Set within a 17th-century former hunting lodge in the heart of the idyllic Royal Forest of Dean…
The Speech House Hotel
“Hospitality proved a considerable strength with a positive and guest orientated approach displayed by all members of staff.” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
The Speech House Hotel is a former 17th-century hunting lodge set in the heart of the idyllic Royal Forest of Dean. Nestled in the centre of a tranquil forest environment, it is the perfect combination of original charm and modern hotel and wedding venue facilities. There are 35 comfortable bedrooms on offer, several with impressive antique four-poster beds. Relax in the informal Orangery and enjoy a tasty lunch or traditional Afternoon Tea or visit Verderers’ Restaurant and indulge in a fine dining experience. The hotel is dog friendly.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms annex: 18
- En-suite rooms: 32
- Family rooms: 4
- Bedrooms Ground: 16
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Laundry facilities
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 70
- Accessible bedrooms: 9
- Walk-in showers
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Single room, minimum price: £95
- Double room, minimum price: £95
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.
Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.
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