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  • Top 100 gastropubs 2022 revealed

    Hot off the presses! Estrella Damm has revealed its pick of the best gastropubs in the UK with seven Bucks & Oxon pubs making the list - but has your local favourite cut the mustard?

  • 8 hidden gems on Bucks & Oxon’s industrial estates

    Thought industrial estates were only good for parking practice and MOTs? Think again! We've found a clutch of super-cool cafés, bars and pop-ups you're going to want to visit.

  • 10 hot new local foodie openings to know in 2022

    Feeling hungry? From cool new supper clubs and gin bars to restaurant rebrands and destination pubs - here are the places you're going to want to book a table at when they open.

  • Where to drink when you’re going alcohol free

    Designated driver, taking part in Dry January, or just on a hiatus from the hard stuff? Try these 9 local bars with enticing no or low booze options, but still with maximum glam

  • Food at Coconut Tree Oxford

    Best vegan & veggie eats in Bucks & Oxon

    Vegan or vegetarian curious? Get your local plant-based fix at one of these foodie joints that put veggies front and centre and deliver on flavour

  • The Boxing Hare, Swerford, Oxfordshire

    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!

  • Review: Hawksmoor at Home and a Christmas Carol

    A festive show from Creation Theatre and kick-ass steak with triple-cooked chips - and all without the taxi fare, face masks or sitter. Muddy tries Hawksmoor's at-home offering

  • Review: The Mole & Chicken, Easington

    The food has had a shake-up under the new chef at this cosy pub & restaurant with rooms - but does the new menu cut the Mustard? Muddy investigates...

  • Muddy eats: The Hind’s Head, Bray

    Step into Heston Blumenthal's culinary time machine. The Hind's Head in Bray takes its inspiration from the past to bring you an elegantly eccentric menu of comforting classics.

  • Review: The Mole Inn, Toot Baldon

    This rural pub hits the right note for foodies and families alike with its classic dishes alongside more inventive takes. It's cosy in winter and has a pretty garden for alfresco summer dining - a year-round crowd pleaser.

  • Your festive guide to the big smoke this Christmas

    Eat, drink, and be merry in the capital this festive season with our holly jolly hitlist. From glam pop-ups and glittering fairgrounds to cocktails and carols, here's the best of the best.

  • Best beaches in the South & South West

    Heading south for the summer? Then you'll be needing our guide to the 18 best beaches including the inside line on the best activities, foodie joints and sundowner spots.

  • Try this light but warming spring supper

    Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's healthy take on this Scottish fish soup makes for a quick and hearty but healthy supper that's perfect for cool spring evenings.

  • 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.

  • Flipping good: four new pancakes recipes to try

    Had enough of lemon and sugar? Spice things up a bit this Pancake Day with an Iranian cardamom pancake, shredded duck pancake, or vegan version with blueberry compote.

  • Asian-inspired healthy dinners for reboot February

    January didn't quite live up to your healthy living expectations? Cosy food doesn't have to come at the cost of health. Try these tasty plant-based recipes made with warming ginger and miso.

  • 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.

  • Fast and filling recipes for Feb

    No time/energy to cook (let alone make it healthy)? Don't worry, we've got you. Here are two low-effort, speedy suppers under 500 calories to feel good about.

  • Eat Better Forever, Hugh? Oh, OK then.

    Spent December scoffing mince pies? Whip up a veg-packed soup or hot pot from Hugh's new cookbook and feel the smug glow of a healthy New Year.

  • Cookbooks 2020

    The best cookbooks to buy now

    Sick of making the same seven dinners, week in, week out? Or just a sucker for tempting pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we’ve got you covered.

  • 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).

  • Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

    On its opening day, Muddy's ed-in-chief Hero Brown was the first to eat lunch at the brand new Pig hotel in Harlyn Bay (what a trooper!). So what was the verdict - and is it worth a trip to North Cornwall?

  • Smokin’! The perfect summer burger recipe

    The weather's pulling a blinder this week, so fire up the BBQ and rustle up this bad boy with homemade ketchup (fancy!) from Muddy favourite The Pig group.

  • Quarantini time! Heston’s Gold Rush

    Looking to up your cocktail creds during lockdown? We've rifled through Heston Blumenthal’s cocktail bible, so perk yourself up with a Gold Rush.

  • Provençal fougasse with green and black olives

    Lockdown is the perfect time to get to grips with our favourite chewy loaf: sourdough. Ready, set, bake with this savoury share-and-tear number (you can skip the sharing bit if you like).

  • Speedy supper, anyone? Make THIS tonight

    Looking for healthy dinner ideas - take inspiration from Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock for a meal that's quick, tasty and packed with protein.

  • Recipe: gourmet spaghetti bolognese

    There's Spaghetti Bolognese and then there's Tristan Welch, from The University Arms's Spaghetti Bolognese. We share the recipe to take this classic dish up a notch...

  • Ready, set, cook! 8 new cookbooks for spring

    Looking to up your cooking creds whilst in quarantine? Then you'll be needing our curated guide to the most useful and inspiring cookbooks for spring. Yes, chef!

  • Cook THIS for dinner tonight

    Running out of ideas for midweek meals? Yup, us too. Take inspiration from the hottest new cookbook on the block by pop star Jessie Ware. Yum!

  • Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We've scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

  • Ain’t no party like a Muddy party!

    For our office 'do' this year, we shimmied over to Stoke Park in Bucks for dinner, dancing and drinking. Here's how we got on. Anyone got any paracetamol, please?

  • 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!

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