A traditional British affair in our cosy 17th century Hunting Lodge nestled in the heart of the Forest of Dean.
You’ll enjoy a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere coupled with superb food, a small dash of merry making and entertainment.
This year we will be celebrating with a traditional British Christmas, with delicious local produce and recipes from around the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. Our three day package includes some light entertainment, designed to keep you active but not too busy, as we want you to relax and enjoy your time with us.
Our three day Christmas package starts early evening on Christmas Eve and comes to a close after breakfast on 27th December.
It includes all your meals, accommodation, activities and entertainment from dinner on the 24th December, up to breakfast on the 27th December.
Thursday 24th December
Arrive at leisure - to relax and enjoy the local area. Check in to the hotel from 2pm onwards.
Join us in the Orangery at 6.30pm for pre-dinner drinks and cocktail nibbles.
Lydbrook Brass Band will play carols around the Christmas tree before dinner - served at 7.30pm.
After dinner, we will accompany you to midnight mass at a local church. A dram of whiskey will await us on our return.
Friday 25th December
Wake up to a hearty traditional English breakfast.
Join us for a guided gentle walk through the forest from 10am, returning for drinks and canapes at 12 noon followed by lunch at 12.30pm.
After lunch, retire to watch the Queen’s Speech, in our residents’ lounge. This room is situated on the first floor and here you will find board games, books and magazines to while away the rest of the afternoon. Later, if you have room, tea and traditional Christmas cake will be served.
A light evening buffet will be served at 8.00pm, followed by our Christmas quiz.
Saturday 26th December
Rise at your leisure and enjoy breakfast, before heading out with us on a guided stroll in the forest to work up an appetite for a tasty buffet lunch.
Dinner will be served at 7.30pm followed by a fun evening of Ceilidh dancing with instruction from “Bandshee.” They are sure to get everyone up and dancing.
Sadly, it is now time for you to depart. Enjoy your breakfast before checking out by 10.30am or be tempted to stay with us to relax for a few more days.
Arriving on the 24th December 2019 for three nights and includes all accommodation, meals and entertainment.
Double Occupancy (per person sharing a Twin or Double room)
Courtyard - Double or Twin room £499.00
Main House - Double or Twin room £525.00
Courtyard - Superior 4 poster room £525.00
Main House - Superior 4 Poster or Junior Suite £545.00
Main House - Master 4 Poster room £650.00
Courtyard - Twin Room £545.00
Main House - Double /Twin or Courtyard Four Poster £599.00
From the 21st December to the 23rd December and from 27th December to 30th December
Price per person per night
Single occupancy - Twin or Double room £99.50
Courtyard - Double/Twin £79.50 sharing
Main House - Double/Twin £84.50
Main House – Superior four Poster room £89.50
Main House – Master four Poster room £106.50
Prices include Bed & Breakfast, a three course Dinner and VAT @ 20%
Bring the kids & the Dog!
We are children and dog friendly. Dogs may stay in our outside rooms only at £10 per night. Prices for children under 14 years of age – please contact us.
