Hunter’s Head Tavern

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Address – 9048 John S. Mosby Hwy., Upperville, VA 20184
Phone – 540-592-9020

Hunter’s Head Tavern

  • English Gastropub
  • Upperville, Virginia
  • Farm fresh products from Ayrshire Farm

Hunter’s Head Tavern Hours
Monday – Friday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30 AM – 11 PM

What do you get when you combine local and organic fare, an English Gastropub environment and a haunted historic home? You get a unique dining experience at Hunter’s Head Tavern in Upperville, VA.

Farm Fresh Ingredients

Hunter’s Head Tavern prides itself on farm to table menus made from fresh, humanely raised, locally sourced ingredients. The proteins from neighboring Ayrshire Farm (owner of Hunter’s Head) are the focus of the restaurant’s menu, along with offerings from other nearby farms. Even the wine list has options from local and organic vineyards.

Those locally sourced ingredients make their way onto a menu featuring English pub classics like Pork Bangers and Mash (sausage and mashed potatoes)  and Shepherd’s Pie. There’s also a “farm table” dinner menu that features Ayrshire Farm beef and pork as well as a vegetarian option. Just be sure to leave room for a homemade dessert.

The Carr House

The restaurant is located at the site of The Carr House, first built around 1750. This was the home of Josephus Carr, founder of Upperville. Hunter’s Head Tavern features original log cabin walls, fireplaces, and mantels. And it’s rumored that the garden wall gate is from the old Upperville jail. You can also enjoy your meal on the restaurant’s refreshing terrace during warm weather.

And as for those ghosts? According to legends, Hunter’s Head Tavern is home to several. There’s even the tale of a middle-aged colonial man dressed in brown. But don’t worry – he’s a friendly spirit, glad to see the Carr House is again an “Ordinary” (the word for tavern in colonial times) serving food and drink.

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