My Favourites heart

My Favourites

Save your favourites with a single click and you’ll never forget a brilliant Muddy recommendation.


Get the inside line on what’s unique, special and new near you, straight to your inbox across 25 counties

Well, hello!

Photo of Hero

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

Find out more

Gotta Have It

Forgo the bunch of tulips this year for something a bit more chic, from luxe homeware to chichi accessories, here's a curated selection from our Oxon and Bucks Indie Store sellers

Read more

The Spring Edit

The Indie Store logo

The UK’s most creative and unique independent shops, makers and producers local to you.

Shop Now

Little Black Book

Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.

  • EatView more

  • 48 Mother’s Day afternoon teas that deliver

    48 Mother’s Day afternoon teas that deliver

    Can’t give mum a hug? This is a close second: tiny sandwiches, a lot of clotted cream, and an optional bottle of fizz. Here are the 48 best afternoon teas for delivery and takeaway around the country.

    • Comforting classics from The Pie Room

      Comforting classics from The Pie Room

      Ooh, is there anything more satisfying than good flaky pastry? These two tasty recipes from Calum Franklin's new cookbook The Pie Room are just the ticket.

    • Three easy recipes for fussy eaters

      Three easy recipes for fussy eaters

      Running out of ways to sneak vegetables onto your kid's plate? Try one of these creative (and completely vegan) takes on comfort classics. Brownies as one of your five a day? Now we're talking.

  • Warwickshire’s best pub?
  • Warwickshire’s best pub?


  • Cup of ambition to go, please! ☕️💪 Not long now until our brilliant local hospitality venues can reopen in full - roll on 17 May!
  • Counting down the days until that chilly pub garden come April? ME TOO. But enough of the dull Zoom catch ups until then - I’ve found a much better way to get the house party stared! I’m talking disco apps, ‘real’ bar noise (seriously), awesome cocktails (hello @claytons_cocktails) and the perfect outfit for that virtual party at yours. Link in bio to boogie 💃🕺
  • Shall I be mum? ☕️ 🍰 No need to forfeit your annual indulgence of dainty sarnies and precision pastries washed down with tea or Champers - we’ve found 48 delicious deliverable Mother’s Day afternoon teas to say ‘I love you’ from across the Muddy counties. Link in bio 😘
  • You voted, we counted, and now, after weeks of hard-fought competition, we have two worthy winners of the Best Places to Live in Bucks & Oxon. Congratulations to (*drumroll please*) WATLINGTON & LONG CRENDON! Hit the link in bio for the full results in our counties and to see if your locale made the runner up list. Think you live somewhere better? Let us know in the comments for next time!
  • Getting a hair appointment for 12 Apr is like bagging a Glasto ticket right now 😂 But don't fret - from shaggy fringes to unwanted grey and dark roots, we've asked the best salons across Bucks & Oxon how to style it out till you grab that consultation haircut 💇‍♀️ ✂️ Link in bio.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

Read the reviews

Weekend Escapes

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

Find your escape
Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

View our picks

Most Read

Muddy Stiletto Awards 2019

Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 2020

Follow us

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


On the Radio

Join me on the Wednesday Drivetime and Weekend Breakfast shows

BBC Oxford logo
Back Home

The Urban Guide to the Countryside - Bucks & Oxon

Reader Treats Just For You!