FESTIVE DINING & CHRISTMAS PARTIES 2022

LET’S GET THIS FESTIVE PARTY STARTED!

This year, we’re going all out at The Speech House. Christmas 2022 will be like none other before! Our festive programme offers something for everyone, whether that’s celebrating with friends, family or colleagues. 

From our Christmas Party Nights, through to our Festive Afternoon Tea we want to make sure that Christmas in the Forest of Dean, is extra special for you this year.

Our Christmas Party Nights will be back, so dig out your glam gear and get yourself ready to go all out on the night! With canapes and a two course menu designed by our AA Rosette award winning team, and a disco for afters, why not take advantage of our festive room rates so you can really let your hair down? Don’t miss out – book your Christmas Party with us today!

Our fabulous Afternoon Tea with a Festive Twist will be returning. With the option to hire our cosy Garden Dens to really get that exclusive winter festive feel.

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

Please check back for full menus and our line-up this year. If you want to register your  interest and be the first to know of our festive plans, please get in touch.

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

CHRISTMAS PARTIES

Join us at The Speech House Hotel, for Christmas 2022 in the Forest of Dean. This year will be like no other, with our sumptuous Christmas Fayre and Christmas Party nights to celebrate the Festive season with friends, family, and colleagues.

Why not take the hassle and worry about getting home out of your evening, and book a room to make the most of your night?!

Party revellers will be able to choose from our Christmas Party night Menu of two courses. Pre- dinner nibbles will be served with a party drinks on arrival and are included in the price.

£39.50 per person, and a £10.00 non refundable deposit will be required on booking.

Party Nights with a Disco are available on the following dates:

Friday 9th & Saturday 10th December 2022

Friday 16th & Saturday 17th December 2022

The Menu is also available for private parties of up to 120. Guests will dine in The Edwin Tauber Suite with dancing after the food has been served, to our resident disco.

Menu

A selection of pre-dinner nibbles

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Traditional Roast Turkey
With all the trimmings

Roast Topside of Beef
With Yorkshire pudding

Pan Roasted Hake
Herb Crushed Potato ∙ Hollandaise

Mediterranean Vegetable & Goats Cheese Pie (v)
Creamy Mash ∙ Tomato and Roast Garlic Sauce

Our seasonal vegetables are plated with the main course

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Traditional Christmas Pudding (v)
Brandy Crème Anglaise

Amaretto Cheesecake
Black Cherry ∙ Cappuccino Cream

Chocolate Orange Brownie (v)
Gold Chocolate Sauce ∙ Clotted Cream Ice Cream

Full payment with menu and wine choices will be due 14 days prior to arrival

CHRISTMAS LUNCH & DINNER - FESTIVE MENU

FESTIVE LUNCH AND DINNER MENU

Available for pre-booked tables in our Verderers' or Carolean restaurant from 1st December 2022

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.

Celeriac & Apple Soup (v)
Parmesan Focaccia Croutons
Ham Hock & Date Terrine
Ale Chutney ∙ Walnut Granola ∙ Sourdough
Smoked Haddock Mousse
Dill Mayonnaise ∙ Cucumber ∙ Pickles
Deep Fried Brie (v)
Port Pickled Onions ∙ Black Grape Jam

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Traditional Roast Turkey
Served with all the trimmings
Braised Beef Shin
Gratin Potato ∙ Thyme Roast Carrot ∙ Red Wine Jus
Salmon Supreme
Smoked Bacon ∙ Leek ∙ Potato ∙ Parsley Sauce
Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Risotto (v)
Herb Crumble ∙ Rocket Shoots

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Traditional Christmas Pudding (v)
Brandy Crème Anglaise
Amaretto Cheesecake (v)
Black Cherry ∙ Cappuccino Cream
Chocolate Orange Brownie (v)
Gold Chocolate Sauce ∙ Clotted Cream Ice Cream
A Selection of British Cheese (£2.50 supplement)
Winter Chutney ∙ Crackers ∙ Grapes and Celery

Tea, Coffee and Mince Pies

LUNCH (12.00-15.00) and DINNER (18.00-20.30)

2 Courses £27.00
3 Courses £33.00

FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA

FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA

Book your Christmas themed Afternoon Tea with us in our historic and festive feeling Verderers Court or Carolean from 1st December 2022.

