Once upon a time there was a drinking club at Burghley House. It was founded by The 5th Earl of Exeter in 1684 and it was called The Honourable Order of Little Bedlam. It had an eclectic bunch of members: The Baptist Earl of Gainsborough was known as Greyhound, The Hon Charles Bertie was The Stag and The Earl of Denbigh was Tyger amongst other nefarious characters.
We are not sure who The Bull (rumoured to be The Hon Charles Cecil) and The Swan were and nor are we sure that the club dined at this historic Stamford Public House....but it is highly likely they did.
They would have drunk locally brewed ales, feasted on Burghley Estate and other local produce and created total bedlam. Things have a habit of coming round and we look forward to inviting you to dine on our local produce, sup our fine ales and obviously behave very, very well!
PS Sorry - forgot to say that we have the best kept secret in Stamford amazing bedrooms....7 of them....incredibly comfortable....great size...showers and baths and rather good value.
The Bull and Swan is situated at the top of the high street in St Martins enjoying a prominent position over the rest of Stamford. Stamford town is easily accessed by train and car. The town is on the main east coast train line with easy access to York, Cambridge and London. By car is just as easy with Stamford situated just off the A1. Exit at the Carpenters Lodge exit, signposted Burghley and Stamford. Continue for 1 mile and the inn will be on your right as you enter the town.
You can check in from 15:00. You need to check out by 11:00.