The Orangery

A perfect spot for a relaxed lunch or a light supper

Enjoy the garden views from our light and comfortable Orangery. Served daily – morning coffee, lunches, afternoon tea and evening meals.

Light meals are available from 12.00 noon through to 9.00pm . Afternoon Tea is served from 3pm through to 6pm daily and on Sundays at lunchtime, we serve a more traditional family roast. For a full Sunday lunch please reserve a table in our á la carte restaurant, Verderer’s.

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

The Orangery Winter Menu

MORNING COFFEE, AFTERNOON TEA, DRINKS & SNACKS

TEA AND COFFEE

Pot of tea £2.70
Cafetiere of Coffee £2.75
Selection of Fruit Tea £2.60
Selection of Herbal Tea £2.60
Rich Hot Chocolate £2.90

SELECTION OF BARISTA COFFEE

Americano £2.50
Classic Coffee Black or White

Layered latte £2.70
Smooth and Milky

Cappuccino £2.70
Classic Frothy Favourite

Espresso £2.50
Short Sharp Shot of Pure Espresso

Double Espresso £3.05
Double Shot of Pure Espresso

Morning Coffee 9am - 12 Midday

Homemade Cookies £2.25

Cake of the Day £2.60
Please check with your server for our daily selection

Toasted Teacake £2.25
Served with butter and choice of preserve

Two Slices of Toast £2.25
Served with butter and choice of preserve

Two Sultana Scones with Butter and Jam £3.35
Clotted Cream £0.85

Cream Tea £5.95
Two warm sultana scones with jam, clotted cream and a choice of tea or coffee

Afternoon Tea 3pm - 6pm

Speech House Afternoon Tea for Two £30.00
A selection of sandwiches, (fingers of ham and wholegrain on brown, cucumber and tarragon mayonnaise, smoked salmon and horseradish on brown, Double Gloucester and ale chutney on white) seasonal fancies, two warm sultana scones with jam, clotted cream and a choice of tea or coffee.

Afternoon Tea is strictly offered between 3pm - 6pm. All of the other above choices are available throughout the day. Please enquire with our waiting staff for further information

STARTERS AND LIGHT BITES

Starters and Light Bites

Freshly Baked Breads ∙ Flavoured Butter ∙ Olive Oil ∙ Sea Salt (V) £5.00
(Ideal for Two)

Seasonal Soup of the Day £5.50
Freshly Baked Bread

Gloucester Old Spot Liver Pate £6.30
Balsamic Pickled Onions ∙ Rye Toast

Crispy Whitebait £5.50
Lemon ∙ Crème Fraiche

Double Gloucester Cheese Dips (V) £6.00
Spiced Plum Jam

Smoked Chicken and Chestnut Salad (Gf) £8.00
Baby Leaves ∙ Sun Blushed Tomato Dressing

MAIN MEALS

Speech House Classics

Chicken, Ham and Leek Pie £14.00
Creamy Mash ∙ Roasted Root Vegetables

Mushroom, Spinach and Truffle Oil Pie (V) £13.00
Creamy Mash ∙ Roasted Root Vegetables

Legless Cow Ale Battered Fish and Chips £13.50
Mushy Peas ∙ Beef Dripping Chips ∙ Lemon and Tartare

Locally Sourced Wild Boar Sausage £14.00
Creamy Mash ∙ Roast Carrots and Broccoli ∙ Red Onion Gravy

Sheppard’s Pork and Bacon Faggots £12.50
Creamy Mash ∙ Mushy Peas ∙ Onion Gravy

Locally Sourced Gloucestershire Sausage £13.00
Creamy Mash ∙ Roast Carrots and Broccoli ∙ Onion Gravy

Speech House Burger £13.50
Double Gloucester, Confit Onion Mayonnaise, Oak Leaf Lettuce, Tomato, Rustic Cut Fries

Speech House Deli Burger £15.00
Peppered Pastrami ∙ Emmental ∙ Pickled Cucumber ∙ Dijon Mayonnaise ∙
Rustic Fries

Whole Tail Scampi £13.00
Mushy Peas ∙ Beef Dripping Chips ∙ Lemon and Tartare

8oz Welsh Rump Steak (Gf) £22.00
Beef dripping Chips ∙ Confit Garlic Mushrooms ∙ Sun Blushed Tomatoes

Lasagne in a Rich Tomato and Roast Garlic Sauce
Garlic Bread ∙ Speech House Salad

