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 tempura-battered king prawns garnished with spicy pak choi and a duo of sauces. My partner plumped for the mouth-wateringly moreish baked Camembert with a cranberry and nut crust, accompanied by a warm croissant. For the main course we chose from the chef’s special daily menu, and enjoyed pan-fried hake fillet with a panko breadcrumb and shrimp crust, served on a bed of pickled cucumber and creamy lemon, chive and leek sauce, and confit duck leg with mandarin purée and red wine jus. 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.