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*** Important Information ***
We are very sad to have to inform you of the passing of the Landlady, Mary Macken.
Mary had been battling Cancer for the past three years - and put up a fight she did! During the last few months however, the battle proved too much. Mary finally said farwell on Sunday 24th April, surrounded by her family.
If you wish to show your support, please consider donating to the Iain Rennie Hospice who helped Mary and her family throughout the process. Alternatively, we hope you may consider donating to Cancer Research UK. These donations can be made via the following link: muchloved.comMary had requested that these charities were supported, and we would very much appreciate your help in raising a large sum of money for these wonderful charities.
Many thanks for the messages of kindness and support as well as the enjoyable anecdotes and memories.
Michael Macken and the Hit or Miss family
Welcome to the official website for the HIT or MISS pub in the beautiful Chiltern village of Penn Street.
We are a very traditional olde worlde English pub run by Irish couple, Michael and Mary Macken and The HIT Team.
The pub is a charming old building smothered with wisteria and hanging baskets of flowers. The earliest deeds date back to 1730 and it is known that it opened as a pub on 1st June 1798. The unusual name is a cricketing term, inspired by the pubís own cricketing team who play just opposite on Sunday afternoons.
With it's old parquet flooring, large inglenook open fireplaces, leather sofas and original low ceiling beams, as well as the garden overlooking the cricket pitch, it really does match everyone's image of the quintessential olde English country pub.
We have been working over the past 12 years to produce high quality food, that is served in very relaxed surroundings - not at all what you associate with traditional 'pub food'. Have a gander at our menus and you'll see what we mean!
On a visit to The HIT or MISS you can be assured of a very warm personal service, as well as excellent food.
We welcome well-behaved dogs on leads both in our garden and on the hard floor areas inside the pub.
Free WiFi, just ask at the bar for the code, but be aware that due to the nature of the building and the very thick walls, we do have a few blackspots!
If you would like to learn more about the History of the pub, please click here!