8oz Gammon Steak (Gf) £13.00
Fried Egg ∙ Pineapple ∙ Beef Dripping Chips ∙ Peas

Baked Goats Cheese (V, Gf) £13.50
Sweet Potato ∙ Roast Broccoli

VEGETARIAN & VEGAN

Vegetarian and Vegan Menu

Starters

Freshly Baked Breads ∙ Flavoured Butter ∙ Olive Oil ∙ Sea Salt £5.00
(Ideal for two)

Honey Roast Parsnip £5.50
Freshly Baked Bread

Double Gloucester Cheese Bites £6.80
Crispy Duck Egg ∙ Chestnut ∙ Golden Cenarth Mayonnaise

Double Gloucester Cheese Dips £6.00
Spiced Plum Jam

Blackberry Poached Melon (Ve, Gf) £6.00
Pickled Blackberry ∙ Cashew

Mains

Butternut Squash and Chickpea Burger (Ve) £13.00
Sour Dough Bun ∙ Beetroot Chutney, Rustic Fries

Curried Pumpkin Strudel (Ve) £13.00
Shallot ∙ Jerusalem Artichoke

Baked Goats Cheese £13.50
Sweet Potato ∙ Roast Broccoli

Mushroom, Spinach and Truffle Oil Pie £13.00
Creamy Mash ∙ Roasted Root Vegetables

Speciality Sandwiches

All served hot in ciabatta rolls with rustic fries

Goats Cheese £8.50
Beetroot Chutney ∙ Walnut

Curried Pumpkin (Ve) £8.25
Garlic Pickle

Dessert

Most desserts on the main menu are suitable for vegetarians

Mulled Plum Doughnuts (Ve) £6.50
Cinnamon Crisp

SIDES

Beef Dripping Chips £2.95

Rustic Cut Fries £3.25

Peppercorn Sauce £3.00

Seasonal Vegetables £3.00

Speech House Salad £2.95

SANDWICHES, BAGUETTES AND JACKETS

Speciality Sandwiches

All served hot in ciabatta rolls with rustic fries

Honey Roast Ham £8.50
Double Gloucester ∙ Real Ale Chutney

Goats Cheese (V) £8.50
Beetroot Chutney ∙ Walnut

Curried Pumpkin (V, Ve) £8.25
Garlic Pickle

Sandwiches and Baguettes

All served with crisps and side salad

Ham and Wholegrain Mustard
Sandwich: £6.80 | Baguette: £7.80

Tuna Mayonnaise and Red Onion
Sandwich: £6.50 | Baguette: £7.50

Prawn Marie Rose
Sandwich: £7.00 | Baguette: £8.00

Smoked Chicken with Confit Onion Mayonnaise
Sandwich: £7.00 | Baguette: £8.00

Egg and Cress (V)
Sandwich: £6.00 | Baguette: £7.00

Double Gloucester and Real Ale Chutney (V)
Sandwich: £6.80 | Baguette: £7.80

B.L.T and Mayonnaise
Sandwich: £6.80 | Baguette: £7.80

Jacket Potatoes

Served with Speech House salad

Tuna Mayonnaise and Red Onion (Gf) £8.50
Prawn Marie Rose (Gf) £8.80
Double Gloucester and Baked Beans (V, Gf) £8.00

DESSERTS

Classic Desserts or Choose From the Blackboard

Black Forest Sundae (V) £6.95
Chocolate Mousse ∙ Morello Cherry

Clotted Cream Panna Cotta £6.50
Mandarin ∙ Ginger Sponge Croutons

Sticky Toffee Pudding (V) £6.00
Clotted Cream Ice Cream ∙ Toffee Sauce

Selection of Ice Creams and Sorbets (V, Gf) £4.95
Three scoops. Please check with your server for our daily flavours

Selection of British Cheese £9.50
Crackers, Chutney, Grapes and Celery

Back Up Dishes

Homemade soup of the day served with warm bread rolls
£5.30
Speech House Chicken Caesar Salad Breast of chicken on a bed of cos lettuce, tossed in caesar dressing with crispy bacon, anchovies, croutons and parmesan
Starter: £7.50 | Main: £12.00

Prawn cocktail marie rose with brown bread and butter
Starter: £6.75 | Main: £9.75

Homemade terrine of the day, served with toasted brioche
£7.25

Garlic Mushrooms in a creamy garlic sauce served with a rustic wedge of homemade bread
£6.95

