Hunter's Head Tavern

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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
Outdoor patio and indoor seating is now available for reservations. Hunters Head Tavern is an English-style Pub serving 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 Hunters Head Tavern.
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SHalse
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food was so greasy and stale. They have changed their standards for sure!

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Two4dinner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, a great lunch at Hunters Head. The waitstaff is very attentive, food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for lunch

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Traveler
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful historic roadside tavern. Experience sent us back to colonial days. Great service and even better food.

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ElizabethF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

There was a party behind us with 6 children and the children were loud and running around

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vipHungry
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food was fine, nothing particularly special. But the outdoor patio on a lovely fall day was amazing and the service was attentive but they didn't rush you.

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MermaydMom
Richmond
50 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was surprised that a restaurant that has been around so long would still impress, but it totally beat our expectations! From the lovely garden out back, to the perfect service, everything was top notched! Even with the pandemic, the servers were extra careful, wore masks and service was quick. I highly recommend the fish & chips! Much like those in London. The portions are huge and the Berry sangria was the best I has ever had! Recommend reservations to get your perfect table outside. We cannot wait to travel through this adorable town and visit for lunch again on our next trip! Well worth it!

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Bethanne
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it was fabulous. They have a great outdoor dining area. With COVID, they have moved some of the tables farther out so it's all socially distanced. Always, the food was outstanding and so was the service.

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RhondaB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Been a favorite for us for a few years now, however after our last visit the menu has changed to a "gastropub" type of menu.....So some items were no longer available...overall, still pretty good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A meal at Hunter’s Head is always a great experience and this was no exception. Patio tables were distanced and staff took all proper COVID-19 precautions. The food was top notch and the service was, also. Love this place!

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pamc
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a lively place whether you are in the garden or inside, sunmer or winter. The food is always excellent. The staff are kind and helpful. Stop here. Few places in Virginia give this ambience and quality.

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john
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food friendly people

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RonaldF
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

My steak and veggies were extremely cold and lacked significant flavor. The scallops were excellent flavor, but the portion was quite small. It came out to $10+ per scallop. Ambience and service we're good, but didn't make up for the steak and veggies.

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Pescatore
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Closest to an English pub around here!

And the food's much superior, if you have been to the UK.

Try the Peche (peach) lambic beer. It's outstanding.

Chicken fried steak is the best outside Texas.

Can't go wrong with any of the Pub Fare.

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vipDinner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle was very nice and provided great service. The scallops were outstanding as well.

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vipRich
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love going to Hunter’s Head, the place is beautiful, the people are nice and right now the care of us the customer was so obvious. We had a delightful evening with friends. I highly recommend it as part of you go to places to impress and enjoy.

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HughP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, weather was picture perfect. Service was excellent, although now I'm drawing a blank on his name. Tall, slender, Caucasian young man. He was very friendly and professional. His name had his initial behind it so it must be 2 servers with the same first name. I think his last name initial was G. Breakfast Brunch sandwiches were great, 2 had the hard cider with theirs and I had the Berry Sangria.


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Kmow63
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I dined on the outside patio with our Westie, Finnegan. We appreciated the dog-friendly atmosphere and casually elegant setting with the lights at dusk. Food was very good - highly recommend the Wedge salad with steak!

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WillWatson
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our visit to the Hunter’s Head today - it was the first time we’ve dined inside since the onset of the COVID Craziness. There were very few diners at the Saturday lunch and the place was eerily quiet. The service was excellent, as always, and the abbreviated menu was perfect to our needs.
We chose the Bangers & Mash (now served with green beans - but I opted to sub mushy peas ... which were fresh and excellent.)
My dining partner selected a special - Mussels & Clams in Curry sauce. The shellfish were well cooked and tasty but a bit small. We both also had the pub greens salad - always a favorite.
Again it was great to return to indoor dining at one of our favorite restaurants.

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MargaretT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor garden area. Great food and ambiance.

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JeanF
London
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love hunters head. Outside tables are spread out nicely and cute lights in the hedges are turned on at dusk. I never feel rushed and the food is outstanding.

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JohnE
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice evening. Great place and excellent food and service. Thanks

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ArthurC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great burgers and the best french fries and onion rings.

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vipsunpoint
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful location, really good food, ok service. It’s truly one our go to places in upperville. I think the service is harder because of COVID so we’ll give them a pass. We would like a more extensive wine list and more specials but the food has always been very good.

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Rth75
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on patio. Tables spaced out. Everyone wore masks. Wait staff now take orders vs ordering at window yourselves. Enjoyed a Guinness and a French dip sandwich with enough fries for another meal! Love the location and the garden patio. So glad they are open. Lovely drive to Upperville on a summer day.

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TishW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute favorite of ours. Even during the pandemic they are providing excellent food and service.

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Rick
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful ambiance and cocktails. If you decide to visit, I’d certainly look to their British fair - their strength and very good!

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CulinaryJim
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service as well as precautions for preventing the spread of COVID.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Whoa, COVID has taken its toll on this place. We were so looking forward to coming back to one of our favorites. We made a reservation to sit inside, and had to wait for the staff to vacate the area and have it cleaned before we could sit. The flies were unbearable. The service was non existent. For a place that markets as a tavern, They were out of all three drinks that I ordered, one draft and two bottled. The food was not good. The pot pie is no longer served in a pot, instead it’s a scoop of gravy on a plate with a puff pastry thrown on top. The burger was raw and cold in the middle.. So sad. Looks like the focus is on take out, because the place was busy and the phones were constantly ringing.

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donnac
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.......beautiful garden! We will definitely be back!

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vipJames
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The precautions about wearing a mask and social distancing were terrific. The staff was wonderful and the food was outstanding.

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PeterK
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just Excellent!!!

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Hana
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great farm to table restaurant with nice atmosphere, fantastic food and staff, beautiful patio.

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vipClaudia
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was ideal for lunch! Great food and fast service. Definitely will return!

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BenR
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hunters Head was great as Usual! Good Food, Good Atmosphere and Good Service all in the little town of Upperville.

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BryanEnochs
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was bland and lacked presentation. Beautiful place but needs a better chef.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Great food and service

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JonathanM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, great service. We had lunch in the garden. Everything was tasty. We had a great time.

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vipDinner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and cleanliness. The food here is so good, time after time.

FAQs

Hunter's Head Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 592-9020.

Hunter's Head Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 1411 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.