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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 22- SUN 24 SEP 2017

MON 18 - SUN 24 SEP 2017


  • Muddy Eats: Rossini at the Leatherne Bottel, Goring

    Looking for an exquisite riverside setting for dinner? They don’t get prettier than at this traditional Italian restaurant, in rural South Oxfordshire.

    • Portabello, Oxford

      A great local eaterie that ticks the boxes for families, friends and business lunches. Buona sera, Portabello!

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      Gorge in Goring!

      The vintage styling at Pierreponts cafe in Goring will please your inner granny, but the food offering is bang up to date.

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      Pass the scones!

      Who doesn't love a fully laden cake stand? The Five Arrows Waddesdon leads our list of top tea spots in Afternoon Tea Week.

    • A French fancy

      Ooh la la... L'Ortolan has held its Michelin star for 15 consecutive years, so this fine dining experience is well worth la voyage.

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      5 smart landscape garden tips

      At Muddy we're renowned gardening divs (is that a weed or a plant? Erm, dunno.) but even we've learned how to landscape a garden like pros...

    • Funky showroom alert!

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

  • Wellbeing
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      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...

  • We’ll take your advice, Natalie!

    Owner of Cliveden estate, an author in her own right and now the brains behind the first ever Cliveden Literary Festival, Natalie Livingstone knows a thing or two about the local area. Here’s where she likes to hang out.

    • Shazia Mirza’s Favourite Places

      Rarely have I laughed out loud so much while interviewing a celeb. That Shazia is well funny - who else would pick the M40 services as a favourite place?!

    • Griselda’s Secret Oxford

      Celebrated children's author Griselda Heppel has a hotline to some beautiful places in the city that most of us have never heard of. Come on, let's check them out.



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