Hunter's Head Tavern

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Outdoor patio and indoor seating is now available for reservations. Hunters Head Tavern is an English-style Pub serving 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 Hunters Head Tavern.
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Was recommended the breakfast poutine over the fish and chips- should have went fish and chips. My husband loved the poutine, but too rich for my no gallbladder body. The calamari appetizer was delicious. Overall a good time and we’d go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are terrific and the food is outstanding.

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MGMK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Relaxing Alfresco dining experience, I would highly recommend the Hunter's Head Tavern. Traditional British Pub fare with an attention to fresh local ingredients.

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Datenight
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Waiter was essentially a young man who had no idea what he was doing, interrupted us, could not fill waters, could not get the orders correct, could not bring silverware.

Also, we asked for 5 different glasses of wine on the menu, only to be told they were changing wine menu, so I guess it is time think about reprinting the beverage menu.

The patio ambience was nice, but that had nothing to do with the food service, or beverage menu.

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AnneC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delightful! My pups and I can’t wait to go back!!

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KatieK
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We enjoy this place very much and were looking forward to returning safely. Our table outside was lovely and good distancing between tables felt safe. However, our waitress kept moving her mask up and down, covering her chin but not her mouth and rarely her nose. I looked away every time she approached our table and spoke to us with her mask on her chin. I expected better compliance with the state rules and wish now I had been able to confront her or just gotten up and left the restaurant when it became clear that she was respectful of neither social distancing nor covering her face. We are very sad we will not be able to return to our favorite ‘pub’ for the foreseeable future.

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Gerri
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Hunter's Head, and we are so delighted that it is open again. At this time, we are only comfortable with outdoor dining and reservations, so this was perfect! We enjoyed our lunch, but I surely hope that the wonderful quiche will return to the menu (my favorite!).

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janb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had lunch outside and ordered the fish and chips and a bacon burger, and a huge slice of chocolate cake. The service was professional and efficient.

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vipDinner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink were fabulous, as always here. It was great to see their efforts to distance and santize. We felt spoiled.

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Vacountrydiner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food I ordered from the lunch menu was excellent! The crispy chicken Katsura sandwich was perfectly prepared and the sweet potato “chips” were perfect in taste and texture. I also loved the watermelon margarita.

The outdoor setting was beautiful and peaceful. The tables were a nice size, the chairs were comfortable, and the surrounding plantings were beautiful.

The waitress was friendly, responsive, and efficient.

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LisaJ
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening spent for my husbands birthday. The only 2 things that were not great: Mains were served whilst we were still eating our starters. There was also another guests with a dog that kept barking (not the houses fault) but it ruined the quiet outdoor dining we were trying to experience.
Overall food was good. Lovely friendly staff.

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EdwardS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

been going for a long time and it never disappoints Calamari was perfect. Staff was great and smiling beneath their masks. the outdoor seating is wonderful

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foodgeekcouple
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Father’s Day, my wife was taking me out for dinner, with our grown kids now living out of state. We love the old world ambience here, and we’ve never been disappointed with the food and libations. It’s a long drive from home for us, but it’s a unique place, so we don’t mind once in a while. We waited too long to get reservations, unfortunately, so the best time available was 4:15pm, which we grabbed. Because it was between their lunch and dinner times, we had fewer menu options available to us, and none of the Father’s Day specials. I ended up ordering the fish and chips, and my wife got a build-your-own burger. Our server was friendly and helpful, but so busy that we did a lot of waiting to order and to receive our drinks and food. I won’t order the same thing, if we come again, as I was not impressed with my choice this time. My wife enjoyed her burger, but it wasn’t worth the price or the drive. It’s a long way for us to go for nice ambience and just decent food.

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CynthiaH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Father’s day dinner. Server - Kyle fantastic! Stew geeat and flavorful and filling. My husband had chicken fried steak and thought needed more spices.

Coming back this week though as everything was still great and sanitary!

