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FRI 20 - SUN 22 APRIL 2018

MON 23 - SUN 30 APRIL 2018

APRIL 2018

  • The Red Lion, Cholsey

    A stylish revamp, liberal sprinkling of fairy lights and four new enthusiastic owners in this historic pub in Cholsey, where Agatha Christie once lived. Who dunnit? The locals!

    • Nom Nom Nomada

      Nomada chef Ruben has cooked at St John & Ottolenghi. Now he's cooking up a storm around Oxfordshire.

    • Snuggly Cotswolds pubs

      Day tripping across the borders? Well, you'll need a steer on the best places for a classy pit stop then!

    • The Beetle & Wedge

      Here's one for when the sunshine finally appears - a South Oxon former boathouse in the prettiest location.

    • The Angel, Long Crendon

      The Angel in Long Crendon has a big reputation for food. Will five courses and a vat of wine win over Muddy's Kerry Potter?

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  • The best bluebell hotspots

    Our local woodlands will be carpeted in brilliant blue blooms shortly, so here’s where to catch them while they last – with nearby pit stops thrown in for good measure!

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      The Porch House, Stow

      We came, we ate, and we loved the romantic nooks and roomy spaces of The Porch House, Stow-on-the-wold, just over the Glos border.

    • Stoke Place Drawing Room brown leather sofa fireplace mirror interior

      Want to take over Stoke Place?

      An attractive Queen Anne country hotel in South Bucks with Capability Brown grounds (ooooh!) and good value conference and wedding facilities.

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      Guess the price!

      Property Flirt is back! Let's snoop around this stunning C16th property with contemporary glass box addition, shall we?

    • Speedy Supper

      Desperately seeking dinner inspiration? We've got a 30 minute fab fish curry for you, courtesy of Tart London.

  • Wellbeing
    • oxford spires views city sunshine

      Study in the spires

      Yes, you! Muddy turns (im)mature student at Oxford's Continued Education arm and truly, there's a course for everyone.

    • pug in blanket brown dog

      Next patient please

      Too tired to go for a run? Never see sunshine? We've talked to a top GP about our niggling winter health worries.

  • Real 2018 Resolutions

    Did your New Year Resolutions die in February? I’ve waited until Spring to start my Real Resolutions – wanna join me?

    • Where Clover goes

      Oxfordshire-based Clover Stroud, author of bestselling memoir Wild Other, lets us in on her coolest local hangouts.

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      Inside the head of Samantha Baines

      The actress and pun-tastic comedian comes to Oxford this month with her sell-out Edinburgh show on women and science. We've nobbled her in her lab coat to tell all.

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