The Hit or Miss, a beer house, has been identified by Martin Edwards – a fellow pub historian with a passion for local history – in Ambrose Street in his list of town pubs in 1844. The address is given as 17 Ambrose Street.
In 1872 there is a reference to a Broad Gauge Inn in Ambrose Street. Could this be the same licensed premises?
1844: John Bayliss (Hit or Miss)