Private Functions

If you’re looking for a private dining room for a small and intimate wedding celebration, client lunch, or special birthday dinner – the Speech House can cater for your occasion.

For a more formal fine-dining setting for up to 50 people, the historic beamed Verderer’s Court restaurant provides the perfect backdrop. Smaller gatherings may wish to choose the more intimate Carolean Restaurant which will comfortably seat parties up to 25 people – this room is often booked for birthday celebrations and anniversary dinners.

The Verderer’s Court is also licenced for weddings and civil ceremonies.

We cater for most tastes and include a range of vegetarian meals. If you fancy something that is not on the menu please ask and our talented Head Chef and his team will try their hardest to accommodate your request. Our Head Chef is also used to catering for allergies and we will accommodate guests’ requests and provide dishes to suit all diets. We also offer a selection of carefully chosen wines and liqueurs to compliment the dishes on our menus. We always try to source our food locally and use only fresh and seasonal produce.

Contact us about Private Dining

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