Great Bars 2013: Hunter’s Head Tavern

A group of fox hunters walks into a bar. That’s not a joke but
the start of a regular weekend at this English pub in Virginia’s horse and
wine country. Warm weather brings a mix of locals and vineyard-hoppers to
the 60-seat garden patio, while a table in the converted 18th-century log
cabin is the place to down pints of Newcastle and slurp raw oysters. Local
organic ingredients elevate classic pub grub such as shepherd’s pie and
fish and chips. Insider tip: Weekends, especially in prime winetasting
months, get busy. Book ahead. Open daily.

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