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The Bull & Swan at Burghley - Inn in Lincolnshire

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St Martins, Stamford, PE9 2LJ, Lincolnshire
England, United Kingdom

Paul Brown

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+44 (0)1780 766412(landline)

Scotch eggs at the bar, game from the estate, pizza and a good film in the kitchen garden.. and some exceedingly handsome bedrooms

A magical renovation, an ancient inn that stands a short walk from the middle of glorious Stamford, part of the Burghley estate. Step inside to discover varnished wood floors, golden stone walls, fires smouldering all over the place and newspapers hanging on poles. At the bar venison Scotch eggs are impossible to resist, as are a raft of local ales and splendid wines. Regal oils adorn the walls, leather-backed settles take the strain, and you eat wherever you want - in the kitchen garden with a delicious pizza and a film on Thursdays! As for beautiful bedrooms, they come in country-house style with huge beds, fabulous linen, warm colours and super-funky bathrooms. Most are big, all are delightful, two interconnect for families, and mattresses are divine. Back downstairs, delicious food waits, perhaps stilton on toast, Burghley game pie, apple and blueberry crumble. And don't miss Burghley, a five-minute stroll, one of Britain's finest houses.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Paul Brown:

Local points of interest from
Paul Brown:

  • Burghley House Situated within walking distance from the Pub. One of the finest Elizabethan houses in England and one of the most famous family Estates in Europe.
  • All Saints Brewery Originally established in 1825 as a steam-operated brewery, it was restored in the late 1990's to produce specialised fruit beers from a micro-brewery known as Melbourn Bros. It has a coffee lounge, restaurant and brewery shop.
  • All Saints Church Dating back to the 13th Century, rebuilt by the Brownes after suffering damage during the Wars of the Roses, this striking church in Red Lion Square has Browne family memorial brasses, a carved angel roof & beautiful stained glass windows
  • Barn Hill A well-preserved & picturesque cobbled stoned street nestled behind All Saints' Church. This setting provided key locations for the BBC TV series Middlemarch & the Merchant Ivory movie (2000) The Golden Bowl. Now private residences & guest rooms
  • Stamford Arts Centre The Arts Centre houses a theatre/cinema, assembly room, café, art gallery & tourist info centre. The assembly room dates back to 1727. The theatre was added 51 years later and is one of England’s earliest provincial theatres.
  • Historic houses of Lincolnshire As well as the magnificent Burghley estate there are plenty of other fantastic houses to visit within Lincolnshire. These include Belvoir Castle, Gainsborough Old Hall, Normanby Hall, Grimsthorpe Castle, Belton House & more
Points of interest

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  • 7 Doubles
  • , 2 Twins
Price:(i) £100 to£170 per night

Singles £90 - £150. Dinner, B&B £75 - £95 per person.

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Lunch from £5.50. Dinner from £12.95. Sunday lunch from £13.95.




St Martins, Stamford, PE9 2LJ, Lincolnshire

Inn 7 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 100 to £ 170 per night
Inn 2 Twin rooms
Price: (i) £ 100 to £ 170 per night

Paul Brown

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)1780 766412(landline)