Roast Cauliflower Soup
Confit Duck Leg
Cherry Chutney ∙ Puffed Wild Rice
Crab and Crayfish Tian
Chilli Jam ∙ Peanut Brittle
Blackberry Poached Melon (V)
Pickled Blackberry ∙ Cashew
Rump of Lamb
Fried Potato ∙ Smoked Carrot ∙ Spinach
Breast of Guineafowl
Boulangerie ∙ Swede Puree ∙ Spouts and Bacon ∙ Rich Game Jus
Pan Fried Sea Trout
Cockles ∙ Jerusalem Artichoke ∙ Sea Lettuce ∙ White Onion Broth
Butternut Squash and Chestnut Parcel (V)
Curried Potato ∙ Swiss Chard ∙ Roast Almond
Mascarpone Panna Cotta
Candied Pecans ∙ White Chocolate Crumble
Baked Chocolate ∙ Chocolate Ice Cream
Forest Berry Sundae (V)
Brandy Snap ∙ Clotted Cream Ice Cream
Selection of British Cheese
Winter Chutney, Crackers, Grapes and Celery
Christmas Day Lunch 2020
Tomato and Roast Garlic Soup (V)
Smoked Brioche Croutons
Gloucester Old Spot Liver Pate
Plum Pickled Onions ∙ Roast Chestnut ∙ Sour Dough
Severn and Wye Smoked Salmon
Capper and Shallot Dressing ∙ Chive Mayonnaise ∙ Rye Croutons
Deep Fried Brie (V)
Malbec and Cranberry Preserve ∙ Iced Grapes ∙ Rocket
Traditional Roast Turkey
All the trimmings
Fondant Potato ∙ Thyme Roasted Carrots ∙ Peppercorn Jus
Herb Crusted Cod Loin
Leek ∙ Potato ∙ Chive
Wild Mushroom and Stilton Cannelloni (v)
Green Apple ∙ Walnut ∙ Celery Shoots
Classic Christmas Pudding (v)
Brandy Crème Anglaise
Chocolate Orange Profiteroles (v)
Clotted Cream ∙ Baked Chocolate
Blackberry and Port Cheesecake (v)
Mulled Blackberries ∙ Gingerbread Crumble
A selection of British Cheeses
Winter Chutney, Crackers, Grapes and Celery
Tea, Coffee and Petit Fours
£89.50 Per Person
Dinner will be served at 7.30pm followed by a fun evening of dancing. This year, by popular request, will see the return of “ Banshee” who will guide your through the steps and moves of the Ceilidh.
There’s sure to be something to get everyone up and dancing
White Onion and Sage Soup (V)
Honey Roast Ham Terrine
Parsnip Crisps ∙ Ale Jam ∙ Sour Dough
Smoked Haddock Beignet
Pickled Cucumber ∙ Crispy Capers ∙ Parsley Oil
Duck Egg Mayonnaise (V)
Pine Ash ∙ Mustard Cress ∙ Rye Toast
Sirloin of Welsh Beef
Braised Ox Cheek ∙ Pastry Crisp ∙ Creamy Mash ∙ Carrot ∙ Peppercorn
Stuffed Pork Belly
Confit Potato ∙ Baked Apple ∙ Savoy Cabbage ∙ Cider Pickled Onion
Pan Fried Black Bream
Roast New Potatoes ∙ Sprouts ∙ Bacon ∙ Spiced Parsnip Sauce
Stilton Glazed Celeriac (V)
Roast Broccoli ∙ Pickled Walnuts ∙ Celery Shoots
Warm Chocolate Brownie (V)
Salted Caramel Sauce ∙ Sticky Toffee Ice Cream
Orange Posset (V)
Candied Walnut ∙ Cinnamon Cream
Toffee Apple Tart (V)
Anise Meringue ∙ Pumpkin Seed Brittle ∙ Cider Sorbet
Selection of British Cheese
Winter Chutney ∙ Crackers ∙ Grapes ∙ Celery
For guests who want a longer festive break and arrive earlier, why not add on one, two or three days to arrive from Friday 21st December? Or choose to stay on after Christmas – the same great price will apply. From just £79.50 DBB per person to include your accommodation, breakfast and a three course evening meal. Go on spoil yourself, it’s Christmas after all!
Dear Speech House Friends.
It is with great sadness that we have decided to close the hotel until further notice.
We cannot estimate when we are likely to reopen but will do so as soon as the Government indicates that it will be safe to do so.
If you have a reservation for accommodation or a function before May 31st we hope that we will be move your booking to a later date in the year. We say May 31st but obviously that may be too optimistic.
You will be able to contact us by e mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you do not receive an answer on the phone 01594 822607. We are planning to man the office during limited hours of the day.
We would like to thank all of you for your custom and support over the years and hope that it will not be too long before we can welcome you to The Speech House Hotel.
Best wishes and good luck in the months ahead.
Peter and Gill Hands