Hunter's Head Tavern

4.5
1602 Reviews
$30 and under
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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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Longandwrong
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The waitress had no personality. When she first arrived at our table she just stood and looked at us. Usually, your server introduces her or himself, welcomes you to the restaurant and offers to take drink orders. She just looked at us for about 2 seconds, which is a lifetime in that situation, until I said we would like a drink. She recommended a Virginia red wine for my wife and it was terrible. My beer came with no head on it. A beer should be served with a head of foam about 1/2” to3/4”. This is not unusual in a lot of restaurants. Most bartenders think they have to serve a beer filled to the top with no head. Big mistake.
My wife’s pork chop entree came with the side of corn and okra that was room temp. It went back and was returned several minutes later, hot and with a different pork chop. The pork chop had lots at fat, that my wife cut off. When we mentioned the fat content, the waitress said the pigs they source are free range, no drugs and eat all natural food products, which makes the meat more fatty. Not sure about that. But it could have trimmed a little better before cooking.
I ordered steak frites and the waitress asked if I wanted ketchup for my French fries, which I replied, “yes”. The ketchup never made it to the table.
I’m not sure how much steak I got in my entree, but for $42.00, it could have been more, or a better cut of meat. It may have been about 6 ounces, but it never said on the menu.
On a positive note, the dessert of Sticky Toffee Pudding was very good.

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SarahF
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was excellent and we had great service. The waiter was pleasant and very efficient. It was the first time dinning at Hunter's Head Tavern and plan to return in the future.

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vipPamela
Miami
252 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time eating here this trip. Great ambience, terrific service along with tasty food!

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richardl
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great place with a varied menu from light to a lot and with tastes that will satisfy even the most difficult diners. Love the atmosphere, the food, the drink and the service.

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CarolD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very helpful staff and good food despite a very busy restaurant!
Will definitely go back!

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JoanH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was excellent. Food was good. Our server was The flies were terrible!

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LynneP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food at Hunter’s Head is always fresh well prepared. We received outstanding service from Gary and we appreciated the change in how food is ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love eating here! The outdoor area is beautiful, lots of trees and plants with sturdy tables and chairs. Pretty plants and flowers everywhere. The food is really good. We both had the fish and chips which were appropriately crunchy. The cod was thick and flaky and the fries were crispy. We will return again soon!

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DianneR
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The three women in our party were promptly seated on the patio as we had a reservation. The wait staff was attentive and our drinks and food came promptly. The food was nothing to write home about and somewhat disappointing. . My pork chop was a bit tough. My friend's salmon was good but only came with a few small pieces of asparagus and the other friend has the moroccan spiced sirloin which had lots of gristle.

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Brits
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The appetizers were really good. The entrees were not. You can tell the food was frozen or not fresh.

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1234
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food is consistently good, especially the traditional British fare.

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Andy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Good food with a quaint British vibe. Best on a nice day when you can sit outside.

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EllenH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service are always great at Hunter's Head.

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vipPamela
Miami
252 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to Hunters Head a few weeks ago. Liked it so much we came back yesterday. Love the new concept where you don’t have to order from the chalkboard. The staff is lovely as well as the space and the food. A true gem of a place in the Va. Hunt Country!

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SandraH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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LinhC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Nice ambience. The tavern is old but that is what is so appealing about it.

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ChicoBabe
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed on outdoor delicious dinner at Hunters Head in the delightful village of Upperville, VA. Beautiful evening with 82 degrees and a nice breeze. Outdoor tables are nicely spread apart and the new additional patio seating at a little higher level is great. My wild caught salmon was perfectly season on a bed of Soba noodles and both were delicious. My partner had the pork chop and he would recommend it for the heartier eater, it was a large portion and very good. We opted for ice cream and Belgian waffle ice cream dessert which was the perfect ending to a most enjoyable evening.

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katiem
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a favorite place to go when you need a bit of country charm and relaxing conversation accompanied by delicious food and amazing desserts! The garden is the perfect backdrop to an amazing afternoon!