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AnnaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I celebrated his birthday with a lunch at the Hunter's Head. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. We ate in the couryard and this could have been a better experience for us if we had not been seated right in front of the entrance to the restaurant where we experienced all the flurry and activity of the servers carrying meals out to other diners. The courtyard is otherwise lovely and a quieter spot would have earned a five star for our experience.

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turtlefan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

food was simple but elegant, tasty... service was courteous and warm, restrooms clean, well stocked

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Shel
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We think the quality of the food has suffered since the last time we ate at Hunter's Head. This may be attributable to possible staff changes because of Covid.

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vipRayF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Had trouble keeping server attention and she didn’t understand Fish and Chips usually includes Ma

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Deidre
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor venue and good food, nice servers. Thanks!

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antonya
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT PLACE TO RELAX AND HAVE SOME FOOD AND DRINKS

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LloydC
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! We love Hunter’s Head for any occasion!

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Dgmerr
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Ordered the Shepard’s pie, it was bland. Wife had the hamburger and it needed some salt or seasoning. Fries were good.

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Unisonians
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We love Hunter's Head and have had many wonderful dining experiences there with friends, inside and out, for years. Our Border Terrier was made very welcome as she accompanied us after a visit to our vet. Dining was outside only on the last day of the restrictions. It was very pleasant sitting outside with Rosie on a warm day.
The Irish drafts are very good, Guinness and Smithwick, We wanted a good white wine, but you don't have one... no French white or red. Need a Sancerre. My husband liked his fish and chips, but I was disappointed in the curried vegetables. The curry was very bland, and I would have liked more chick peas.
Dessert was excellent, we split a berry tart.
It was nice to be back after a move from Unison to Alexandria. We look forward to many more visits.
Avis Hodge, originally from Butterland Farm

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WillWatson
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It was great to be able to return to the Hunter's Head after several months. The staff was welcoming; the outdoor seating was perfect for the climate; and the food was great!
The Hunter's Head remains one of my favorite restaurants in all the world. I fully recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always🎉

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AnneW
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, the waiter was very attentive. Beautiful setting!

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CarolineS
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service... table was in very sunny spot so some in our party were a bit uncomfortable due to heat and direct sun because the umbrella only covered part of the table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful establishment, good food, great service. Will be going again.

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vippitchnduel
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During Covid-19, we found them to be very adherent to the recommended precautions. We are from Fairfax county so we were nervous that Fauquier county wouldn’t participate to the same level of safety measures. We were very pleased and comfortable eating here. Also, food and patio was very nice! Loved the Red Dragon cheese :)

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BarbaraT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful old Tavern with patio seating.
Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Looking forward to eating there again .

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Kathy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for safely-distanced outdoor dining during the pandemic (or anytime). Great food. Tables are sprayed after each use. Beautiful patio with lots of plantings. Historic.

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vipatlaok
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The garden is open and feels like an English pub, we love it. Food as always excellent and service great.

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TimLovesFood
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hunters Head never EVER disappoints! The food is amazing. The staff is amazing. I cannot wait to come back when this Covid stuff is done!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Conscientious “reopening” left us comfortable and able to enjoy great food and beautiful patio dining.

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vipJE1058
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome birthday brunch... Staff was very friendly. Food was prepared promptly and perfectly!

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vipPatty
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was very bland, not much flavor or seasoning, had to request salt and pepper

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KenS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and ambience. I’ll return time and again.

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KellyG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely quiet dinner for our anniversary on the patio! Hunter's head never disappoints!

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Madelyn
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I had a lovely experience at Hunter's Head Taven and really enjoyed how engaging and kind our waitress was. However, I was upset to see the manager being very rude, impatient, and demeaning to her staff (waitress/waiters). She did not seem to be treating them with the dignity they deserve as human beings. This behavior is not acceptable for someone in a leadership position.

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SaraW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had very good service and the outdoor atmosphere was great!

FAQs

Hunter's Head Tavern offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 592-9020.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.