Verderers’ is our fine-dining restaurant within The Speech House – from an intimate meal for two through to a private function for 50 people. Perfect if you’re looking for a more formal dining setting with a modern twist. The historic beamed Verderer’s Court restaurant reflects the room’s continuing use as a courthouse for the Forest of Dean Verderers.

We offer an à la carte menu which our Head Chef changes seasonally, offering dishes prepared with fresh and as far as possible, locally sourced ingredients. We cater for vegetarians, vegans and special dietary requirements.

Please view our sample menus to give you a flavour of what we offer.

Opening Hours:

Monday – Saturday | 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Sunday | 12noon – 2.45pm and 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Bank Holidays | please check times when booking

The Carolean is a more intimate dining room which is used as a cosy corner in the hotel on quieter evenings or when Verderers’ is fully booked. The Carolean can also be booked as a private dining or function room, for up to 25 people.

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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 ( ) 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