I had brunch with 3 friends. We had a cozy corner table like I requested. Food great and service wonderful after we ordered our own food. Found it strange that you have to order your food near the bar and then they bring to your table. After you are served food you have full service. Don’t order Creme Brûlée Too sweet and soupy.
Hunter's Head Tavern is a great destination for lunch, brunch or dinner if you want to spend a day exploring Middleburg and the Northern Virginia wine and horse country. It is a cozy tavern with high-end pub food, much of it locally sourced, and interesting bar offerings. There is a patio in the summer and fireplaces in the winter. Worth the trip!
We like to include lunch at Hunters Head as part of a day excursion to Loudoun Wineries and Middleburg shopping. The diverse menu pleases everyone - pub fare such as shepherds pie, healthy choices like the creative salads and traditional sandwiches and burgers. Either the soup de jour or the french onion soup are worth the drive alone. I personally think their Rueben is outstanding. Because they are part of a working farm, the fresh and quality ingredients give everything that extra flavor; I always think of this restaurant with a warm smile.
As always, a delightful, special casual evening. The dining rooms with fireplaces are cozy, there is no overhead music to challenge conversation, and the historic atmosphere is a plus. Can't wait for warmer temps, and opening of the patio dining area.
Always enjoy dining here. Has a quaint atmosphere.
We went for tea. The tea sandwiches were made with cold sandwich thins, not bread. The smoked salmon was good, but there was nothing else with the smoked salmon, nor with the cucumber slices, no spread of any sort, not even butter. The tomatoes looked like force-grown - no taste and colourless. The scones were good. No way was that an English tea. Very disappointing. Would not order it again.
Year after year, Hunter's Head continues to roll along serving safe and welcoming fare. The outdoor seating area works nearly year round with a sturdy tent and heaters. The salads are fresh and crisp and not smothered in dressing. The onion soup could benefit from additional melted cheese, as well as the replacement of the featured croutons with the delicious bread served at the table to improve the authenticity of this dish. The chicken fried steak is a fat, smothered mess and oh so very, very good. It is a great spot for an Easter brunch.
Excellent food and service. Looking forward to next visit
Joseph was excellent server. Checked on us often
True authentic atmosphere, excellent kitchen, wonderfull historical surrounding, very
Always exceptional food and outstanding service is beautiful surroundings!
This is usually a nice choice for something different but this last trip missed the mark. Our food was flavorless and unremarkable. I sent my eggs Benedict back and didn’t order a different dish because the first time around took much too long to reach our table and we didn’t have all day. I munched off of the other two entrees at the table but overall we left really disappointed. I DO recommend because it’s usually a good place. But maybe they aren’t paying as much attention to the food quality anymore. Give it a try, but if you leave disappointed don’t say that I didn’t warn you.
One of our favorites. Very pub like, good food, service and ambiance
We came in with a group of 9 and the staff were patient and friendly. Our waiter was that perfect mix of fun but professional. The atmosphere is cozy. The room we were in had a fireplace and all kinds of fox decorations. The food was delicious and much of it locally sourced. Good beer selection.
Good food, great service, could do with more labeling of gluten free food options.
The service was completely overwhelmed. No drink refills came until after we had finished consuming our meal even though we asked for them prior to getting our first appetizer. The food was lukewarm when it got to the table. Overall, I would not return to this restaurant.
Hunter's Head Tavern is our go-to place to eat when in the Middleburg area. We enjoy the cozy atmosphere, especially when there's a fire roaring in the fireplace on a cool day. Everything we've eaten here has always been very delicious!
Food was excellent, love the character of the restaurant, service is efficient, pleasant! Overall great experience!
Worst dining experience in a decade. I received my cocktail while it took the wait staff another 30 minutes to figure out how to make my wife an old fashioned. Her liver and onions promptly followed while I waited another half hour for my bangers and mash. Wouldn’t have minded but we were the first table to order!!! After years of following their inconsistency we’re done. It isn’t worth the drive or the effort. Moving on.
Hunter's Head Tavern is a fairly authentic English Pub experience. Set in an old historic home, the atmosphere is casual friendly. The food is very good, with most items being supplied by an organic farm very close by. Seating is communal in feel even though your party has its own table, because you can hear all conversations going on around you. After all, it is a tavern. Our group had great fun. It was our friends' first visit, and we are already talking about going back very soon. I'll ask specifically for the same table as it was in front of a fireplace and we all enjoyed that very much. Our server was one of the best I've ever had. He greeted us with "hello folks" instead of the contemptible "hi guys" which I despise. We were after all, a party of two men and two women. For a more romantic, special occasion, there are smaller private rooms that will most likely fulfill expectations. There is also a fabulous stone patio for outside dining with lovely gardens sweeping up a gentle hillside. We have enjoyed several delicious meals there already, and our friends are looking forward to joining us outside as soon as weather permits. Overall, we are anxious to return!
