At the top of the hill climbing out of the Teme Valley, just as you cross the border from Worcestershire into Herefordshire, lies the small village of Upper Sapey and where you’ll find The Baiting House.
The focal point of village life for well over a century, the Baiting House was traditionally where drovers and waggoners climbing the hill with their horses would stop for “bait” (the local word for food, or a small snack). The earliest census records go back to 1840, when a wheelwright called Peregrine Perkins occupied the property and had a useful sideline as a beer maker.
Having fallen into disrepair at the beginning of the current decade, the Baiting House closed completely early in 2015, but has been totally refurbished and re-born since being bought by local couple Andrew and Kate in September 2015.
The Baiting House now offers something for everyone – an excellent selection of local cask ales and ciders from their own Herefordshire orchards, fine wines and a 2 AA restaurant offering fresh local ingredients cooked beautifully by head chef Charles. The Baiting House also offers 6 luxury en-suite bedrooms, with comfy beds, Egyptian cotton bed linens, flat screen TVs and power showers.
Tuesday to Saturday from 12 noon-2:30 pm
Sunday: from 12 noon-4:30 pm (closed Sunday evening)
Tuesday to Saturday from 6 pm-9 pm