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The Speech House Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • This hotel is in rural Gloucestershire, in one of England's oldest oak forests
  • The Orangery serves traditional pub food and there's also 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 20 minutes' drive

97%
Enjoyed This
(331 Member Ratings)
"Very comfortable room, friendly staff, good food"
Lesley
Nov 17, 2017
Langport, United Kingdom

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Map & Directions

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

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

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 set in the middle of the Forest of Dean, which is said to have inspired JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth. The forest also featured in "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows", and it borders the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Symonds Yat Rock, which has views of the River Wye from 120 metres up and is popular with hikers and birdwatchers, is 20 minutes' drive.

Monmouth Canoe and Activity Centre, where you can hire kayaks and Canadian canoes for a paddle on the River Wye, and Goodrich Castle, a ruinous Norman castle, are also around 20 minutes' drive away.

Tintern Abbey -- the inspiration for Wordsworth's famous poem -- is 25 minutes' drive. The Dean Forest Railway operates steam and diesel trains from Lydney to Parkend; Norchard station, which also has a museum, is around 10 minutes' drive.

Kymin Hill, which features a charming 18th-century round house and naval temple overlooking Monmouth and the Wye Valley, is 25 minutes' drive away.

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.

Amenities

General

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

Services

  • 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

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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97%
Enjoyed This
(331 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
4.5 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Very comfortable room, friendly staff, good food
Lesley Nov 17, 2017 Langport, United Kingdom
Other Comments
The staff were all very nice but service in the dining room was quite slow
Samantha Nov 15, 2017 Coventry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were very pleasant, room was comfortable with good bathroom. Ideally located to have excellent walks in the forest if thats your thing, or trip to the Brecon Beacons. Just a relaxed pleasant place to chill out, breakfast to in old Court Room was extremely good.
Other Comments
Drinks at the bar were good value too, that's why the bar was busy unlike some more expensive bars.
Robert Mark Nov 13, 2017 Guildford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The situation in relation to the forest setting
Roy Nov 13, 2017 Worcester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The peaceful location
Other Comments
Lovely food excellent staff very clean and comfortable room
Elie Nov 13, 2017 Dudley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great location and fantastic history
Roy Nov 12, 2017 Narberth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Peace and quiet
alice Nov 12, 2017 Woking, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Helpful staff, superb breakfasts.
Other Comments
Emma, waitress at breakfast, extremely pleasant.
peter Nov 10, 2017 Glos, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
food and bar prices very reasonable.
Sarah Nov 09, 2017 Worcester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food
Randolph Nov 08, 2017 Worcester Park, United Kingdom

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