Dining at the Speech House

The Speech House Hotel nestled in the heart of the Forest of Dean, just a few minutes drive from the market town of Coleford, offers all level of dining experience – from a relaxed light meal in our bar or Orangery, to a full á la carte menu.

The hotel has been awarded 1 AA Rosette and prides itself on sourcing quality local produce wherever possible.

The Orangery and bar provides a perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy some traditional pub food after a day’s business, sightseeing, or a dog walk in the forest. Our bar is open to both residents and non-residents. It offers the perfect environment for relaxed suppers and light snacks – all under the personal guidance of our Head Chef, Gareth Jenkins.

The Orangery is dog and children friendly. We offer an informal walk-in service so pre-booking is not necessary. Tables are subject to availability on the day.

If you are looking for a more formal dining experience, the beamed Verderer’s Court is our á la carte restaurant and reflects the room’s continuing use as a courthouse for the Forest of Dean Verderers. Whilst the more intimate Carolean restaurant, is available for á la carte private dining and functions.

Dietary requirements are catered for and we offer an imaginative range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

If you fancy something that is not on the menu, then please ask and we will try our hardest to accommodate your request.

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 ( info@thespeechhouse.co.uk ) 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
Hotel Proprietor