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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 15
    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
Excellent

Food good service good although the waitress were not very knowledgable on the food. But we're helpful and polite etc Would certainly go back an sit outside on a warm eve One comment the pie is a stew with a lid not a proper pie but still tasted great

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Food good service good although the waitress were not very knowledgable on the food. But we're helpful and polite etc Would certainly go back an sit outside on a warm eve One comment the pie is a stew with a lid not a proper pie but still tasted great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Really enjoyed Sunday Lunch on our first visit to this lovely pub in Stamford. Most especially the service by the well trained, smiling young staff, deserves recognition. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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Lincs
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is our local, and in the past, we've thought it fantastic. However on on this occasion we were left very disappointed. The guy in charge couldn't have been more accomodating and welcoming, but the food was below par. The starters (crab and goat cheese) were plain odd, and very unseasoned. The main course of tuna (supposed to be served... More 

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North Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Delicious meal in a lovely period pub. Friendly waiter and the service was first class and we were all made to feel very welcome and important. We will definitely revisit.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We decided we should try somewhere different for our son's birthday celebration. The food was excellent and the service fantastic! Will definitely be returning to our new find!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

After three attempts at booking over the last two years we finally got a table. It is a small dining room with a good local reputation. The first aspect was one of puzzlement. I am sure the restaurant was on one side of the passage way and the pub part on the other. The photos on this site seems to... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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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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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 

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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: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups

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