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

Forget colour co-ordination - this year we're dressing our trees with the most bonkers baubles we can find!

Read more

Ready, steady... Shop!

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.


  • Spotted the famous Harry Potter tree on my walk about Blenheim Palace grounds this weekend 🌳 Have any of you seen it?
  • JUST IN on @theindiestoreuk 😍We’re super-excited to welcome furniture restorer and presenter of @jay_n_co on to our indie business venture. Hit the link in bio to see more of his gorgeous designs available to purchase - we want one of these beauties in every colour!
  • Spotted these super-cute fairy doors on my afternoon ramble🧚🏾‍♂️🚪Know any good lockdown walking routes in Bucks & Oxon? Let me know!
  • Get into the Christmas spirit (ho ho ho) with this fabulous festive giveaway ✨This gorgeous gin is so popular this year, it’s already sold out at Harvey Nicks - but we’ve got our grubby little paws on three bottles. Head to the link in bio to win a bottle of orange and gingerbread @snowglobegin - with real gold flakes, no less ✨ #letitsnowglobegin
  • Last apple standing! Does this mean it’s officially winter? 🍎
  • Warwickshire’s best pub?
  • Warwickshire’s best pub?

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!