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The Speech House Hotel

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  • Average12%
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  • Terrible3%
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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
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Wheelchair access
Breakfast included
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Bristol Airport30 mi
Cardiff-Wales Airport44 mi
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All reviews courtyard room cream tea four poster main building verderers court forest of dean scones hunting lodge no lift historic hotel sunday lunch beef sculpture trail lovely location buffet style self service poster bed
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We go here for lunch several times a month and it is always to be recommended..We eat in the Orangery , but there are three other areas to eat and when the weather is good .you can sit outside for drinks/ meals. Plenty of parking...More

Response from peterhands, Owner at The Speech House HotelResponded 5 days ago

Dear Brian A Many thanks for taking time to leave a review on your recent visit. Thank you for your very kind comments which I have passed on to my team. Thank you also for your continued support, it is always rewarding to know we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

hotellooked very nice from the pictures included breakfast and afternoon tea on arrival we walked through the courtyard which smelt of stale cigarettes the floor and cigarettes bins were overflowing .  As we walked into the hotel the stench of wet dog hit you .On...More

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Response from peterhands, Owner at The Speech House HotelResponded 6 days ago

Dear Martinhughes 1967, Thank you for leaving a review on your recent visit to our hotel. I am extremely sorry that you were unhappy with your reservation for the Speech House. We do have to provide a smoking area for guests as they are not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this hotel about twice a year for quite some time, as I have to go to this area every other month. I keep trying it as it is convenient, but virtually every time I vow never to go back. It is...More

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Response from peterhands, Owner at The Speech House HotelResponded 6 days ago

Dear East Suffolk Than you for leaving feedback on your recent visit to our hotel. I am sorry to read that you are unhappy with the service and way we run our hotel. I and my small team are unaware of any "Dog fights" ever...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to live near here & knew how old Speech House was so was concerned it would be really tired, but I couldn't of been more wrong. The orangery is beautiful which is where we had a gorgeous breakfast as we took our dog...More

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Response from peterhands, Owner at The Speech House HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Dudkate, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review on your recent stay with us. Thank you for leaving such a positive revue, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you were not disappointed. I am pleased to read...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place to stay. The Speech House Hotel is very much part of the history of the Forest of Dean and this is clear once you arrive as the hotel has aquired a comfortable patina over the 100's years since it was first...More

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Response from peterhands, Owner at The Speech House HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Nick M, Many thanks for taking time to leave a review on your recent stay with us. It was a pleasure to meet you and your group when you stayed with us recently. Thank you for your very kind comments concerning your meals and...More

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November 1, 2018|
Response from peterhands | Property representative |
Please contact the hotel direct for availability Many thanks
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
June 25, 2017|
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Response from gill h | Property representative |
We do offer vegetarian dishes on all our menus . If you supply us with your e mail address we can send you the selection available Best wushes Gill
Room Tips
"Cannot comment .never stayed"
5 days ago
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"All rooms our very good & spotlessly clean & quiet ."
Oct 13, 2018
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"The room with the four poster bed in the courtyard was very quiet."
Sep 2, 2018
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"Try to avoid the third floor :-)"
Aug 27, 2018
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$79 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandForest of DeanColeford
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