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The Orangery

The Orangery – the perfect spot for a relaxed lunch or a light supper

Enjoy the garden views from our light and comfortable Orangery. Served daily – morning coffee, lunches, afternoon tea and evening meals.

Light meals are available from 12.00 noon through to 9.00pm . Afternoon Tea is served from 3pm through to 5.30pm daily and on Sundays at lunchtime, we serve a more traditional family roast. For a full Sunday lunch please reserve a table in our á la carte restaurant, Verderer’s.

The Orangery is dog and children friendly. We offer a walk-in service so pre-booking is not necessary. Tables are subject to availability on the day.

The Orangery – Autumn 2018 Menu


Morning Coffee 9am - 12 Midday


Homemade Cookies

Cake of the Day

Toasted Teacake
Served with butter and choice of preserve

Two Slices of Toast
Served with butter and choice of preserve

Two Sultana Scones with Butter & Jam
Clotted Cream £0.75 extra

Cream Tea
Two warm sultana scones with jam, clotted cream and a choice of tea or coffee

Afternoon Tea 3pm - 6pm

Speech House Afternoon Tea for Two £30.00

Sample Menu
A selection of sandwiches, (fingers of ham and wholegrain on brown, cucumber and lemon thyme mayonnaise on white, smoked salmon and horseradish on brown, Double Gloucester and pear chutney on white) seasonal fancies, two warm sultana scones with jam, clotted cream and a choice of tea or coffee.

Afternoon Tea is only available between 3-6pm. All of the other above choices are available throughout the day. Please enquire with our waiting staff for further information.


Pot of Tea £2.60
Cafetiere of Coffee £2.65
Selection of Fruit Tea £2.60
Selection of Herbal Tea £2.60
Rich Hot Chocolate £2.80


Americano £2.40
Classic coffee black or white

Layered Latte £2.60
Smooth and milky

Cappuccino £2.60
Classic frothy favourite

Espresso £2.40
Short sharp shot of pure espresso

Double Espresso £2.95
Double shot of pure espresso

PLEASE NOTE: During our busiest lunch periods (12noon-3pm) the Afternoon Tea for Two is not available. All other choices are available. In the quieter lunch periods please see our waiting staff for the Afternoon Tea availability.


Starters and Light Bites

Freshly Baked Breads, Flavoured Butter, Olive Oil, Sea Salt
(Ideal for Two)

Seasonal Soup of the Day (v)
Freshly Baked Bread

Whipped Chicken Liver
Brioche Toast, Port Reduction

Smoked Trout Fishcake
Lemon Mayonnaise, Crispy Capers, Dressed Leaves

Double Gloucester Cheese Bites (V)
Plum Jam, Dressed Leaves

Pantysgawn Goats Cheese and Roast Chestnut Salad (V)
Oak Leaf Lettuce, Carrot Ribbons

Savoury Board (Perfect To Share) (V)
Mini Steak and Ale Pie, Sausage Roll, Bacon and Leek Quiche, Nettle Cheese Potato Salad, Bread and Butter


Speech House Classics

Ham Hock, Pea and Parsley Pie
Creamy Mash, Roast Root vegetables

Mushroom, Spinach and Truffle Oil Pie (V)
Creamy Mash, Roast Root vegetables

Legless Cow Ale Battered Fish and Chips (V)
Mushy Peas, Beef Dripping Chips, Lemon and Tartare

Locally Sourced Venison Sausages
Creamy Mash, Roast Root vegetables, Cocoa and Red Onion Gravy

8oz Gammon Steak
Fried Egg, Pineapple, Beef Dripping Chips, Peas

Whole Tail Scampi
Mushy Peas, Beef Dripping Chips, Lemon and Tartare

Winman's Pork and Bacon Faggots
Creamy Mash, Mushy Peas, Onion Gravy

8oz Welsh Rump Steak
Beef Dripping Chips, Confit Garlic Mushrooms & Sun Blushed Tomatoes

Lasagne in a Rich Tomato and Roast Garlic Sauce
Garlic Bread, Speech House Salad

Speech House Burger
Double Gloucester, Confit Onion Mayonnaise, Oak Leaf Lettuce, Tomato, Rustic Cut Fries

Wild Mushroom and Roast Chestnut Tagliatelle (V)
Pine Ash, Watercress


Beef dripping Chips £2.95
Rustic Cut Fries £3.00
Peppercorn Sauce £3.25
Traditionally Made Gravy £2.95
Speech House Salad £2.95


Speciality Sandwiches

All served in pita bread with rustic cut fries

Smoked Chicken
Lemon Thyme Mayonnaise, Oak Leaf Lettuce

Pantysgawn Goats Cheese (V)
Spiced Pear Chutney, Watercress

Roast Beetroot (V, Ve)
Sweet Cider Chutney, Oak Leaf Lettuce

Sandwiches and Baguettes

All served with crisps and side salad

Ham and Wholegrain Mustard
Sandwich: £6.80 | Baguette: £7.80

Tuna Mayonnaise and Red Onion
Sandwich: £6.50 | Baguette: £7.50

Prawn Marie Rose
Sandwich: £7.00 | Baguette: £8.00

Smoked Chicken with Lemon Thyme Mayonnaise
Sandwich: £7.00 | Baguette: £8.00

Egg and Cress
Sandwich: £6.00 | Baguette: £7.00

Egg and Cress
Sandwich: £6.00 | Baguette: £7.00

Double Gloucester and Spiced Pear Chutney
Sandwich: £6.80 | Baguette: £7.80

B.L.T and Mayonnaise
Sandwich: £6.80 | Baguette: £7.80

Jacket Potatoes

Served with Speech House salad

Tuna Mayonnaise and Red Onion

Prawn Marie Rose

Double Gloucester and Baked Beans


Classic Desserts or Choose From the Blackboard

Sticky Toffee Pudding (V)
Honeycomb Ice Cream, Toffee Sauce

Apple and Blackberry Crumble (V)
White Chocolate and Star Anise Custard

Plum Melba (V)
Wildflower Honey Parfait, Sour Cherries

Selection of Ice Creams and Sorbets
Three scoops. Please check with your server for our daily flavours

Selection of British Cheese
Crackers, Chutney, Grapes and Celery