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FRI 17 - SUN 19 AUG 2018

MON 13 - SUN 19 AUG 2018

AUGUST 2018

  • The Bull on Bell Street, Henley

    Trad coaching inn on the outside dating back 700 years masks a modern friendly pub restaurant that covers all the bases with family friendly coffee, lunch, tea and dinner.

    • London afternoon tea fashion shaped food colourful

      More scones, madam?

      Holy scones! It's Afternoon Tea Week from 14-20 Aug and we're ready to be served. Do we know anywhere nice? Of course we do!

    • Dirty Bones, Oxford

      Hip hop, hipster mac'n'cheese and dangerous cocktails - sounds like a job for Muddy's resident millennial, Sophie "The Hedonist" Hadj.

    • old thatched inn pub white walls thatched roof pink flowers

      The Old Thatched Inn

      There's only so many pub Sunday lunches I can wolf down, so I despatched Muddy's Nicky to carb load on my behalf at this pub near Buckingham.

    • Oxford’s Best Cocktails

      Because sometimes we want something with a bit more pizzazz than a country pub, right? Make mine an Aperol Spritz, barman.

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  • Five star freebies

    Three weeks to go this summer and it’s good news for Staycationers – no charge for kids to eat or stay at superluxe Stoke Park this month. Book up and chill out!

    • Gin Heaven at The Feathers, Woodstock

      Take one 17th century hotel, add a 400-strong gin bar, mix in one of the prettiest towns in Oxfordshire, and you're ready to be intoxicated by The Feathers Hotel. 

    • 22 Fab Family Day Trips

      Hey day trippers! We've scoured the best places to take the fam within 2 hours of Bucks & Oxon....

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Little Black Book

The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • Best foot forward

    15 ways to rock your footwear this month, from garden parties and weddings to the ultimate girls’ night out.

  • Beauty
    • The 100 day moisturiser

      Want to avoid botox and fillers but after some medical intervention for the dreaded wrinkles? Muddy's Nicky Richardson tries microneedling.

    • Ready for a chop?

      Can a fringe really knock 15 years off your age? Lead me to Anne Veck salon in Bicester, I'm about to find out.

    • Dinner party at mine!

      Loving my new table setting, what do you think?! Whether you're planning an outdoor party or are preparing to take dinner inside for Autumn, I hope it gives you some inspo.

    • Speedy Supper

      Exec chef at Stoke Park, Chris Wheeler, has launched a cookbook and this Speedy Supper pan-fried sea trout recipe. Ready, Steady, COOK!

  • Wellbeing
    • Same old fitness routine? Try something new

      Bored of yet another run or fitness class? Here are 5 new fitness trends to hit Bucks & Oxon. Bouldering, anyone?!

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      Study among the spires

      Kerry Potter brushed up on her holiday French with a course at Oxford's Continued Education arm. If you want to upskill, or learn something new, book for Sept

  • Love Island – yes or no?

    It’s the talking point TV of the summer but the Muddy office is divided on Love Island. What about you? Time for a heated debate!

    • World Cup Wonders

      Far be it from us to objectify the World Cup's hottest footballers. Instead we've found you the smartest. Seriously!

    • My Favourite Places: Tim Henman

      Tim Henman, party animal - who'd have thought it? Ahead of Wimbledon, the British tennis legend talks wine, his local hangouts and, er, more wine with Muddy's Kerry Potter.

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