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PRE-CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS 2020

Our festive programme looks a bit different this year, but we have been working hard to pull-together some suitably cheery events to help you celebrate the run-up to Christmas with friends and family.

Our Christmas Party Nights will not be running this year. However we have some great COVID-safe festive options to choose from including our pre-Christmas dining, to fabulous Afternoon Tea with a Festive Twist, and our cosy Garden Dens – we’ll help you have some festive celebrations.

The Speech House Hotel is the perfect place to come together safely this festive season. We will again be serving sumptuous Christmas fayre and some much needed merriment.

 

Our Festive Programme 2020 will include:

Outdoor dining in our Garden Dens – available to book your COVID safe dining experience

Pre-Christmas Lunch & Dinner Menu – available from 1st December for pre-booked tables.

Please see full details and menus below. Limited numbers available so book early to avoid disappointment. Contact us on 01594 822607 for further details.

Call us on 01594 822607 or email us on info@thespeechouse.co.uk

PRE-CHRISTMAS LUNCH AND DINNER - FESTIVE MENU

PRE-CHRISTMAS FESTIVE LUNCH AND DINNER MENU

Available for pre-booked tables in Verderers' or Carolean restaurants from 1st December 2020.

STARTER

Sprout and Chestnut Soup (v)
Smoked Brioche Croutons

Honey Roast Ham Terrine
Parsnip Crisps ∙ Ale Jam ∙ Sour Dough

Severn And Wye Smoked Salmon
Caper and Shallot Dressing ∙ Chive Mayonnaise ∙ Rye Croutons

Deep Fried Goats Cheese (v)
Pickled Red Onion ∙ Smoked Cranberry Compote

MAIN COURSE

Traditional Roast Turkey
Served with all the trimmings

Dry Cured Pork Chop
Red Cabbage ∙ Parsnip Mash ∙ Thyme Roast Carrots

Herb Crusted Cod Loin
Leek ∙ Potato ∙ Chive

Stilton Glazed Celeriac (v)
Roast Broccoli ∙ Pickled Walnuts ∙ Celery Shoots

DESSERT

Traditional Christmas Pudding (v)
Brandy Crème Anglaise

Blackberry and Port Cheesecake
Mulled Blackberries ∙ Gingerbread Crumble

Warm Chocolate Brownie (v)
Salted Caramel Sauce ∙ Sticky Toffee Ice Cream

Selection of Local Cheese (£2.50 supplement)
Winter Chutney, Crackers, Grapes and Celery

Tea, Coffee and Mince Pies

LUNCH (12.00-15.00) and DINNER (18.00-21.00) to include Tea, Coffee and Mince Pies

2 Courses £25.00
3 Courses £27.50

Available for pre-booked parties in the Verderers Court or Carolean Restaurants.

All of our dishes are prepared in house and finished to order. Please allow a little extra time during busy periods

Please speak to a member of staff regarding any allergies or dietary requirements, many of our dishes can easily be adapted. Food items may be prepared in areas where there are traces of allergens present.

Here at the Speech House we are committed to delivering an inviting and enjoyable local dining experience, your feedback is greatly appreciated.

AFTERNOON TEA WITH A FESTIVE TWIST

AFTERNOON TEA WITH A FESTIVE TWIST

Available for booking in the Verderers Court and Carolean from 1st December 2020.

Or available in the Orangery on a walk-in, first come first served basis.

Served daily 3-6pm

£15.00 per person

Afternoon Tea at the historic Speech House is a suitably traditional affair with fine bone china, a tiered cake stand of indulgent festive themed treats, and a selection of fine teas to choose from.

Add a little Christmas cheer with a glass of Prosecco at £6.50.

BOXING DAY DINNER & LIGHT FOREST ENTERTAINMENT

BOXING DAY DINNER & LIGHT FOREST ENTERTAINMENT

Dinner will be served at 6.30pm followed by a fun evening of local forest entertainment . This year, by popular request, will see the return of “ Banshee” who will tell a few  Forest tales and Forest folk songs. Sorry no dancing this year.

STARTER

White Onion and Sage Soup (V)
Brioche and Truffle Croutons

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

MAIN COURSE

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

DESSERT

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

£47.50 per person

NEW YEAR DINNER & LIGHT FOREST ENTERTAINMENT

Meet early evening  for a Champagne Reception before being taken through to our restaurant for your Gala dinner where we will make an early toast to the New Year or if permitted at the time we will see the New Year in in The Edwin Tauber suite at midnight but unfortunately with no dancing !

Champagne Reception with Cocktail Nibbles

STARTER

Sprout and Chestnut Soup (V)
Smoked Brioche Croutons

Wild Boar Terrine
Spiced Pear Chutney ∙ Walnut Crumble ∙ Sourdough

Salted Cod
Sweet and Sour Apple ∙ Curried Salsify

Deep Fried Camembert (V)
Pickled Red Onion ∙ Smoked Cranberry Compote

MAIN COURSE

Seared Venison Loin
Celeriac and Roast Garlic Dauphinoise ∙ Beetroot ∙ Red Chard

Dry Cured Pork Chop
Butter Poached Potato ∙ Marrowfat Peas ∙ Black Kale ∙ Parsley Sauce

Salmon Wellington
Chanterelles ∙ Roast New Potatoes ∙ Shallot and Cider Sauce

Baked Goats Cheese (V)
Sweet Potato ∙ Roast Broccoli, Chive

DESSERT

White Chocolate Cheesecake (V)
Bourbon ∙ Caramel Crumble

Lemon Meringue Pie (V)
Almond Snap ∙ Marzipan Ice Cream

Tiramisu
Bitter Chocolate ∙ Pistachio Ice Cream

Selection of British Cheese
Winter Chutney, Crackers, Grapes and Celery

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Coffee & Petit Fours
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Champagne at midnight

*Dress to impress (casual jacket or formal DJ entirely as you wish)

£89.50 per person.

FESTIVE SEASON - SPECIAL ROOM RATES

FESTIVE SEASON - SPECIAL OVERNIGHT ROOM RATES

Our special room rates are available during the festive party season - bookable in advance, if you attend a function with us.

Twin room with single occupancy, £85.00

Double or Twin rooms in the courtyard, £75.00

Double or Twin room in the main house, £95.00

Superior 4 poster bedroom, £105.00

Master 4 poster bedroom, £145.00

Celebratory rates apply only when participating in party nights.

All prices are per room.