As always, it was a treat to dine at the Hunter's Head. First, I strongly recommend making reservations as, based on happenings in the area, the place can get packed. And while I enjoy dining solo at the bar, this time we opted for a table for two. It was a chilly day so I opted for an old standby - the Chicken Pot Pie, which featured large pieces of white meat chicken, fresh veggies and a wonderful pastry topping. It was well served and the staff was terrific!
Even doing her for over 18 years! Worth the drive out to Upperville (12 minutes west of Middleburg, va). Historic pub/resturant with amazing beautifully prepared pub food. Chicken pot pie, Shepard’s Pie, Bangers & Mash are among our favorites. The patio is a perfect seating for warm weather dining. And the service has always been attentive and beyond exceptional. Perfect for a date or a family gathering.
The food and service are excellent. We love the quaintness of the restaurant. This restaurant has been a family favorite and when returning from living in England for many years the children fancied the place right away. Now that they’ve grown up and left the nest my wife and I come on special occasions to enjoy the food and be thankful for the memories. Our hope is that the restaurant will continue for many years to come.
My steak was very hard to chew. It was cooked nicely, but it was difficult to cut through and then chew most of it. Some of it was fine. Very disappointed.
Second time here. Been a few years. Took the wife and teens. Nice comfortable table by the fire. Warm and cozy. Friendly Staff
Three orders of Fish n Chips Small portions of fish and large portions of chips that were borderline awful. Must have been the bottom of the barrel and the oil was oil. The chips were mostly little pieces about 1/4" to 1/2 " in length. Dry and not at all like Real Chips in a British Pub.
One order of Shepard's Pie. Again a small portion but somewhat tasty.
Might come back might not. Its local place for us so might give it them a third chance
Delightful as always. I have dined there many times at all times of day and it is always a pleasure. The service is usually friendly and excellent.
We love Hunter’s Head Tavern! The beautiful building, interesting beer and wonderful food. Last Saturday there was a warm fire which added to the cozy feel.
I was disappointed, the food was not good. The building itself is charming though.
I have dined here a number of times and enjoy bringing friends who have never been. Always a treat.
Nice place, good food, very loud!
Love the quaintness of the restaurant, superb cuisine and friendly staff.
We met two different couples while visiting the area who recommended this restaurant, so we thought we would give it a try. The woman who took our order was very nice and explained the ordering process. We loved the ambience and casual feel. My husband's pasta was delicious. I had the short ribs. The top portion of the meat was so overcooked that i literally could not cut it. The rest of the entree was very good though. We had the apple crisp and it was also good as was our beer and wine selection. Our waiter was not attentive and basically ignored us. The other server who was on duty was very attentive to her customers.
This old inn, along with the set-up and pub menu will fly you to the British Isles in no time. Have been here at least six times and everything has been delicious. Treat yourself to a beautiful country drive and an enjoyable meal
Great place for casual dining, setting is in the town of Upperville, Va in horse country. The restaurant is in the ole English pub style, which this was my first experience, you look at the menu board and then order from a window and then sit down, the food is brought to your table and then your service is like any other restaurant. I didn't like standing at the menu board with people trying to get by and waiting, so we were given menus and sat down then after looking over the menu went up and ordered. The food was great and service also. I would go back.
We had a Stella and Dot Leader Retreat at The Salamander and popped over here for lunch! The seasonal Brussel Sprout side was probably the best I've ever had! Great drinks, atmosphere and service! Soups and Salads were also a hit with our group and the Shepard's Pie! D finitely recommend this spot if you find yourself looking for retaurant options in Middleburg!
It was a very enjoyable lunch with a friend.
Food was interesting and delicious.
Local cabernet was good.
Friendly staff, very attentive and helpful. Great atmosphere in a historic building in scenic horse country.
This was not our first visit to Hunter's Head Tavern, nor will it be our last. The food and atmosphere were all we have come to expect, wonderful. Our server, Rose, was enthusiastic and helpful without being obtrusive, in a word perfect.
Cozy, charming and delectable - what more can one ask for on a frigid January day? Before we hit the door we were enchanted by the seasonal decorations on the tavern's exterior windows. We were greeted instantly by the hostess who accommodated our reservation request to be seated next to the wood burning fireplace. Since it was noon on Sunday the menu choices included brunch and lunch. After ordering at the bar, we enjoyed our hard ciders and some warm bread (crunch crust with a fluffy center - yummmm!). We split a pub salad which has a light, sweet vinaigrette dressing. The chicken pot pie was the perfect comfort food. A delicious, nicely seasoned filling served piping hot with a puff pastry topping. The eggs benedict came out with beautifully poached eggs, just the right amount of hollandaise sauce, delicious ham and size potato/veg mix. Our server was pleasant and attentive letting two old friends chatter away without feeling rushed. The poach pear was tempting but with the warm fire, that would have put us both in a coma and we didn't want to miss out on our visit to the current exhibits at the nearby National Sporting Library & Museum. It was a perfect Sunday outing!
As always, very good experience. We go often and it’s always cozy and relaxed.