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  • Hind's Head Bray dining room pannelled walls red leather button back chair

    Muddy eats: The Hind’s Head, Bray

    Step into Heston Blumenthal's culinary time machine. The HInd's Head in Bray takes its inspiration from the past to bring you an elegantly eccentric menu of comforting classics.

  • Your festive guide to the big smoke this Christmas

    Eat, drink, and be merry in the capital this festive season with our holly jolly hitlist. From glam pop-ups and glittering fairgrounds to cocktails and carols, here's the best of the best.

  • The best small plates and tapas bars in Bucks & Oxon

    Dainty but delicious, small plates are where it's at in the restaurant world. From tapas to street food, here are 20 of the best local spots to get your fill.

  • SWAN AT STREATLEY EXT RIVER

    Muddy reviews: The Swan at Streatley

    This boutique hotel in the village of Streatley, West Berkshire, with its slick styling and stunning riverside location is the ultimate weekend escape.

  • Is this Warwickshire’s quirkiest bar + kitchen?

    At Leamington Spa's Hart+Co, meals are served school lunch style, then there's the bottomless cocktail brunch from 5pm-9pm! But why is there a bathtub in the middle of the room? Muddy's Rhiannon Pursall investigates...

  • Hallo Halulu!

    Say aloha to a new surfer-style bar on Teignmouth's sea-front complete with cool graffiti art and amazing sea views.

  • Roux at Skindles riverside brasserie yellowy brick 3 stories Maidenhead Berkshire

    That’ll Roux nicely

    It may have the name Roux over the door (and on the floor) but Roux at Skindles is not hunting for Michelin stars. This is gallic, comfort food at its best.

  • Malmaison Reading illuminated cinema sign edison bulb lamp and 2 red winged chairs

    Skip brekkie for a hipster brunch

    Fancy a lie in? Hit that snooze button, body swerve the granola and dive into avo and eggs at Reading's super-stylish Malmaison.

  • A cocktail, garçon!

    We've collated the best bars from in which to whet your whistle with your favourite tipple. Ibuprofen at the ready? Then we'll begin!

  • 31 Below, Marylebone

    You can keep your Oxford, Bond and Kensington High Streets - it's Marylebone High Street and its new watering hole, 31 Below, all the way for me!

  • Hurley House Hotel grey and white bedroom with bath

    Get a room! Hurley House reviewed

    Escape to the country for a luxury overnighter at this relaxing Berkshire bolthole – top nosh and quality starfishing await.

  • Corn Stores Reading Blues panelled bar green velvet bar stools

    Carnivores unite!

    All the fuss about clean eating and vegan this-and-that driving you insane? Get your chops around the unashamedly meat eats at The Corn Stores.

  • Oxford’s Best Cocktails

    Because sometimes we want something with a bit more pizzazz than a country pub, right? Make mine an Aperol Spritz, cheers.

  • Muddy Eats: Skyfall, Hove

    NOTE: SKYFALL HAS NOW SADLY CLOSED AS OF SUMMER 2017 Nope, not a chance of seeing Daniel Craig here – at least not until he reads my review and finds out how good it is. Nothing at all to do with 007 except a little homage in the phone number but it does give you […]

  • Black Dove, Kemptown: cocktails & DJs meet Victoriana

    When my husband said he wanted to take a dusk picture of the Brighton Wheel before it was dismantled, I made preparations. I knew from experience this would be no selfie with a smart phone but at least an hour of experimenting with different tripod positions and shutter speeds. So, I brought along some reading […]

  • The Firehouse, Curry Rivel

    Just checked out the new kid on the rural block: the newly opened The Firehouse, a pub and restaurant in the village of Curry Rivel, just a few miles to the west of Langport. Located off the main drag, in what was previously the Old Forge Inn, the old village pub has had a complete […]

  • Muddy goes out! A buzzy night in Oxford

    Last week I was asked by a reader where I’d suggest she went out for a buzzy night in Oxford with girlfriends. That was a no brainer for me as I’ve only just gone and done the same thing myself –  cocktails at TVC roof terrace on Oxford High Street (Carfax end) followed by dinner […]

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