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The Speech House Hotel

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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived in the Forest of Dean after a visit to Windsor and found the hotel welcoming. The room was lovely, clean and peaceful. The staff were all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable The food was excellent quality and there was plenty of it. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend The Speech House Hotel to anyone visiting the area....

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

Dear Wicky45, Thanks for taking time to leave a review on your recent stay with us. I am so pleased to read that you had a great stay with us and thatmy team looked after you throughout your stay. Thank you for your very kind comments which I have relayed to all my team. We all hope to see you...

Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Fabulous stay here, spotlessly clean, lovely old feel interior, comfortable, food is gorgeous, and the staff were brilliant! If you want to get away from it all, have walks and a fabulous bike ride in the new forest ( bike hire available nearby) then I highly recommend The Speech House Hotel.

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

Dear Jackie M, Thanks for leaving a review of your recent stay with us. I am so pleased to read that you had a great stay with us,and that you thought that the food was gorgeous. Thank you for your comments on my team and how well they looked after you throughout your stay, I have passed your thanks on...

Dunstable, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I stayed two nights at this hotel and found the room very pleasant and well appointed. The bathroom was clean and the shower was very powerful! The breakfast was amazing with fantastic choice, yogurt, fruit, pastries,cereals followed by full cooked english with a good choice of foods. We also had dinner on one night and the new menu was very...

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

Dear Carol499476, Thanks for leaving a review on your recent stay with us. I am pleased to read that you had a great stay and that your birthday celebrations went well. It is also good to know that my team looked after you all well and I have passed on your very kind comments to them all. It was good...

Cinderford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Congratulations and well done to everyone at the Speech House for a wonderful occasion last night. The food was superb, the wines complementary and well chosen, and the service was excellent. A great launch for the Verderers Court.

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

Dear Denise H, Thank you for leaving a review in your recent visit to the Speech House for our Verderers Court launch. I am so glad you all enjoyed your evening and found the food and wine to your satisfaction and that my team looked after you well. It was an excellent evening and our Head Chef Paul and his...

Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The staff were exceptionally pleasant and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. The meal superb served in the dining room. Ample portions which had us beaten. A colleague and I had the trio of home made beefburgers with bacon and cheese. On top of a starter this proved just too much. A varied menu with specials listed on a board...

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

Dear Stephen, Thank you for taking the time to leave a response on your recent visit to The Speech House. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and your choices off the menu. It is good to know that my team looked after you both throughout your meal and I have passed your very kind comments on to them....

Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2016

My husband and I have been going to Speech House Hotel for approx 30yrs. Mainly for food or just a drink. Since Mr and Mrs. Hands have taken over they have worked wonders. We have had Sunday dinner excellant. Afternoon Tea also good or just sandwiches. Staff are also excellant nothing too much trouble. Also cant wait to fill my...

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

Dear Susan E, many thanks for leaving a review on the Speech House. Thank you so much for your very kind comments, We are only as good as our team and we are so lucky to have a team of local people young and over 30<s> that are dedicated to giving great service and being happy in their work. Without...

Chipping Campden, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This was our second visit - a two night stay in one of the cottage rooms with our dog. A brand new water bowl was waiting for him with a towel and some poo bags! The room was very comfortable with a large airy bathroom. The room was clean and well fitted except that, as is so often the case,...

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

Dear Brian C, Thank you for taking time to leave a review on your last stay with us. I am delighted to read that you had returned to us for a second stay and that everything was to your satisfaction and that my team looked after you well throughout your stay. Glad that your dog appreciated the bowl and towel....

Cinderford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Took my mum to have Afternoon Tea,we are local and in all the years we have live in the Forest we had only been to The Speech House once,so we thought give the place a try.Reception was busy when we got there but they did not take long to arrange a table for two.We order the afternoon tea,a young polite...

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Dear Vikki Y, Thank you for taking time to leave a review on your recent visit to us. I am delighted to read that you and your mum decided to join us for afternoon tea, and that you both enjoyed experience in the Orangery. It is also good for me to know that my team looked after you well and...

Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We booked a table for 12 for morning coffee and cakes but when we arrived they were unprepared and we had to start pushing our own tables together. The orders for 2 teas was interpreted as 6 and the Danish pastries never arrived at all. Then we were told they had none. 2 of our party didn't eat sweet things...

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

Dear Ruth B, Thank you for leaving a review on your recent experience at the Speech House. I am sorry that you feel that we were not organised for your arrival. I would like to put the other side of the event. We were asked if we would take a booking for 12 people in the Orangery for tea/coffee &...

Ruardean Woodside
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I treated my Mum to afternoon tea for her 65th birthday. We had fresh coffee and our sandwiches were cucumber and salmon, they were absolutely delicious and so dainty. The cakes were a good selection and nice and small so you could sample all of them. The cream scones were some of the best I tasted. Because it was Mum's...

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Dear Amanda M, Thank you for leaving a review on your recent visit to us at The Speech House. I am delighted that your Mum and your party had a great afternoon tea. We always try to go the extra mile when we know it is for a special occasion. Thank you for your very kind comments and I am...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: ₹ 6,905 - ₹ 12,042 (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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The Speech House Hotel Forest Of Dean/Coleford, Gloucestershire
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“Rooms at front of hotel do suffer from road noise”
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“court yard rooms very quite”
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“do not choose a courtyard room”
Ebonytreasure, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“Wide choice of room styles, with four poster bedded rooms on the first floor. No lift to second floor bedrooms, if you have mobility issues.”
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“Courtyard rooms are quiet”
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