This gem of a traditional pub, complete with a roaring log fire and welcoming staff, is definitely worth going out of your way to visit. As a serious foodie establishment, all produce is locally sourced from quality suppliers, making every dish a definite hit. Kola, the head chef at The Hit or Miss, trained in some of the finest restaurants across Europe and the UK, so you can rest assured that you’ll find creative delicious dishes on the menu, at surprisingly reasonable prices.
The menu ranges from casual lunches to evening dining, and all of the starters are available as main courses too. I started with a silky goat’s cheese and beetroot mousse on a bed of crushed pistachios, garnished with fresh raspberries. My partner plumped for the mouth-wateringly moreish prosciutto and halloumi stack with balsamic glaze. For the main course we chose from the chef’s special daily menu, and enjoyed a juicy pan-fried hake fillet on a bed of Puy lentils with cauliflower purée, and delicious five-spiced duck with figs and red onion marmalade. The chef’s dessert board was a delightfully indulgent medley of desserts, which had something for everyone.
You might happen upon one of the pub’s beer festivals or other special events, as there is plenty going on through the year. The team can ably cater for both public and private functions for groups of 20 to over 100. Your first visit to The Hit or Miss is guaranteed to one of many.