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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were referred by William Cecil, and a good recommendation, accommodated our dog George and staff were very friendly and efficient. Only downside early morning traffic, good enough to warrant rebooking and taking earplugs

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Penallt, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have had a very pleasant 2 day break here. It is of course, very convenient for Burghley House (1 mile away). A wonderful old coaching inn that has been brought up to date, very convenient for exploring the lovely town of Stamford as well. The rooms are all individual, so hard to advise in general. Ours (and several others)... More 

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Heywood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Called here a few nights whilst staying nearby. Historic inn with character. Friendly efficient staff . Real ales kept well , my Doom Bar on top form. Enjoyed the lamb and mint pie with peas and mash. Peaceful, historic old pub. Maybe food and ale slightly over priced but taking into account surroundings and history worth a visit. Went in... More 

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

We had a good time here despite a few negatives, we thought we were prepared for the road noise but it was worse than we anticipated and meant we could not have the window open despite the warm room. Our room had lots of good extras but we did wish it was a full ensuite instead of across the landing,... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on previous guest recommendations we had booked this property and stayed in a "luxury" room being The Porcupine. The room was large and had a decent modern bathroom with a very good shower but the bed was not easy to get in or out of and the main issue was it was at street level and very noisy with... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would never return to this place and I wouldn't recommend anyone to visit the bull and swan. We arrived and were not welcomed, my husband ordered a drink and the bar maid said there was no gas in the pump. She abandoned our order with no explanation and went on to serve another customer. There was no apology, extremely... More 

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

we dropped in for dinner, I had a very nice vegetarian meal, my wife a nice chicken salad,both were very good,the staff attentive but not overwhelming ,I can highly recommend the bull for food and service,next time we are in Stamford we will make a b line for the place,I cant say more than that

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this as it was a good place .Toget to the burghley horse trials. Hotel offered free golf buggy transport to the centre.Meant we could leave car at the hotel. and avoid massage delays getting in and parking agreat distance from course.Food and service were very good.The only downside was traffic noise.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All aspects of the Bull and Swan dealt really well with the demands of Burghley weekend. Probably not the best time to visit if you are looking for a quiet weekend but one thing that is clear, if the team can cope with the demands of the Burghley Horse Trials and still deliver a great welcome, service and high level... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely Hotel, friendly staff, good service, great food, quirky rooms. Would have given a rating of 5 if it weren't for the road noise. We had the Badger room and our friends had the Greyhound, both rooms beautifully decorated and very clean with ensuite bathrooms,however both on main road and due to the beautiful weather had to leave the windows... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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: 24A High Street, Stamford PE9 2LJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Stamford
Price Range: $111 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bull & Swan 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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