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Hunter's Head Tavern

4.3
952 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Organic, Comfort Food
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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
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Phone number
(540) 592-9020
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ayrshire Farm
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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.
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Private party contact
General Manager: (540) 592-9020
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Catering
A custom menu can be designed specially for your occasion. Please contact the General Manager at 540.592.9020

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Neighborhood
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Cross street
just west of the Citgo Station
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Parking details
Private parking lot, an easy coming from either direction on route 50, security lighting at night.
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Public transit
We are located on the north side of Route 50.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 952 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

It was another wonderful dining experience at the Hunter’s Head and the perfect spot to host a visiting family member. As always, the food was great, the service wonderful and thanks to Open Table, we had a great table waiting on our arrival.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Cozy, quiet place in horse country. Nice pub atmosphere in authentic, historic building. The seafood chowder was fantastic.

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2.0Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Always spot on. So cozy eating dinner by the fire.

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3.0Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Always excellent. We travel an hour and a half for the closest experience to a pub lunch. Great home cooked gourmet with excellent service. I love the location, the atmosphere from the inglenook log fire going and of course the food. Five stars.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

The English pub experience in Virginia's hunt coubtry.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

One of our favorite country places to have a comfort meal. Excellent fare, fresh local ingredients, warm fires, great environment. This place has never disappointed!

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Hunters Head is also welcoming, charming and with great food!

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3.0Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on December 21, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Food, service and experience always top notch.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful food and wonderful atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

The best chicken pot pie I've ever had. Next time I'm ordering two, one to eat there and one to take home! Merry Christmas!

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Enjoyed a cozy and delicious lunch with my family. The pub was decorated beautifully and the staff were cheery and on top of every order. Wonderful visit would definitely recommend to anyone in or visiting Hunt Country.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Our vegetarian was pleasantly surprised by the selections, a Guinness Beef Stew was perfect for the snowy day.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

I was completely charmed by this place.war bread great service. Authentic surroundings.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

A British Pub in Loudoun County that will not disappoint. Great atmosphere and the food is wonderful...the bread they bring to the table is the best I've eaten!

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

The food & service is always excellent! We enjoy an annual seasonal lunch with friends here. We love the holiday decorations & seasonal beverages!

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

As always good food in a relaxed setting
The chicken fried steak with cream gravy is amazing if not the healthiest dish on the planet

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2017

Fun family lunch after annual Virginia outing and walk over Thanksgiving. Gives me a sense of home. Only things missing - possibility of ordering drink at the bar and bags of crisps.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

BEEN GOING HERE FOR A LONG TIME, BUT USUALLY ONLY 2-4 TIMES A YEAR. A VERY SPECIAL SPOT. ALWAYS WORTH THE EFFORT

YOU WILL NEVER BE DISAPPOINTED

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was fantastic. Excellent rustic pub fare. Cozy and quaint.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

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!

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We enjoyed this special Thanksgiving meal. With a wood fire going & delicious food, it was a meal to remember. Make reservations even for lunchtime.
Beautiful drive out past Middleburg.

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

A great find. Staff was great, atmosphere and food as well

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2.0Dined on November 21, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

We had a very nice family meal with 2 small children on a quiet weekday night. The tavern menu and drink selection had options the were attractive to all. The food was well prepared and promptly served in an authentic tavern atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

A beautiful place to find yourselve 150 and more years back! Simple and typical dishes of high quality , superb choices of traditional meals, tasting and enjoying in a true and authentic tavern.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Beautiful Restaurant, delicious food/menu and the BEST waitress ever!

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

Second visit and still very impressed. Honestly, and I eat in many restaurants of all types, some of the best prepared and best tasting authenticly genuine meal offerings that you will find anywhere.

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4.0Dined on November 13, 2017

"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.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

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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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

you feel like you walk in a historic pub somewhere in rural England.
very cozy and cute. food was good and wine selection was good too.

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2.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Quality of food vs. value was lacking compared to our past visits.

My wife usually orders bangers and mash but the quality of the meat as well as the side dish was far inferior to our earlier visits. The jumbo shrimp with angel hair pasta was only average and didn't merit paying $24. Five shrimp, come on.

We just returned from Charleston, SC where we ate some great meals at much less expense. Spending this amount of cash for food less delicious than we prepare at home every day ensures that we won't return for anything other than drinking their always excellent cold draft beer on the patio.

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