The Baiting House at Upper Sapey

Upper Sapey, Herefordshire
+44 (0)1886 853201

You’re immersed in deep countryside at this reinvigorated pub that puts a smile on your face – handsome and quirky with great food


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A lovely old pub that has upped its game hugely (sound-proofed bedrooms, fine dining) yet still has a proper bar and an authentic snug for snoozing over the daily papers. Staff are fresh-faced, well-trained and cheery. Outside, there’s a terraced beer garden, and a wood fired pizza cabin that does a roaring trade in the summer. 

Head chef Charles Bradley conjures memorable dishes from carefully sourced food: breakfasts are posh but not small and if you’re planning to walk all day just the ticket; lunchtime pub classics have been given a tasty twist; evening menus are a tour de force.

Sample one of the forty gins, a hand-pumped ale from the Wye Valley Brewery or something from the thoughtful wine list. Choose between subtly luxurious bedrooms with plush bathrooms in the main building or the annexe.

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We think you'll love

  • The fun, up-beat charm of the place – there’s plenty to smile about
  • The food: it’s all about fresh local produce, and real flavour
  • Exploring the countryside around you
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You should know

  • Could be a tad too remote and quiet for some
  • This is a pub that’s gathering accolades – best book early


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
One week in January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch from £10. Dinner, 3 courses, from £25.


Nightly price
from £75
Singles £70-£150.
1 Twin
From £75
5 Doubles
From £75



If you've walked up a good appetite you won't do much better in the Teme Valley than to seek out this owner run gem of a pub. Sip a refreshing pint of Hobson's Twisted Spire as your eyes run over a tantalising menu packed with locally sourced flavours. There's quirky charm on the walls and asense of being very well looked after in this outstanding village local.

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The neighbourhood

The Teme Valley and surrounding Herefordshire and Worcestershire countryside is wonderfully good looking and peaceful: great for walking, cycling, fishing and golf (there’s a course next door) and driving circuits like The Black and White Trail (of half-timbered houses), The Elgar, and The Cider Routes. It’s 15-minutes’ drive to English Heritage's Witley Court & Gardens and NT's Brockhampton; 30 to Berrington Hall, Ludlow and Ledbury – for markets and antiques

Local points of interest from Andrew Cornthwaite

  • The 6 bedrooms have been completely refurbished and have Egyptian cotton sheets, comfy mattresses, power showers and Nespresso machines
  • The beautiful lodges have private hot tubs, full kitchen, large sitting room (with sofabed) as well as a bathroom and king sized bed in the bedroom.
  • Nestled on the Herefordshire / Worcestershire borders (the county boundary is half a mile away) the Baiting House is surrounded by stunning scenery, pretty little villages and old-fashioned towns.
  • For kids there's loads to do in the area - we're less than half a mile from West Midland Safari Park and the Severn Valley Railway.
  • The cathedral cities of Hereford and Worcester are each around half an hour away and offer great historic sights as well as great dining and charming shopping opportunities.
  • The big thing about the Baiting House is its food. Lots of our guests say it's the best they've experienced outside a Michelin restaurant!


Andrew Cornthwaite

Kate Lane grew up in the nearby Teme Valley and after spending years in London she and her husband Andrew Cornthwaite returned to the area and set up home in the village of Upper Sapey. Their feel for how best to totally renovate and make a country inn thrive - 21st-century-style - is spot on and they’ve breathed new life into The Admiral Rodney at Berrow Green, and The Baiting House (which is also their local; they live virtually next door) as well as two other inns.