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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donnac
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJames
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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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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
16 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NicoleP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food is decent pub food. The English pub atmosphere is wonderful! Eating there is always enjoyable. We were glad to see that masks are required except when at your table.

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. My place for fish and chips. Great desserts also. Highly recommend.

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DavidO
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My out-of-the-area friends who visit love going to the Hunters Head.

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JoanneR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner in a quiet, peaceful setting. Food was very good as was the strawberry shortcake for dessert! Staff pleasant and service was quick. My daughter and I love meeting up there for dinner as it is convenient from either direction for us. Highly recommend! Love the menu too and the fact that many items are locally sourced.

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DevonH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband was disappointed that the tavern was out of so many choices on the cider and beer menu. In addition, the bread wasn't ready until the very end of our meal which was disappointing. Overall, the staff seemed overwhelmed by the business that day even though there were only two tables seated indoors, totaling five people. Since we sat near the kitchen their hurriedness was a bit annoying.

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vipTimH
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We were so looking forward to our dinner here. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed.
Drink orders were taken. The 4 of us ordered the same drink, vodka and red grapefruit juice. When they finally came out, one was made with regular juice. The wait staff never asked if that was ok, just left them. They were all watery.
Next, 2 wrong orders were brought out. While we waited for the other no one asked if we wanted another drink.
Finally, the orders were correct. We had to ask several times for condiments. The food was mediocre at best. Service was sub-par.
The only positive was the lovely patio. But there are other lovely patios where the food and service are infinitely better.

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vipALT1
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We thoroughly enjoy a meal on the beautiful Hunters Head patio. The huge portion fish and chips are always excellent! Bread is wonderful and salads are usually great!
There are many young new servers currently so be prepared for young service.
The same may be true of the kitchen. Fried chicken is $22 for one drum and a thigh. We found it under seasoned, barely warm and very thickly coated with a batter that begged removal. Mashed potatoes are the real deal. Green beans were petite and perfectly prepared! I would have gladly traded my chicken for extra green beans!
All in all it’s a fun local experience.

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BillyW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great little restaurant with an old world feel to it! We really liked it, and look forward to going back. All 5 stars.

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Floh
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Lovely place in wonderful historic setting, great service from a young and enthusiastic team, Good beer selection, food was let down and was only average though. Would be a phenomenal restaurant if the food was better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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BethM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent...always has been. The food is great and so is the service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Was recommended the breakfast poutine over the fish and chips- should have went fish and chips. My husband loved the poutine, but too rich for my no gallbladder body. The calamari appetizer was delicious. Overall a good time and we’d go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are terrific and the food is outstanding.

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MGMK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Relaxing Alfresco dining experience, I would highly recommend the Hunter's Head Tavern. Traditional British Pub fare with an attention to fresh local ingredients.

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Datenight
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Waiter was essentially a young man who had no idea what he was doing, interrupted us, could not fill waters, could not get the orders correct, could not bring silverware.

Also, we asked for 5 different glasses of wine on the menu, only to be told they were changing wine menu, so I guess it is time think about reprinting the beverage menu.

The patio ambience was nice, but that had nothing to do with the food service, or beverage menu.

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AnneC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delightful! My pups and I can’t wait to go back!!

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KatieK
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We enjoy this place very much and were looking forward to returning safely. Our table outside was lovely and good distancing between tables felt safe. However, our waitress kept moving her mask up and down, covering her chin but not her mouth and rarely her nose. I looked away every time she approached our table and spoke to us with her mask on her chin. I expected better compliance with the state rules and wish now I had been able to confront her or just gotten up and left the restaurant when it became clear that she was respectful of neither social distancing nor covering her face. We are very sad we will not be able to return to our favorite ‘pub’ for the foreseeable future.

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Gerri
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Hunter's Head, and we are so delighted that it is open again. At this time, we are only comfortable with outdoor dining and reservations, so this was perfect! We enjoyed our lunch, but I surely hope that the wonderful quiche will return to the menu (my favorite!).

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janb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had lunch outside and ordered the fish and chips and a bacon burger, and a huge slice of chocolate cake. The service was professional and efficient.

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vipDinner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink were fabulous, as always here. It was great to see their efforts to distance and santize. We felt spoiled.

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Vacountrydiner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food I ordered from the lunch menu was excellent! The crispy chicken Katsura sandwich was perfectly prepared and the sweet potato “chips” were perfect in taste and texture. I also loved the watermelon margarita.

The outdoor setting was beautiful and peaceful. The tables were a nice size, the chairs were comfortable, and the surrounding plantings were beautiful.

The waitress was friendly, responsive, and efficient.

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LisaJ
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening spent for my husbands birthday. The only 2 things that were not great: Mains were served whilst we were still eating our starters. There was also another guests with a dog that kept barking (not the houses fault) but it ruined the quiet outdoor dining we were trying to experience.
Overall food was good. Lovely friendly staff.

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EdwardS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

been going for a long time and it never disappoints Calamari was perfect. Staff was great and smiling beneath their masks. the outdoor seating is wonderful

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foodgeekcouple
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Father’s Day, my wife was taking me out for dinner, with our grown kids now living out of state. We love the old world ambience here, and we’ve never been disappointed with the food and libations. It’s a long drive from home for us, but it’s a unique place, so we don’t mind once in a while. We waited too long to get reservations, unfortunately, so the best time available was 4:15pm, which we grabbed. Because it was between their lunch and dinner times, we had fewer menu options available to us, and none of the Father’s Day specials. I ended up ordering the fish and chips, and my wife got a build-your-own burger. Our server was friendly and helpful, but so busy that we did a lot of waiting to order and to receive our drinks and food. I won’t order the same thing, if we come again, as I was not impressed with my choice this time. My wife enjoyed her burger, but it wasn’t worth the price or the drive. It’s a long way for us to go for nice ambience and just decent food.

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CynthiaH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Father’s day dinner. Server - Kyle fantastic! Stew geeat and flavorful and filling. My husband had chicken fried steak and thought needed more spices.

Coming back this week though as everything was still great and sanitary!

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AnnaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I celebrated his birthday with a lunch at the Hunter's Head. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. We ate in the couryard and this could have been a better experience for us if we had not been seated right in front of the entrance to the restaurant where we experienced all the flurry and activity of the servers carrying meals out to other diners. The courtyard is otherwise lovely and a quieter spot would have earned a five star for our experience.

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turtlefan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

food was simple but elegant, tasty... service was courteous and warm, restrooms clean, well stocked

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Shel
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We think the quality of the food has suffered since the last time we ate at Hunter's Head. This may be attributable to possible staff changes because of Covid.

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vipRayF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Had trouble keeping server attention and she didn’t understand Fish and Chips usually includes Ma

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Deidre
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor venue and good food, nice servers. Thanks!

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antonya
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT PLACE TO RELAX AND HAVE SOME FOOD AND DRINKS

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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 1379 OpenTable diners.

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