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Hit or Miss

Penn Street Village, Amersham HP7 0PX , England
+(44)1494 713109
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Ranked #12 of 58 Restaurants in Amersham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, Pub, Gastropub, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 300-year old traditional Country Pub / Restaurant in beautiful picturesque olde worlde English village. Wisteria round the door, wooden and carpetted floors, real log fires, original beams. Private areas available for functions.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 300-year old traditional Country Pub / Restaurant in beautiful picturesque olde worlde English village. Wisteria round the door, wooden and carpetted floors, real log fires, original beams. Private areas available for functions.
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English first
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

5 out of 6 of us went for sirloin steak. We were all delighted that medium rare was just that. The sauces were great too and chips plentiful and beautifully cooked. The puddings were great too. My Creme brûlée was perfect. The food arrived promptly and the staff and their service was excellent. They deserved their tip. We had not... More

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Felsted, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Yesterday being one of those sad moments in life, our family found the staff at The Hit or Miss to be very understanding. They laid on a wonderful spread for the Wake and treated us all with dignity and kindness. The room off the side of the pub gave us a place to share our memories without being in the... More

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Mary M, Owner at Hit or Miss, responded to this review

Thank you particularly for taking the time at the moment to review your experience with us. I am really pleased that you found our staff (and regulars) to be so very understanding and kind as we would hope to help your day as best as possible. I am also delighted that you enjoyed the food, both on your buffet and... More

London
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed an excellent lunch at The Hit or Miss. It is a lovely old pub with a nice atmosphere, the staff were exceptionally welcoming, attentive and helpful which was especially impressive as they were gearing up for a large post lunch function. The menu had a good selection of dishes and the starter/lighter mains options were perfect for lunch.... More

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Mary M, Owner at Hit or Miss, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review of our pub. Great to hear that our staff maintained their usual high levels of service even though we were busy. I'm also delighted that you thought the food was good, well presented and good value. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Have been coming to this place for years, firm favorite when friends come etc. Never had a bad meal, staff always good and attentive. Price reasonable for what you get, and great location.

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Mary M, Owner at Hit or Miss, responded to this review

Thanks for this review. I'm delighted that you come to us so often and that you find the staff always attentive. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More

Amersham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The menu here hasn't changed in ages, and is really a bit tired looking as is the bar area. If you want to go and have a meal outside on a nice evening, don't bother if you want to eat before 7PM as they don't want to take your order until 6.45. The food is OK but pricey for what... More

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Mary M, Owner at Hit or Miss, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I'm a little confused about your comment on the menu not changing as we alter it regularly to fit in with the changing seasons. There are certainly one or two items that we never change such as the Tempura Prawns due to their extreme popularity. We also provide daily specials giving even our very regular... More

Burlington, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Although not somewhere I had thought to take "Special" guests it certainly amazed me when we decided to stop in for a quick bit. A beautiful area well worth going for the drive. The menu was quite extensive and the array of beers kept the men happy. I would take anyone to the Hit Nd Miss for lunch or dinner.... More

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Mary M, Owner at Hit or Miss, responded to this review

Thank you for this. I'm so glad you were amazed at our pub and found the menu to be extensive. I'm also delighted that our staff handled a busy session well. We look forward to seeing you again even with "Special" guests. More

Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Travelled over from Dublin with a few friends to take part in the Penn Street Beer Festival on Saturday 12/07/14 and we were so glad we did! The setting of Penn street is breathtakingly scenic, a lovely quaint countryside area nestled amongst trees and fields and yet only a 10 minute drive from nearby Beaconsfield. The atmosphere around the street... More

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Mary M, Owner at Hit or Miss, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a brilliantly detailed review. You certainly seemed to enjoy the atmosphere provided by both pubs in the village and I'm delighted you found the cider selection was so plentiful - I like the title 'Cider Heaven'. I'm so glad you enjoyed our Gourmet BBQ, Spit Hog Roast and that... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I recently had my first visit to this beautifully set, rustic country pub during the 'Penn Street beer festival' in July of this year, and it certainly wont be my last. The large array of ales, stouts, lagers and ciders from near and far, along with atmosphere setting entertainment, truly brought this sleepy corner of Buckinghamshire alive and allowed the... More

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Mary M, Owner at Hit or Miss, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write this review. Really pleased that you liked our rustic country pub so much and enjoyed all that the Beer Fest offers. We look forward to welcoming you back again either during the year or for another Beer Fest. More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A wonderful event once again, friends came from as far as Kent to enjoy the festival and it didn't disappoint. Great food on the BBQ, great bands in the car parks and great beers in the tents! Didn't quite manage to sample all 100, but we surpassed 75 between us! Same again next year!

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Mary M, Owner at Hit or Miss, responded to this review

Many thanks for this review. We are delighted you enjoyed the Beer Fest with your friends. You certainly did well to try that many beers between you. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Folkestone, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I visited for the first time during Penn Street beer festival. A great village pub, with friendly staff. Toilets were clean – the personal extras were a great idea! Nice garden with plenty of outdoor seating. Great place to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon.

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Mary M, Owner at Hit or Miss, responded to this review

Thank you for this review. I'm delighted you came to our Beer Fest and enjoyed it so much. We strive to be the best in the area and our staff are well renowned for their friendliness. Hopefully we will see you at the pub during the year as well. More

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