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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.

9048 John Mosby Highway
Upperville, VA 20184
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
just west of the Citgo Station

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(540) 592-9020

Website:
http://www.huntersheadtavern.com/

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.

Catering:
A custom menu can be designed specially for your occasion. Please contact the General Manager at 540.592.9020

Parking Details:
Private parking lot, an easy coming from either direction on route 50, security lighting at night.

Public Transit:
We are located on the north side of Route 50.

Executive Chef:
Ayrshire Farm

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

Additional:
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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (29)
Local Ingredients (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
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Comfort Food (25)
Worth the Drive (21)
Cozy (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Fun (17)
Authentic (16)
Romantic (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Organic (13)
Seasonal (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Healthy (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Great Beer (8)
Scenic View (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
People Watching (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Business Meals (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Business Meals, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Casual, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 4, 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.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I love Hunters head and cannot wait to go back! they make every occasion special!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Was a little thrown off walking in and having to order

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I love Hunter's Head. The food is delicious, and the ambiance is perfect for a quiet dinner for two or a party of six. The staff is so friendly, and the location is intimate and off the beaten path.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We live in Alexandria and every time we get "out west" we have to stop. Such a great ambience.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fun, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great ambience - feels like an old English tavern. The food is basically English pub fare, although some of the entrees are a little fancier. But you will probably not find more authentic traditional pub fare anywhere in the area.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A fun place to have a meal after visiting nearby wineries. The scenery and rolling hills make it a pleasant drive. The food is always good but the fish was fried a bit too long giving it a blackened crust.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, People Watching
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have been going to this restaurant for 12 years. The prices have gone up the portions smaller and the quality of the food has gone down. My husband ordered the steak sandwich on sourdough bread. The steak was gristly And the red peppers were cut up so small the sandwich fell apart. I had the shrimp and angel hair pasta. The dish was bland tasting. One item that the restaurant excels at is the sourdough bread which they make on site. We will not go back to the restaurant for a long long time if at all.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I booked this for my birthday, two days prior to actually eating at this restaurant and received confirmation via OpenTable. We drove over an hour to be told that they didn't have our reservations but we could sit in the pub which was terrible or outside, which was cold out that night. We showed the lady who worked the door, my email that I had a confirmation for reservations but her records didn't show that. We ate in the pub which was overlite with yellow lighting which made for not a romantic night.

Had I have known that you had to order your food at an open window I would have never gone to this restaurant. Then the lady at the open window hands you a wooden spoon with a number on it and a waitress will bring you your food. Not the romantic birthday dinner I had expected. Both my husband and I ordered from the "farm to table" menu and we both got the trout meuniere. It was extremely dry and so fishy I couldn't eat it, the corn was right out of a can. This has to be the worse food I've ever eaten and to drive an hour to eat a horrible dinner was not what I had expected for my birthday. We couldn't wait to get out of this place.

On my drive home I saw an email from OpenTable stating the restaurant had canceled our reservations 35 minutes prior to us showing up for our 6:30 reservation. When I called the restaurant to complain to the manager he was apologetic and offered us a free meal. I declined and told him the meal we had was the worse we have ever eaten. I was not interested in driving an hour to eat another terrible "free" meal.

Don't waste your time with this place.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

This is a fun riff on the pub scene--a blend of English and American colonial. It is casual with some self service. They used to do a Sunday night authentic roast beef and Yorkshire pudding special dinner, which I missed this past Sunday because it was off the menu. Bring it back please! Still most enjoyable and worth the drive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Great Beer, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was quite good. My friend wanted to go there to celebrate her 70th birthday. I a from Florida and came up to celebrate with her. She had been talking about the bread and told me how amazing it was.

And, on Sat. when we went, they were out of the bread that they usually have. So incredibly disappointing. The servers were not as attentive as I thought they should have been for a place of that quality.

Don't think I would go out of my way to go back there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Organic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 9, 2017

A great little restaurant in a bucolic country setting. The food is locally sourced, meaning you'll rarely eat the same side dishes or main courses if you order off the wider menu, but that's a good thing. It also means you have to be willing to eat what is in season. If you are so willing, you will be richly rewarded with a wonderful meal made from local meats and fresh, seasonal produce. Highly recommended.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The wait/bar staff that took our order was not personable. She never smiled and made us feel awkward for being there. It was our 3rd visit to this restaurant in the last 2 weeks, just having moved into the area. The server within the restaurant, a 6'4 guy, made up for the poor service upon entering. He was amazing and made us feel at home. We will definitely return to Hunters Head Tavern, but will have to "get past" the poor mannerisms of the front wait staff.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This is our favorite tavern by far. Good food, good prices and good service

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Good food and wonderful ambiance. Loved sharing a meal outside on a warm autumn evening!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Friend visiting and I wanted her to enjoy a "taste" of Virginia. It was a lovely time.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

old 1700s tavern with good food. service is great. good menu to pick from. good portions.

Tags: Seasonal, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We love Hunters Head and it's always good! Food and service always great!

Tags: Organic, Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

They took away my favorite dish ( Welsh rarebit ). I've tried a few of the other veggie menu options bf and been disappointed, and last night was the same. Love the setting but not planning to return unless the rarebit does!

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My wife and I have eaten here several times, and we always love it. The staff is friendly, the building is old and charming...and typically the food is great.

This time, the food was not so great. We each had short ribs. There was very little meat, a huge amount of fat, and that taste was so-so at best. We've had great dining here, and we will be back, but this time they did let us down.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We love this place. We live nearby. We were able to sit outside and it was glorious. Food amazing as always!

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch and we're completely taken in by the ambiance, the friendly staff, and the amazing food!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We visited on Sat night and arrived after 8pm due to our schedules.

Food was very good, but all the wait staff seemed rushed to serve and bus our table. It felt like they all just wanted to leave for the day.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We frequent Hunters Head. We never have a bad meal and the staff is always friendly.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We felt that we were being rushed. As soon as bread was served, salad came, and immediately apoetizer came. And there was no room on our table for all of it. Food was great. Service was good. Will be back.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

GOOD FOOD, EXTREMELY FRIENDLY AND EFFICIENT STAFF, WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE BOTH INDOOR AND OUTSIDE MAKES THIS PLACE COMFORTABLE AND FUN for lunch with friends. A little pricey but we would come again. We would like to try dinner there and bring more friends!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

A great pub with authentic cuisine in a relaxing setting - and for a reasonable price. Staff are the best.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I don't recommend the fried chicken nor the fish and chips. Both were too pricey to be just so-so. Disappointing, but we'll just try something different next time. The English pub atmosphere is worth the drive.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great outside dining area! This Upperville-version of a british pub has a wonderful outside dining area with wooden tables, umbrellas, and lots of candles. We went on a Friday night for something fun to do - it was great! At 8 pm, it was not too crowded and the food service was extremely fast! The warm bread went well with our drinks that we picked up at the bar service. We had the shrimp and angel hair pasta and the fish and chips. Both were delicious! Great service and a very romantic venue.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Food, service, and ambience on the patio were just wonderful, as always.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We love Hunter's Head and frequent it three or four times a year (we live an hour away). We are looking forward to the new restaurant in Winchester!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I enjoyed HHT a lot and have been here a number of times. Since I like to eat outside in good weather, my main gripe is that the wooden seats are very uncomfortable - the dining experience is at least 2 hours long usually, and that is a long time to sit in uncomfortable seats.

Tags: Organic, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Server was great and the food too. Only problem was an annoying fly hanging about.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Everything was great about this place, beautiful, food was delicious and staff was very friendly and professional.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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