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The Speech House Hotel

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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.
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Free Parking
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Wheelchair access
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Banquet Room
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Great View
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Full view
Getting there
Bristol Airport30 mi
Cardiff-Wales Airport44 mi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lovely stay in Courtyard room with my sister and my doggie. Very clean, great room service, warm & dry - great as rained a lot! Lovely fresh breakfasts cooked to order-plenty of choice for buffet cereals, fresh fruit, juices etc as well as some...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from peterhands, Owner at The Speech House HotelResponded 6 days ago

Dear essiemeeie8. Thank you for taking time to leave feedback on your recent stay with us at the Speech House. I am delighted to learn that you had a great stay with us and will be returning. Thank you for your very kind comments which...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the speech house today after a family funeral. It was warm, welcoming and friendly. We had a private room set out with clothed tables and adorned with a delicious arrangement of sandwiches,cakes,mince pies and scones jam and properties clotted cream. Lots of hot...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from peterhands, Owner at The Speech House HotelResponded 6 days ago

J0annejess0p, Many thanks for leaving feedback on your visit to us yesterday with your family. My team reported that your mother in law had become unwell and was treated by Hilary and the ambulance crew. I hope she has made a good recovery and we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel,room was beautiful,had everything we wanted. Spotlessly clean. Dinner menu had a good choice,but my pork chop was not as tender as it could've been,but not worth sending back.Starter and dessert were good. Would stay there again.More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank adrianhl51
Response from peterhands, Owner at The Speech House HotelResponded 1 week ago

Dear AdrianhI51, Many thanks for your review on your recent visit to the Speech House. I am delighted to read that you both had a great experience and that you enjoyed your stay. With regard to the tenderness of your pork chop, It was an...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading some revert reviews my husband and I didn’t know what to expect. Pleasantly surprised!! Wonderful hotel room did not smell of dog at all! Even though we took our doggie. Food fantastic. Staff were great! Highly recommend and will be returning.More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Helenjhux
Response from peterhands, Owner at The Speech House HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Helenjhux, Many thanks for taking time to leave a review on your recent stay with us. I am delighted to read that you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your very kind comments on your food and the way...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super weekend away staying at the speech house hotel . Great food , really friendly polite and helpful staff would highly recommend . Great location for exploring the Forest of Dean either on foot or bikesMore

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank 379juilah
Response from peterhands, Owner at The Speech House HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 379juliah, Many thanks for your review on your recent stay with us at the Speech House. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that my young team looked after you well throughout your stay with us. I am pleased to...More

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Bella095_11
November 27, 2018|
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Response from gill h | Property representative |
Hello Yes we have a twin room which will zip and link to a double bed which is on the ground floor,in our courtyard and has a wet room en suite. Please e mail us direct if you would like to know availability for this room.
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jeaniefish
November 1, 2018|
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Please contact the hotel direct for availability Many thanks
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bartonbelle
August 4, 2018|
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My head Chef Gareth will be more than happy to cater for your request. May I ask that you contact the hotel direct with your name and date of arrival and ask my receptionist to pass on your details to Chef. Best wishes Peter... More
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"Courtyard rooms are good."
adrianhl51
1 week ago
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"Cannot comment .never stayed"
G587RObriana
4 weeks ago
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"All rooms our very good & spotlessly clean & quiet ."
justwicked400
Oct 13, 2018
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"The room with the four poster bed in the courtyard was very quiet."
glendenning1939
Sep 2, 2018
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PRICE RANGE
$77 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
speech hotel coleford
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandForest of DeanColeford
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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