The Baiting House at Upper Sapey | Pub in Herefordshire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Baiting House at Upper Sapey - Pub in Herefordshire

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Upper Sapey, WR6 6XT, Herefordshire
England, United Kingdom

Andrew Cornthwaite

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

A lovely old pub that has upped its game hugely, with fine dining now on offer, and an authentic snug for snoozing over the daily papers. Outside, there's a proper 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: 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. If you come for lunch, load up on parmesan arancini with truffle mayonnaise followed by beef chilli with crispy rice, mature cheddar and triple cooked chips. Resist pudding if you must, but with the likes of white chocolate and banana bread pudding with salt caramel on offer, why would you? 

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Local points of interest from Andrew Cornthwaite:

Local points of interest from
Andrew Cornthwaite:

  • 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!
Points of interest

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Lunch from £10. Dinner, 3 courses, from £25.


One week in January.


Upper Sapey, WR6 6XT, Herefordshire


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