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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.

9048 John Mosby Highway
Upperville, VA 20184
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
just west of the Citgo Station

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(540) 592-9020

Website:
http://www.huntersheadtavern.com/

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.

Catering:
A custom menu can be designed specially for your occasion. Please contact the General Manager at 540.592.9020

Parking Details:
Private parking lot, an easy coming from either direction on route 50, security lighting at night.

Public Transit:
We are located on the north side of Route 50.

Executive Chef:
Ayrshire Farm

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

Additional:
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

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food

4.2

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (28)
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Fun (15)
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Neighborhood Gem (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Organic (12)
Authentic (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Seasonal (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Healthy (11)
Romantic (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Great Beer (6)
Scenic View (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
People Watching (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Happy Hour (3)
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Late-night Find (3)
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Business Meals (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2014

The food and service were excellent for our group gathering of ten. Everything was perfect. It was the best day ever and would like to go back there again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2014

I adore the Hunter's Head. It's a quiet little English-style tavern with a great patio space and excellent food. Get reservations on weekends! First-time patrons might be confused by the ordering system (order at register, get to your table, then waited on from there on out, pay check at table), but it's a convenient system. Tables are a little close to one another, but it feels much more *real* in terms of its English pub experience. It's FAR out there - Upperville feels about a million miles away from DC - but the Virginia countryside is gorgeous so the drive is worth it.

Regarding food - it's infinitely better than the other tavern in the area (the Blackthorne). Everything is locally sourced and seasonal, fresh and well made. I've had the Welsh Rarebit and a fabulous french dip; friends have had reubens, salads, cottage pie, stew, etc. and loved them all.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2014

Have been to Hunter's Head on numerous occasions. During my most recent visit I brought a neighbor and her niece that was in from California for the holidays. They both really enjoyed everything about their outing - the restaurant is a quaint and lovely establishment and the service and food are always excellent - so it was a good time for all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2014

Great place to meet friends in the Washington area! I feel like I'm in an English pub when I order at the bar. The vegetable quiche is excellent and my husband always has trouble deciding between the fish and chips, the bangers and mash, and the Shepherd's pie. The waitresses are friendly and helpful. Although a tent is up for cold weather use, we prefer to save the outside seating for warmer weather. The colorful perennials in the garden add to the atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2014

My friends and I always stop here for lunch before an afternoon of wine tasting in the area. The food is great and it is a neat old building. In the good weather the patio is great. Best burgers ever.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2014

Superb service, and the fastest provision of food I have ever had. We liked the fireplace. Coffee refills were prompt and the joint has a fantastic feel to it. I think they call it ambiance. Take women here; they will enjoy it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2014

Overall experience was most pleasant. We were greeted warmly & had an exceptional server (Mischele). Really enjoyed the fireplace.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2014

Our special occasion was Thanksgiving Dinner for a group. Will do it again because everyone was so satisfied with the choices and really like the food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2014

There is no turkey better on the planet than Ayrshire Farms' heritage turkey! Served with 2 types of gravy. We can also rave about the roast beef & Virginia ham. A true groaning board. The Mac & Cheese was incredible with a crispy top. Corn pudding reminded me of the old South. They could get more creative with the dessert offerings. Our server was wonderful & the fireplace was crackling. A very nice place to spend the holiday & avoid doing dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2014

The food came out really fast, hot and fresh. A merry fire was crackling in the room near our table for 11 at brunch on a cold Sunday. The staff was positive, cheerful and responsive. Great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2014

The food is attractively presented and delicious. I sensed a upgrade in all aspects of service and food presentation. Thank you for being there!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2014

We eat at Hunter's Head quite often and are never disappointed. The food is always excellent and we always enjoy our time there. We love to sit outside and even in the winter with the cover and the heaters it is still quite nice. I love the chicken pot pie and have it quite often. The chicken pot pie and their grilled cheese are 2 of my favorite things to order here. Our daughter also has a dog and she loves that she can bring him and sit outside and he is fine and they will bring him water and there are usually a numbe dogs there. We love Hunter's Head.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2014

my favorite restaurant in the Upperville/Middleburg VA area

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2014

Loved the Old tavern feel, well done. We dined out on the patio which was perfect for us. The menu had a good selection and staff where very attentive. We will be returning, the online reservations made it easy to book our table.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2014

Gruff staff, who expected you to undersrand their unique ordering system. Food was pricey and mediocre at best.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 8, 2014

Hunter's Head Tavern is a very cozy place to dine on a cold fall day seated by the fire dining on delicious items from the menu and sipping a lovely glass of wine. The fare on the menu is different from many other eating establishments which makes it a unique dining experience and paired with beer or wine is a complete delight.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2014

This was my second visit in less than a week and as usual,it did not disappoint. Food was great, ambience was wonderful, and I can't wait for my next trip here!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2014

Hunters Head Tavern is the kind of place that beckons especially in the autumn. The drive here, from anywhere, takes one past rolling pastures and lush fall foliage. It whets the appetite for hearty comfort food, and that's just what HHT serves. I had an amazing butternut squash lasagne with goat cheese and a green salad,and my friend had a Cobb salad with roast chicken that tasted just like Thanksgiving turkey! Oh my! The food here comes from nearby Ayrshire Farm where they raise organically and humanely, and that knowledge makes everything taste even better. I'm happy -- and eager -- to be back here this Saturday to celebrate another friend's birthday!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2014

