The George of Stamford

Stamford, Lincolnshire

For Walter Scott, the view of Stamford from this historic coaching inn was ‘the finest twixt Edinburgh and London’. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

For Walter Scott, the view of Stamford from this historic coaching inn was ‘the finest twixt Edinburgh and London’. Our readers’ appreciation extends beyond the view. ‘The staff are lovely, the hotel is lovely and the town is lovely,’ they say. ‘Splendid hotel, staff very friendly, personable and well trained.’ Owned for 50 years by Lawrence Hoskins, The George cleaves to traditional values. Accommodation ranges from singles to four-poster rooms. ‘Our bedroom and bathroom were spacious and up to date; the lighting was very good. The bathroom had the best shaving mirror I’ve ever used.’ You can have a cream tea by the fire or in the courtyard, drink bubbly in the Champagne Bar, or don best bib and tucker to dine in the Oak Room, where the signature roast sirloin arrives on a silver-domed carving wagon. The food in the Garden Room is more modern, with pasta, steaks, a shellfish platter and a plant-based menu. (John and Elspeth Gibbon, David Sefton, and others)

Hotel details


71 St Martins


01780 750750




all year.


2 lounges, 2 bars, 2 restaurants (vegetarian and vegan menu), 3 private dining rooms, business centre, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), civil wedding licence, 2-acre grounds (courtyard, gardens). parking, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

quiet, in summer in garden covered area.


all ages welcomed, extra bed £60.


small dogs allowed with prior notice, not unattended in bedrooms (£10 per night), not in restaurants.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £270, singles from £150. À la carte £75 (Oak Room), £55 (Garden Room).

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Special offers

Up to 20% Discount Special Offer

The George of Stamford invites you to stay or even ‘staycation’ in one of the extremely special, enveloping bedrooms ‘each with an ionisation unit and filtered individual air-conditioning’ with a 20% reduction Sunday and Monday, or 10% reduction on Tuesday through Saturday nights, when you enjoy ‘sustenance’ with the hotel. This includes tea or coffee brought to your room with newspapers and a leisurely, simply amazing and tempting breakfast. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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