Hunter's Head Tavern

4.4
1054 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
Experience our English-style Pub that serves traditional pub fare, fine dining cuisine and mouthwatering homemade desserts. Entrees and appetizers feature local farm meats (Certified Humane® and Certified Organic) as well as local produce. Our main ingredients come from farms dedicated to maintaining the health and well-being of their animals as well as the land. Domestic and imported beers are available on tap along with an excellent wine selection including local and organic choices.

Cancellation Policy: Parties of (6) or more are asked to leave a credit card on file, at time of reservation. Reservations cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, will be subject to a 30% charge of the total estimated bill. A gift card reflecting the 30% charge will be issued to the guest at time of cancellation, and made available for pick up on a mutually agreeable date at Hunter's Head Tavern.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Organic, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Open seven days a week.
Monday - Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Brunch), 2:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. regular menu
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Phone number
(540) 592-9020
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ayrshire Farm
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Private party facilities
Hunter’s Head Tavern welcomes your private party reservations for 10 to 35 people. If interested, contact the General Manager at 540.592.9020.
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Private party contact
General Manager: (540) 592-9020
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Catering
A custom menu can be designed specially for your occasion. Please contact the General Manager at 540.592.9020
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
just west of the Citgo Station
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Parking details
Private parking lot, an easy coming from either direction on route 50, security lighting at night.
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Public transit
We are located on the north side of Route 50.
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Entertainment
Dogs (and cats) are welcome to dine with you on the patio. For your convenience a Furry Foodie™ Dinner maybe ordered off the menu for your pet.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1054 People Are Saying
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CS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table for 12 upstairs dining in private room was amazing. Quiet with no loud music and a single awesome server. We enjoyed ourselves immensely.
This is in historic Upperville Va in a late 1700’s home.

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JP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently a hit and worth the drive from D.C. Couple the reservation with an outing to one of the wineries, distilleries, or breweries in the area.

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D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great spot overall - just don’t get seated in the bar area next to the door, unless you want patrons waiting to check-in backing into you as you are trying to eat.

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KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Building is charming, as is the "go to the bar to order" service style. However, the food is often bland (no seasoning in the burgers) and there can be challenges finding parking.

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MC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

If you like historic places and the traditional pub feel, this is a must to dine at! Brings you back in time for sure. Lived in England for 2 years and felt like I had been transported back there.

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BB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice ambiance in old colonial tavern. Food is always good, but not necessarily great. There aren't a lot of dining options for dinner in Middleburg/Upperville area, and this is definitely one of the better options. Service is solid, and it is good for larger groups (8+ persons).

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S
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I have been to Hunter's Head many, many times. It has always been one of my favorite restaurants. But our last visit was far from stellar. First of all, it was for a birthday celebration and the table we reserved had been given away. We actually had to ask for bread for the table. And our empty glasses sat on the table for about 30 minutes as waitresses walked by and ignored them. I was very disappointed in the evening.

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KK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great salad and burgers but very noisy at lunch. The service was very good and staff very nice and friendly.

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JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

We hadn't been to the Hunters Head for quite some time, so it was a nice change of pace. The small room we were in was quite lovely, and the food and wine were excellent, but sadly our experience was marred by the group next to us. Fifteen or so lovely young ladies, all dressed for a formal of some sort, sat at a table next to us. That was fine, but when they began getting louder and louder and actually beat-boxing at the table until we could no longer converse with our friends, as the chaperones just sat and watched, it definitely had an impact on our experience, as well as the other tables in the room. Next time, I will simply remember not to accept a seating with a table set ofr 20 right next to it! :-) Since that is not an everyday occurance, I would definitely recommend the Hunters Head for a lovely evening out with friends and family.

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C
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit, and I took visiting family. Everybody loved it! The food was delicious, and the building is just a treasure to enjoy. We'll be back again for sure!

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JK
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times and love the rustic, ambience. Excellent food!

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ST
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got the Sausage Sampler for Sunday Brunch and their Sweet Potato biscuit on the side... was SO GOOD! Been dreaming about that meal since we left! The food is always so comforting )

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RD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Basically good. Salmon fillet over cooked. Smoked trout served cold vs room temp therefore smoke flavor came through very little.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time as always!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful outdoor seating area. Excellent selection of beers on tap. Good combination of entrees and pub fare.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

We love this place normally. This time, we felt more rushed to eat and leave by the staff than ever. Apps came out within minutes. Entrees came while we were eating apps. They were clearing plates before we were finished. Kept asking us if we wanted the check. We just wanted a relaxing family dinner. I’ll definitely go back because the food and ambiance is fantastic. But the staff this night was not on their game.

