Five consecutive Michelin Bib Gourmand awards says it all about The White Oak, a classy foodie pub just over the border into BerkshireRead more
Category: Pubs & Inns
The slick Dog & Badger pub/restaurant in Medmenham, near Henley has added six luxe hotel rooms for an appealing 30 second stagger back to the room. Budge up, I’m sleepyRead more
Take one 10th century stunner, add an award-winning restaurant, boutique rooms and a quintessential Cotswold location. Now add gin, book up and enjoyRead more
Where would we be without our pubs? Great for a can’t-be-bothered-to-cook Sunday lunch, girly get-together, romantic night out, a relaxed gastro experience, or just a muddy-booter-at-the-end-of-a-dog walk. Here’s a new review of your delectation, a fantastic gastro pub that seems to tick almost every goddam box you may have…Read more
I reviewed The Fat Fox Inn in Watlington, South Oxon, on Muddy last year, but since then there’s been a tickle of a refurb and a new chef waving his wooden spoon (yeah, they all do that you know). So, not to be too greedy, I dispatched Sarah – ex Muddy Berks doncha know – to see what she made of it…Read more
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 sidekick.
I obviously didn’t concentrate hard enough in history lessons so it wasn’t until we sat down at The Catherine Wheel in Goring, South Oxfordshire, and googled said wheels – they’re a feature of the decor – that I discovered they were a medieval torture device.Read more
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?Read more
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.Read more
I’ve wanted to re-review The Russell Arms in Butler’s Cross ever since it moved last year into the very safe hands of James Pennington. James also runs The Bell in Stoke Mandeville and knows how to hit the sweet spot between relaxed local and quality gastro.
The pub is in a very sweet position for a weekend walk/Sunday lunch as incredibly close to Ellesborough golf course, Coombe Hill and the Chequers estate, but it’s also ideal for meals with mates or even a more romantic outing with the other half.Read more
Say hello to the Half Moon at Cuxham, a pizza specialising pub that’s so family friendly I’m tempted to ask the landlady to babysit. Vaska, originally from Macedonia, took over this rundown joint last year, and has clearly had a vision to create a welcoming, unpretentious, family-centric experience, and I have to say that she has totally nailed it.
It helps that there’s a steady stream of trampers going by her front door, thanks to Cuxham’s pretty brick and colour-washed timber-framed cottages and proximity to easy walks.Read more
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