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The Bull and Swan Inn, St Martins - pub details

Address: 24a High Street, St Martins, Stamford, Cambridgeshire, PE9 2LJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 19791) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Stamford (0.2 miles)

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user reviews of the Bull and Swan Inn, St Martins

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We thought this was a nice pub, nearly empty on a Monday evening but maybe thatís not unusual. Beers pretty much as Blackthorn (below) says, in very good condition. Food very nice and fresh (one of the few places doing food on Sunday evenings apparently). Southern prices, like the rest of Stamford. Staff very pleasant and helpful.
BTW the signage is so subtle youíre nearly there before you see the place

Richardhuddleston - 2 Aug 2011 22:18
This has undergone an extensive refurbishment and re-opened about six months ago. I didnít go in here previously so cannot make a direct comparison, but I understand it was pretty poor. Now with itís 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, itís 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 wasnít 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 didnít strike me as a particularly enticing offer.

Beers on tap were Adnamís Bitter, Oakham JHB, Bull (brewed by Molson Coors, not sure if thatís exclusive to them) and Rupertís War Dog from Ufford Ales. The solitary cider was Stowford Press.
Blackthorn - 18 May 2011 09:49
This is an excellent pub with excellent beer. The Deuchars IPA is almost always on top form. They generally have about 5 beers on (at last visit including Abbot, Adnams, Jennings). There is plenty of room inside and a pleasant but underused beer garden/patio out the back. Newspapers are available which is very civilised. They have live music most Sunday evenings.
Stamford_Drinker - 17 Jul 2007 15:26
Recently started to drink there lovely beer garden with plastic cow! very good food,warm polite barstaff and pleasent owners a little gem
davep83 - 4 Jul 2005 16:13

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