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.
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
The Baiting House now offers something for everyone – an excellent selection of local cask ales and ciders from our famous Herefordshire orchards, fine wines and a restaurant offering fresh local ingredients cooked beautifully by our 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.
A “proper” country pub, welcoming and cosy in winter but also with a beautiful terrace and gardens to enjoy during the spring and summer months.. The daily specials and creative dining menus offer dishes using fresh, award winning local and seasonal produce, from light lunches, Baiting House pub classics to hearty main courses.
The Baiting House at Upper Sapey is situated on the Bromyard to Stourport road, around 7 miles away from the local market towns of Bromyard and Tenbury Wells. We are only a 20 minute journey from Worcester, Kidderminster, Droitwich or Bromsgrove. Only a little further away lie the beautiful market town of Ludlow, the Cathedral City of Hereford and the beautiful Malvern Hills.
The stunning Herefordshire / Worcestershire border countryside, and in particular the Teme Valley are totally unspoilt and offer great opportunities for walking, cycling, fishing or simply enjoying the spectacular views from nearly every vantage point. The Baiting House is the perfect haven for a country break, lazy lunch, romantic dinner or a local ale or two. We are also located right next door to a 27 hole golf course.
The Baiting House offers its guests two bars, a snug area, a lovely cosy restaurant with 40 covers and a sunny (depending on the weather….) patio on which to enjoy an afternoon pint or glass of something cold or an al fresco meal. In addition we have our Clubhouse, which offers darts, cribbage and two large screens showing sports throughout the week. The Clubhouse can also offer private dining or meeting facilities for shoot breakfasts or dinners, private clubs and societies and for private parties.
Functions and Events
We love a good excuse for a party at the Baiting House, but we can also cater for other events as well. Our entire restaurant can be booked for private parties (plenty of advance notice required) and we can offer smaller groups the privacy of private dining in our Clubhouse. We also cater for wedding receptions, either in our restaurant or clubhouse or, for larger parties, we offer a seriously lovely marquee with dancefloor etc. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us for more details.
Bar & Restaurant Opening Hours
Sunday - Thursday
Noon – 11pm
Friday – Saturday
Noon – 12pm
Open later at our discretion
for overnight guests
Tuesday – Saturday
12.00 – 2.30pm
12.00 – 3.00pm
Tuesday – Pub classics only
6.00pm – 9.00pm
Wednesday – Saturday
6.00pm – 9.00pm
Sunday & Monday Evening – Closed