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The Speech House Hotel

Historic Hotel, dating back to 1676. Ideal for walkers & cyclists. Dogs welcome. Great Bar food, Fine Dining in Verderers Court or Private Dining in the Caerleon. Open to non residents dog friendly.

Hotel in or near Coleford - 35 ensuite bedrooms


Set in the centre of the Royal Forest of Dean, The Speech House Hotel is a landmark building, steeped in history dating back circa 1676. Reputed to be the former Hunting Lodge used by Charles II & Nell Gwynne.

It is now a modern day hotel catering for all of the guests needs.

The Speech House is still home to the Verderers Court,held every 40 days or 4 times per year and is also used for Sunday Lunches, Evening Meals, Private Parties and Wedding Ceremonies and Breakfasts.

The hotel also has The Freeminers Bar,Orangery,and Gardens where light snacks, lunches, high teas or just tea and coffee are served.  There are 35 letting rooms all ensuite, with tarriffs to meet all budgets. The Old House has 15  bedrooms two of which boast the largest 4 poster beds in the region.



  • Building of historical interest
  • Children welcome
  • Cots available
  • Disabled toilets
  • Dog Friendly
  • Electric shaver points
  • Evening meals
  • Garden
  • Ground Floor Rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • High chairs available
  • Hotel
  • Ironing facilities
  • Large groups accepted
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Packed lunches provided
  • Secure Bike Storage
  • Special Diets
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wheelchair access


Speech House
GL16 7EL
O/S Ref: SO 620121

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  • Cinderford
  • Coleford
  • Parkend
  • Rural



Forest Activities Festival

29th April 2018
The Forest Activities Festival will return to the grounds of The Speech House Hotel.

Held at The Speech House Hotel in or near Coleford

Wild Boar Chase

20th May 2018
A mountain bike ride in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley

Held at The Speech House Hotel in or near Coleford

Associated Businesses

The Speech House Hotel

The hotel offers both bar food and ala' carte .dining both in the Orangery and the historic Verderers Court. Morning coffee, afternoon tea, evening meal. Open to non residents. Dog Friendly

Restaurant in or near Coleford