Over the Easter Weekend we had a much needed family break, staying at The Bull and Swan, Stamford. The hotel invited us to come and stay for a night, sample their food and enjoy their garden restaurant and outdoor cinema. So who were we to turn down an offer like that?!

The weather was pretty lousy, but this took nothing away from the beautiful town and the hospitality and welcome that we received from The Bull and Swan, Stamford. James, the General Manager and all the staff there were so friendly and with a toddler in tow, we instantly felt at ease and relaxed.

The Bull and Swan, Stamford

What did we do?

We arrived on Easter Sunday and looked-on enviously at people enjoying the roast dinner lunch. We made the most of the Bull and Swan’s outdoor garden cinema, as they were showing kids’ film ‘Zootopia’ which the little lady was really excited about. We wrapped-up warm in blankets, sat by the outdoor heaters and ordered a fresh stone-baked pizza (or two!) plus kids meal to enjoy.

When our room was ready, we explored that (we stayed in the luxury room ‘Stag’) and enjoyed a couple of hours relaxing, lazing around and snoozing.

Then it was time for a stroll (in the rain), in the lovely town of Stamford, before coming back to the pub at The Bull and Swan, where we enjoyed some drinks and a board-game.

Then it was time for a long afternoon soak in the roll-top bath, before getting ready for dinner…which was delicious!

A lovely night’s sleep in the super giant bed, before we embarked on an Easter Egg hunt in our bedroom on Easter Monday morning. Then downstairs for a knock-out breakfast, before reluctantly heading home.

Saying Farewell

We were really sad to say goodbye to The Bull and Swan, Stamford, as we just didn’t feel like we had enough time – we would have happily stayed a few nights! We plan to go back later in the year as it’s an ideal UK family break, with lots to do in the area (which we couldn’t make the most of, due to the bank hols and the weather). In honesty, all we wanted from our weekend away, was somewhere we could relax, put our feet up and enjoy some good food in lovely surroundings, and that’s exactly what we got at The Bull and Swan.

Full review and more photos coming in Part 2 – keep your eyes peeled!