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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 fine dining experience.

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.

We also have our Cosy Outdoor Dining Dens, perfect for those who want to meet in groups of upto 6 in a COVID safe, outside environment. They are available to book by the hour, and you can enjoy our Orangery, and á la carte menu. Whilst heated, we advise you wrap up warm!

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, as well as complimentary vegan wines.

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