£79 – Forest of Dean escape with cream tea, was £167

The Speech House Hotel
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Overnight breaks at 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 52% 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 cream tea on arrival (worth £6 per person)
  • Late checkout until 12pm (worth £15)
  • It's £149 for a 2­-night package, with the second night on a B&B basis

Why We Love It

  • This hotel is in rural Gloucestershire, in 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


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

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.

52% off

£79 / night


When You Can Go

30 Jul-31 Oct

Enjoyed This
(344 Member Ratings)
"Excellent location for touring the Forest of Dean. Friendly, helpful staff in all areas- reception, dining etc."
08. Aug 2018
Birmingham, UK

Getting There

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

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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

Enjoyed This
(344 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Tauber Hands Ltd T/a The Speech House Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Excellent location for touring the Forest of Dean. Friendly, helpful staff in all areas- reception, dining etc.
Pat 08. Aug 2018 Birmingham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Fantastic staff in every area of the hotel, fabulous food and wine and outstanding garden displays all round the grounds.
Other Comments
I genuinely can't think how this could have been better! We'll certainly go back.
Anna 08. Aug 2018 NEWARK, UK
Enjoyed Most
The Staff provided excellent service.
Other Comments
The Room was excellent
David 08. Aug 2018 Yeovil, UK
Enjoyed Most
Atmosphere and location
Lynne 08. Aug 2018 Shrewsbury, UK
Enjoyed Most
The staff were all lovely and nothing was too much trouble. Food delicious, room was spacious (if slightly in need of a little TLC) , nevertheless great.
Heather 04. Aug 2018 Cirencester, UK
Enjoyed Most
Already done a Trioadvisor rating
Diane 03. Aug 2018 Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Enjoyed Most
excellent breakfast
philippa 01. Aug 2018 Exeter, UK
Enjoyed Most
Great location in the Forest of Dean
Other Comments
Whilst I appreciate this is a historic hotel I thimk the room although large was a little tired and could do with a bit of a revamp.
Maggie 29. Jun 2018 Doncaster, UK
Enjoyed Most
Easy going relaxed atmosphete
Other Comments
We spent the couple of days cycling and much enjoyed the forest trails. To our surprise the hotel held no information or maps of the routes
Linda 24. Jun 2018 Wells, UK
Enjoyed Most
the atmosphere, the food, and very friendly staff.
Michael 16. Jun 2018 Salisbury, UK

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