£79 – Forest of Dean hunting-lodge stay w/bubbly, was £153

The Speech House Hotel
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The Deal

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Overnight breaks in a former royal hunting lodge in the Forest of Dean are now £79. This offer from The Speech House Hotel -- built in the 17th century for King Charles II -- saves 48% on the usual price and includes:

  • Overnight accommodation in a Superior Main House Double or Courtyard Four Poster room, with full English breakfast, for two
  • A glass of cava on arrival (worth £4 per person)
  • Late checkout until 12pm (worth £15)
  • It's £149 for a 2-night package including daily breakfast, a glass of cava each on arrival and late checkout

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


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.



  • 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

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


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.

Pets: No pets allowed.

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.

£79 / night


When You Can Go

until 30 Nov

Enjoyed This
(314 Member Ratings)
"Position in the forest and excellent food"
20. Sep 2017
Colchester, United Kingdom

Getting There

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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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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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Enjoyed This
(314 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Tauber Hands Ltd T/a The Speech House Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Position in the forest and excellent food
Other Comments
More adapters required for round holed electric sockets.
Sandra 20. Sep 2017 Colchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing night away ,staff friendly; lovely room also great for walking
Christine 20. Sep 2017 Worcester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Charlotte. We'd waited at reception at check-in and it was Charlotte who eventually booked us in; we also waited to be seated at dinner - and once again, Charlotte came to our rescue.
Other Comments
I had high expectations based on the reviews on Travelzoo. The hotel didn't meet those expectations unfortunately. Whilst I appreciate it's a Grade I listed building, the general decor and furnishings were not of a high standard. The food in the restaurant wasn't great on the night we stayed.
Caryl 17. Sep 2017 Neath, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel lovely staff and location was perfect
Linda 17. Sep 2017 Tipton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The breakfast was very good service was good
Other Comments
Problem with lack of heating in the bathroom resulted in an offer of a different room which we accepted.
Richard 17. Sep 2017 Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Dinner in the orangery
Stephen 17. Sep 2017 Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, clean and spacious room, good food.
Richard 13. Sep 2017 Camberley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice room, nice surroundings, nice breakfast
George 13. Sep 2017 Stockport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Superb location for walking or cycling Forest of Dean
Other Comments
Excellent room and 1st class cuisine
Michael 09. Sep 2017 East Grinstead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely room and crossed the road into the beautiful Forest Of Dean - lovely walks and amazing scenery.
Other Comments
Dinner in the restaurant was lovely and great value for money.
CAROL 10. Sep 2017 Northampton, United Kingdom

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