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Food & Drink

  • How to nail the perfect picnic

    The sun's out - quick, grab the wicker basket! If you're partial to a picnic (I mean, who isn't?) here's some inspo on how to pimp up your al fresco feast - including £500 of free Ocado deliveries (well hello M&S Deli range).

  • 10 of the prettiest gin bottles to add to your shelf

    It's World Gin Day on 11 June, so what better way to celebrate than by picking up a bottle of the good stuff? Here are some that'll look as good on your shelf as they taste in your G&T...

  • 12 egg-centric Easter eggs

    No need to go hunting - we've found the weirdest and wackiest Easter eggs up for grabs on the high street and locally this season. Cracking stuff!

  • Seven crazy cool kitchen gadgets to buy now

    Time for a gadget glow-up! These seven pieces of culinary tech, from smart cooker tops to sparkling water on tap are the hottest hospitality tickets for spring. Get there before your neighbour does!

  • Fakeaway done right: saag halloumi

    Step away from the takeaway menu! This healthy, tasty home quirk on a delivery classic hits all the right notes of quick, easy, delicious. Oh, and it's chock-a-block with greens. Win!

  • Valentine’s Day gifts you *really* want

    Cocktails, chic PJs and cool accessories - here are 15 alternative gifting ideas for Valentine's Day from the high street and local stores. Print and give to your partner!

  • How to choose the best cheese and wine this Christmas

    It’s the best bit of every party (right?!), but how to pick the right products? We got the lowdown on pairings, favourites, and festive essentials from four lovely local suppliers.

  • Letterbox love: 47 gifts to send to their door

    Choose from these gorgeous artisan present boxes, sent nationwide, from bespoke biscuits to gin and chocolate, and pamper packs to paperbacks. That's Christmas sorted.

  • Gotta have it! Zingy, light tipple

    Fancy a sparkling little number to style out your summer drinking? We've found an alternative to wine that makes a gorgeous gift for a friend... or save it just for you!

  • Glug! New wines to buy and try

    Naked Wine sommelier and Gordon Ramsay alumnus Ray O'Connor spills the grapes on why he won't pay thousands for wine, what's in his cellar - and how to dodge hangovers

  • The Muddy Stilettos guide to hangover cures

    Socialising is back (and so are the hangovers). From gravy granules to cold lager, we asked some Muddy hell-raisers for their emergency remedies.

  • 7 Easter Eggcentrics to eat on the big day

    Plain eggs are out, novelty chocolate is in. We're after a bit more pizazz. Popping candy? Shaped like a sandwich? Take your pick with these 7 alternative Easter eggs.

  • Letterbox cheer: best gifts by post

    Share the love in lockdown (we’re almost there!) with one of these fun letterbox gift ideas, from book bundles and candles, to beauty boxes and wine.

  • 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

    Can't function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends, from indie coffee roasters across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost. 

  • Christmas wine

    Best wines to buy for Christmas 2020

    From the perfect red to pair with mince pies to the best bubbles for your NYE celebrations, these are the bottles to pick up for the festive season (with an exclusive Muddy discount thrown into the mix).

  • Bottoms up! The best new indie drinks

    Got a large glass to hand? We’ve rounded up 43 of the best new independent drinks from across the Muddy counties from wine and gin to rum and beer.

  • 6 of the best boxed wines to drink now

    Boxed wine has a bad rep, but forget everything you know - it stays fresh for longer, contains litres of tipple and can actually be really tasty. Here's what we're sipping.

  • Grill power oven gloves

    Reclaim the BBQ! Best outdoor cooking accessories

    Move over Mr M, I'll take it from here. Make the barbecue your own this summer with these super-handy gadgets and accessories.

  • Old Amersham Gin

    Bottoms up! 8 of the best local gins

    Gin stocks running low and not in the mood to brave the supermarket queue? Good news - all these brands deliver (*adds to basket*).

  • The 35 best local artisan gins

    Was there ever a time of greater national need? The 33 best artisan gins across the Muddy counties - rack them up, throw in some Juniper berries and rosemary, and let's get drinking!

  • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

    Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

  • 7 perfect days of summer – just add gin!

    Ableforth's Bathtub gin looks cool, tastes even better and will rev you up for a summer of fun. Here, win a case (yup, six bottles of it!) and find out for yourself.

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