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The Speech House Hotel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went for a meal in the orangery section of their hotel. Fantastic conservatory area with very pleasant seating arrangement. Good vegetarian options and quality food which is chef prepared. Good portion size and excellent service. Recommended to all.

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

Dear Marie W, Thanks for leaving us feedback on your recent dining experience at the Speech House. I am so pleased you had a good experience and that you enjoyed the freshly prepared food by my kitchen brigade. Thanks also for your kind comments on the service you received from my young team which I have relayed to them. We... More 

Fairlight
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64 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just loved this olde worlde hotel, comfortable, interesting and would wish to stay again, the staff were well informed and there was not a question about the history of the hotel that could not be answered. We enjoyed our stay, the food was good, the service very good and the whole experience one which we would wish to repeat/... More 

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

Dear Margaret H, Thank you for leaving a review on your recent stay with us. I am delighted to read that you had a great stay and that my team looked after you very well throughout your stay. I have passed on your very kind comments to all of my team and we all look forward to welcoming you back.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Denise was our organiser for my daughter Laura and Paul's wedding last Friday.(12th August). I only have praise for her and her lovely staff and everything went without a hitch and the marquee was just breathtakingly. Truly magical day THANK YOU.... from Jane the mother of the bride x

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

Dear Janey G, Thank you for your review /feedback on your daughters wedding. I am delighted that we were able to make your daughters special day go smoothly and that you all had a great day. I have passed on your very kind comments to Denise and all of the other members of my team. We hope that you will... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms: Initially we were booked in to a main house cosy double. The room itself was nice- clean, light and simple but cosy and perfect for a couple. However the room was situated facing the road at a busy junction. This meant that it was noisy both with the window open or closed! This was understandably very upsetting, having come... More 

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

Dear Ally F, Thank you for leaving a review of your recent stay with us for a 70th birthday celebration. I am sorry that you found a problem with traffic noise, there is currently a major road diversion close to the hotel. I am pleased that Leanne resolved the problem by offering you our last available room which ironically fronts... More 

Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were excellently impressed with our two day stay there. We have no critiscisms whatsoever. The staff were friendy consistently and nothing was too much trouble. They were all local save for one Aussie, who complemented the team. The restaurant food and wine was also excellent.

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

Dear sarthurscott, Thanks for leaving a review on your recent stay with us. I am delighted to read that you were impressed with your recent 2 day stay with us and that my team looked after you well throughout your stay. Thank you also for your very kind comments on the food and wine and for giving my lone Aussie... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Set in the Forest of Dean this hotel boasts exceptional views and location for walking and seeing wildlife. A very welcoming staff for which nothing is too much trouble. A lot of thought has gone into the court yard 4 poster rooms with everything needed to facilitate the country / forest theme. Many walks from hotel into the forest with... More 

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

Dear Mike S, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent stay with us at the Speech House. I am delighted to read that you had a great stay with us and that you were well looked after throughout your stay by my team. Thank you for your very kind remarks which I have passed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a two night stay room food and all the staff were very good would stay here again if in the area if you are into walking then you can find plenty of walks right on your doorstep the food in the hotel we found to be very good from the choice of the full breakfast to the... More 

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

Dear Glyn P, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review on your recent stay with us at The Speech House. I am pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stopover and that you will visit us again if in the area. There are indeed 253 miles of cycling and walking ttrails that you can join right... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us went to the Forest of Dean to see Nightjars and decided to have a meal beforehand without having previously booked. We were made very welcome. The service and food were excellent. My only slight criticism would be that the waitress read out quite a long list of specials from her notebook. They would have been better written... More 

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

Dear Patricia W, Many thanks for leaving a review on your visit to us at the Speech House. We usually have three special dishes of the day plus soup of the day and they can change due to demand, hence my team update their note pads. I am so pleased that you all enjoyed your meals and were well looked... More 

Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I am disabled, when booking enquired if it would be possible to charge my mobility scooter was told as long as I had an extension lead no problem. They put us in a room on the courtyard with a covered walkway outside so I could charge my scooter even if it was raining. We have stayed here before and... More 

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

Dear Beardedbadger, Many thanks for your feedback on your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you had a great stay with us and that we were able to help with the recharging of your mobility scooter so as to enable you to enjoy the wonderful Royal Forest of Dean trails. Thank you also for your very kind comments... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughters and I were in the Forest last year and dropped into the hotel for some refreshment - and we were made very welcome, even though we had our two dogs with us. We're due another visit very soon and this time we'll be staying for dinner. Many thanks to your lovely staff.

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

Dear MellorsMeopham, Thanks for leaving a review on your 2nd visit to us at the Speech House. I am delighted to read that you were again well looked after by my team. I have passed on your very kind comments to all of them. We all look forward to you returning and taking dinner with us. With best wishes Peter... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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 

Additional Information about The Speech House Hotel

Address: Speech House Road | Speech House, Coleford GL16 7EL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Forest of Dean > Coleford
Price Range: $103 - $287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Speech House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Speech Hotel Coleford
The Speech House Hotel Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire - Coleford
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