The George of Stamford today …

… in an exceptional location sits the iconic Hotel, fondly known locally as the Grande Dame of Stamford where the Romans crossed the river on their journeys north. Within the ancient walls of this fine Coaching Inn, forgotten values abound; a warm welcome, friendly smiling staff, log fires, orchids and floral displays, the buzz of guests partaking of enjoyment in beverage and sustenance. Any reason whatsoever to visit The George is an occasion to be savoured.


Breakfast is in the delightful, and aptly named, Garden Room from 7.30 am until 10 am (from 8 am on a Sunday), perfect for an early meet whilst passing by - you don’t have to have stayed to share the sheer joy of an old fashioned, traditional ‘English’ break-fast individually ordered and cooked for you - a rarity these days! Juices, cereals, porridge, and toast, jams and marmalade accompany, together with teas and coffees. What a lovely start to the day! To be ultra decadent, or just because, why not have a Bucks Fizz or a flute of Taittinger Nocturne - a champagne that was created to be a treat at any time of the day or night!



Brunch is an increasingly popular way to, perhaps, cut one meal out of our daily lives or just a quieter part of the day to share a meal - and perhaps a ‘glass’ - with the warmer weather (hopefully!) on the way, take a table in The Courtyard and while away the morning with friends. Available throughout the week from 8 am until 11 am.


Coffee - or Fortnum & Mason Teas - is served throughout the day in The Lounge, The Walter Scott, The Champagne Bar and under the cosy sheepskin bedecked comfort of The Canopy (weather permitting). Toasted and buttered Hot Teacakes, naughty cakes and biscuits are there to tempt and comfort!



The Oak Room is an institution in its own right - dishes from bygone eras, brought up to date sympathetically by Executive Chef Mark Tomeo and his excellent team - sit side by side with favourites and newer additions.  The Silver Trolleys with Roast Sirloin of Beef, the gueridons for filleting Dover Sole and carving Racks of Lamb, The Cheese Trolley, The Pudding Trolley, Crêpes Suzette flambéed at your table - the theatre and atmosphere is unique in this panelled oak restaurant - quintessential England. A superb Wine List and great wines by the glass make the experience of dining at The George sublime, Lunch is served from midday until 2.30 pm, reopening for Dinner from 6.30 pm.  The extensive A La Carte Menu is always available, and there are Three and Two Course Menus at £60 and £42 respectively (excludes Saturday evening and Sunday lunch). Always memorable, be it a celebration, an anniversary or ‘just lunch or dinner’, DO IT!




The Garden Room is a relaxed, informal, charming and pleasantly ‘noisy’ restaurant. A ‘bistro’ for all day eating, be it breakfast, brunch, all day lunch from 11.30 am to last orders at 10.30 pm - all as simple as you wish, a leisurely time or a quicker bite … or more! Anytime, we’re there for you.



Afternoon Cream Tea - perhaps with glass of divine Taittinger Nocturne Champagne - is a treat to behold! Entertaining, a gift, or just because and why not - enjoy the naughtiness, the Britishness, the slight eccentricity of ‘tea’.  A carefully selected choice of Fortnum & Mason leaf teas accompany finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and scrumptious cakes and pastries.  Booking is advised, unfortunately not at the weekends … and you can understand why!



The London Room, The King Charles Room, The Lambert Room are each excellent for any celebrations and luncheons and dinners - gatherings of family and friends, wedding breakfasts, receptions - work or play … perfection. Have your own Team look after you and your guests with charm and efficiency, making the pleasure of being ‘host’ a joy, without any of the pressures or aftermath! There are a number of exciting menus to choose from, with the opportunity of magnums, palate cleansing sorbet, cheese and fish courses further adding to the magnificence of the experience should you so desire. An icing on the cake is an overnight stay at our very best price for the host, and your guests (some or all) should you wish, as a special treat!  




Staying with us is, we absolutely trust, a cut above! Our individually designed bedrooms are extremely inviting and comfortable. Up the wooden hill crisp Egyptian cotton linen, goose down pillows and super-comfortable, alpaca topped beds - all British made - whisper promises of delicious and deep, sweet sleep. Awaken to Fortnum & Mason tea or coffee and a newspaper prior to easing yourself down to breakfast - a tradition worth leaving a bit of time for! A truly ‘old fashioned’ delight awaits - proper breakfast, individually ordered and cooked for you! Brilliant, smiling, exceptional service is on tap too! There are various interesting ‘incentives’ on at various times, so please contact our ever-helpful and extremely knowledgeable Reservations Team, so they can find you the best option.




The Business Centre creates a professional yet comfortable backdrop to meetings from 2 (or an office on your own should you wish) to 50 theatre style in a choice of 6 wonderfully appointed rooms, with the full support of The Hotel behind you.  Pre-ordered luncheons (to expedite speed during a busy day but to have a refreshing change of scene) are available in The Garden Room or in The Oak Room. With the business hangover from covid fading into the past we have seen a resurgence in the aspect of face to face meetings, be they Breakfast Meetings, Director and Executive Dinners, perhaps coupled with team-building and motivational stays.



THE RESERVATIONS TEAM are on hand 7 days a week to field your queries and guide you through your booking - you think it up and we’ll make it happen, seamlessly and without stress - please call us on 01780 750700 to discuss your requirements.


Kay Musgrove, General Manager, together with The Entire Team

of dedicated, personable and caring staff, look forward to welcoming you to The Hotel very soon.


Lawrence Oliver Hoskins 2 October 1940 – 15 March 2023


Lawrence Hoskins celebrated - with glee and triumph - ownership of The George of Stamford for 51 years in December 2022. He was immensely proud of what he and his brother, Martin, created and leaves a lasting legacy of great magnitude - we know that he would be hugely grateful to those of you have followed the journey of Poste Hotels over the years, patrons old and new!



Lawrence is so sorely missed but his enormous influence on us all, together with his beloved George, will live on with boundless strength and energy, as will his presence. “Onward and upward” with resolve and purpose…




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