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The Speech House Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Coleford Road | Speech House, Coleford GL16 7EL, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the Afternoon Tea here for Fathers' Day. The food was very good and as one of the party didn't like scones they were happy to change this person's items to crumpets upon request. The tea was very hot, the sandwiches lovely & fresh and the cakes were delicious. We spent the afternoon (which only started at 3pm)... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Right in the heart of the Forest of Dean this hotel is a good choice if you're looking for individuality and character. It is an old building which has an interesting history and the rooms are old but clean and well serviced. You won't find glass atriums and chandeliers here but you will find a family run hotel with good... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is such a gorgeous place - steeped in history, it oozes old world charm from every beam. Don't come here if you like modern, sleek hotels. You won't get it. You'll get squeaky floorboards, sloping floors and low beams. However, it is also lovely and charming. Food was ok. I wouldn't rave about it but the staff are helpful... More

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Poppity22, Thanks for taking time to leave a review on your recent stay with us at the Speech House. I was delighted to read that you found the Speech House charming and that you enjoyed the ambience and history of the hotel. I was pleased to read that you found our team attentive, we are fortunate in that all... More

Hereford, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
15 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate in the historic Verderers Court and had a most wonderful lunch. After our meal, Peter the owner gave us a talk about the role of the Verderers Court in former times, and its continued use in contemporary times. We really enjoyed the talk, which completed a great lunch in a historic setting. Thanks to all the staff

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pinkertonx, Thanks for leaving a review on your recent visit to the Speech House. It was my pleasure to share the history of the Speech House and the Verderers Court and the role of the Verderers. I was delighted to learn that you had all enjoyed your lunch and that my team had looked after you very well. We... More

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is in the heart of the Forest of Dean with magnificent woodland areas to walk through and enjoy. The hotel is a small venue with rooms in the main house and separate accommodation in an adjoining block. The staff are very helpful and polite and whether you go there for a lunch or a birthday or wedding celebration,... More

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Elk and Owlett, Many thanks for taking time to leave a review on your recent visit to the Speech House. I was delighted to read your very positive review and thank you for your very kind comments which I have forwarded to all of my team. It was our pleasure to look after your wedding party and I am... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for a couple of nights last weekend for my husbands birthday. We had a four poster room in the courtyard, the room was a good size with a really comfortable bed and well appointed en-suite. Breakfast was in the Verderers' Court, an amazing room, there was a good choice of cereals, pastries and cooked. Overall a very enjoyable... More

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CdljWicks, Thank you for taking time to leave a review of your stay with us at the Speech House. I am delighted to learn that you had a great stay with us and that you found everything to your satisfaction. I appreciate your comment on the poor Wi Fi in the Courtyard rooms, and we are working to improve... More

St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this hotel for one night only (shame it wasn't more!) for our wedding anniversary. We were delighted with our stay - a lovely comfortable room and facilities in a unique and fascinating setting. The food was amazing - one of the best meals we've ever had, with efficient and slick service. Breakfast was lovely too. We then went for... More

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cathy N Wales, Thanks for taking time to leave a review on your recent stay with us at the Speech House. I am delighted to read that you both had a great stay with us and that everything exceeded your expectations. I have passed on your very kind comments to all of the team, and I am so pleased... More

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picked the speech house mostly because it is dog friendly in good location. Stayed here for one night due to traveling from Ireland needed a break. Was overjoyed at the main house and area. Big field next to accommodation and plenty of woodlands to rome about in.room was abit like a small granny flat in the stables which had been... More

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jill C, Thanks for taking time to leave a review on your recent stay with us at the Speech House. I was pleased to read that you had enjoyed your stay with us en-route to Ireland. As pet owners we realise the importance of being able to travel with your dog and we have a certain number of Courtyard... More

Swindon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A magnificent old building built in 1676 by the King as a 'court' where local people could have their say; regular verderers meetings are still held here to discuss the management of the vert and venison. There are many old oak trees and some large beech trees alongside the car park and track. You may join the circular Sculpture Trail... More

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 492 Dave P, Thanks for leaving a review regarding the Speech House and your recent visit. Apologies for the Forestry Commissions map being slightly vague but I know my team helped point you in the right direction as the Sculpture Trail can be joined right on the hotel doorstep. We are indeed lucky to be custodians of this wonderful... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited this hotel on many occasions for a meal. The conservatory has a lovely atmosphere. Staff have always been friendly and cheerful. Always have been made welcome. Food portions are good and the vegetarian lasagne is a regular order for me along with friends. Always very clean and the service has always been prompt. One recommendation is to check... More

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PDG0569 Thanks for taking time to leave a review on your latest visit to us at the Speech House. Thank you for your very kind comments regarding the atmosphere of the Orangery and the welcome you always receive from my team. It is also rewarding to know that you always enjoy your vegetarian lasagne and that you feel that... More

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Address: Coleford Road | Speech House, Coleford GL16 7EL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Forest of Dean > Coleford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Speech House Hotel 3*
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Formerly built in 1669, as a Hunting Lodge for Charles II the Speech House sits at the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean.The main house has 15 bedrooms including three antique four poster beds.The remainder of rooms are situated in the Courtyard and Cottage.The hotel is home to one of only two Verderers Courts in the UK and is used as the main restaurant for the hotel.The hotel offers a wide range of room type to suit all budgets, and is pet friendly in the Courtyard rooms, subject to availability.The Orangery is open to non residents for morning coffee,aftrernoon teas, and bar lunches and evening meals.Free Wi Fi is available to residents for 1 hour during their stay and then it is subject to a small charge.There are approximately 253 miles of walking and cycling trails on the doorstep of the hotel. Speechhouse is an ideal venue for touring the Wye Valley,Gloucestershire and the Southern Cotswolds and South Wales. ... more   less 
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