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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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Gotta Have It

Who needs foreign shores when you can bring the Med to your living room? Here are the best destination-inspired candles money can buy.

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Our curated A-Z of the grooviest local businesses

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Little Black Book

The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

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  • Eat out to help out! Where to get a discount in Bucks and Oxon

    Eat out to help out! Where to get a discount in Bucks and Oxon

    Sick of cooking? Good news – from 3 Aug, you can get a 50% discount on your dinner and drinks when you eat in. Here are the pubs and restaurants to make your reservation at.

    • Terrific takeaways: A native feast

      Terrific takeaways: A native feast

      Not quite ready to head back to pubs and restaurants - or maybe just feel like a super-posh takeaway? Muddy tries out Native Home, the delivery arm of Native Feasts. Let's tuck in.

    • 5 reasons to head to Westgate

      5 reasons to head to Westgate

      Right now we're embracing any chance to feel semi-normal again - which in our books means eating, drinking, and shopping. Here's why you should join us at Westgate Oxford (in matching face masks, naturally).

    • Recipe: Heston’s super-posh tomato salad

      Recipe: Heston’s super-posh tomato salad

      This is no ordinary tomato salad, this a Michelin star Heston Blumenthal tomato salad. We've rifled through his Hind's Head recipe book and nabbed this delicious dish.

    • The best places to park your picnic

      The best places to park your picnic

      Pack your scotch eggs and lashings of ginger beer - we're heading to these 17 outdoor beauty spots across Bucks and Oxon to enjoy lunch al fresco in time for sun this weekend.

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  • J’adore/ J’abhor: video calls

    J’adore/ J’abhor: video calls

    Are you a FaceTime fanatic or a Skype cynic? After months of video call catch-ups, two Muddy editors battle it out over the digital face-to-face. Who will you side with?

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    • 10 books for younger kids

      10 books for younger kids

      Kids have had a lot on their plates: no school, no play dates, and slim chance of a summer of fun in the sun. Here's 10 great book for ages 5-8 to create a fictional escape route from the madness.

    • Thorpe House School, Gerrards Cross

      Thorpe House School, Gerrards Cross

      A small, friendly day school for boys aged 3-16 between Gerrard's Cross and Chalfont St Peter, set in 7 acres and high on inclusivity, priding themselves on knowing every child individually.

  • Warwickshire’s best pub?
  • Warwickshire’s best pub?

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Fun Finder

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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