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The Bull & Swan

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The owners describe the hotel as quirky which could imply something shambolic (Fawlty Towers), it is not. The decor is carefully (and wonderfully) sourced. The parts that must function, like the en suite, function. The bed was comfortable and the complimentary soaps, teas (White Company and Tea Pigs), etc are good quality. National Trust sandpapered, co-ordinated and chintzy decor is... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is 400 years old on the outside and the inside and that brings with it A whole set of unique characteristics for this charming English Inn and pub. As an old Carriage Inn it is on the London Road so the rooms in the front might feel a little noisy, especially if you need to leave the windows... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed recently for a one night stay at the Bull & Swan after a concert at nearby Burghley House. The room we stayed in, (Porcupine), was a luxury room & was very well furnished, including a luxury bathroom. The room was equipped with a coffee machine & coffee pods & various Tea Pigs tea bags, plus various biscuits. Although... More 

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Twyford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff very friendly and made our one night stay very successful. We stayed in the Stag Room which was roomy and comfortable. Stairs leading to the room could be a problem if not completely mobile. My one complaint would be that in the bathroom which had a lovely rolled top bath and power shower, there was no shelf, table to... More 

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Grimsby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here whilst attending a wedding at the Bull & Swan's sister hotel the William Cecil. Our room was very comfortable and spacious. Superb shower. The only drawback was that our room overlooked the road and there was some traffic noise, but this did not spoil our stay.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at The Bull & Swan for a night on 11th July, booking 2 rooms (one for my Husband and myself and another for our Son). The hotel kindly booked 2 rooms next to each other: The Porcupine (Antonio Verrio) room and the Sir Isaac Newton room - these are both luxury rooms. We were warmly greeted on arrival... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our entry to the car park was between the pub and the building containing our room, and we were barely able to get our rented SUV through the very narrow space. (We later figured out how to pull the side mirrors in, so our departure was easier than our entry.) Our room was just lovely -- Sir Isaac Newton --... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Stayed only one night when visiting Burghley House. Staff were very nice and welcoming. Room was small but adequate and well equipped. TV reception was not great. Food was good honest pub food that we thought a little expensive until we saw other places to eat in the area. Note that this Inn is on the main road through town... More 

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Poitiers, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

You know how it is.....you see photos or drive through a place a think how charming it is but the reality doesn't live up to your dreams. Well not in Stamford and certainly not at the Bull and Swan one of only two remaining genuine coaching inns left in this historic and beautiful town on the old Great North Road... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Staying locally, we took the recommendation to have an evening meal here. Good menu- we the chicken and mushroon pie and chicken Caesar salad- both very good. Good wine list and particularly enjoyed the flavoursome Grainstore Triple B Rutland ale. Good service, fair prices and lovely interior.

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Once upon a time there was a drinking club at Burghley House. It was founded by The 5th Earl of Exeter in 1684 and it was called The Honourable Order of Little Bedlam. It had an eclectic bunch of members: The Baptist Earl of Gainsborough was known as Greyhound, The Hon Charles Bertie was The Stag and The Earl of Denbigh was Tyger amongst other nefarious characters. They would have drunk locally brewed ales, feasted on Burghley Estate and other local produce and created total bedlam. Things have a habit of coming round and we are delighted to invite you to dine on our local produce, sup our fine ales and obviously behave very, very well! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bull & Swan

Address: High St, St Martin's, Stamford PE9 2LJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Stamford
Price Range: $114 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bull & Swan 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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