We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bull and Swan

Certificate of Excellence
Pub
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
St Martins, Stamford PE9 2LJ, England
01780 766412
Website
Add hours for Bull and Swan and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 169 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    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 food great service

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
James E
,
Huddersfield
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
Add Photo Write a Review

169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Huddersfield
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stamford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warwickshire, U.K.
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stamford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Lovely food, but the service was extremely slow, an advertised offer wasn't honoured, and one dish from the menu we wanted wasn't available.

Was this review helpful? Yes
James C, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

I'm pleased to read that you enjoyed our food offerings, unfortunately we don't run our lunchtime offer during bank holiday weekends and I'm sorry if you weren't made aware of this. I do hope to see you again soon so that you can take full advantage of this offer. More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Went to the the bull and swan on a Saturday night for dinner. We sat in the restaurant section which was lovely, atmospheric lighting and music and not noisy and loud. The bar also looked like a fun place to eat with more of a buzz to it. The service was attentive and the food was delicious. I had the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
James C, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review, I’m pleased that everything was to your liking, I will be sure to pass on your comments to Chef regarding our brownie. You were one of the last tables to dine in our Bedlam restaurant which is now closed for refurbishment; we have since given the bar a major facelift and would love for... More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

With both my wife and I off work for the day we ventured to Stamford for a lunch time meal. It had been several years since we had been to the Bull and Swan but which had previously always been a good meal, so we thought we would try it again and we were not disappointed! The pub/hotel is a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
James C, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

I see that you took advantage of our very popular lunchtime deal and I’m pleased to read that you enjoyed our offerings More 

Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Friendly staff, good selection of ales, food is tasty and well presented. A little on the pricey side for some basic items hence 4 stars. Still worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
James C, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post us your feedback following your meal with us, as a well travelled Stamford diner I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience with us and I do hope to see you on your return visit More 

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Weekday lunchtime saw just a steady tickle of customers, but enough to create a nice atmosphere. Good choice of food, with a midweek lunch special. We chose from the main menu and were very happy with our choices, having excellent lamb, soufflés and salad. Unobtrusive service and good timing between courses. Would come again

Was this review helpful? Yes
James C, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

Our lunchtime offer does indeed continue to be very popular. I will make sure that Chef sees your kind words More 

Leicester
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

We chose to book a table for a Tuesday lunch time, not strictly required but we're glad we did as it got busier. The bar staff were polite, courteous, friendly and a credit to the pub. The lunch time menu was explained to us and we placed our orders. Shortly after our drinks arrived and then our food. Perfect portion... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
James C, Manager at Bull and Swan, responded to this review

I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the staff that looked after you so well during your recent lunch with us and I will look forward to seeing you again soon More 

Travelers who viewed Bull and Swan also viewed

 

Been to Bull and Swan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bull and Swan staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?