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Bull & Swan Inn, Stamford Town, Stamford

High Street
St. Martins
Stamford
PE9 2LJ
Phone: 01780766412
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Thuck Phat left this review about Bull & Swan Inn

Blackthorn's review below gives much accurate detail.
The building itself is on the main road from the south into Stamford and dates back to the late 1500's originally although there have clearly been many later additions. It really is a pub cum restaurant cum hotel and the area to the left of the drive is the designated restaurant area. To the right is the bar and although not an out and out boozer this is certainly a comfortable place to enjoy a pint or two.
The menu is comprehensive but not cheap with mains around the £15 mark. I ate breakfast here, which was very good, but can't comment on lunchtime or evening meals.
The staff are young, helpful, friendly and knowledgable on beer which makes this a welcoming place.
Beers on were: Grainstore GB Best and Cooking, Nene Valley BSA (Blonde Session Ale) and Star Brewing's Meteor. These breweries are all local based in Oakham, Oundle and Market Deeping respectively and the BSA was in good nick and whistled down on a hot day.
Worth nipping into if you're in Stamford and fancy a locally brewed ale in a nicely done historic building.

On 5th August 2013 - rating: 7
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Bull & Swan Inn

This has undergone an extensive refurbishment and re-opened about six months ago. I didn’t go in here previously so cannot make a direct comparison, but I understand it was pretty poor. Now with it’s makeover it feels like a cross between a pub and a hotel lounge, perhaps unsurprisingly as they also have rooms available. Whilst it might not have that traditional pub feel, it’s nonetheless a pleasant enough place.

The two doors in to the establishment are either side of a small drive that leads to a car park at the rear. To the left is the restaurant area, with the main bar area being to the right. This is divided in to three sections, with laminate wood flooring and a rug or two, some exposed stone walls and a few beams on the ceiling. There were a couple of fireplaces in two of the bars, although whether these are in use or not I am not sure. Each table had a candle burning away which added a sort of homely ambience. There is also a pleasant looking patio area at the rear. Bar staff seemed helpful and efficient.

There was an extensive menu covering platters to share, sandwiches, etc. as well as your usual starters and mains. It wasn’t your usual pub grub with no sign of a chilli or lasagne, although there was fish and chips. Other than that it was slightly more adventurous dishes, but nothing too pretentious. There was also a few specials chalked up on a board, with a disturbingly lifelike mannequin sat reading a book right next to one of them. My linguine with pesto, pine nuts, parmesan and rocket was a decent enough dish, although it was a little heavy on the rocket. There were also a few scotch eggs at the end of the bar. The A-board outside advertising a burger and a pint deal for £10 didn’t strike me as a particularly enticing offer.

Beers on tap were Adnam’s Bitter, Oakham JHB, Bull (brewed by Molson Coors, not sure if that’s exclusive to them) and Rupert’s War Dog from Ufford Ales. The solitary cider was Stowford Press.

On 18th May 2011 - rating: 7
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Gill Smith left this review about Bull & Swan Inn

This pub is Punch owned I believe and I didn’t get to see inside as looking through the window the bar was in darkness, and I presumed it to be closed. Was in a rush now and didn't see opening times. I have heard there is a free of tie arrangement there so they hope to get LocAles shortly.

On 4th April 2010 - no rating submitted
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Stamford, 0.43 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Oakham, 12.22 miles, 3 hr 55 min walk (show)
Peterborough, 13.05 miles, 4 hr 11 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 24 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 24 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 24 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 August 2013 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday8am - 11pm
Monday7am - 11pm
Tuesday7am - 11pm
Wednesday7am - 11pm
Thursday7am - 11pm
Friday7am - 11pm
Saturday8am - 11pm
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