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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 17 - SUN 19 NOV 2017

MON 13 - SUN 19 NOV 2017

NOV 2017

  • South Oxfordshire classic pub grub

    Gawd knows we love a revamped pub on Muddy so it’s hello, how are you and make mine three courses at The Chequers in Burcot, near Dorchester-on-Thames.

    • The Oak & Saw

      A trad village inn with a rep for great food - Muddy loosens the waistband to visit The Oak & Saw in Taplow on the Berks/Bucks border.

    • outside of stone pub with grass and sign

      Wootton wonder

      Muddy Stilettos' honest review of The Killingworth Castle, a stylishly rustic inn in mid Oxfordshire.

    • bronwn leather sofa with matching arm chai Union Jack cushion pink chequered cube stools around wooden coffee table brick wall black chalkboard hanging on wall

      Odds on favourite

      Into the winner's enclosure! A lovely rural pub with a great local rep, near Banbury and the Northants border.

    • 2018’s Michelin winners

      The judge's scores are in, they've held up their Michelin paddleboards and here are our local winners.

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  • Festive fashion, sorted!

    Party season is fast approaching, yippee! But, what to wear? You could cover yourself in Superglue and jump in a giant vat of sequins. Or you could read on for our edit of the best partywear, featuring twinkly little numbers from your high street faves.

  • Beauty
    • Here comes Bonfire Night!

      Remember remember the 5th of November? Any excuse for a party - here's our Bonfire Night styling inspo.

    • How’s it Hanging?

      Pull yourself together (boom boom!) and read on for the best ways to frame that pane on a budget, courtesy of The Curtain Emporium.

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

      Yay for National Spa Week!

      We don't need to be asked twice to strip off, don a fluffy bathrobe and lounge in luxury. Here are our fave local spas.

    • Divorcing? Read this

      Bit of a grim topic, we know, but as divorce rates soar, we look at how to manage your break-up with minimal fallout.

  • Bruce Munro: My Favourite Places

    Artist Bruce Munro has exhibited at the V&A, the Guggenheim and locally at Waddesdon Manor, his current work, the 2266-light installation ‘Moonblooms’, can be seen on the approach to Bicester Village. He talks family, food and living the simple life with Muddy.

    • shaun leane carving metal top on model with silver hair and make up

      Say hello to Shaun Leane

      Meet the man who combines fashion with craftsmanship. Sean Leane talks to Muddy about bringing the bling to McQueen and his own jewellery collection to the Home Counties.

    • We’ll take your advice, Natalie!

      Owner of Cliveden estate and the brains behind its first ever Literary Festival, Natalie Livingstone knows a thing or two about the local area. Here's where she likes to hang out.

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