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The Hit or Miss

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PRICE RANGE
US$8 - US$31
CUISINES
Bar, British, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traditional turkey lunch very good. Could not fault the service. Well done Hit or Miss for making Christmas Day so enjoyable.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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John_K_forManagement, Owner at The Hit or Miss, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us for Christmas Day lunch and writing a review about your experience at The Hit or Miss, we really appreciate this. We're really glad to hear you enjoyed Christmas lunch in the pub, there certainly was a fantastic atmosphere thanks to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good tasty good and very helpful smiley staff. Really enjoyed it, well done. Good welcome, clean loos, car park across the road from the front door.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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John_K_forManagement, Owner at The Hit or Miss, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your really great 5 Star review for The Hit or Miss! We appreciate you taking time time to write about your experience at the pub and it looks like you enjoyed yourselves and rated it. We look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 11 December 2021

Disappointing curry. It was ok, could have been so much better but really hated the crispy rice cake that tbh we had no idea what it was as it was so bland and a weird texture and not crispy. It resembled polenta. Disappointing. Others enjoyed...their meals, good atmosphere. Just made the wrong food choice, but not many other healthy choices on there and some of us want that.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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John_K_forManagement, Owner at The Hit or Miss, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2021

Thank you for your 4 Star review of The Hit or Miss, we appreciate you taking the time to do this. We're sorry to hear you chose a healthy (vegetarian) option but did not enjoy it. We appreciate all feedback as this helps us improve...More

Reviewed 7 December 2021 via mobile

We had an enjoyable evening starting with a three course a La Carte menu. Tasty dishes. Followed by Live Music from Mark Crofts and associate. Great mix of genres for a Saturday evening.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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John_K_forManagement, Owner at The Hit or Miss, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2021

Thank you for making time to review The Hit or Miss. We're pleased to hear you had an enjoyable Saturday evening. Great that you enjoyed the "live" music, more to come in 2022… It's good to see you enjoyed three courses from the a la...More

Reviewed 4 December 2021 via mobile

I went to the hit or miss with family for a Christmas meal and was not disappointed! I had the roast turkey and it was to die for. The young lady who looked after us was very attentive and ensured we had a fabulous evening....Will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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John_K_forManagement, Owner at The Hit or Miss, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2021

Thank you for taking time to review The Hit or Miss. It's great to hear you had an enjoyable family Christmas meal and you enjoyed the roast turkey! Also good to hear you were looked after by attentive staff. We do hope you are able...More

Reviewed 2 December 2021 via mobile

11 of us arrived for our usual Xmas meal. I can't express enough how disappointed we all were with the quality of our Xmas meal. It was the worst meal I have ever had here. We visit quite often and are normally very satisfied. Turkey...was so dry it was inedible.3 Brussels sprouts and no other veg. Boiled potatoes not roast and no Yorkshire's. They did knock something if the bill in way of an apology but having read the previous review I would say maybe there are staff issues.. particularly a chef!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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John_K_forManagement, Owner at The Hit or Miss, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2021

Thank you for your review of The Hit or Miss. We have to admit at being at fault here as your booking somehow slipped through the net and we did our best to put it right and failed due to the last-minute time constraints. Thankfully...More

Reviewed 2 December 2021

Where to start Myself & 14 friends arrived for a pre ordered lunch today. Even though I had received confirmation of our meal choices we arrived & the bar staff were unaware of the booking. They quickly made up tables & our starters arrived fine....However mains were very disappointing. Stuffing was raw & ALL dishes were cold. Only 1 bar staff & manager serving front of house. Expressed my disappointment at the time & had £20 knocked off final bill. I do hope the wake that were just arriving had a better experienceMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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John_K_forManagement, Owner at The Hit or Miss, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2021

Thank you for your review of The Hit or Miss. We have to admit at being at fault here as your booking somehow slipped through the net and we did our best to put it right and failed due to the last-minute time constraints. Thankfully...More

Reviewed 29 November 2021

I ate here at the end of July and had a lovely meal with really great service, so it was disappointing to find such a different experience this time. I started with the Chicken liver, which was OK but rather sloppy in texture, followed by...the sea bass. It wasn't awful but neither was it inspiring. I enjoyed the pickled fennel, but the risotto was nothing, and the whole dish was white - hardly any colour. My friend who also ordered the sea bass asked if it was possible to have potatoes and a green veg instead of the risotto and fennel. To be fair she did get potatoes - lots of them which she said were good but no veg. I think our young waitress may have been new so it was forgivable that she seemed a bit lost but in general the service was slow and amateurish.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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John_K_forManagement, Owner at The Hit or Miss, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2021

Thank you for finding time to let us know about your experience at The Hit or Miss. Your review is out of character for the pub and we apologise that the food and service was not up to our usual standards. We are looking into...More

Reviewed 10 November 2021

Had my dads wake here on Monday and we paid for the more expensive menu which I could not recommend highly enough, the food was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Everyone commented on how good it was. The service was just simply impeccable and they made it such...an amazingly memorable day I really can’t thank them enough. DON’T GO ANYWHERE ELSE!!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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John_K_forManagement, Owner at The Hit or Miss, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2021

Thank you for taking time to review The Hit or Miss and for such a kind 5 Star review. We're really glad the celebration of your dad's life was memorable and that your found the service to be up to par, we will pass on...More

Reviewed 7 November 2021

We have been coming to this pub for 20 years ever since Michael and Mary were owners. We have never had a poor meal, always great service, large portions and great value. The menu has changed, fair enough. What is not great is the quality...of the food was poor. Vegetables poorly cooked. Tiny portion of mash. Side dishes of veg that came with main course have vanished. I wonder if there has been a change of owner as Michael did carry on for a while or have the bean counters taken over. We would hesitate to go back, such a shame.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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John_K_forManagement, Owner at The Hit or Miss, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review The Hit or Miss, we always really appreciate this and can learn from feedback. Less than average reviews are out of character for our pub and we try our best to contextualise and understand them. We’re very...More

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552christinay
25 April 2021|
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Response from John_K_forManagement | Property representative |
Yes, we welcome dogs outside and inside on the wooden floored areas. We have treats for your four-legged friends too!
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Response from FlyingBeanQueen | Reviewed this property |
I would say a 5 having eaten there on a couple of occasions now and its always very clean staff are always clean and tidy as well
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The Hit or Miss is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5