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Bull and Swan

Bar, British, Pub
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24A High Street, Stamford PE9 2LJ, England
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are looking for a coaching inn with character and a great atmosphere in Stamford then this is the venue for you. With ample accommodation and a sensible menu, along with special offers on food during the week.

Thank V5178TApatrickb
Grantham, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Three adults and a junior stopped off for lunch before visiting Burghley House. A pleasant find, the staff were warm and welcoming, and the menu offerings fine for us. The junior menu was exactly what any child would wish for, and the fish and chip main course chosen was fine. The desert of two scoops of ice cream and some... More 

Thank Peter F
Southampton, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate on one of the special meal deals 2 meals and bottle of wine £25 superb food and good bottle of wine. They do accommodation as well. Lovely staff, Good atmosphere.

Thank KVS79
Norwich, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I try to leave good reviews and rarely leave negative ones unless the experience is pretty bad. This one ticked most of the bad boxes and was a big disappointment. For a start the barman seemed less than keen on me having a small taste of an ale before buying a pint. Having drunk two pints before my fish and... More 

1 Thank baconovich
Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have had the good fortune and privilege to have visited and eaten in this establishment.... What can I say...?, Where do I start...?. The Bar/eating area are a lovely and inviting place. In the winter we have open fires. A very old building and steeped in history. Such a comfortable and welcoming venue. Always busy, so wise to book... More 

Thank Martin P
Swindon Wiltshire
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Four or five days in Stamford is, in itself, a rewarding experience. The Bull & Swan is an excellent Bar in St Martins, where, even for a leisurely pint, the service and atmosphere are spot on! Sample one the lunches and you will be very adequately fed for the rest of the day!! This is an historic business and worthy... More 

Thank johnlister500
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

The food was nice but not excellent-except the chicken liver pate, that was absolutely delicious-, the waitress was a bit grumpy. It's not worth the price but they have outside seating as well and the garden is beautiful.

Thank Hodován I
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134 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This is the most wonderful building (in common with most of the town actually!). The pub is lovely inside, very comfortable and attractive decor. We only come to Stamford occasionally, and don't always eat a meal when we do, but we remembered a good snack/lunch from a previous visit and popped in. The service and food were excellent, as was... More 

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Retford, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We arrived for our booking at 12:00 last Sunday and were greeted quickly and shown to our table . We were made to feel very welcome as was our little puppy 😊 at that point they had just opened but there were already another couple of parties in the pub! We opted for no starters & a good old Sunday... More 

1 Thank BluePenguine
Stamford UK
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209 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I met up with a girlfriend for a bite and a chat. Lovely feel about the place, tasty light meal and good service from very friendly staff.

Thank Louise C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $30
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24A High Street, Stamford PE9 2LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Stamford
  • Phone Number: 441780766412
The Bull & Swan has oodles of history which we hope we complement with fantastic food & drink. A plethora of great, well conditioned local ales, a diverse but unstuffy wine list and a dedicated, professional and yet relaxed team all add to what we hope will be a perfect visit to the pub! Using local suppliers is at the heart of the pub's ethos - it might be cockles from the Wash, cheese from Cote Hill or simply great fresh vegetables, venison, beef or game from the Burghley Estate. The team combines all these ingredients to create an original and sumptuous menu, with dishes to suit every palate.

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