The George of Stamford

Stamford, Lincolnshire

‘Another excellent stay,’ reports a Guide regular this year, after returning to Lawrence Hoskins’s ‘very traditional’ town-centre hotel, once a coaching inn on the old Great North Road. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Another excellent stay,’ reports a Guide regular this year, after returning to Lawrence Hoskins’s ‘very traditional’ town-centre hotel, once a coaching inn on the old Great North Road. Her single room was upgraded at no extra cost. A friend was similarly ‘impressed’ by the ‘small but beautifully arranged garden’, and the lounges with ‘imposing fireplaces and age-crinkled wood panelling’. Over the centuries, the bedrooms, some snug, some large with half-tester bed, leather sofa and mullioned windows, have hosted royalty, nobility and gamblers, perhaps attracted by ‘the world’s finest cockpit’, built in 1725. Another visitor wrote of a room ‘straight out of Agatha Christie, with four-poster, blankets and heavy curtains but a cracking modern bathroom’. Male guests must wear a jacket to dine in the Oak Room which serves Paul Nicholls’s classic English fare including sirloin carved at a silver-domed wagon; pan-roasted venison; roasted partridge. In the informal Garden Room, dishes include a Grand Brittany seafood platter; antipasti; and a ‘very good lobster spaghetti’. Staff are ‘helpful, extremely pleasant’. Breakfast ‘has lots of choice’. (Helen Ann Davies, IB, and others)

Hotel details

Address

71 St Martins
Stamford
Lincolnshire
PE9 2LB
England

Telephone

01780 750750

Bedrooms

45.

Open

all year.

Facilities

2 lounges, 2 bars, 
2 restaurants, 2 private dining rooms, business centre, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), civil wedding licence, 2-acre grounds (courtyard, gardens), public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed, not unattended in bedrooms, only guide dogs in restaurants.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single from £135, double £225–£400. À la carte £65. 1-night bookings refused during Burghley Horse Trials.

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