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Get an overview of this hotel3-star hotel with 2 restaurants and bar/lounge


Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sculpture Trail, All Saints, and Puzzle Wood. Clearwell Caves and Dean Heritage Centre are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and 24-hour room service. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a meeting room, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities.

Room Amenities

All 35 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and TVs with digital channels. Egyptian cotton sheets, coffee makers, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.

The Speech House Hotel ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

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3.9 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
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5 out of 5
Posted Feb 20, 2017
Pros: location
Cons: Hotel grounds could do with a clean as lots of litter around our cabin and car park
Location: Lots to do in the local area and lots of information in the hotel
Very good location and staff are very good hotel clean and prices very reasonable
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Tired and over priced.

2 out of 5
by from Middlesbrough
Posted Jul 26, 2016
Pros: Setting
Cons: As above, tired, only needs a little investment to make a big difference.
Had an outside room in what I imagine was an old stable block. The room was stifling hot, with only one window that opened. No wifi at all, no offer of a fan, really badly designed room, why not have windows that open?! Fairly recent conversion, so not impossible to do. And no wifi? For £100, very disappointed.
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Hotel in the Forest of Dean

4 out of 5
by from London
Posted Oct 1, 2015
Pros: It was very friendly and the food was delicious.
Cons: We had only one chair in our room, so one person had to sit on the bed.
Location: It is just a few miles away from some beautiful spots, such as Westbury Court Garden, Painswick Ricoco garden and Symonds Yat Rock - spectacular views
The hotel is in the Forest of Dean and is full of character and history; where children and dogs are welcome. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious, although the menu was mostly the same each day, with a couple of specials to add a bit of variety. Set next to an arboretum and forest walks, it is a wonderful place for someone who likes walking. For children, Puzzlewood, nearby is an exciting place with farm animals, special events and walks in the woods (it was used to film 'Lord of the Rings').
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I booked this hotel for a visit to the Steam Show

5 out of 5
by from West Wales
Posted Sep 17, 2015
Pros: I must add how excellent the food was and the breakfast was one of best self service I have ever tasted in my forty years of frequent travelling.
Cons: Nothing, pure heaven.
Location: No comment as I enjoyed the vintage steam show held on site and the drive around showed that there is plenty to do in the area
I had queried my booking as previous experiences from others reported that if a wedding party was held during stay it was very noisy,my experience was the opposite. The vintage show being held on the grounds during the weekend brought during the evening two Showman steam engines to the front entrance and had them running until late.Everybody I spoke to during the evening and following morning enjoyed this and could not complain as standing outside next to these produced minimal noise and could not be heard from inside the hotel even it was single glazed. There was also a wedding party the same weekend which I never heard..I will definitely stay at this hotel again as the staff were very professional and friendly and nothing was a problem to them even as busy the hotel was that evening. Thank you Speech House for an excellent weekend.
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A really nice hotel in the middle of the forest

5 out of 5
by from UK
Posted Mar 29, 2015
Pros: Lots of character.
Cons: A lift.
Location: Right in the middle of the forest.
A hotel with lots of character. Excellent staff. A reasonable size room & bathroom. Everything spotlessly clean. Ate in the bar for both nights of our 2 night stay. Food in the was good, but quite limited in choice. Didn't try the restaurant. Very good breakfast included in the room rate. The only drawback, our room was on the second floor, with no lift.
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Bed light one side only of double bed.

4 out of 5
Posted Mar 15, 2015
Pros: Quiet and familiar
Cons: There is always something but cannot put my finger on it now. (It is Mothers day! = champagne.
As ex owners of house in the forest, we have known the Speech House for many years; it is much improved! We were told that because there were so few diners, we could not eat in the main restaurant. We do not understand why this was so. Staff were courteous and helpful.
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Long weekend break

4 out of 5
Posted Mar 2, 2015
A fantastic break in the centre of the Forest of Dean , special thanks to Jonny on reception what a really nice guy excellent front of house with great local knowledge
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Perfect for exploring forest

3 out of 5
Posted Aug 3, 2014
The hotel is quaint and atmospheric, located right in the middle of the forest. Staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are very old fashioned but clean and comfortable. WiFi is free but very slow. The best place to stay if you want to be on the forest's doorstep.
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Nice location

3 out of 5
by from Somerset
Posted Feb 22, 2014
Pros: The size of the room, the food in restaurant and the staff
Cons: More heating in bedroom. Blind to bathroom window. Breakfast menu stated fresh coffee would be served but it was not fresh.
Location: Lovely location right in the Forest of Dean
Room was cold - radiator not big enough for size of room. Mattress tipped us into middle of bed. Room overpriced. Awful coffee at breakfast - think it had been made for some time. Food in restaurant was very good.
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Continues to live up to expectations

5 out of 5
Posted May 16, 2013
Pros: The food was excellent - very tasty, with attentive, friendly waitresses.
Location: Located centrally in the Forest of Dean - well suited to explore the area by car or on foot.
Have stayed here twice previously and the quality and service was as good as ever. My room was in one of the buildings located at the back and was very clean and well presented. Bathroom was of a reasonable size.
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. This Coleford hotel also offers a garden, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

The Speech House Hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • Total number of rooms - 35 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • One meeting room 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Garden 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Year Built 1669 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Television 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

The Orangery - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

The Verderers Court - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.

The Carolean - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight


Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 20.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Dogs only
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No elevators


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20.0 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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We should mention

This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.