Food & Drink
The Lodges allow you to spend an entire week enjoying the countryside and catering for yourself if you wish. There's a fully-equipped kitchen, a BBQ on your patio and plenty of great farmers shops and delis in the nearby towns and villages. But you're also only moments away from The Baiting House, which is listed in both The Good Food Guide and The Good Pub Guide.
The food at the Baiting House has already won critical acclaim, with 2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence. We take full advantage of the amazing variety of quality produce available from all around us – wherever possible here in the Teme Valley, but also from our neighbours in the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
The Baiting House
The focal point of village life for well over a century, the Baiting House was traditionally where drovers and waggoneers 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 side-line as a beer maker.
Although justifiably well regarded for great food, the Baiting House is still a “proper” country pub. There are two bars, a snug and dining room as well as a separate room called the Clubhouse with pool table, darts and satellite TV. The lovely old stone building is welcoming and cosy in winter with the log fires burning, but also has a beautiful sun terrace and gardens to enjoy during the spring and summer months.
"We have had numerous meals since it opened last May. And on each occasion we have not been disappointed. Our visiting friends were more than please with the place itself, and more importantly both of their meals. The quality of all of the food was truly amazing, the chef really knows his stuff the finish and presentation of the plates for meals were just superb. We will be going back with more friends soon" TripAdvisor review, August 2017
The busy bar offers five cask ales, including beers from local breweries such as Wye Valley, Hobsons and Ludlow as well as local ciders from Robinsons, Oldfield’s and Westons. There is even craft beer on offer too (in rural Herefordshire!) with a permanent as well as a guest craft beer tap. Andrew is very keen on his wine and we have a wide and eclectic selection of wines by the bottle and by the glass.
Our passion for fresh, local ingredients is what led to the award of an AA 2 Rosette award for culinary excellence within 12 months of our opening.
"It’s the best gastro pub in the region...The food is big on flavour, seasoned with skill and is pretty on the plate. It doesn’t go for glory, there are no whistles and bells. It’s all about classic flavours, simple combinations and ensuring maximum customer satisfaction. And that’s a recipe that’s likely to transform The Baiting House into one of the busiest and most popular destinations in the region."
The Shropshire Star
Saturday 27th August 2016