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GS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved the feel of this place. Although it was our first visit it felt like home. The food was fun and there were many items to choose friend. The staff were super friendly and very very helpful. Everyone seemed knowledgeable about the restaurant and the menu. Visit this place soon!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around place. Menu selection is quite extensive and so are their drinks at the bar.

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O
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to Hunter's Head Tavern to celebrate a friend's birthday in a relaxed, cozy environment that brings you back in time. I have been there before, which is why I returned. I love the pub experience with thick wooden tables, a fire place, ordering our food at the bar, having wonderful selections of both traditional pub grub and more sophisticated dishes made with attention to fresh, local ingredients. The lemon cheesecake with fresh berry coulis was divine! The wait staff is very professional and attentive, the environment is friendly and convivial and they have outdoor seating on their patio. I will keep returning to Hunter's Head Tavern.

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BS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Great ambiance. Good food but small portions and some items had no seasoning whatsoever. Service left something to be desired.

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a
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Genuinely old and charmingly appointed rooms, beautiful walled garden for outdoor dining, superb cuisine consisting of updated and expanded pub fare, friendly, attentive service. Harp beer on tap! Set in the gorgeous Virginia countryside within an hour of the metropolis.

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A
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Tavern in picturesque setting
Imaginative menu
Great service (Jackson shout out) and friendly staff
We will be back - 90 minute drive through lovely countryside

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RL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

The staff was rude, unhelpful, and the ordering process is very odd. There are much places to go in the Middleburg area with better service. It was a big disappointment.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Over priced, under seasoned food that you have to stand in line to order. If you want to stand in line, go to McDonald’s.

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BM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of friends toured England a couple of years ago and when I read a nice review of your restaurant I called 4 of my friends who live in the area about going and we knew it would be fun to experience the English atmosphere and the sticky toffee pudding! It brought back memories that we shared at lunch. Food was excellent, service was great even tho they were very busy.

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JG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Hostess was rude when seating and taking order. Food and waitstaff were great.

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B
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The summer menu featuring heirloom tomatoes was delicious.

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G
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and wonderful food. Glad to see more vegetarian dishes on the menu. We sat on the patio, lovely ambiance and not noisy.

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A
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time as always. The food is always amazing. Best chicken pot pie ever and desserts are awesome! We loved the outside seating and it is a beautiful setting when the weather is nice like it was Thursday night!

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FL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service outstanding. It was a wonderful experience for a friend's birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of friends get together every month for a meal. We often meet at Hunter’s Head because of the great food.

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RG
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great horse-country atmosphere combine with locally sourced comfort food.

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MP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great old place, nice ambience and good food. Great setting for friends or romantic dinner.

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RO
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was good. Most of food was good except for my Dry Aged Ribeye ($36) which was tough, so tough that I, at first, thought the steak knife was dull. I should have sent it back but didn't want to delay the festivities while waiting for another steak. For quite a number of years I've been very pleased with the Dry Aged Ribeye but this year was a disappointment. Without mentioning my displeasure with the steak, the restaurant didn't charge us for the 4 deserts we ordered, which was classy. I will continue to return to Hunters Head, but may order the pub fare as everybody really enjoyed it. I recommend this restaurant to all people interested in good food, wine and beer.

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JM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Maybe it was a bad day, been here before and food has been much better. Was not impressed with the pork chop. Also sit outside during the summer. Restaurant was hot and muggy.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The best. A lot of history. Should be listed in AAA.

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g
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The chopped kale was woody to the point of non-chewable. All other food was good.

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MW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hunter's Head never disappoints! The ambience and service was great, and the food was yummy!

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DC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I have eaten here twice for lunch. I find the food perfectly fine and the service is adequate after you get accustomed to placing your order as you enter from the menu board. It's not that this is all that unusual in a fast food restaurant but it is unexpected in an upscale location and it makes it extremely difficult to introduce newbies to the menu board without causing a people jam of sorts.

If you come here for the first time definitely look over the website and make sure your guests look it over when possible.
Flies: They were everywhere inside. It was very distracting and seemed as if they take this for granted.

Patio: Charming in nice weather. Definitely bring deep woods off.

Lunch with no cocktails and two desserts equaled about $85 with tip.

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PJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Brunch with the family on Sunday. I made a reservation for 4 but we had 6. They were gracious to accommodate. Had the Blueberry pancakes, side of breakfast sausage and a sweet potato biscuit. All the food was top notch, but only came with two pancakes, so slightly disappointing. Biscuit was tasty as was the sausage. Home fries were also served, they were fine. Nothing too exciting about that.

Would recommend to others.

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