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The Speech House Hotel

Historic Hotel, dating back to 1676. Non residents 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


Nestled in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean sits The Speech House Hotel, a former 17th century hunting lodge. The forest is literally on the doorstep and the hotel offers guest a warm welcome and original charm, combined with modern day hotel facilities.

The hotel has 35 comfortable en-suite bedrooms, half of which are in the historic main house, some with impressive antique master four-poster beds.

There are several dining options – from the informal Orangery to enjoy a tasty lunch or traditional Afternoon Tea, to the AA Rosette à la carte fine-dining restaurant set in the historic Verderers’ Court Room. The hotel has a cosy bar area and pretty garden for drinks and summer alfresco lunches.

The hotel is children and dog friendly.

Car park on site and there are two EV charging point for hotel guests.

Opening Times

24/7 Night Porter


  • Building of historical interest
  • Children welcome
  • Cots available
  • Disabled toilets
  • Dog Friendly
  • Electric car charging point
  • 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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We are situated in the centre of the beautiful Forest of Dean on the B4226, the main road from Coleford to Cinderford.

  • Cinderford
  • Coleford
  • Parkend
  • Rural


Associated Businesses

Verderers' at The Speech House Hotel

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

Restaurant in or near Coleford

Weddings at Speech House

The Speech House Hotel, a former historic hunting lodge, offers you a stylish country house wedding venue. Set in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean, it is an idyllic setting for your wedding day.

Weddings and Conferences in or near Coleford

The Orangery at The Speech House Hotel

A great spot for informal dining for a business lunch, a stop-off during sightseeing, or a reward after a refreshing dog walk in the forest.

Restaurant in or near Coleford

Tramper All-Terrain Mobility Scooter Hire

All-terrain mobility scooters are designed to help people with limited mobility access the outdoors and explore the Forest of Dean.

Attraction in or near Coleford