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

The Speech House Hotel
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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 each 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 check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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

1 Sep-30 Nov

96% (259 Member Ratings)

"Good food and friendly staff"
16. Aug 2017
Gillingham, 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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96% Positive
(259 Member reviews)
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
4.3 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Good food and friendly staff
Other Comments
Very comfortable nights sleep and great choice for breakfast
averil 16. Aug 2017 Gillingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
lovely hotel, really enjoyed the cream tea!
sheila 16. Aug 2017 halesowen, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location. Spacious and comfortable.
Other Comments
Very friendly helpful staff.
pamela 14. Aug 2017 Faringdon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location in the centre of the Forest of Dean. Accommodation and cleanliness to a high standard.
Other Comments
The staff went out of their way to be helpful and friendly.
pamela 14. Aug 2017 Faringdon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Enjoyed the whole experience. Really nice that it was right in the forest. It is a lovely hotel and the breakfasts were great. Really enjoyed the cream tea when we arrived such a nice touch. I can't criticise anything, bedroom was lovely nice lounges and lovely staff. Felt the travel zoo deal was good value.
Other Comments
Would love to go again a lovely hotel with lots of history.
ANNE 13. Aug 2017 Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff beautiful garden reasonable bar and restaurant prices comfortable room
Other Comments
Good location for walking good size carpark
Catherine 15. Aug 2017 Pontypridd, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good location
Other Comments
Lovely building but decor a bit tired
joanne 05. Aug 2017 Broxbourne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly welcome, large room, good food
Other Comments
Great value for money, the room we had was very large, clean and comfortable. Decor a little dated but somehow this adds to its charm. All staff very friendly, the buffet breakfast was very good quality
julie 07. Aug 2017 londonLondon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Hotel facilities and friendliness and helpfulness of the staff and management.
Other Comments
The location is ideal if you want to be in the centre of the Forest Of Dean. The food is excellent with a good choice of menus. Our room was ideal located in the courtyard accommodation and very comfortable.
Eric 11. Aug 2017 Rochester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The situation on edge of Forest of Dean was excellent. The food at dinner was excellent.
Other Comments
Out superior four poster Courtyard room had a urinal in the bathroom which was very unusual. The breakfast timings were a bit restrictive (until 9 30am) and check out at 10 30 is rather early.
Anne 04. Aug 2017 Cardiff, United Kingdom

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