The Speech House Hotel

Verderers Sunday Sample Menu


Homemade soup of the day
Home cured gravadlax with a salad of watercress and radish finished with a dill and honey mustard dressing
Chicken liver parfait with toasted brioche and house chutney
Tart of red onion and cranberry topped with stilton and a balsamic dressing, served with mixed leaves


Roast striploin of beef, served with Yorkshire pudding and pan gravy
Roast breast of chicken served with a tarragon sauce
Baked haddock fillet, with a chive mash and lemon veloute
Potato gnocchi served with mange tout, aubergine, sun blushed tomatoes, olives and toasted pinenuts in a creamy basil sauce


Apple and sultana crumble served with custard
Cheesecake of the day
Pannacotta served with berry compote
A selection of locally sourced ice creams and sorbets
A selection of cheeses, homemade pickle chutney and biscuits (supplement of £2.50)
2 Courses £16.95
3 Courses £19.95

Please speak to a member of staff regarding any allergy or dietary requirements. All our food is freshly prepared in our kitchen where traces of allergens may be present

Events coming up at The Speech House Hotel in 2016

What's on at The Speech House

What: Horse Carriage Drivers Club
Taking place:  22nd May


What: Forest of Dean Lions Car Boot Sale
Taking Place: 12th June


What: Offa’s Dyke Riding Club
Taking place:   17th July, 21st August, 18th September
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What: Forest of Dean Lions Club Car boot sale
Taking place:  4th September


What: Forest Of Dean Traction and Steam Rally Show
Taking place: 11th September
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What: The Forest Food Showcase
Taking place:  2nd October
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What: The Lion’s Club annual Bonfire Party
Taking place:  5th November 


Spring into Summer, 3 nights for 2

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Spring into Summer 
Three Nights for the Price of Two.

The Royal Forest of Dean is a beautiful location to relax away from the daily hustle and bustle of life. Take time to enjoy the spectacular forest and open landscape surrounding the hotel. With our Spring into Summer offer you may stay in one of our Main House Cosy Double rooms for three nights but pay for the price of two.

For £260.00 instead of £390.00, Rate includes:-

- 3 nights in a cosy double rooms with full English Breakfast and VAT
- All nights of the week

To make a booking, call 01594 822607 or email

Explorer Breaks for Walkers and Bird watchers, from £69.50 per person per night

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Explorer Breaks for Walkers and Bird watchers, from £69.50 per person per night Total cost of £278.00 for two people to include:-
  • Accommodation in a Cottage or courtyard rooms
  • Full English breakfast each morning
  • A packed lunch
  • A two course dinner in one of the Hotel Restaurants
  • A two course dinner in the Orangery
  • If you wish to bring your four legged friend you may for an extra £10 per night
  • Upgrade to a room in the main house for an extra £10 per person per night. (dogs are accepted in outside rooms only) For further information about our rooms please visit our web site
  • Minimum stay, 2 nights
  • VAT at 20%

Upgrades to other room types from Cottage and Courtyard. Please contact the hotel for further details.

Why not enjoy a walk through the Blue Bell Woods, in the Forest of Dean with our Explorer Break?

According to the Forestry Commission, this year the bluebells are expected to be in bloom between Saturday 1st May until Sunday 9th May.

Come and explore the enchanted woods of Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean with our Explorer Break.

The magical woods are only a few miles away from The Speech House. Puzzlewood will yet again come alive with nature and beautiy this Spring.

Indulgent Country Break From £69.50 per person for two nights

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Total cost £278.00 Price includes;-
  • Cosy Double room in the main house
  • Dinner in our Verderer’s Court one evening
  • A cream tea
  • Full English Breakfast both mornings
  • Minimum stay, 2 nights
  • Vat at 20 % 
Upgrades to other room types from Cottage and Courtyard. Please contact the hotel for further details.

Star Wars Visits the Forest of Dean

The Speech House Featured in Star Wars Star Wars: The Force Awakens (also known as Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens) is a 2015 American epic space opera film, that has parts of Gloucestershire's idyllic Forest of Dean featured. 

New Photography Package at The Speech House

Fun and jargon free photography training in the fabulous Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and beyond with local professional photographer David Broadbent. Our hotel package available from the historic Speech House Hotel includes transport, pick up and drop off from the hotel.

These bespoke One 2 One “on location” sessions are tailored precisely to your needs regardless of your current ability, be that just starting out to professional. Super charge your technique and skills on a day packed with learning, new experiences and getting to know and understand what the settings on your own camera are and can do in some of the area’s little known, but nevertheless beautiful corners of this area of outstanding natural beauty.

Whatever your photo interests we can cater for you. Enjoy a great day out with The Forest of Dean School of Photography for just £110.

For further information or to book directly with the school email: or by phone: 07771 664973. Find us on Facebook.

Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Tourism Association member.

Golfing Breaks from £54.50 per person per night

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Total cost for two nights £218.00.

Combine a day’s golf at The Forest Hills Golf Club with a day exploring the Forest of Dean and the Wye ValleyForest Hills course, is located a short drive from the Speech House Hotel .

The price includes;-
  • Accommodation in a Cottage or Courtyard Room for two nights
  • Full English Breakfast each morning
  • A two course dinner in one of the Hotel Restaurants
  • A round of golf for two people at The Forest Hills.
  • Minimum stay, 2 nights
  • Vat at 20% 
  • Upgrade to a main house bedroom for an extra £10 per person per night.
Upgrades to other room types from Cottage and Courtyard. Please contact the hotel for further details.

The Forest Food Showcase proves a hit with Gregg Wallace

Gregg spent several happy hours wandering around the produce stalls tasting both food & drink. He met hundreds of people attending the event and was happy to pose for photo's with them and sign autographs.

Greggs verdict "Yumy" and after his first ever visit to the Royal Forest of Dean, he has declared he wants to return soon with his family. He said" What a great atmosphere, the people are lovely and the quality of produce was excellent".

You can view more photos on our facebook page.

Success at our Gourmet Dinner Event

The Forest Showcase was commenced with a fantastic 8 course "Gourmet Dinner" using all local produce and was enjoyed by 86 guests. The meal was praised by Gregg Wallace, much to the delight and relief of Head Chef Brent and his team.

Gregg commenced the evening by extolling the virtues of using local produce and interspersed with jokes told the assembled guests of his varied career up to Master Chef.

During the meal he met all of the guests and many had the photograph taken with him. The evening concluded with Gregg hosting a question and answer session and yet again more photo's.

The feedback from those attending was excellent and that they had enjoyed a great night.

It was fantastic that the team could produce such high quality food and service and our thanks go out to them and to the support of the customers.