look forward... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stayed for three nights. The food was well prepared, tasty and well presented. The staff were approachable, friendly and helpful. The Wild Horse room was a bit strange in that the bathroom and toilet facilities were not en-suite but separate with a curtain separating all three rooms from the rest of the hotel. There was a strong odour of... More

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

Thank you for your kind words regarding the staff and food you encountered during your recent stay with us. Unfortunately due to building and fire restrictions we are unable to put a door at the top of the small staircase so we have had to find an alternative solution and I apologise that this wasn’t to your liking. I do... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Talk to anyone about lovely Stamford & "The George" will always be mentioned - fine dining, at a price! A few hundred yards further from town, on the left, is the smart & ancient "Bull and Swan". Good beer & food served by attentive staff in cosy surroundings. We called here for lunch & left happy & impressed. Some great... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post us your feedback, I’m so pleased that everything was to your satisfaction during your recent stay with us. I hope you return soon to sample our new evening ‘specials’ menu More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Went on Saturday lunch time. Good choice of food at reasonable price. Price of wines by the glass on the expensive side. Food came quickly. Staff very friendly. Toilets very clean and roomy. Definitely go again for a light bite.

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

I’m glad that you enjoyed your overall experience with us and I hope to welcome you back soon More

Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Food and drink amazing easy to get into Stamford and ideal location for local attractions. Rooms clean and well stocked

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

A fantastic review, thank you. I will be sure to pass on your very kind words to the entire team who work very hard in ensuring that every customer has the same experience as yourselves. More

Cornwall
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Pre-booked a table for 13 people for Saturday lunch. Took 1hr and 10 mins for food to arrive and bearing in mind the majority of people had ordered sandwiches there was no justification for this. The whole order was completely wrong and two people's orders had been missed. They eventually got their food 1hr and 35 mins after order was... More

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

Thank you for your review. I'm sincerely sorry for your experience, there are clearly no excuses for such poor service. We made several genuine mistakes during your meal, and despite our best efforts we were not able to rectify things satisfactorily. I'm saddened to see that you won't return but should you feel able to give us another chance, please... More

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