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  • The Maytime Inn

    Looking for a romantic escape or maybe just a dog-friendly stride out and Sunday lunch? The Cotswolds' pretty Maytime Inn has your back and then some.

  • The Pint Shop, Oxford

    To Oxford city centre, for posh burgers and craft ale at stylish mini-chain The Pint Shop. Sounds blokey; is actually surprisingly family friendly.

  • The Queens Head, Marlow

    The Queen's Head pub describes itself as 'Marlow's Little Secret', a fitting description for this pretty 17th century pub hidden in a leafy lane outside the main town. Shall we eat?

  • The Red Lion, Blewbury

    With a refurb and new owners, The Red Lion in the pretty village of Blewbury is gaining quite the local rep - but what's the Muddy verdict?

  • All hail The Crown

    The newly refurbished The Crown high in the Chilterns hamlet of Radnage has created a stir locally with its keenly priced gastro offering. Want to see why?

  • 24 Hours at Stonehenge

    24 hours bang slap in the centre of Wilts with a bunch of ancient stones and uh...not much else. Can you really spend a whole 24 hours there? 'Course you can!

  • The Gurnard’s Head

    My ultimate destination pub, in beautiful West Penwith! Go for the fish, go for the wine, go for the scenery. You won’t be disappointed.

  • THE DOG & BADGER

    This slick inn near Henley has added six luxe hotel rooms for an appealing 30 second stagger to bed after dinner. Shall we?

  • THE CROWN, GRANBOROUGH

    We're whoppingly blessed with pubs around here and here's another corker - we're hard-pushed to fault this place at all!

  • The George Townhouse

    Officially Warwickshire's Best Pub (and who knows what will happen at the National Pub & Bar Awards grand final), this Shipston-on-Stour inn is a winner.

  • Review: The Catherine Wheel, Goring

    We sure get around at Muddy – in the nicest way of course! From the recent review of fantastic vegtastic restaurant GAF in Oxford, we now put the pedal to the metal on the A4074 to Goring (George Michael – RIP)  to sample the delights of The Catherine Wheel with Kerry Potter, my gluttonous editorial […]

  • The Bull on Bell Street, Henley

    Is there anything more fun than an image overhaul? The Bull on Bell Street in Henley, above, has just had quite the facelift, and so who better than the wrinkle-free and fragrant Sarah Prior, ex Berkshire Muddy editor, Henley resident and all round oinking foodie to report on its shiny new look?

  • 12 cosy Northants Pubs

    I wrote this post just before Christmas 2016 but we have at least another month of freakin’ cold weather, so this is a reminder of some lovely welcoming pubs to try out. We asked you for your recommendations for the finest pubs to snuggle up in and you didnt let us down. I’m more of a chestnuts […]

  • Sundays At The Star & Garter

    An amazing slow-cooked Sunday roast and stunning waterside views await at this gastro pub on Falmouth's old high street.

  • 10 rural pubs in pretty surrounds

    A smorgasbord of lovely rural pubs in pretty surrounds, in case you're in the mood for a brisk walk/Sunday lunch to work off your Saturday hangover.

  • A gorgeous Cotswolds inn

    Looking for a romantic escape or maybe just a dog-friendly stride out and Sunday lunch? The Maytime Inn in Mitford country has your back and then some.

  • Muddy eats: The Garibaldi – Northampton

      Driving into a chilly Northampton today I was reminded of our first ever Pub review… In the Garibaldi blurb it says where the pub stands (on the corner of Ash Street and Bailiff Street) was a renowned meeting point for women of the night, blaggards and general wrongdoers of all persuasions. It seemed appropriate […]

  • Muddy Eats: The Alford Arms rises from the ashes

    The fire that closed The Alford Arms in Frithsden earlier this year left good food and beer lovers across this end of the county howling and bereft. And understandably so. But it's back -- and it's just as lovely, as welcoming, as comfortable, and as popular as it ever was...

  • Muddy Eats: The Red Lion – Great Bowden (near Market Harborough)

    In putting together a hit list of foodie pubs to visit for the launch of Muddy, there were SIX Red Lions! And as much as I like a pub (and dear reader, I do), even I have to make time for other stuff like making sure the kids get to school! So, it was The […]

  • Getting Hygge with it: Muddy Drinks

    Look guys, it doesn’t matter how you choose to phrase the word Hygge, do what it takes to beat a path to a cosy candlelit table at Northampton’s smart new Scandinavian bar. And when there, treat yourself to an ice cold glass of wine, or challenge yourself (as Mr. Muddy has) to working through a […]

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