I was the organiser of a sports event on the field belonging to the hotel and not for the first time in doing so, my wife and I stayed overnight at Speech House in order to make an early start on our event. The hotel is under new management since the previous occasion. It was good then, but it is excellent now. There has clearly been new investment into the hotel infra structure and the levels of service have risen to match that. The staff were warm, friendly and welcoming, and concerned to make our stay a success, which it was.
The sports event took place in the worst rain this year and without the use of the wonderful permanent marquee and the field pavilion, we would not have coped. Our competitors and their friends commented on the warm welcome they received from the staff on the refreshment bar in the marquee, and the very good value for money of the food on offer.
For me, my memories are of a thoroughly enjoyable stay: a warm and comfortable room, an excellent steak and good red wine in the restaurant, some quality afternoon coffee in the very comfortable Orangery lounge, and a friendly and efficient level of service throughout.
This is a genuinely relaxing hotel which offers a quality service and quality food and drink at sensible prices. I am looking forward to my next visit to the area and an opportunity to call in and enjoy Speech House hospitality once again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Speech Hotel Coleford
- The Speech House Hotel Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire - Coleford