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Hunter's Head Tavern

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9048 John Mosby Hwy, Upperville, VA (just west of the Citgo Station)
+1 540-502-9020
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Mechanicsville, VA
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food, great service. Initial impression on the Friday evening after Thanksgiving was the restaurant was a little chaotic. False impression as the hostess, wait staff and kitchen were clearly on top of things. If the Spicy Shrimp and Grits are not on the menu, tell the chef to put it back on. Will be back.

Thank SCBulldog
Winchester, Virginia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We live in the area and my wife has been on my case to stop in, however every time we drive by it is packed and...NOW I KNOW WHY! This place is awesome from the wonderfully restored building, to the toasty warm fire place, to the specialty drinks, the amazing food and attentive service. Everything about the place is unique... More 

Thank pdkim69
Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ever time we have passed this place the parking lot is full. Now we know why. Great food and charming setting. The food may be on the pricier side but you can tell it is scratch made and fresh so I think it is worth the money. The setup is a little different. When you enter the menu is on... More 

Thank Kevin D
Norfolk, Virginia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As expected, there was a large lunch crowd the day after Thanksgiving. Four adults plus 3 grandchildren posed a challenge, but after some creative thinking we were accommodated much to our liking (at the small bar and an adjacent table). Everyone we came in contact with went out of their way to be of service.

Thank Alan S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here many times and always leave happy. This is a fantastic Tavern with good food and great service. We sat outside with our dog, the server turned on the heat lamp for us and we had a delicious meal of fish and chips. If you are in the area and looking for a relaxed place that serves... More 

Thank ddunleavy
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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105 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with family and got the Shepherds Pie! It was very good! This place was very clean and the staff was very attentive and prompt. Very friendly! Also, I highly recommend the Hot Artichoke Dip! Yummmmmm!!!

Thank AshiL L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch Amazing authentic tavern Had the chicken pot pie It was excellent Also had the mushy peas Don't skip those We started with artichoke dip Great Great bar too Order at the bar when you walk in This place authentic

Thank CCR1975
Northern Virginia
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528 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hunter's Head serves up locally-sourced fare, much of it from the affiliated Ayrshire Farm a couple of miles away. It is great for a late lunch after hiking in Sky Meadows State Park about 4 miles west. Fried chicken, fish & chips and oatmeal cake were all excellent. My Stella Artois was a bit flat, though. Stick to the Harp... More 

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Princess Anne, Maryland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Great atmosphere, average food, overpriced, had turkey burger with sweet potato fries. Fries were very good, turkey burger a bit overcooked. Stopped here after hiking Sky Meadows State Park. Outdoor seating is nice, even with the cool day there was a tent & heaters going. Best part they are dog friendly (outside)! Tired hiking dog was treated to her own... More 

Thank mjpinmd
Annandale, Virginia
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Have been here several times either before or after visiting one of the northern Virginia wineries. Outstanding! They have a unique food and drink ordering system. English pub food (bangers and mash; Shepard pie, bubble and squeak) and other food is on a large chalk board as you enter the pub. You order your meal and drink at the "Order... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9048 John Mosby Hwy, Upperville, VA
    (just west of the Citgo Station)
  • Public Transportation: We are located on the north side of Route 50.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Upperville
  • Phone Number: +1 540-502-9020
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 HumaneR and Certified Organic) as well as local produce. From our famous burgers, to roasted chickens, to veal and pork chops, Hunter's Head Tavern provides a unique opportunity for customers to dine with confidence. 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. Five different dining rooms and extensive outdoor seating during the warm seasons provide a dynamic dining experience whether you are looking for a family-friendly, romantic or cozy neighborhood environment. Pets are also welcome to dine on the patio.

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