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I'm Hero, editor of Muddy Bucks & Oxon, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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FRI 18 - 20 AUG 2017

MON 14 - SUN 20 AUG


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    Pass the scones! It’s Afternoon Tea Week

    The Five Arrows, Waddesdon heads up our curated list of top afternoon tea spots. Now we just need to work out whether we add the clotted cream or jam first…

    • A French fancy in Reading?

      You'd better believe it! L'Ortolan restaurant in Shinfield has held its Michelin star for 15 consecutive years, so this fine dining experience is well worth trying.

    • Been to Coppa Club yet?

      Where to take 17 exacting Muddy Stilettos editors for lunch in London? Oh hello Coppa Club and your stupendous riverside views!

    • Ready to fine dine?

      You betcha! Nelson St restaurant has buffed its interiors, refined its menu and now offers food flights. Buckle up for take off.

    • The Pint Shop, Oxford

      To Oxford, for posh burgers and craft ale at this stylish mini-chain. Sounds blokey; is actually surprisingly family-friendly.

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    • Funky showroom alert!

      Secret Messages Interiors has a huge new showroom to display its retro, quirky, stylish goodies and it's *very* addictive.

    • Time for a Speedy Supper?

      Haven't got a clue what to make for dinner? Top food writer Diana Henry's prawn, fennel and tomato pilaf is here to help.

  • Wellbeing
    • bubbling hot tub jacussi outside with large paladian spa building in the background

      Stoke Park Spa Reviewed

      Ain't nothing like a five star spa in the county to make life feel worthwhile, especially when there's a corking deal on.

    • athletic woman green t shirt short black hair

      New health & fitness fest

      Spent too many summers waking up in a sweaty tent stinking of cider with fuzzy memories...



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