Burghley Bites… An insider’s guide to where to eat and drink in Stamford

If you aren’t the designated driver then sit back and enjoy a drink or two and something to eat in these local Stamford pubs and bars…

The Cosy Club www.cosyclub.co.uk/stamford

Stamford’s Cosy Club is located in the former delivery office to the town’s main Post Office.cosy club

Behind the honey-coloured stone walls of this old delivery office there is a surprisingly large, open-plan, industrial space that is split into separate bar & dining areas & has an overall capacity for 330 guests.

The bar area comprises of a mix of snugs & a roomy standing area, which is dominated by an impressive gin-palace-inspired bar painted in pillar box red (a nod towards the building’s former use) & a hugely impressive feature roof lantern, which floods the main trading area with masses of light. The look is completed with leather club chairs, sink-into sofas, Art Deco coffee tables, velvet pouffes, antler chandeliers, oil paintings & taxidermy.

The open-plan dining area can comfortably seat 120 guests & can be arranged to accommodate very large tables. The food on offer is the usual cosy bistro style from burgers to Mexican and Thai dishes and some very sticky puddings.

The Wine Bar www.stamfordwinebar.co.uk

the-wine-bar stamfordPerfectly located in the centre of the beautifully historic town of Stamford, situated near the bustling
High Street and 15 minutes’ walk to the picturesque grounds of Burghley House, this tastefully modern bar offers everything from coffee mornings and live music events to a superb choice of wines and impeccable service. In addition to the wide selection of fantastic wines, they have great bottled beers and delicious food to choose from.  The Wine Bar is also children and dog friendly and offers Prosecco at £15 per bottle during Burghley weekend.

The large garden situated to the rear of the bar offers access to year round sun and in the evening you can sit outside and enjoy our patio heaters or snuggle up under our blankets and take in the stars.

Tobie Norris www.kneadpubs.co.uk/our-pubs/the-tobie-norris

The Tobie Norris is a multi-award winning pub offering delicious food, real ale and fine wine in the the-tobie-norriscentre of Stamford. The original building dates back to the rule of Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots (or King Edward I for short!) in 1280 and it was later owned by a bell-maker and made into a bell foundry, which is where they got their name: Tobie Norris (that very bell-maker.  A classic Stamford pub, the Tobie, combines the quirky and the traditional all at once.

With three floors and seven rooms for you to explore, the Tobie Norris is famous for its lovingly restored building. The menu reflects the pub surroundings. With a mixture of classic pub food and quirkier dishes. You can tuck in to a signature stonebaked  pizza, lamb from their own Tallington farm or even just traditional Ploughman’s. Served with a choice of wines or classic ales this is a great venue to review the day and relax before heading homeward, it is also dog friendly too!

The Crown www.kneadpubs.co.uk/our-pubs/the-crown-hotel

Although the hotel may be fully booked out , The Crown in Stamford is located in the heart of the tobie norrisstunning town renowned for its striking Stamford stone and historical marketplace. The hotel features the ‘Red Cow’ @ the Crown pub, lounge area and bar.

The décor has with quirky features appearing on every wall and in every room and the bars serve up a fantastic selection of ales, wine, and cocktails.

The Crown is packed with character through and through – from its beautiful courtyard perfect for summer’s days, to its original building dating back to 1260. The Crown is also children friendly, offering a range of food from pub staples to more exotic classics with locally sourced produce available.

The Mad Turk www.themadturk.co.uk

The Mad Turk specialises in traditional, rustic Turkish Cypriot food including dishes enjoyed by past the-mad-turk5family generations, prepared fresh daily using ingredients supplied locally. The Head Chef/owner Kaz runs this family restaurant with his wife Shelly, supported by a wonderful young team and often assisted by the extended family, brother’s, mothers and fathers.

Renowned for its service and personally recommended by local eventers, The Mad Turk is a favourite with many because of its high quality and service.

Nikki Goldup

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