New Year’s Eve
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.
Cozy, quiet place in horse country. Nice pub atmosphere in authentic, historic building. The seafood chowder was fantastic.
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.
Always spot on. So cozy eating dinner by the fire.
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.
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.
The English pub experience in Virginia's hunt coubtry.
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!
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.
Hunters Head is also welcoming, charming and with great food!
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.
Food, service and experience always top notch.
Wonderful food and wonderful atmosphere!
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!
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.
Our vegetarian was pleasantly surprised by the selections, a Guinness Beef Stew was perfect for the snowy day.
I was completely charmed by this place.war bread great service. Authentic surroundings.
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!
The food & service is always excellent! We enjoy an annual seasonal lunch with friends here. We love the holiday decorations & seasonal beverages!
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
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.
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
The food was fantastic. Excellent rustic pub fare. Cozy and quaint.
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 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.
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.
A great find. Staff was great, atmosphere and food as well
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beautiful Restaurant, delicious food/menu and the BEST waitress ever!
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.
"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.
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.
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.