The Bull & Swan at Burghley

St MartinsPE9 2LJStamfordUnited Kingdom
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About The Bull & Swan at Burghley

The Bull & Swan at Burghley is a 17th century drinking club, founded by the 5th Earl of Exeter. The historic building is now home to a charming, traditional hotel and restaurant.

Each of the rooms is individually decorated and named after pseudonyms of members of the historic drinking club. Each room benefits from basic amenities including en-suite bathrooms. Some rooms are also dog-friendly.

The Bull & Swan at Burghley is full of history and charm, offering a unique staying and dining experience.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily in the gastro-style restaurant. All food is cooked using locally-sourced ingredients. A range of local ales is available in addition to other beers, wines and spirits.

There are a number of attractions nearby, including All Saints Church, All Saints Brewery, Burghley House, Easton Walled Gardens and many more.


St Martins, PE9 2LJ, Stamford, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1780)766412 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Comfortable and characterful rooms.

The majority of reviews comment on rooms being full of character, retaining a number of original features. Beds are reportedly comfortable and made up with good quality sheets. Bathrooms and shower rooms also seem to be pleasant, with roll top baths and l

Good quality food, served quickly.

A number of reviews comment on the excellent quality of food served in the restaurant, from breakfast through to dinner. Guests also seem pleased with the service, describing waiting and bar staff as friendly and helpful.

Great refreshment facilities in bedrooms.

There seem to be good refreshment facilities in each of the bedrooms, with guests commenting that plenty of tea and coffee is available. Guests comment that there is also a complimentary drink in each room upon arrival, which usually seems to be elderflow

Negative Reviews

Rooms at the front aren’t very private.

Guests who had rooms at the front of the hotel report that rooms do not feel very private. Secondary double glazing seems to be ineffective given the busy road at the front of the hotel. Guests in rooms on the second floor and at the back of the hotel see

No air conditioning in certain rooms.

There doesn’t seem to be any air conditioning in at least some of the bedrooms, and guests comment that when weather is hot, this makes the rooms insufferable. No fans seem to be provided for non-air conditioned rooms.

Some small rooms with small beds.

It seems that there is a wide range across the bedrooms in terms of size. Some guests comment on large bedrooms with large beds, whereas others comment on very small rooms, and some guests questions whether the beds in their rooms were even doubles.

Rating Overview

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8.5 out of 10 based on 66 reviews