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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 89
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    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good pub food and selection of beer

This is a comfortable pub with a great selection of beer, friendly staff and a good quality menu with a fine selection of pub food at reasonable prices. Close to the centre of town and to the Burghley house and gardens. It is a hotel too but we stayed at the William Cecil close by owned by the me... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bob T
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Epping, United Kingdom
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Epping, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a comfortable pub with a great selection of beer, friendly staff and a good quality menu with a fine selection of pub food at reasonable prices. Close to the centre of town and to the Burghley house and gardens. It is a hotel too but we stayed at the William Cecil close by owned by the me company.

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Thank Bob T
Jen T, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am very glad to see that you enjoyed your visit to Stamford, incorporating both our properties into your stay. Looking forward to welcoming you again! More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a nice meal here with colleagues. I had the burger which was very nice. Others had the game pie. We all cleared our plates. There were good ales and the bar man was knowledgeable about them. I will visit again.

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Thank Glen L
Jen T, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Bull and Swan and it was great to hear you all cleaned your plates of food! All of January we are celebrating Game with our Pie of the Day freshly prepared by our award winning Game Chef of The Year Phil Kent and his team of #topchefs So come again for more! More 

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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is has a nice atmosphere, food was lovely although a little pricey but you definitely get very high standard food. I had the burger and it was delicious. Cosy restaurant for many different occasions. Go!

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Thank Jack B
Jen T, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

It was lovely to read you enjoyed our establishment last week, We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called into bull and swan for lunch. 3xcellent service and good wholesome food. All the staff friendly, my wife and I really enjoyed the whole experience

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Thank Dave H
Jen T, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a lovely review, I am really glad you enjoyed you lunch as you passed through Stamford and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Louth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Overnight stay around Christmas. Good cosy pub feel food looked good but fully booked on the evening we stayed although they tried hard to fit us in. We will return.

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Thank hugobasset
Jen T, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Sorry we couldn't fit you into our busy little restaurant, glad you enjoyed you stay and we have a table waiting for when you return! Many Thanks Again! More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

This is probably my 'local'. I've dropped in on several occasions and I always experience the staff to be welcoming, which reflects the atmosphere; warm, candle lit and often with the little fire going. Pros: food, draught cider, smoky burgers, lite bites (especially the scotch egg) are more filling than the category indicates, presentation Cons: I can't fault it!

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Thank gregoiredaines
Jen T, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Thankyou for posting such a lovely review of your frequent visits. Lovely to read that you enjoy all our homemade products, such as our runny scotch egg and burgers. Looking forward to seeing you again! Jen More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Went with my wife for a meal on Friday night. The whole evening was amazing. In a magical setting of an old style pub we had a three course meal of exceptional quality. Service was fantastic as well which made the evening more spectacular. The food itself was prepared and presented brilliantly and the flavours were out of this world.... More 

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Thank Christian M
Jen T, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

I greatfully receive your review and thankyou very much for posting wonderful words! Looking forward to seeing you next time! Many Thanks Jen More 

Downham Market, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We went to the restaurant as a Christmas gathering with friends , when we booked we were promised a singer and maybe some music after , we had neither but still paid full price to top it off we had two friends who turned up and then had to go as was feeling quite ill, we told them and we... More 

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2 Thank underhill37
Jen T, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Dear underhill37, I was upset and disappointed to read your review of our restaurant. I am sorry that you were unable to find anything positive to say regarding your evening with us last Saturday. I did speak to the organiser of your party both during your dinner and after reading your review, who has informed me she had an enjoyable... More 

Woking
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135 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This is a very nice pub, modern twist on a clearly very old establishment. Very restfully decorated, a couple of open fires is always a nice touch in the clod months. The service is attentive and friendly but the food was very average. This was Sunday evening so it may well be the case that they have a replacement chef... More 

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Thank Dominik L
Jen T, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

It is disappointing to ready a review when we didn't know about on the day. I do hope you return and try our other dishes. Perhaps you could tell us on how we improve our Burgers? Many thanks and apologies for your not enjoying, Jen More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Three of us visited the Bull & Swan for dinner on a Saturday night, we arrived at 7pm - it wasn't too busy and we were probably one of the first tables to eat that evening. The atmosphere of the pub is lovely, it has a cosy interior and the staff were friendly and attentive. I was attracted to the... More 

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Thank Nicola O
Jen T, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

As I recall speaking to yourselves on that particular evening, I wish you could have told us all of this on the night. I do feel that whilst you did not enjoy the meal as much as you should have, the discount was a gesture of goodwill and the assumption should not have been made that it would be a... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Large groups

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