Our Story


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.

Since then we’ve won numerous awards for our food and accommodation.

Opening Hours

Due to Covid restrcitions we are currently open for outside service only. We serve dinner from 5pm 7 days a week, and lunch on Fridays and at weekends. 


Here at the Baiting House we love our four-legged friends. Well-behaved dogs are always welcome in the bar (come and join us for yappy Hour!) and in at least one of our dining areas. Our rooms and Lodges are also pet-friendly.  We offer overnight canine guests a comfortable dog bed, water bowl and biscuits. Poo bags and bins are also available on the patio, as well as plenty of green space to go for a walk. We charge £15 per dog per stay as an additional cleaning fee for overnight dog guests. For the more active, we have 4 great circular walks starting and finishing at the Baiting House which are perfect for you and your pet.

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