The owners of the Speech House Hotel, Peter & Gill Hands delight in operating this renowned hotel set in the heart of the Forest of Dean.
Peter & Gill are experienced hoteliers with more that 26yrs experience.
The Speech House offers a warm and relaxing atmosphere which is underpinned with a sense of tradition that both locals and visitors will appreciate.
The Speech House Hotel.
Real history, real character, modern comforts and really good food!
We like the Speech House Hotel, and if you like your hotels with a bit of character, we think you'll like it too. Just thnk of those King Charles II, giant four-poster beds and rooms with views over many of the 20 million trees in the surrounding Forest of Dean, well you get the picture..
All around the hotel you have the spectacular scenery of the Forest of Dean - perhaps England's most romantic wilderness, with rare birds, wild boar and even the occasional polecat.
Carpeted with bluebells in May and ablaze with spectacular colours in autumn, the Forest of Dean includes the Wye, one of the country's most unspoilt rivers together with hundreds of miles of off-road cycling, walking trails and riding paths.
Modern comforts, historic style
Built in 1676 as a hunting lodge for Charles ll, the hotel retains much of its original charm. Tasteful refurbishment has brought modern facilities and comforts - especially welcome after a day exploring.
The hotel has 37 rooms, with accommodation ranging from single rooms to luxurious suites. Whether you're staying overnight or longer, you'll find the rooms well-appointed and comfortable, although with so much to enjoy all around,you may not spend too much time in your room.
Delicious food and drink
You have a choice of two restaurants and a bar. The Verderer's Court Restaurant occupies the 17th century court room where the speeches were made (hence the name of the hotel). Today it provides a characterful setting for dinner and celebrations.
The more intimate Freeminers Restaurant is perfect for informal meals and snacks. Both the hotel restaurants are under the personal guidance of the Head Chef.
History, style and great food in the unspoilt Forest of Dean - it's a combination that's hard to resist. For a real break, delicious food and wine and comfortable overnight accommodation in rooms or suites -- you can't beat the Speech House Hotel.
Please mention thebestof Forest of Dean when contacting the Speech House Hotel.
Forest of Dean
Very enjoyable meal. Service was excellent. Hope to come again soon. Very relaxing.
A tranquil setting, excellent staff and hospitality. We return frequently and our wedding here was simply wonderful. Keep it up.
Great food and brilliant service. Seeing the bullfinches was an experience.
The service received was extremely efficient and friendly. The food was beautifully presented and the atmosphere and surroundings were really relaxing. Thank You.
Impressed with the hotel and staff, all very pleasant, helpful and attentive. Did that little extra beyond the norm. Will return and use as our SW base. Reception staff very …
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