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The Bull & Swan

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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!
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Property amenities
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Smoking rooms available
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We visited as a group of 8 for Sunday lunch, just before Christmas. The table was lovely, and beside the fire which sadly was not lit in December We ordered a selection of nibbles to start with that were lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed. When ordering we asked about the size
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Response from Nisa T, Public Relations Manager at The Bull & Swan
Responded 5 days ago
Hello Louise, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a comprehensive review of your time with us. Sorry to hear about your experience. If you have the time, could you please call us on 01780 766 412 and ask to speak to the James Chadwick who is the General Manager? He is keen to discuss you feedback in more detail. Hope to hear from you soon. Kind regards, Nisa Tariq Marketing Manager
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A romantic night away, we stayed in room 7 which had a bath in the bedroom. Enjoyed the little extras in the room. The pub itself is full of character. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Evening meal was good and breakfast was also very good. Great location for exploring Stamford
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Response from Nisa T, Public Relations Manager at The Bull & Swan
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Lovely to hear that we were able to make your stay with us so memorable. Completely agree, the little touches do make a huge difference. Glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us too. I do hope you'll come back and visit us again soon! Kind regards, Nisa Tariq Marketing Manager
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We had a room for one night. The room was poky The bath was in the bedroom. No handles to assist getting in/out of the bath, which was also elevated. We were woken by music at 8 am. It was annoying to say the least. We didn’t realise it was from the bar/breakfast area until
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Response from Nisa T, Public Relations Manager at The Bull & Swan
Responded 3 weeks ago
Good afternoon, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Bull & Swan. I read your feedback with sadness. If you have the time, please could you give the hotel a call on 01780 766 412 and ask to speak to James Chadwick, the general manager who is keen to discuss your feedback in more detail? Hope to hear from you soon. Kind regards, Nisa Tariq Marketing Manager
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We stayed for one night at the bull and swan with our 10 month old as part of our road trip around England. We had the ‘stag’ room which was very spacious and the bed was huge and surprisingly comfortable. The shower and bath were also very good and clean. The staff were
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Response from Nisa T, Public Relations Manager at The Bull & Swan
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I'm pleased to hear that your time with us pleasant. We always get comments on how comfy our beds are! Sorry to hear that you were not able to dine at The William Cecil. Children are more than welcome, in fact we often have families come and stay and dine at our sister property! Lovely to hear that your dining experience with us was enjoyable. We look forward to your return! Kind regards, Nisa Tariq Marketing Manager
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Out and about in Stamford (actually at Burleigh Christmas / food fair - disappointing as it was)- so a brisk walk through the park took us to the Bull and Swan for a cheeky late lunch. I’ve been here many times, in fact the second time in the week, but I have to add a review,
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Response from Nisa T, Public Relations Manager at The Bull & Swan
Responded 12 Dec 2018
Hello, Thank you for choosing to eat with us at The Bull & Swan. Wow, what a great review. Great choice with the pigeon starter! Will have to see if Chef will share how he makes his mushroom sauce masterpiece. We may well have a proposal on the cards... hang fire. I will be sure to pass on your absolutely wonderful comments onto Chef. Look forward to your return. Kind regards, Nisa Tariq Marketing Manager
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what credit cards do you accept.
Do all the rooms have showers ?
Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent enquiry. All rooms have showers with the exception of Room 7 our Lyon Room which has a beautiful roll top bath and hand held shower. Kind Regards Peter Brighouse
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have you any downstairs rooms
Afternoon, I am afraid that all of our bedrooms are on the 1st floor. Should you have any further queries please do let us know. Kind regards Kate
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"if you are a light sleeper ask for a room not on the road, and if you require a shower check before booking"
"look online and choose for yourself"
"Room 5 is lovely ,didn't mind being at the front but if you want a lie in the back of the hotel would be better"
"Quieter at the rear but front not too bad considering it’s on the main road, the secondary glazing works well!"
"Take time to review room configurations and locations in the hotel before selecting."
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 113 - US$ 208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandStamford
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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