£79 – Forest of Dean hunting lodge stay w/perks, save 49%

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 less than £40 per person. This offer from The Speech House Hotel -- built in the 17th century for King Charles II -- saves up to 49% on the usual price.

What's Included

  • Overnight accommodation in a Superior Main House Double or Courtyard Four Poster room, with full English breakfast, for two
  • A cream tea (worth £5.95 per person) or a bottle of house wine (worth £17.25) -- choose on check-in
  • Late checkout until 12pm (worth £15)
  • It's £149 for a 2­-night package, with the second night on a B&B basis

"Lovely location in the forest with nearby walks. Good choice of food at breakfast, both hot and cold. Staff were hit and miss, friendly waitress in the bar for evening food, waiter at breakfast also good but other members of the team not so customer aware. Rooms not our style, but clean and perfectly comfortable."
21 Jun, 2019 - Church Stretton, UK
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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 can 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: Extra beds are not available.
Cot not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per pet per night.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Please contact the hotel before booking to confirm the availability

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 49% off

£79 / night


When You Can Go

Sun-Thu 15 Jul-17 Oct; +£10 Fri-Sat

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.

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
(344 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Tauber Hands Ltd T/a The Speech House Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Lovely location in the forest with nearby walks. Good choice of food at breakfast, both hot and cold. Staff were hit and miss, friendly waitress in the bar for evening food, waiter at breakfast also good but other members of the team not so customer aware. Rooms not our style, but clean and perfectly comfortable.
mary 21 Jun, 2019 Church Stretton, UK
Other Comments
Great underated history, green oak forest, modern facilities, parking outside, what’s not to like? Come here again? - you bet, a great escape!!!
Paul 19 Jun, 2019 Torquay, UK
Enjoyed Most
The whole experience was wonderful - spacious clean room with small sitting area, excellent cream tea on arrival and very attentive staff.
Other Comments
I've been waiting to book for a while but keep missing the offers. Now we've finally made it, we will be going again.
Marie 18 Jun, 2019 Cradley Heath, UK
Enjoyed Most
Friendliness of staff - much appreciated. Also, very welcome free bottle of wine with dinner.
Other Comments
Room comfortable, breakfast good. Historical backround to hotel explained well via info leaflet. Very enjoyable break.
Thomas 17 Jun, 2019 Hengoed, UK
Enjoyed Most
Helpful staff, room was very good
Other Comments
Staff at the hotel were very friendly and took the time to chat to everyone briefly as well as having a busy time. The hotel is dog friendly so you have to have evening meals in the more formal dining room if you want to avoid as they are allowed in the orangery which has a nicer less formal atmosphere, there were no issues though not to everyone’s choice. We had a suite which was huge though there was a tiny TV in the lounge. Breakfast was very good and no dogs were allowed in as it is in the main dining room. The travelzoo deal was very good value and would definitely stay again if the deal came up again next year. Lovely weekend
Keith 17 Jun, 2019 Swansea, UK
Enjoyed Most
The food was outstanding
Lisa 10 Jun, 2019 Shrewsbury, UK
Other Comments
The bathroom wasn’t particularly clean, hairs on sink and bath. Floor needed regrouting.
Deborah 10 Jun, 2019 Cheltenham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely place to stay in the heart of the Forest of Dean. We had a courtyard room with a four poster bed. The room was big and very quiet. Breakfast was lovely with a variety of different choices. Can't fault for the price we paid.
Gillian 10 Jun, 2019 Exeter, UK
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WILLIAM 09 Jun, 2019 Bristol, UK
Enjoyed Most
Just felt you were away from it all in very special surroundings
Other Comments
What a fabulous place. So much history and my husband really enjoyed our stay Would definitely return
Mavis 08 Jun, 2019 Cardiff, UK

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