Good Hotel Guide Review
Behind a Georgian facade, Lawrence Hoskins’s rambling coaching inn, with beams, wood panelling and ‘elegant period windows’, embodies the remains of far older buildings. ‘Do not go if you’re looking for anything crisp, contemporary or linear,’ says a reader, who relishes the inn’s ‘warmly welcoming, historical embrace’. From a standard room with handmade bed and contemporary furnishings to a four-poster suite with lattice window and stone fireplace, each bedroom is different. ‘We had an excellent panelled room. Sheets and blankets (hurrah!) and a good bathroom,’ another reader writes. When yet another complained about a lack of storage, a chest of drawers promptly arrived. Men don a jacket to dine in the Oak Room, where Mark Alsop, now promoted to chef, cooks classics and more innovative dishes. Maybe ‘tempura king prawns then the best calf’s liver I’ve had for many years’. There is more bistro-style fare in the Garden Room. You can eat in the lovely courtyard or try ‘a fine-quality cheese and ham toastie’ in the bar. The whole George experience ‘feels like entering an older, more reliable world’. (John Barnes, IB, and others)
71 St Martins
2 lounges, 2 bars, 2 restaurants, 3 private dining rooms, business centre, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), civil wedding licence, 2-acre grounds (courtyard, gardens), public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all ages welcomed.
allowed, not unattended in bedrooms, only guide dogs in restaurants.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £165–£185, double £235–£400. À la carte £75 (Oak Room). 1-night bookings refused during Burghley Horse Trials.
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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 to Thursday, or 10% reduction on Friday and 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.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.