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Hunter's Head Tavern

933 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Cozy (39)
  • Comfort Food (35)
  • Worth the Drive (35)
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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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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A custom menu can be designed specially for your occasion. Please contact the General Manager at 540.592.9020

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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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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.
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
What 933 People Are Saying
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WillWatson (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

As always, it was a treat to dine at the Hunter's Head. First, I strongly recommend making reservations as, based on happenings in the area, the place can get packed. And while I enjoy dining solo at the bar, this time we opted for a table for two. It was a chilly day so I opted for an old standby - the Chicken Pot Pie, which featured large pieces of white meat chicken, fresh veggies and a wonderful pastry topping. It was well served and the staff was terrific!

4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Even doing her for over 18 years! Worth the drive out to Upperville (12 minutes west of Middleburg, va). Historic pub/resturant with amazing beautifully prepared pub food. Chicken pot pie, Shepard’s Pie, Bangers & Mash are among our favorites. The patio is a perfect seating for warm weather dining. And the service has always been attentive and beyond exceptional. Perfect for a date or a family gathering.

5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The food and service are excellent. We love the quaintness of the restaurant. This restaurant has been a family favorite and when returning from living in England for many years the children fancied the place right away. Now that they’ve grown up and left the nest my wife and I come on special occasions to enjoy the food and be thankful for the memories. Our hope is that the restaurant will continue for many years to come.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

GreggP (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My steak was very hard to chew. It was cooked nicely, but it was difficult to cut through and then chew most of it. Some of it was fine. Very disappointed.

Guzzi (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Second time here. Been a few years. Took the wife and teens. Nice comfortable table by the fire. Warm and cozy. Friendly Staff
Three orders of Fish n Chips Small portions of fish and large portions of chips that were borderline awful. Must have been the bottom of the barrel and the oil was oil. The chips were mostly little pieces about 1/4" to 1/2 " in length. Dry and not at all like Real Chips in a British Pub.

One order of Shepard's Pie. Again a small portion but somewhat tasty.

Might come back might not. Its local place for us so might give it them a third chance

Traveler (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Delightful as always. I have dined there many times at all times of day and it is always a pleasure. The service is usually friendly and excellent.

BarbG (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We love Hunter’s Head Tavern! The beautiful building, interesting beer and wonderful food. Last Saturday there was a warm fire which added to the cozy feel.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I was disappointed, the food was not good. The building itself is charming though.

Rain (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

I have dined here a number of times and enjoy bringing friends who have never been. Always a treat.

good2know (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Nice place, good food, very loud!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Love the quaintness of the restaurant, superb cuisine and friendly staff.

mikeandann (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

We met two different couples while visiting the area who recommended this restaurant, so we thought we would give it a try. The woman who took our order was very nice and explained the ordering process. We loved the ambience and casual feel. My husband's pasta was delicious. I had the short ribs. The top portion of the meat was so overcooked that i literally could not cut it. The rest of the entree was very good though. We had the apple crisp and it was also good as was our beer and wine selection. Our waiter was not attentive and basically ignored us. The other server who was on duty was very attentive to her customers.

Brilliant (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

This old inn, along with the set-up and pub menu will fly you to the British Isles in no time. Have been here at least six times and everything has been delicious. Treat yourself to a beautiful country drive and an enjoyable meal

Anniversary (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great place for casual dining, setting is in the town of Upperville, Va in horse country. The restaurant is in the ole English pub style, which this was my first experience, you look at the menu board and then order from a window and then sit down, the food is brought to your table and then your service is like any other restaurant. I didn't like standing at the menu board with people trying to get by and waiting, so we were given menus and sat down then after looking over the menu went up and ordered. The food was great and service also. I would go back.

DonnaN (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a Stella and Dot Leader Retreat at The Salamander and popped over here for lunch! The seasonal Brussel Sprout side was probably the best I've ever had! Great drinks, atmosphere and service! Soups and Salads were also a hit with our group and the Shepard's Pie! D finitely recommend this spot if you find yourself looking for retaurant options in Middleburg!

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

It was a very enjoyable lunch with a friend.
Food was interesting and delicious.
Local cabernet was good.

MikeP (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Friendly staff, very attentive and helpful. Great atmosphere in a historic building in scenic horse country.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

This was not our first visit to Hunter's Head Tavern, nor will it be our last. The food and atmosphere were all we have come to expect, wonderful. Our server, Rose, was enthusiastic and helpful without being obtrusive, in a word perfect.

vipFrederickFoodie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

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!