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Cubrit
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

We enjoyed the British pub ambiance of Hunters Head. Now that it’s under new management, the flavor and ambiance is gone. Menu has changed and food is not the same quality. Service was good and the Sticky Toffee Pudding was delicious. Not sure I will return. Bring back the pub flare!

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DavidO
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining at The Hunters Head since opening week in 2002. Always a good dining experience.

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Drex
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem - redolent of Rural Virginia with a Brit-tinge.

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Primsmom
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining under the outdoor pavilion is absolutely delightful. They have the best fish. The service was awesome.

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Rich
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Too many flies were in the dining room.
Need to do something about them.

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KM19
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, authentic English pub style food. Mushy peas, shepherds pie, bangers/mash. Gorgeous historical building, beautiful garden and great service. Couldn’t have been happier.

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LoriP
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They accommodated our party's wish for seating. Food was great! Highly recommend.

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KathleenS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful experience, great ambiance, excellent food and service. Overall great experience for me and my friends. Would definitely recommend to others.

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JocelynG
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect stop, past Middleburg, for excellent food and atmosphere. I have always had flavorful, farm-fresh food and beverages every time I have been here. (The mushy peas have transformed my opinion of the dish!) Both indoor and outdoor dining are a pleasant treat and take me back to memories of English pubs I’ve loved.
Whenever someone comes to visit, THIS is the place we take them for a memorable occasion. Highly recommend.

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DinerD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had outdoor reservations on what was probably one of the most glorious evenings of the summer. Perfect weather (which couldn't help but make the food and wine more delectable). Loved our server as well (Conrad?)

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vipJimW
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

salad and dessert were good, but I did not enjoy the tandoori chicken. Service was very spotty -?maybe a new waitperson?

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SusanH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are in the Upperville area about 2 - 4 times/year, and we always eat at the Hunter's Head for lunch or dinner. We love the atmosphere and the vibe there. We've also never had a bad meal or bad service. I can't say enough good things about this place!

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vipBobM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Great fish

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VFamily
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine here with seasonal choices along with traditional fare. Love that the menu includes wine paring.

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ChristinaG
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at HHT, the setting was so adorable, and the quality and freshness of the food was amazing. Our only complaint was that our server, who was very young, brought our salad and entrees out at the same time. We would have preferred the salad first, then the entrees. As a result, our entrees got cold (seafood entrees that are best warm) and probably wasn't as good because of it. This is likely just due to the waitress's inexperience, she was really friendly and attentive otherwise. Overall wonderful experience, and would def be back if we are ever in the area again.

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vipHilbil
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New patio roomy and tables spread out. Fresh fresh food!

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Aussie2
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Enjoy the Fish and Chips most times we have eaten there. However this time
the chips were reheated and not fresh. Shepard's pie was ho hum, Fried Green tomatoes are with pickled green tomatoes which were not enjoyed. Artichoke dip was just ok. Fish was nice. Hot bread and butter are lovely.

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DaddyDubs
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another great time at Hunter’s Head. Seeing the pub at full capacity was a treat. We sat on the patio which was spacious and clean. Dylan, our server, was really good. She was able to handle our children with ease (not that they were difficult). The smoking hunter was a fantastic drink...highly recommended

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BetsB
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love your place. My friend and I go there every 3 months after we have our hair cut in Middleberg. Pam has been our server last 2 times. We will be asking for her in the future. Although all your servers have been wonderful when we have been there.

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vipnycfoodie
London
31 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Not much good to say. Appetiser was served after the main course arrived. Butter came in plastic container. Just not what we expected. Very disappointing.

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TonyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gentleman I checked in was very friendly and seated our party right away. The waitress was very attentive, friendly and helpful. The meal was delicious.

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MatthewC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Disappointed for the first time in ten years going there. Poor choices for lunch and higher prices.

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You can order delivery directly from Hunter's Head Tavern using the Order Online button. Hunter's Head Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 592-9020.

Hunter's Head Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 1602 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.