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About Hunter's Head Tavern
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.
Upperville, VA 20184
Gastro Pub, Organic, Comfort Food
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
just west of the Citgo Station
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
A custom menu can be designed specially for your occasion. Please contact the General Manager at 540.592.9020
Private parking lot, an easy coming from either direction on route 50, security lighting at night.
We are located on the north side of Route 50.
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.
Private Party Contact:
General Manager: (540) 592-9020
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Hunter's Head Tavern Ratings and Reviews
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!
Being British, I had high hopes for this restaurant and was anticipating the menu. The service was good and attentive. My partner’s beef he said was good. But, the bubble and squeak was appalling, simply mashed potatoes and other veggies smooshed up. No no no!!! Such a simple dish to get right and it was bad! The Welsh rarebit was so so. The bread they used was lovely as a dinner bread but because it had no structure, it disappeared under the sauce and the salad, though fresh and looked nice, lacked a decent dressing. We probably would not return.
The service was outstanding. The ribeye was very tasty but very fatty with a lot of gristle. My daughters filet was outstanding. I was not crazy about the ordering process, where you stand in line to place your order, then are served by the staff after that. Thought it was quite over priced for the value.
I think there are better values in the Middleburg area.
All the food was under seasoned (pork chops needed salt and pepper, sauce had no strong cherry flavor, could barely taste cheese in the grits and they needed salt as well) and the pork chops tiny (small, thin, at least 1/4 was bone). Love the atmosphere and the pub food is good, but menu specials and steaks always disappoint.
Restautant oozes hunt country charm and offers locally sourced ingredients. That alone makes it worth a visit. Having been a regular customer, the food prep and service can be hit or miss from time to time. Sometimes they rush you through your meal. And my recent steak ceasar salad choice arrived without dressing and with fatty meat slices. But the good menu, super location and reasonable prices keep me coming back.
I had the liver and onions. The liver was tough(membrane not removed ). I suggested to the person who took my order that it was sub-par and he attributed the problem to the supplier, not the cook.
I had to ask twice for ice for my wine, even though the server acknowledged that the request was not unusual. Attention by servers was spotty.
My lunch companions were satisfied with their meals, but not overwhelmed.
The seating in this pub/tavern is tight and it is very noisy. It is truly a realistic experience. However, I don't recommend it for those wanting a pleasant meal in an historic setting.
While we have dined at Hunter's Head many times, this was the first Thanksgiving buffet. The food was fabulous -- local seasonal ingredients cooked with just the right sophistication without being ridiculous (you know what I'm talkin' about), solicitous wait staff that doesn't hover, rustic tavern atmospher, country casual dress, nice mixture of clientele. Well, it's over the river and through the woods back to Hunter's Head for us next year!
My husband and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner, served buffet style, at Hunters Head Tavern in Upperville, VA. The food was delicious, and the service was excellent. Wait staff brought drinks and soup immediately and cleared plates quickly. Most of the food is grown and raised locally, and there were many, many dishes to enjoy. We’ve eaten at Hunters Head many times, but this was our first Thanksgiving there. We would happily return for another holiday meal. The drive to Upperville is especially scenic in the fall.
We often celebrate Thanksgiving @ Hunters' Head. Great food, hospitality, ambience...and no dishes! They need to improve 2 things, however. The buffet line is a traffic jam & perhaps using the tented area outdoors would work better. We'd never had a table upstairs & found it uncomfortably hot. Other than that we'd probably return.
We had to place our order before we sat down. Felt a little pressured. However a party of 8 sat by us, and the waitress took their order. I ordered the Three Cheese Butternut Squash Ravioli. The squash was not cooked, it was hard. I told the waitress, and she asked me if I would like something else. I ordered the chicken fried steak, but it was not tender at all. They did end up taking both off our bill, but I would not recommend the restaurant to anyone.
Love the place and the back roads trip to it. The worst thing I can think of to say was the butter was a little hard for spreading on our fresh bread. The pumpkin drink I had was strong and the beef stroganoff was just right in tenderness and the Caesar was perfectly dressed. So sorry that I didn't have room for dessert.
"Pubby" feel to the restaurant but I was disappointed with the fish and chips ---- very small pieces of fish and loads of chips - could have had another piece of fish and less chips. Waitress was friendly and efficient and the atmosphere pleasant. We had a table for two and it was quite cramped, chairs a little uncomfortable for lengthy seating. Although we only had a soft drink with dinner and shared a dessert, the $60 tab was high for the quality/quantity.
I absolutely LOVE Hunter's Head! I had a business meal, and wanted an atmosphere where we could easily speak and hear one another. We were seated near the hearth with a warm, crackling fire. The atmosphere was perfect, the food was outstanding, and the service was as warm and congenial as the hearth.
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