The George of Stamford

Stamford, Lincolnshire

‘Over five decades the dear old George has never missed a beat, and our stay was as perfect as ever in this beautiful, old but supremely comfortable hotel in a lovely town. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Over five decades the dear old George has never missed a beat, and our stay was as perfect as ever in this beautiful, old but supremely comfortable hotel in a lovely town.’ A reader praises this historic coaching inn on the Great North Road, owned by Lawrence Hoskins for half a century. Some bedrooms have contemporary decor, and all have individually controlled air conditioning but, from antique four-posters to silver-domed carvery trolleys in the panelled Oak Room restaurant, which serves ‘perfect Dover sole and succulent roast beef’, this is a classic hotel of its kind. You can eat less formally in the Garden Room, where every taste is catered for, from pasta, fish and chips and burgers to steak-and-kidney pudding, lobster Benedict, ‘the best sea bass I can recall’. ‘Tea in the courtyard with a pianist playing songs from the 1930s has been a delight,’ another reader related, although wincing at prices ‘that seem well over the top’. Service at its best is ‘perfect’, though yet another reader found it haphazard. Still, ‘lovely to stay in a famous hotel of such character’. (Ralph Wilson, Geoffrey Bignell, 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 (vegetarian/vegan menu), 3 private dining rooms, business centre, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), civil wedding licence, 2-acre grounds, parking, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

quiet, in summer in garden covered area, pianist with afternoon tea at weekends.

Children

all ages welcomed, extra bed £60.

Dogs

small dogs allowed with prior notice, not unattended in bedrooms (£25 per night), not in restaurants.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £285, singles from £155. À la carte £75 (Oak Room), £55 (Garden Room).

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Special offers

'Irresistible Stay' Special Offer

Spoil yourself at The George of Stamford and stay for just £250 per night for two people during January and February, subject to availability. With tea or coffee brought to your room in the morning, together with The Times and a delicious traditional breakfast taken in The Garden Room. This irresistible offer also includes £90 towards your Oak Room Dinner, sadly not including drinks. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.


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