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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 15
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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
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
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Huddersfield
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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English first
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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

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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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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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
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

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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 

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Additional Information about Bull and Swan

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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