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  • Muddy Review: The Potters Arms, Winchmore Hill

    9 Jul 2021

    Looking for a village pub with a super relaxed vibe, pizza oven, huge outside terrace and a green just over the way for the kids? Look no further. The Potters Arms just outside Amersham is your next summer bolthole.

  • Splash! Best outdoor swimming spots

    It’s getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes! Now dive into our guide to the best open water swimming locations in Bucks and Oxon. Just kindly refrain from bombing, running or petting please.

  • WIN a luxe two night stay in Northamptonshire at Flore House, worth £450!

    8 Jul 2021

    Fancy mini-escape to one of Northants’ most stylish stays? Erm, of course you do! Win a midweek two-night stay at Flore House with complimentary champers right here.

  • Meet the Muddy Awards 2021 Finalists!

    6 Jul 2021

    Your nominations have been totted up and the results are in! Here are your amazing Muddy Awards 2021 finalists in Bucks & Oxon. Vote for your favourites now!

  • Chandlings School, Bagley Wood, Oxford

    Muddy says: A warm, friendly prep school just outside Oxford, set in 60 lovely acres of land. A hidden gem amongst Oxford’s more shouty preps – but for how long?

  • Bruern Abbey School, Bicester

    5 Jul 2021

    The only prep school in the country whose main goal is helping boys with learning difficulties (primarily dyslexia) to get into mainstream independent senior schools. It works!

  • 12 al fresco afternoon teas in Bucks & Oxon

    Why not take your scones and tea in the sunshine darlings? We’ve scoured the counties for the best outdoors teas, from rustic farm tables to pinkies-out palaces. Chink chink

  • Muddy Reviews: Black Goo, Thame

    2 Jul 2021

    There’s only so much home-brewed coffee and eggs on toast one can get excited about. Sometimes the day calls for the real thing. Precisely why Muddy’s Rachel Mcloughlin toddled on down to Black Goo in Thame.

  • It’s July! So what’s on in Bucks and Oxon this month?

    July already?! The weather might not have noticed, but the social calendar’s full and celebrating summer. From cutting-edge theatre to bold exhibitions to big name comedy, here’s what’s on.

  • Chesham Prep School, Chesham

    1 Jul 2021

    Muddy says: This rural co-ed prep school pulls off the near impossible – amazing results for both 11+ and next schools while retaining a village school vibe.

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