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Ross on Wye, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Started the day with a pleasant drive, a walk in the forest then meet at speech house with family for lunch and I must say it was exactly what was required, good food and good service, staff are really nice and keen to help, worth a visit in my book.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here for one night with my daughter and cannot fault this hotel. All the staff we met were very helpful and happy to tell us about the amazing history of the property and the walks around the hotel. The breakfast was outstanding and what a treat to be served it in UK's oldest courthouse. Love that it is...

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

Dear F S, Many thanks for your review on your recent overnight stay with us. I am delighted to read that my team looked after you very well throughout your stay and were able to impart some local knowledge and information. Thanks for your comments on breakfast and the ambience of the Verderers Court. I have passed on your very...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a long weekend to explore the area and attend a wedding. The hotel is in a great location in the middle of the Forest of Dean so you can walk and cycle the forest straight from the front door. It is a short walk to some of the local activities too. The old house and restaurant...

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

Dear TheAdventurer 1234, Thanks for taking time out to leave a review on your recent stay with us. Our location is as you point out very special being at the very centre of the Royal Forest of Dean, with some 253 miles of walking and cycle trails on our doorstep. With regard to the poor Wi Fi please feel free...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick bite to eat on the way back from Cannop Ponds. The Sunday lunch was enticing (a few plates were wafted under our noses), but we opted for something less filling. I had the coronation chicken panini, and my boyfriend went for smoked salmon sandwiches. Both came with a good portion of kettle crisps, and...

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

Dear Mimi_3623, Thanks for taking time to leave a review on your recent experience at the Speech House. I am delighted that my team looked after you well throughout your visit and that you enjoyed your selections and the ambience of the Orangery. I have passed on your kind comments to all concerned. We all look forward to you returning...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met friends for lunch before doing the Scupture Trail. Our experience was a comedy of errors at best. It was funny when our simple drinks order took 45 minutes to arrive, and our lunches took as long. It was hilarious when a vegetarian Caesar salad arrived covered with ham. 'We took the chicken off," the server said brightly. Less funny...

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

Dear m0untainwriter, Thank you for leaving a review of your experience when visiting the Speech House for lunch. I am sorry that according to your feedback that we appear to have fallen well below our usual high standards of service on this occassion. I will be taking up the points you raise on my return to the hotel with my...

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here before and had never been disappointed before. Went into the restaurant and we were the only table. There is a quote in the menu saying all food is cooked fresh however our vegetarian order for 2 was not the toughest and certainly not justifies a 45 minute wait. The food was tasty however after mains we ordered a...

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

Dear stefanlamb2013, Thank you for taking time out to leave feedback on your recent visit to The Speech House. You are correct in that all our food is cooked fresh, even vegetarian dishes, and I can only put your waiting time down to functions in other parts of the hotel extending the wait from our normal 20-25 mins cooking times....

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for a night with a Groupon deal all I can say is amazing from the accommodation to the breakfast to the cream tea can't wait to come here again beautiful food great staff would highly Recommend to anyone x x

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

Dear Sian J, Thanks for your feedback on your recent stay with us at the Speech House. I am delighted that you had a great stay and everything exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your recommendation and I have passed on your comments to all My team. We hope you will return to see us all again soon. Best wishes...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes we find that purchasers of deals on Groupon can get a slightly less congenial greeting than 'proper' (i.e. full paying guests). Not so here, from our arrival to our departure we treated with great courtesey and friendliness; in particular by Josh, Aidan, Jules and Tony stood out. This great house is over 350 years old, standing at the very...

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

Dear FlorenceScholar, Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us at the Speech House. We try and treat all our guests with the same bonhomie irrespective of whether on voucher offers or rack rates. we are indeed lucky to be the current custodians of such a wonderful historic building at the very heart of the Royal forest...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms excellent clean stayed in a room with a four poster bed a very large room and en- suite excellent service good location for touring around gloustershire good food also friendly staff would certainly be going back

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

Dear Patricia W, Many thanks for taking time out to leave a review of your stay with us. I am delighted to read that you had a great stay and will be returning back to see us again. I have passed on your comments to all of my team and we all look forward to your return. Best wishes Peter...

Forest of Dean, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our small wedding reception in the conservatory at the Speech House and it was wonderful. The food was lovely and accommodated multiple dietary needs very well and the desserts were amazing, highly recommend leaving a little bit of space for them. The service was excellent and made the whole meal feel special.

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

Dear Jacqui L, Many thanks for your review on your visit to the Speech House. I am delighted to read that your small reception made your special day complete. Thank you for all of your very kind comments which I have passed on to all concerned. We all hope your memories of your day linger on for years to come...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $139 - $245 (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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“There seem to be a couple of disabled access courtyard rooms - check first. Ramp into main hotel and Verder's room. One blue badge space.”
FlorenceScholar, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We was in the courtyard which was not a problem with any noise”
H1243SQpatriciaw, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the front are likely to be noisy as the road passes right outside and seems to be used by early morning commuters.”
CrystalShadow, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rear chalet rooms are quiet. Tea/coffee making facility. Toiletries provided. Park outside your room, so convenient for unloading.”
306tony, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“It is quite on the third floor”
Matthew23751, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
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