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  • Gotta Have It

    It's National Chocolate Week so we're legally obliged to scoff this lot. Introducing our new favourite brand plus the best local chocolate makers. YUM.

  • Is this the UK’s sexiest restaurant?

    Super glam Cliveden House is just across the border into Berks, but we couldn't resist the opportunity of a seven-course tasting menu at Meghan Markle's favourite hangout. Muddy's Rachel got heroically stuck in.

  • Is your favourite local restaurant on the list?

    The list of Michelin star winners, that is. The prestigious 2020 awards have just been announced - with new entries including a Bucks foodie hotspot. Take a look at the full line-up for our region.

  • Muddy reviews: Fego, Marlow

    Attention brunchers! It's perfect poached eggs aplenty at Fego, a laid-back, family-friendly café in the middle of Marlow.

  • The Swan, Ascott-under-Wychwood

    Did someone say quintessential Cotswold pub with a twist? Let us in, right now. We go deep into the Oxfordshire countryside to have a gander (sorry) at the brand spanking new Swan in pretty Ascott-under-Wychwood.

  • crown inn enstone

    Regally yours: The Crown Inn, Church Enstone

    Fine art and luxe design: this Cotswolds pub is upping its game thanks to a fresh new fleet of B&B rooms. Muddy checks in and checks it out.

  • The Boxing Hare

    A strong Muddy fave, The Boxing Hare in Swerford comes out fighting with a Michelin chef, experienced owners, a newly renovated orangerie and celeb clientele. Book us in!

  • The Old Thatched Inn, Adstock

    Really good pubs can get thin on the ground in countryside around North Bucks, but you can add this quaint, almost old-fashioned thatched offering, close to Stowe Landscape Gardens and Claydon House, to your list.

    • The Bull on Bell Street

      I'm a big fan of this stylish brewery/restaurant - it ticks the boxes for cocktail drinkers, girl's lunches, family roasts and pretty much everything in between. Read on for my brand new review.

    • Is this Oxford’s best kept secret?

      Quirky, under-the-radar and totally delicious - Fish 4 Lunch is the kind of business that Muddy Stilettos exists for. Muddy's Nancy headed down to this hidden gem of a lunch spot for a fishy feast.

      • The best brunch in town

        The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

      • The 20 best beachside eats

        Make the most of the British summer while it lasts at one of our Muddy-recommended coastal eateries. Ready, steady, deep dive into the menu!

      • 46 stunning pubs for sunny days

        Everyone knows that one of summer's great pleasures is sipping a cold one in a pub garden. So here's the best of the bunch across all the Muddy counties. Cheers!

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