We had been browsing an antique store at a nearby town and asked the owner where we could grab a good sandwich. He suggested the tavern.
Upon entering the dimly lit tavern, you immediately step back in time. Waiters are dressed in late 1800-style costume, metal mugs line the bar, and simple chandeliers hang from the ceilings.
It's very informal. The menu is written on a chalkboard hung on the wall. You select your meal, place your order with a staff member by the bar who will give you a wooden spoon, and then pick your own table.
I smiled when I was handed a wooden spoon with our table number on it. The ordering process was just like how its done in a pub in the United Kingdom.
The bar offers two delicious savory snacks while you wait for your meal: boiled peanuts and pretzels. Freshly made, crispy bread with soft butter is also served before your meal.
For those of you who don't know, Welsh Rarebit is the perfect combination of toasted thick white bread with creamy melted cheese that is guaranteed to satisfy your carbohydrate and savory cravings. Hunter's Head boasts that their Welsh Rarebit is infused with sizzling beer too. How could you go wrong? For those of you watching calories and fat content, this is not the meal do that on. But it's entirely worth the splurge.
My fiance Jon ordered fish and chips and had finished his meal before I even close to eating my second piece of cheesy bread. Needless to say, he loved it.
Not only does Hunter's Head Tavern offer delicious traditional pub fare, they use organic, local, and non-GMO meats whenever possible. Extra points in my book!
While I didn't try any of the draft beers or wine, the Tavern does boast a handsome selection of alcoholic beverages, including Strongbow on tap.
The prices are very reasonable, the staff was extremely friendly, and the food was fantastic. And for a pub there was more then plenty of options to chose from for a vegetarian like me. All in all, if you happen to be traveling through central Virginia, make a point of stopping by Hunter's Head Tavern for a bite to eat or drink. You won't be disappointed.