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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Speech House. Wonderfully situated in the Forest of Dean, blessed with amazing views and limitless walks. Every member of staff we came across was polite, friendly and oh so helpful. Our groupon deal provided us with a room in the courtyard. Well appointed with good wifi and extremely clean, however bland and instantly...

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

Dear Darren B, Thanks for taking time to leave feedback on your recent stay with us. I am delighted to read that you had an enjoyable break with us and that you enjoyed the wonderful surrounding forest. If your wife had mentioned that her gammon was tough to my team they would have taken immediate action to replace it for...

Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the advantages of eating here is you can take the pooch with you. The Orangery was undergoing redecoration but this did not interfere with customers. My husband and daughter chose the steak baguette and chips while I opted for a chicken Caesar salad. We enjoyed our coffees while waiting ( lovely complementary shortbread) and were only mildly distracted...

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

Dear MumsTheWord57, Thank you for leaving a review on your recent visit to the Speech House. I am glad you enjoyed the complimentary shortbread with your coffee. I am sorry to read that your green salad leaves suffered from an overdose of mayonnaise and it was not to your liking, I have discussed the situation with my front of house...

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't praise this hotel enough for the wonderful wedding reception we held there. The staff were so helpful, nothing was too much trouble despite the fact that our wedding was in the Christmas period (29thDec) and they were very busy. Particular praise must go to Denise Parsons, our wedding co-ordinator, who made our day go so perfectly. We had...

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

Dear Jessica1134, Thanks for leaving a review on your special day which we were privileged to be part of. I am delighted that you had a great day and that you and your guests were extremely happy. I have passed on your very kind comments to Denise and to all the other members of my team. I am so pleased...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for one night, room decor is dated but clean, staff very helpful and a good breakfast. The website gives a much better impression of the property than is the reality. A small investment in the rooms and the poor Wi fi, would lift the whole experience especially when paying £100 for a nights accommodation.

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

Dear Richardsussex, Thanks for taking time to leave a review of your recent stay with us at the Speech House. I am sorry that you found your room décor to be dated, we have a continual programme of redecorating our rooms which is on going. I note your comment on poor WI Fi and would urge you to write to...

Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Spent a few days at this lovely hotel. It was a real home from home atmosphere, and nothing seemed too much trouble. The staff were excellent as was everything else. We stayed in a courtyard room with 4 poster bed which was really nice, well presented and had everything you needed. We ended up eating both nights in the hotel,...

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

Dear Hays 2011, Many thanks for leaving a review on your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you all had a great stay and that my team looked after you well throughout your stay. I have passed on your comments to all of my team. Thank you also for your very positive comments on the quality of your...

wiltshire
Reviewed 14 December 2016

My wife and i dropped in for a late lunch on a Sunday in October and we were pleasantly surprised to be promptly seated in the Orangery - a lovely light and airy space. From this promising start things rather went downhill - we had to ask for a menu, then summon one of the staff to take our order...

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

Dear stanthegreekfan, Thank you for taking time to leave a review on your visit to us in October 2016. I am sorry to learn we fell well below our usual standards of service on that Sunday. We had some last minute staffing level problems which caused us some problems on the day and that responsibility ultimately stops with me as...

Monmouth
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Recently had lunch at this hotel in the Orangery and we all enjoyed it. We went on a Wednesday and hadn't booked and when we arrived (after a two hour walk) we discovered it was full. The waitress assured us we would not have to wait too long for a table and sure enough within ten minutes she had us...

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

Dear RedheadPortsmouth, Many thanks for leaving a review n your recent visit for lunch. To cater for guests such as yourselves, we do not run a booking service for the Orangery. It enables anyone passing to drop in on a first come first serve basis. I am delighted to read that you only had a short wait and that my...

London
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

In the heart of the Forest of Dean with good access to all areas and easy to find. It is full of character, creaky floorboards and slightly dated decor. If you like that sort of thing it is a great hotel (I stayed on my parents recommendation!)... I'm not sure I'd recommend it to people looking for modern comfort and...

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

Dear HuggyandEddieBear, Thanks for leaving a review on your recent stay with us. Yes we have creaky floorboards and décor that becomes the historic building, please thank your parents for recommending us. We appreciate your comment that we offer good value for money. We look forward to welcoming you back to the heart of the Forest of Dean. Best wishes...

Cinderford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2016 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...

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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...

Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 2 December 2016

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...

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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...

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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: RM362 - RM774 (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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“We had the bridal suite.....four poster bed, etc,etc,......fabulous, full of history”
 of 5 bubbles Jesica1134, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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”
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