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The Speech House Hotel

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I visited twice in a week. 2nd was a private meal in which we both had beer battered Cod which was excellent. 1st visit was my family hired the Venue for my mother's funeral. We had over 100 people back and the finger food buffet was excellent and in both visits I can't fault the staff who were friendly and...

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

Dear Rubes R, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent experiences with us at the Speech House. I am so pleased to read your review and to learn that on both of your visits you were well looked after by my team. I have passed on your very kind comments to all concerned. We...

Hebden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a long weekend with our dog, and we were made to feel very welcome. The room was fine for our needs, and the food was superb. It was a bit busy as our stay coincided with the Forest of Dean Half Marathon, but that's life.

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

Dear Braemoor, Thanks for taking time out to leave a review on your recent stay wit us. I am delighted to read that you were made to feel very welcome and that you enjoyed your meals. It was indeed a busy weekend on the field with the Forest Half Marathon, 2000mentrants all running for charities. I hope that this did...

Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very well placed as a base from which to explore the forest. I stayed in one of the courtyard rooms which was adequate if somewhat ordinary. The main building has wood panelling and wall-mounted deer antlers. The dining rooms are impressive but I found the food disappointing. It seemed to me that the chef was much more...

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

Dear paulwilkins184, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review on your recent stay with us. I am sorry you found the food we offer disappointing, our Chefs do try to combine taste with presentation but peoples tastes are individual. I do wish that you had informed one of my team at the time of eating that you were...

Chepstow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am here describing my experience of a gathering held in the Verderers Court.A private affair of about 45 souls. First, it's a lovely historic place, but, warm and comfortable, a quiet oasis which I have not been in for some 45 years. Tables were laid with crisp, freshly laundered linen, plenty of space too. Service was always present but...

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

Dear Rodburris, Thank you for taking time out to leave a review on your experience of holding a private function with us recently. I am delighted to read that your function met your expectations and that my team looked after you well throughout your event. Thank you also for your very kind comments regarding the selection and quality of food...

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for one night in Room 22 this was a Cottage Room outiside the Hotel. The room was clean and warm, the bathroom was clean and large and had some facilities for a disabled person with the exclusion of the shower which was over the bath. There was a single bedroom off the main bedroom ideal for child or...

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

Dear Margaret256, Thanks for leaving feedback on your recent stay with us. It was my pleasure to chat with you upon departure and to learn that my team had looked after you well during your stay. I have passed on your very kind comments to all my team and especially Sean, and he will get his bag of sweets for...

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at the Speech House twice before once in 1982 and another time in 2006. I had taken my wife for a first wedding anniversary treat to the Speech House in 1982 so we could have a four poster bed, and it was lovely. We went again for our 25th wedding anniversary and it had faded a little...

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

Dear Matthew23751, Thank you for taking time to leave a review on your recent stay with us. I am sorry that you felt the hotel was "Not up to scratch" from when you stayed in 1982 & 2006. We purchased the hotel in 2010 and have spent the last 7 years investing heavily in upgrading and refurbishing the hotel. We...

Zeals, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole experience from polite and efficient reception staff to friendly and knowledgeable waiters and waitresses made our two day break a very happy and memorable occasion. Well placed for walks and local amenities not even rather dull weather could spoil our enjoyment. Well done to all concerned and not only will we be returning but also recommending the hotel...

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

Dear biggerlyndy, Many thanks for your review on your recent stay with us. I am delighted to read that you had a memorable and happy stay with us. It is always good for my team to read that they have made someone's stay special and have been appreciated. Thank you in advance for recommending us to all your friends and...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for somewhere to spend the night in the Forest of Dean area and did not want to spend a fortune! We booked a room at The Speech House Hotel for a similar price to a 'cheap' hotel chain with the added bonus that at this hotel the breakfast was included. What a lovely surprise it was -...

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

Dear KPnotNuts, Thanks for taking time to leave a review on your recent stay with us. Wow, thank you for such a positive and full review. I am delighted to read that you both had a great stay with us and found us to be a wonderful surprise. It is always good for my team to know that they have...

Cinderford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful meal with my son and his partner and our dogs. Home made lasagne and real chips. And a real good glass of Leffe' to wash it down with. Very good service and very helpful staff. Large garden for dogs and children.

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

Dear Chrisydavies, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent visit to the Speech House. I am delighted to read that you all enjoyed your meal and that my team looked after you very well throughout your visit. We are delighted to be able to allow well behaved dogs ( & owners ) into the...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed to celebrate my husband's birthday. Staff were so kind & nothing was too much trouble, including make special arrangements in our coutyard room before we arrived. We & our dog were very comfortable & enjoyed some delicious food. Being able to walk in the forest straight from the front door made our visit perfect.

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Dear Therealmollymallone, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review on your recent stay with us to celebrate your husbands birthday. I am delighted that my team fulfilled all your requests prior to your arrival and looked after you throughout your stay. We are indeed at the heart of the forest with some 253 miles of cycling and walking...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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: $110 - $299 (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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Speech Hotel Coleford
The Speech House Hotel Forest Of Dean/Coleford
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“It is quite on the third floor”
 of 5 bubbles Matthew23751, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try the four poster options.....”
 of 5 bubbles biggerlyndy, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Great accessibility in the standard rooms at the rear of the hotel, where parking is also available.”
 of 5 bubbles KPnotNuts, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“First and second floors had creaky floorboards: choose second floor room if a light sleeper!”
 of 5 bubbles 47JAKMAK, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had the bridal suite.....four poster bed, etc,etc,......fabulous, full of history”
 of 5 bubbles Jesica1134, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
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