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Cinderford, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly I must say that my wife and I used to call to the Speech House many years ago, when it was a great pub and the cheapest in the Forest. However we went for a Christmas Dinner yesterday evening and to be honest the food was pretty basic to say the least and not much if it for the... More 

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

Dear Ian D, Thank you for your review on your recent visit to the Speech House. I am sorry that you were disappointed with your meal, and I wish that you had expressed your feelings on the evening to my team when and could have been done to rectify the situation. We are not a "Pub" but a hotel and... More 

Palo Alto, California
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215 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was advertised as a Hunting Lodge and we were excited to be staying at one in England. We were somewhat disappointed when we arrived as it was nothing what I expected. The 1950’s rooms on the first floor (second floor in the US) was large and the bed was very comfortable. The overall room needed some updating due to... More 

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

Dear Iamalwayslost, Thank you for leaving a review on your recent stay at the hotel. The Speech House is indeed a former hunting lodge built for Charles II. The room you stayed in was refurbished 2 years ago and they are constantly freshened up repairing marks from suitcases etc. The furniture much of which is antique is in keeping with... More 

Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had some VIP visitors and booked the Speech House Hotel to host an evening event, meal and stay over. I have to honestly say that the staff pulled out all the stops to make this event better than perfect. The Hotel is historic and atmospheric and a stunning environment for holding functions. I will definitely be using this again... More 

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

Dear Leyton P, Thanks for leaving a review of your recent business group stay with us at the Speech House. I am so pleased that your event went well and that you all enjoyed the evening in the historic Verderers Court. Thank you for your very positive review and I have passed on your comments to all of my team.... More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a place! A totally beautiful venue which promised a lot from the visit. We were not disappointed, visiting to celebrate an engagement this felt like the perfect place to come. A grand dining room and beautifully put together menu were the perfect start. The food was sublime, a real balance of flavours and textures, every one of us had... More 

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

Dear James F, Thanks for leaving a revue of your recent visit to the Speech House and congratulations on your engagement. Thank you for your very positive comments and we are so pleased you all enjoyed your meal. I have passed on your very kind comments to all my team and we all hope to see you again very soon.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for two nights while viewing houses in the area. The staff were really excellent and were very friendly and helpful. My room was very good with an extremely comfortable four poster bed which is better than my bed at home. Will stay here again if I need to view more houses, which I hope I won't have... More 

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

Dear Sher3254, Thank you for taking time to leave a review on your recent stay with us. I am glad that everything was to your satisfaction and that you enjoyed your four poster bed. Thanks for your comments on my team and the way they looked after you during your stay, I have passed them on to all concerned. Good... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been eating at this establishment for some years. Nestled in the thick of the forest surrounded by fresh country air. The restaurant isn't sophisticated but the service is perfect. Although on Sundays the staff seem tender in age, they had the professionalism that one would expect in more grown up 'rated' venues in major cities. We ordered Sunday lunch.... More 

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

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your visit to the Speech House for Sunday lunch. I am delighted that you enjoyed your lunch and were well looked after by my team. We are lucky to have such a dedicated bunch of young staff who are willing to learn what customer service is about... More 

Newbury, uk
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in one of the bedrooms in the main house which was enormous and beautifully decorated. Sadly, we chose a Saturday night when there was a wedding; the music went on until midnight. Since our bedroom window backed on to the wedding marquis, we couldn't get to sleep because of the noise. However, when we complained the next morning, the... More 

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

Dear Julia B, Many thanks for your feedback on your review of your stay with us. Thank you for your kind comments on the room you were allocated. I am sorry that you were disturbed by the wedding function and note that we make amends on the bill upon checkout. We always notify guests when there is a wedding taking... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was looking for a hotel which held it's own firework displays, so booked into this lovely hotel for the night of the 5th. While the hotel itself was a little crowed (which we expected due to it being fireworks night) the staff were extremely attentive and couldn't do enough to make our stay more welcome. Beautiful hotel set in the... More 

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

Dear Darren L, Many thanks for taking time to leave a review on your recent stay with us. Bonfire night was exceedingly busy as you say. There were circa 5k people on our adjacent field all there for the wonderful display organised by the Lions Club. Thank you for your very kind comments regarding your room, food and the way... More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely spot but needs complete makeover upgrade and a bit of love food was basic which was a little shame staff very friendly the area is stunning and with a little money spent to update this old girl life will be rosie once more

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

Dear Whippy 99 Thanks for leaving feedback on your visit to the Speech House. I would like to assure you that we do have a rolling refurbishment plan in place and following an exceedingly busy summer we are carrying it out around our guests so as not to inconvenience them. Thank you for your kind comments on my team and... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely old Hotel with lots of history, wonderful surroundings and a short walk to the forest.Used as a central base to all the attractions that were very easy to get to.Staff were brilliant, food great, room was brilliant, would definitely return.

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

Dear Shells53 Many thanks for your review of your recent stay with us. Thank you for your very kind comments which I have passed on to all my team. We all look forward to welcoming you back to the Speech House. Best wishes Peter Hands Director/Proprietor More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
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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
Region: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Forest of Dean > Coleford
Price Range: RM365 - RM730 (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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“Choose room number 2, the executive suite, for a huge 4 poster bed!”
 of 5 bubbles juliab481, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are rooms in main building and I believe annexe type rooms outside”
 of 5 bubbles 936b0b, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Top floor on front had lovely view of the forest, we were in Room 10”
 of 5 bubbles 833lindab, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Second floor front big rooms”
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“Try the afternoon tea”
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