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“A New Favorite Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Flint Hill Public House & Country Inn

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Flint Hill Public House & Country Inn
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675 Zachary Taylor Highway, Flint Hill, VA 22627   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Flint Hill B&B and Inns
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Jeffersonton, VA
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“A New Favorite Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

My husband and I and his sister and her husband visited last night and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the restaurant. My husband and I have been here a few times and have found the food to be terrific and the site a wonderful one. I had scallops (broiled perfectly) and two crab cakes with very very little filler last nighr. My husband enjoyed the beef stroganoff and his brother in law liked his chicken. My sister in law enjoyed the crab dip appetizer we all got and her sides and dessert. The only negative comment regarding the chicken she received was that it had no flavor. My husband and I are fairly local and will continue to patronize the restaurant - we enjoy the chef visiting from the kitchen and the (genrally) great staff.

My only cons: when we arrived at the restaurant we were told by the woman at the desk a couple of times that we were not on the list to be served We had made reservations online for window seats and there were many seats available - she did not need to tell us that we were not on the list;also our waitress was slow but pleasant - she didn't remove the menus from the table when we were finished and we had to ask her each time to remove dishes that were empty. But we appreciate her efforts and are planning our next visit to the restaurant.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Newly remodeled Inn and restaurant was perfect for our mid-week adventuring at Old Rag and local wineries. Great rooms, gourmet restaurant, and perfect location. The new owner and his entire staff provided great and generous service, accommodating every need. We had a totally enjoyable two day stay. If we are ever back in this area, this will definitely be the place we'll stay.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We recently stayed at Flint Hill for a wedding in the area and absolutely loved it! The staff was very welcoming and the rooms are lovely! We will definitely be back and hopefully can stay a little longer next time.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

A 3 day April stay proved extraordinary. Superb food, rooms & overall lovely property with a collection of original art. Inn's setting in the village gives opportunities for walking & absorbing the idyllic VA countryside & unique shops. So near urban areas but I felt a world away. Exceptional attention to customers. They even returned my lost earring although it required dismantling the sink drain. Great value for the price.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

We love this place we will definitely stay here again. The rooms are clean and modern; they look just like the online pics. The beds were super comfortable and we absolutely loved the rotating TV. The staff was amazing and very friendly. We were on a first name basis with the manager and chef. The food was amazing and the chef himself came out every morning and made whatever we wanted for breakfast. The bartenders were also very friendly and made good drinks; with a great Liquor/Beer/Wine selection. The location is also great; 15 minutes from several wineries. Also, only about 10 minutes from the famous Inn at Little Washington. We can't wait to stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Friday night prime rib is here and should stay. Reserve angus beef slow roasted to perfection is what I received and will be hard to forget. The generous portion, flavorful cut and outstanding service will bring me back. Back patio is a must for an after dinner drink or dessert.

Well done!

G. Harold

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, OR
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012 via mobile

We visited Flinthill a couple of weeks ago and were so impressed with Flinthill Public House and Country Inn. The grounds are lovely and trees were blossoming around the property. We had beautiful views from our suite windows that made a relaxing trip even more relaxing. The rooms are beautifully decorated with a surprisingly modern twist. The rooms are much more spacious then they appeared online. We were very comfortable!

We brought our little thirteen pound Rat Terrier and she was spoiled by the staff and was made to feel very welcome too. We dined outside on the patio and deck several times with her and we all enjoyed the garden setting. We also had our two girls with us and they enjoyed the beautiful outdoor setting and super friendly staff. We really enjoyed our server Helen and bartender Krissy!

We chatted with other guests and between the guests and staff this inn had a very warm bed and breakfast feeling. We chatted with owners and managers and even met one of their dogs Ripley who was so sweet. We enjoyed watching him fetching his ball out back. John met every need we had and went above and beyond to assure our family's comfort.

Our first night we are in the dining room. Or meal was wonderful my husband had a perfectly prepared steak and the soups were great. The kids menu was wonderful too. We enjoyed lingering over special martinis and wine.

I have special dietary needs that chef Marvin bent over backwards to meet. He came to our table each meal to make sure everything was prefect and it was! The soups are amazing and portions are very generous. My daughter loved the flat bread pizzas. There was even a pet menu! Love this place!

We enjoyed reading and hearing stories about the historic building and how it has been renovated over the years. It was a school house and old students have visited and told stories of the auditorium upstairs and fifth grade being in the dining room it was really neat. The place is now filled with amazing art and has a modern feel yet very inviting. They have done a beautiful job and every detail has been thought of even the lightning was neat. They had beautiful floor lights and the chairs were beautiful and comfortable.

If you are looking for a beautiful setting and wonderful food and service this is a great stop. I think it is the staff that really makes this place special I can see spending many more weekends here strolling the little local street and enjoying drinks and appetizers on the back patio. It was a nice surprise in a little town. I think this will be a local favorite for a long time.

Special thank you to John, Marvin, Lexi, William and Craig. It was wonderful meeting you all and enjoying your slice of heaven for a couple days. Hope to see you all again soon.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Flint Hill Public House & Country Inn

Address: 675 Zachary Taylor Highway, Flint Hill, VA 22627
Location: United States > Virginia > Rappahannock County > Flint Hill
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Flint Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
More than 100 years of history..Perched on a hill above the namesake village it overlooks, Flint Hill Public House & Country Inn is a large white house that is hard to miss. The building is a former schoolhouse that has been a fixture in the area for more than 100 years. In the early 1900s, a one-room schoolhouse was moved from the premises to make room for a new school called the Flint Hill School. Built in 1906, the new school was instrumental in educating Rappahannock County children until 1960, when the property was sold and became a private residence. In 1986, the schoolhouse/residence was sold and renovated and opened as The School House Restaurant. In 1992, the restaurant operation was leased as The Flint Hill Public House until it closed in 2008. In June 2011, new owners purchased the property and undertook an extensive renovation and redesign, hiring noted Washington, DC, architect Ernesto Santalla. The complete renovation took the building down to the bare walls and included moving an interior stairwell to the outside to accommodate four luxury suites on the expansive second floor. The new Flint Hill Public House & Country Inn opened in early 2012 – ready for another 100 years as a local landmark and gathering place. ... more   less 
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