It's also available in the Orangery on a walk-in, first come first served basis.

Served Monday - Friday 3-5pm, Saturday 3-6pm, Sunday 4-6pm

£17.50 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.

CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH - SUNDAY 25TH DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH

Arrive in time for a welcome glass of champagne and canapes at 12pm, to be followed by a 3 course Christmas Day Lunch at 12.30pm.

Honey Roast Carrot & Rosemary Soup (v)
Smoked Brioche Croutons

Wild Boar Terrine
Ale Pickled Vegetables ∙ Caramelized Onion Jam ∙ Sourdough

Smoked Haddock Mousse
Dill Mayonnaise ∙ Cucumber ∙ Pickles

Baked Camembert (v)
Garlic & Red Onion Ciabatta ∙ Fig Chutney

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Traditional Roast Turkey
Served with all the trimmings

Seared Venison Loin
Fondant Potato ∙ Maple Glazed Baby Carrots ∙ Peppercorn Jus

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

Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Risotto (v)
Herb Crumble ∙ Rocket Shoots

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Classic Christmas Pudding (v)
Brandy Crème Anglaise

Lemon Meringue Pie (V)
Sesame Snap ∙ Vanilla Ice Cream

Amaretto Cheesecake (v)
Black Cherry ∙ Cappuccino Cream

Selection of British Cheese
Winter Chutney ∙ Crackers ∙ Grapes ∙ Celery

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Tea ∙ Coffee ∙ Petit Fours

£98.00 per person

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, we are mixing things up and we have a rather extraordinary magic show for everyone's delight.

Welcome drink on arrival

Celeriac & Apple (V)
Parmesan Focaccia Croutons

Pressed Chicken Thigh
Lemon Marmalade ∙ Herb Dumpling

Crab and Crayfish Tian
Caper ∙ Lemon ∙ Fennel Shoots

Honey Roast Parsnip (V)
Egg Yolk Puree ∙ Crispy Onion

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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 Sea Trout
Cockles ∙ Jerusalem Artichoke ∙ Leek ∙ Smoked Bisque

Wild Mushroom & Golden Cenarth Strudel (V)
Sweet Potato & Tarragon Mash ∙ Roast Shallot

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Panettone Bread & Butter Pudding (V)
Almond Custard ∙ Chocolate Crumble

Figgy Pudding (V)
Orange Sauce ∙ Cinnamon Ice Cream

Toffee Apple Tart (V)
Anise Meringue ∙ Pumpkin Seed Brittle ∙ Cider Sorbet

Selection of British Cheese
Winter Chutney ∙ Crackers ∙ Grapes ∙ Celery

NEW YEAR GALA DINNER

Meet early evening  for a Champagne Reception before being taken through to our restaurant for your Gala dinner . We will make an wonderful toast to the New Year in The Edwin Tauber suite at midnight with lots of dancing!

Champagne Reception with Cocktail Nibbles

Roast Cauliflower Soup
Cheddar Crumble

Ham Hock & Date Terrine
Ale Chutney ∙ Walnut Granola ∙ Sour Dough

Severn & Wye Smoked Salmon
Pear & Fennel Salsa ∙ Pickled Radish

Deep Fried Brie (v)
Port Pickled Onions ∙ Black Grape Jam

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Rump of Welsh Lamb
Rosemary & Shallot Polenta ∙ Smoked Carrot ∙ Spinach

Breast of Guineafowl
Boulangerie Potato ∙ Spouts & Bacon ∙ Rich Game Jus

Salmon Supreme
Smoked Bacon ∙ Leek ∙ Potato ∙ Parsley Sauce

Roast Tomato & Feta Cannelloni (V)
Black Olive & Rocket Salad

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Mulled Berry Panna Cotta (v)
Liquorice Cream ∙ Brown Butter Oat Clusters

Banoffee Pie (V)
Pecan Crumble ∙ Banana Toffee Sauce

Baileys Choux Bun (v)
Candied Almonds ∙ Baked White Chocolate

Selection of British Cheese
Winter Chutney ∙ Crackers ∙ Grapes ∙ 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)

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