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Washington DC — By Jon on October 1, 2009 at 5:31 am

The Hunter’s Head – A Classic British Pub

Originally a 1750s log cabin known as the Old Carr House, the Hunter’s Head Tavern, in the picturesque countryside of Upperville, Virginia, just west of Middleburg, is a quaint and traditional English-style pub with all the ambience of Southwest England. 

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Complete with a pub menu featuring English classics such as bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie, Welsh rarebit, fish & chips and Guinness Beef stew. The chalkboard menu shows the daily specials, such as organic beef liver and onions and ‘bubble and squeak’, as well as a selection of many organic and vegetarian dishes featuring locally grown meats and produce.

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Located in an old brick home dating back to the 1750s, the pub has all the charm of a classic countryside inn, complete with wooden floors, numerous fireplaces and cozy dining rooms. The casual wooden tables under umbrellas on the outside patio is also lovely for Sunday brunch or for a place to stop for lunch during a drive in the country the the Fall when the weather is cool and still enjoyable and the leaves are colorful.

IMG_0015 Order your food at the bar and the servers will bring it to your table, or sit at the small 6-seat bar and watch the bartender make a unique dessert, a Guinness ice cream float.

Pub menu prices range from about $8.00 to about $20.00. The dinner menu is a bit more expensive.

And keep your eyes open for a colonial era man dressed in brown, as the pub is supposedly haunted by several harmless ghosts who occasionally show up.

Hunter’s Head Tavern
9048 John Mosby Highway
Upperville, Virginia (map it)
540-592-9020

Dates & Times – Sundays – 11:30 – 9:00 pm, Mondays – 5:00 – 9:00, Tuesdays – Saturdays – 10:00 – 9:00.

Parking – Free parking is available.

Images – from personal collection   ©2009, Jon Rochetti

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    2 Comments

  • What a great place for a day trip! Miss the ol’ taverns and pubs. We don’t have anything like that in Arizona – everything old is cowboy style. Looks like a fun place.

  • Trisha says:

    I agree with Heather – charming place! And I also miss the taverns and pubs you can find on the East coast, but what I really miss is the attitude of preserving history like this, by perpetuating traditions – that’s something that is disappearing here in Arizona as cowboy bars are being ‘modernized’ to appeal to the ‘chase the latest trend’ crowd…so sad. I think a trip back east soon is in order!

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