We enjoyed our meal at Hunter’s Head Tavern. Historic building and very colonial. The set up requires you to order centrally, which was not well explained by the hostess. The atmosphere is great and food is gastro pub staples like Bangers and Mash, Fish and Chips, etc. Well recommended in you are in the Middleburg area.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2014

We travel from near Fredericksburg to dine here. Always a treat, always great service, always a memorable event. Besides the great food and service, the drive through the country to get to Upperville is always pleasurable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2014

Very noisy, so difficult to talk. Too crowded. Food good, but not excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2014

If you want a real treat of ambiance, excellent food, nice service and fair prices, this is a must-visit location. Fall and winter are excellent times because the atmosphere lends itself to the cozy and rustic nature of the setting. Coupled with wood burning fireplaces, it is a treat for the bountiful comfort food. It has the best liver and onions I have ever had and I am an expert. Don't expect a church-quiet setting. It can get a little noisy from all the conversations and the wood walls don't dampen the sound. You will not regret the experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2014

The Ultimate Yum! The food is creatively unique and wholesome! The Ambiance is warm and friendly. Staff is very efficient and responsive providing excellence in customer service! This restaurant was so worth the trip. A Must Return!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 30, 2014

Reserved a table for a late lunch after browsing Middleburg. How fitting.......lunch at a historic tavern after visiting a historic town. Ordering our food was done at what looked like a carrry-out window, which was a little confusing. People standing around made it a little difficult to read the chalk board menu. After ordering, we were told where to sit and then a waiter took care of us.
I would definitely take out of town guests there again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant. The food is always delicious and of a healthy quality. It exudes freshness unsurpassed by most restaurants as well as offering mostly organics looking forward to returning..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2014

so glad we made a reservation on open table. note to self - when it's a beautiful fall day, even at 2 in the afternoon, hunter's head is hopping. the parking lot was full with tons of motorcycles and lots of people out for a gorgeous afternoon drive. hh had a very nice corner booth ready for us when we arrived and lunch was served with a pleasant smile by a very busy waitress. our companions' super salad and welsh rarebit were so fresh; my husband's fish and chips and my ayshire beef stew tasted delicious. i'd skip the fresh oysters which were on the paltry side. even so, hh is always worth the drive out to the rolling, beautiful countryside that makes one realize how lucky we are to be living in this part of the world.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 25, 2014

Although extremely busy, The staff were very attentive and pleasant! The food was incredible.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2014

Hunter's Head Tavern is a personal favorite. The clientele is a mix of locals from the Virginia hunt and farm country and those seeking respite from Washington, DC. The foot, mostly locally sourced, is always fresh and tasty and professionally prepared.
The staff is friendly and welcoming. This is always a great evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2014

Always enjoy dinner here. Unique English pub style dinning experience. The service is friendly and prompt. Would highly recommend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2014

Service was outstanding, friendly. Food was soooo greasy (breakfast) I had heartburn the entire day. Also, for the price I didn't like that you have to order at a window in the bar and bring your own beverages to the table.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2014

I took one of my friends here after a wine fest over the weekend. I told her the food was great and the place had character. Never disappoints.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2014

Delicious food, great friendly service- perfect for all occasions!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2014

Hunter's Head is our reliably great local restaurant!!! My husband only got 2 small pieces of fish on his fish and chips and his fries were cold.....but he didn't complain until he got home. Everyone else had a great meal. Service is good. Did have to ash for lemons 3x for our water....but that was not a big deal. Always lively atmosphere!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2014

Very nice evening. We availed ourselves of mixed drinks and beer on tap, as well as a mix of traditional pub food (Shepherd's pie, bangers and mash) and evening specials, and it all arrived promptly and at the right temperature. Bread was delicious, as was dessert.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2014

Excellent British style service with ample servings of superbly prepared courses. Prices are reasonable, selection is large, and all items are fresh from their farm. The Wiener schnitzel and salmon salad were outstanding. We highly recommend Hunter's Head Tavern for lunch or for any special dining ocassion.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2014

We are fairly new to the area and do not dine out very often. We have found that Hunters Head is the favored choice for nearly all occasions. We often bring visitors and they are always pleased with the food, service and ambience. Thank you.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2014

We came to celebrate our 28th wedding Anniversary. This was our first visit and I have to say we enjoyed ourselves very much. This experience reminded us of living in Williamsburg, Virginia and dining at the Colonial Williamsburg Taverns. Thank you for a loving evening. Looking forward to visiting again soon!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2014

We had a lovely dinner, relaxed, great food and our dog, Lulu, loved her dinner as well.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2014

The drive to upperville is lovely! Where else can you get good British food that even pleases a vegetarian? The HH really delivered. Shepherds pie was great and a sizable portion. Vegetarian lasagna was probably the best we have ever had at a restaurant. And the pub like easy going energy all across the restaurant was great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2014

Wonderful British style pub with traditional menu and bar service. Comfortable rooms in restored 18th century house.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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