$103 – Lodge Stay in UK w/Wine or Cream Tea, Save 47%

The Speech House Hotel
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Why We Love This Deal

Overnight breaks at a former royal hunting lodge in the Forest of Dean are now $103. This offer from The Speech House Hotel -- built in the 17th century for King Charles II -- saves up to 47% on the usual price.

What's Included

  • Stay in a Superior Main House Double or Courtyard Four Poster Room
  • Daily Full English breakfast for two
  • A cream tea (worth $8 per person) or a bottle of house wine (worth $22) -- choose on check-in
  • Late checkout until 12pm (worth $19)
  • It's $194 for a 2­-night package, with the second night on a B&B basis

"My wife is gluten free and they catered for her needs extremely well. The scones were particularly good."
Apr 18, 2019 - Helston, United Kingdom
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This hotel is in rural Gloucestershire, in the centre of one of England's oldest oak forests
  • Dining options include The Orangery, which serves traditional pub food, and a formal restaurant
  • It's five miles from the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 13 miles from the famous Tintern Abbey ruins 
  • Symonds Yat Rock, where you can take in views of the River Wye from 120 metres up, is 10 minutes' drive away
  • The property offer discounts on local bike hire for exploring the surrounding forest cycle paths


With wall-mounted stag heads, oak-beamed ceilings and a weathered yellow-stone exterior, The Speech House Hotel's origin as a hunting lodge for King Charles II is clear throughout.

It's in the Forest of Dean, which is said to have inspired JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth and also featured in "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows". Symonds Yat Rock, 20 minutes' drive away in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has views of the River Wye from 120 metres up, and is popular with hikers and birdwatchers (peregrine falcons nest on the surrounding cliffs).

You can hire kayaks and Canadian canoes for a paddle on the River Wye at the Monmouth Canoe and Activity Centre, which is 20 minutes' drive away, or take a ride on the Dean Forest Railway, which operates steam and diesel trains from Lydney to Parkend; Norchard station, which also has a museum, is around 10 minutes' drive from the hotel.

The ruins of Goodrich Castle, a Norman fortress with great views from the battlements, and Tintern Abbey -- the inspiration for Wordsworth's famous poem -- are both within 25 minutes' drive of the hotel, as is Kymin Hill, which features a charming 18th-century round house and naval temple overlooking Monmouth and the Wye Valley.

The Orangery and bar serves light lunches, fresh coffee and traditional pub food. The restaurant has been a court for the local Verderers (who meet four times a year to discuss the protection of the forest) since 1696, and it serves an à la carte menu and homemade desserts. Wi-Fi is free in public areas. Courtyard rooms are in external buildings behind the main house.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Bike rental
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10am.

Children and additional guests: There is no extra bed available.
The total price will reflect the extra charges based on the number of guests selected.

Pets: Dogs are allowed in limited ground floor rooms only (within Standard Courtyard or Cottage categories) and are charged at £10 per night. Please contact the hotel before booking to confirm the availability. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Up to 47% off

$103 / night


When You Can Go

Apr 1-Jul 14

Getting There

Parking is free. The hotel is 15 minutes' drive from the A48. The nearest railway station is Lydney, which is a 15 minutes' drive away, $23-26 each way in a taxi (GBP 18-20). Lydney has services to Cardiff, Cheltenham and London via Gloucester.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(252 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Tauber Hands Ltd T/a The Speech House Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Excellrnt staff. Beautiful hotel
Helen Apr 19, 2019 leek, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful room
Stephen Apr 18, 2019 TeignmouthTeignmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
My wife is gluten free and they catered for her needs extremely well. The scones were particularly good.
Margaret Apr 18, 2019 Helston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very pleasant staff, plenty of dining choices and excellent position.
Other Comments
All the staff were very nice, the breakfasts were excellent ( very novel taken in the Verderer's hall) the hotel was good value and we had a nice room with plenty of space and comfortable bed.
Bernard Apr 18, 2019 Gillingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The afternoon tea was especially tasty and plentiful. Similarly, the bacon and sausage were excellent quality.
Other Comments
Excellent location for exploring the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail.
Maureen Apr 14, 2019 Worcester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food and drink, good quality and efficient service.
Other Comments
I'd be happy to receive any offers from this hotel, the attentive staff are the key.
Arthur Apr 08, 2019 Milford Haven, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Helpf u l staff
Martin Apr 07, 2019 Street, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely breakfast
Carole Apr 07, 2019 Helston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food , the friendliness of the staff ,espically rob . Great place for a base to travel round .
Other Comments
Excellent !! A1
Sharon Apr 05, 2019 Witham, United Kingdom
Other Comments
The only problem is lack of broadband and mobile signal other than that excellent
Maureen Apr 03, 2019 Warminster, United Kingdom

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