The Bull & Swan at Burghley

Stamford, Lincolnshire
+44 (0)1780 766412
Visit owner's website

£114 - £170
per night

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


9 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

£114 - £170 per night

The Experience

An ancient inn that stands a short walk from the middle of Stamford, part of the Burghley Estate. Step inside to find varnished wood floors, golden stone walls, and fires smouldering all over the place. At the bar venison Scotch eggs are impossible to resist, as are a raft of local ales and splendid wines. Regal oils line the walls, leather-backed settles take the strain, and you eat breakfast outside on sunny days.

Bedrooms 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 deep. Back downstairs, delicious food waits, perhaps duck terrine, crispy pork belly, rhubarb crumble.

Breakfast is a feast too: the Full Bull will set you up for a day of sightseeing or walking, there are veggie options, pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup or simply Greek yogurt with berries and good coffee.

The Bull & Swan at Burghley - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The food, particularly Sunday lunches - make sure you book ahead
  • Exploring Burghley House and Gardens
  • Watching a movie in the Garden Cinema with a wood-fired pizza straight from the outdoor oven
The Bull & Swan at Burghley - Gallery

You should know

  • No parking on site - guests can park up the street at The William Cecil
  • A couple of the bedrooms on the ground floor face the road
  • Dogs are welcome at a £25 charge


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £114
Singles £90 - £150. Dinner, B&B £75 - £95 per person.
7 Doubles
From £114
2 Twins
From £114


Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Lunch from £5.50. Dinner from £12.95. Sunday lunch from £15.95.


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The neighbourhood

Stamford has beautiful Georgian and 17th-century buildings, shops, cafés and restaurants, and a lovely walk along the river Welland across the meadows or over the historic bridge. You'll also find an Arts Centre with film, theatre and concerts. Burghley House is Elizabethan, the gardens are beautiful and there is much sculpture to discover. Come by train - the station is a 10-15 minute walk.

Local points of interest from Sophie Taylor

  • 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


Sophie Taylor

Needs to be the same as The William Cecil which I haven't done yet, so this needs to wait until I have!