Bookmark

My Faves

Click the bookmark icon to save all the stuff you love.

Congratulations to the 2019 Muddy Stilettos Awards Winners!

Meet our winners here

Muddy Stilettos Awards logo
Reader Treats Just For You!

Well, hello!

I'm Hero, editor of Muddy Bucks & Oxon, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

find out more

Little Black Book

Little Black Book icon

Our curated A-Z of the grooviest local businesses

read more

What's On

Fri 28 - Sun 30 Jun

Mon 24 - Sun 10 Jun

June 2019

Little Black Book

The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • Wicker basket packed?

    On the back of National Picnic Week we’re scoffing scotch eggs and heading off to Bucks & Oxon’s 20 top picnic spots.

    • Durban Spice and all things nice

      A South African chef has started serving sell-out pop-up supper clubs from his house in the middle of Wheatley. So what's all the fuss about? Waiter, my napkin please!

    • Summer supper clubs

      Can't be bothered to cook? Yeah, same here. Get in on the pop-up supper club action across Bucks & Oxon this summer- share tables, conversation and seriously impressive food.

    • Muddy eats: Monkey Island Brasserie, Bray

      A new hotel brasserie in foodie Bray with an ex-Simpson’s on the Strand head chef in the kitchen. We felt it our duty to nail three courses - *ahem* actually make that five - and report back.

    • The Greyhound Inn, Letcombe Regis

      Best-selling author Clover Stroud dons the elastic-waistband trousers before getting fully acquainted with this friendly Ridgeway pub.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

Read the reviews

Fun Finder

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

read more
  • 40 Quirky Stays for Summer

    Fancy an escape that’s a leetle bit different? From yurts to lodges, shepherd’s huts to helicopters (not even joking!), the Muddy editors have pulled together the most charming, unusual escapes across 21 counties. Book in once you’ve taken your jaw off the floor.

    • St Ives – the dreamiest staycation in the UK

      As I was going to St Ives, I met a man with seven wives. OK, not really. What I did meet with though was a whole lot of FUN! Here's six reasons why you should take a trip to the Cornish coast this summer.

    • The Langley is… OPEN!

      Superluxe The Langley in South Buckinghamshire opens its doors for the first time today! Here are 6 reasons why you should put it to the top of your hotel wish list.

Most Read

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    In our new Muddy regular, we look at both sides of a hot topic that’s currently dividing office opinion. This week: the return of bucket hats.

    • 10 summer style sizzlers

      Chuck this lot in your suitcase and - bingo! - you're ready to go on holiday. Don't forget to send us a postcard.

    • All hail the Pearly Queen

      Claudia Bradby is the chic designer who's put the pizzazz back into pearls, with celeb fans Helen Mirren and Kate Middleton. Muddy is impressed!

    • Summer essentials

      The brilliant new Saltee sunscreen is among our top picks to refresh your summer beauty routine. Summer, we're gunning for you.

    • All about ERA

      A sleek new skin and laser clinic in Thame has just opened, and yours truly has already been in, tried it out and got the review to prove it! Wanna see?

  • Summer Fest Waddesdon

    OMG, we can’t wait! Waddesdon’s Summer Fest (Sat 6 – Sun 7 July) is going to be *awesome*. Here are the best bits to see, PLUS win 2 family tickets on us.

    • The books you MUST read this summer

      June's best new books are a corking bunch, including Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert's breathtaking new novel. Check out Kerry Potter's reviews - and then win the whole lot!

    • Miley goes mental

      Hello, who's speaking please? This fruity promo for her new album be Miley Cyrus' naughtiest stunt yet. Creative juices flowing or cynical marketing ploy - you decide!

Instamuddy

Follow @Instagram
    • Property Flirt’s BACK!

      Is there anything more fun than peering around other people's houses, imagining yourself in situ and guessing the price? Er, nope! Let the nosiness commence.

    • Are you vegan curious?

      If you're toying with ditching meat and dairy, try out this vegan recipe for dinner this week - aubergine schnitzel with magic "cheese" by Chalfont St Peter-based Food From Four. Ooh, clever!

    • Muddy reviews: Indian head massage + reflexology

      We can't resist a wellbeing treatment at Muddy - what's not to like about lying down for an hour? Indian head massage + reflexology at Thame Therapy Centre, please!

    • Muddy gets clean!

      Obviously Muddy is a paragon of clean living (*cough*) so we were at the front of the queue to try out a new one-day wellbeing workshop on this subject. Hey, why are you laughing?

  • All hail the Pearly Queen

    Claudia Bradby is the chic jewellery designer who’s put the pizzazz back into pearls, with celeb fans including Helen Mirren and Kate Middleton (who’s also a pal!). Go meet her at Biagio’s Prosecco and Pearls night, but start here first – it includes goss on the Royal Wedding!

    • When Muddy met Shappi

      Comedian Shappi Khorsandi discusses new tour, her tips on how NOT to be funny and why you should do things that scare you (hell yeah!)

    • Muddy meets Nik Kershaw

      Nik Kershaw is laconic, laid-back, and *very very* funny - read on for his views on Live Aid, embarrassing his kids, the Let's Rock the Moor pecking order and (OMG) being a grandfather!

Muddy Stiletto Awards 2019

Find out more about the most prestigious lifestyle awards in mid and southern England

Follow us

For the ultimate Muddy experience, see what we're up to on social!

Radio

On the Radio

Join me on the Wednesday Drivetime and Weekend Breakfast shows

Home icon Back Home

The Urban Guide to the Countryside - Bucks & Oxon