Good food, great service, could do with more labeling of gluten free food options.
The service was completely overwhelmed. No drink refills came until after we had finished consuming our meal even though we asked for them prior to getting our first appetizer. The food was lukewarm when it got to the table. Overall, I would not return to this restaurant.
Hunter's Head Tavern is our go-to place to eat when in the Middleburg area. We enjoy the cozy atmosphere, especially when there's a fire roaring in the fireplace on a cool day. Everything we've eaten here has always been very delicious!
Food was excellent, love the character of the restaurant, service is efficient, pleasant! Overall great experience!
Worst dining experience in a decade. I received my cocktail while it took the wait staff another 30 minutes to figure out how to make my wife an old fashioned. Her liver and onions promptly followed while I waited another half hour for my bangers and mash. Wouldn’t have minded but we were the first table to order!!! After years of following their inconsistency we’re done. It isn’t worth the drive or the effort. Moving on.
Hunter's Head Tavern is a fairly authentic English Pub experience. Set in an old historic home, the atmosphere is casual friendly. The food is very good, with most items being supplied by an organic farm very close by. Seating is communal in feel even though your party has its own table, because you can hear all conversations going on around you. After all, it is a tavern. Our group had great fun. It was our friends' first visit, and we are already talking about going back very soon. I'll ask specifically for the same table as it was in front of a fireplace and we all enjoyed that very much. Our server was one of the best I've ever had. He greeted us with "hello folks" instead of the contemptible "hi guys" which I despise. We were after all, a party of two men and two women. For a more romantic, special occasion, there are smaller private rooms that will most likely fulfill expectations. There is also a fabulous stone patio for outside dining with lovely gardens sweeping up a gentle hillside. We have enjoyed several delicious meals there already, and our friends are looking forward to joining us outside as soon as weather permits. Overall, we are anxious to return!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
I was disappointed, the food was not good. The building itself is charming though.
I have dined here a number of times and enjoy bringing friends who have never been. Always a treat.
Nice place, good food, very loud!
Love the quaintness of the restaurant, superb cuisine and friendly staff.
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.
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
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.
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!
It was a very enjoyable lunch with a friend.
Food was interesting and delicious.
Local cabernet was good.
Friendly staff, very attentive and helpful. Great atmosphere in a historic building in scenic horse country.
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.
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!
As always, very good experience. We go often and it’s always cozy and relaxed.
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.