Red onion marmalade, brie and cranberry tart on mixed leaves with a balsamic glaze
Starter: £6.25 | Main £11.95

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Homemade soup of the day served with warm bread rolls
starter: £5.30 

Speech House Chicken Caesar Salad - breast of chicken on a bed of cos lettuce, tossed in caesar dressing with crispy bacon, anchovies, croutons and parmesan
starter: £7.50 | main: £12.00

Smoked salmon, traditionally garnished with lemon and capers, served with baby salad and brown bread
starter: £8.20 | main: £12.75

Homemade terrine of the day, served with toasted brioche
£7.25

Garlic Mushrooms in a creamy garlic sauce served with a rustic wedge of homemade bread
£6.95

Red onion marmalade, brie and cranberry tart on mixed leaves with a balsamic glaze
starter: £6.25 | £11.95

 

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Seared rump steak, served with mushroom, grilled tomato and beef dripping chips
£19.50

Grilled gammon steak topped with pineapple or a free range egg, chips and peas
£12.25 | With egg and pineapple £12.95

Whole tail scampi, chips, peas with tartar sauce and lemon, accompanied with a small side salad
£11.20

Speech House pork burger with dry cured bacon, mature cheddar, pickled cucumber and tomato chutney in a brioche bun with beef dripping chips
£12.50

Traditional beef lasagne with tomato sauce, garlic bread and beef dripping chips
£11.95

Homemade chicken curry with fragrant rice, mango chutney, mint yoghurt and naan bread
£10.95

Beer battered catch of the day with crushed peas, beef dripping chips and homemade tartare sauce
£12.50

Forester ploughman’s - platter of ham, cheese, pickles and crusty bread
£11.50

Pan roasted chicken breast with tomato tagliatelle, fresh herbs and pine nuts
£12.95

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Potato gnocchi served with mange tout, aubergine, sun blushed tomatoes pinenuts, olives and basil in a creamy sauce
£11.50

Beetroot and broad bean risotto with crumbled goats cheese
£12.95

Vegetable lasagna with a tomato sauce, parmesan and basil, served with a side salad
£11.50

Side Orders

Bread rolls (2) with butter
Bread and Butter
£1.95

Creamy mash
New potatoes
Garlic bread
Seasonal vegetables
House side salad
Saute new potatoes
Coleslaw
Chips
£2.95

Cheesy chips
£3.25

Sauces

Green peppercorn
Dianne
Stilton
£3.25

Desserts from the blackboard
£5.95

All meals are prepared to order using locally sourced produce where possible. This may result in a slight delay at busier times.

Items from this menu may be served in our Verderers Court and Carolean restaurants during dinner service.

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Sandwiches and Baguettes

All sandwiches are on a choice of white or brown bread and served with crisps and a side salad

Home cooked honey roast ham and mustard

Sandwich: £6.50 | Baguette: £7.50

Roast sirloin of beef and horseradish
Sandwich: £6.50 | Baguette: £7.75

Coronation chicken
Sandwich: £6.50 | Baguette: £7.75

Tuna mayonnaise
Sandwich: £6.50 | Baguette: £7.50

Cheese and tomato
Sandwich: £5.50 | Baguette: £7.50

Prawn and marie rose sauce
Sandwich: £6.75 | Baguette: £8.00

Bacon, brie and cranberry £6.95
Sandwich: £6.95 | Baguette: £8.50

Smoked salmon and cucumber £7.00
Sandwich: £7.00 | Baguette: £9.20

Traditional club sandwich - bacon, chicken and tomato in toasted bread Served with chips and salad
£12.00

Jacket potato with crispy salad and a choice of fillings

Tuna mayo
£7.75

Prawn marie rose
£8.00

Coronation chicken £7.75

Chilli con carne
£7.20

Beans and Cheese
£7.20

Extra toppings
50p per item

TEA AND COFFEE

Pot of tea £2.60

Cafetiere of coffee £2.55

Selection of fruit tea £2.66

Selection of herbal tea £2.60

Rich hot chocolate £2.80

SELECTION OF FRESH COFFEE

Americano
Classic coffee black or white
£2.40

Layered latte
Smooth and milky
£2.60

Cappuccino
Classic frothy favourite
£2.60

Espresso
Short sharp shot of pure espresso
£2.40

Double espresso
Double shot of pure espresso
£2.95

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