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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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!
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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