Laughing Duck Gardens and Cookery

Whether you are in need of a 6-course plated dinner, cocktail party, a summer buffet by the pool, lamb or pig roast, or a wedding, we can help. We source many of our ingredients from small family farms in Rappahannock County and the Northern Virginia Piedmont. All menus are customized to the season, your tastes and dietary requirements, your budget, and your kitchen set-up — as all cooking is done in your kitchen. Additionally, we offer personal chef services (one-time session or subscription) for your everyday meal needs; weekend or week-long packages for visitors staying at a local cottage or for corporate retreats; one-on-one culinary instruction or for small groups; and gift certificates.

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Laughing Duck Gardens and Cookery

PO Box 395
Washington, VA 22747 USA


(540) 675-3725

The Base at Blue Ridge (home of Distinguished Engagements Catering)

The Base at Blue Ridge is a dynamic space offering dine-in and carryout services for breakfast and lunch.  Hosting specialty dinners several times a month.  Agritourism events bring together farms and drink from the region.

We are also a full-service catering team both on-site in our cozy, intimate venue space and off-site at locations within 1 hour of Sperryville, VA.

Our on-site venue can seat up to 60 guests with a Greeter Lounge and is ready to transform into your special design.  The Team at The Base has over 25 years of experience in culinary and hospitality.  Our brick-and-mortar location here in Sperryville is ready to serve!

Hope to see you soon!

Theresa Ruffo-Swanson, Owner

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11669 Lee Highway
Sperryville, Virginia 22740 Rappahanock


The Black Twig

The Black Twig is thoughtfully made food with a focus on Virginia-grown ingredients. Inspired by the comfort foods a chef cooks at home, we are a family-owned business that values local and fresh flavors on our Southern-style menu. Stop in for a craft beer or cocktail and try favorites like our farm-fresh buttermilk fried chicken with braised greens and crispy brussels sprouts.

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The Black Twig

12018 Lee Highway
Sperryville, VA 22740 USA

Daily 12 - 9 PM


(540) 987-5008

The Dark Horse Irish Pub

The Dark Horse Irish Pub, commonly known as “An Capall Dorcha,” is a distinctive and endearing place situated in the village of Flint Hill. The building, formerly the Griffin Tavern, has a lengthy and interesting history that dates back to the 1850s. The structure was once the Bradford family’s home and then served as the community’s local shop before becoming a pub.

The sole Irish pub in Rappahannock County, Virginia, now The Dark Horse Irish Pub, which has given this old structure new life. The interior of the bar has traditional Irish furnishings and warm wood finishes that will instantly transport visitors to the Emerald Isle.

The Dark Horse Irish Pub not only has a vibrant ambiance and a rich history but also offers excellent dining options. The menu offers a variety of mouthwatering dishes, from traditional pub fare like fish and chips to hearty stews and savory pies, with an emphasis on authentic Irish cuisine and locally sourced ingredients.

There are more things to do at The Dark Horse Irish Pub than just drink beer and eat food. It is a center of activity in Flint Hill and offers residents and guests a warm and energetic atmosphere. The Dark Horse Irish Pub offers something for everyone, whether you’re wanting to catch up with friends, watch a game, or enjoy a night out with live music.

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659 Zachary Taylor Highway
Flint Hill, Virginia 22627 United States