This year, we’re going all out at The Speech House. Christmas 2021 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 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 some much needed merriment.

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


Join us at The Speech House Hotel, for Christmas 2021 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.

£37.00 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 10th & Saturday 11th December 2021

Friday 17th & Saturday 18th December 2021

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.



Available for pre-booked tables in our Verderers' or Carolean restaurant from 1st December 2021.

Sprout and Chestnut Soup (v)
Smoked Brioche Croutons
Honey Roast Ham Hock Terrine
Ale Chutney ∙ Sour Dough
Severn And Wye Smoked Salmon
Spiced Pear and Fennel Salsa ∙ Black Garlic Mayonnaise
Deep Fried Goats Cheese (v)
Pickled Red Onion ∙ Smoked Cranberry Compote


Traditional Roast Turkey
Served with all the trimmings
Dry Cured Pork Chop
Roast Garlic Mash ∙ Root Vegetables ∙ Baked Apple
Herb Crusted Cod Loin
Leek ∙ Potato ∙ Chive
Stilton Glazed Celeriac (v)
Roast Broccoli ∙ Pickled Walnuts ∙ Celery Shoots


Traditional Christmas Pudding (v)
Brandy Crème Anglaise
Mulled Berry Panna Cotta
Liquorice Cream ∙ Brown Butter Oat Clusters
Warm Chocolate Brownie (v)
Salted Caramel Sauce ∙ Clotted Cream Ice Cream
A 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 (18.00-20.30)

2 Courses £25.00
3 Courses £29.50

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.



Book your Christmas themed Afternoon Tea with us in our historic and festive feeling Verderers Court or Carolean from 1st December 2021.

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

Served daily 3-6pm

£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.



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.

Tomato and Roast Garlic Soup (V)
Smoked Brioche Croutons

Gloucester Old Spot Liver Pate
Cider Pickled Onions ∙ Roast Chestnut ∙ Sourdough

Severn and Wye Smoked Salmon
Spiced Pear and Fennel Salsa ∙ Black Garlic Mayonnaise

Baked Camembert (V)
Malbec and Cranberry Jam ∙ Focaccia


Traditional Roast Turkey
All the trimmings

Beef Wellington
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

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

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

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


Tea ∙ Coffee ∙ Petit Fours

£95.00 per person



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. There will also be a Ceilidh, so bring your dancing shoes.

Welcome drink on arrival

White Onion and Sage Soup (V)
Crispy Shallots

Honey Roast Ham Hock Terrine
Ale Chutney ∙ Sour Dough

Crab and Crayfish Tian
Chilli Jam ∙ Peanut Brittle

Duck Egg Mayonnaise (V)
Pine Ash ∙ Mustard Cress ∙ Rye Toast


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

Stuffed Pork Belly
Confit Potato ∙ Baked Apple ∙ Savoy Cabbage ∙ Cider Pickled Onion

Pan Fried Black Bream
Roast New Potatoes ∙ Sprouts ∙ Bacon ∙ Spiced Parsnip Sauce

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


Warm Chocolate Brownie (V)
Salted Caramel Sauce ∙ Clotted Cream 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

£49.50 per person

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