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  • A fairy tale stay

    Muddy goes all 'Rapunzel' and checks into an impressive 15th Century folly for the night with panoramic views over a famous Civil War battlefield.

  • The Yew Tree, Frieth

    After 4 long years, this stylish gastropub high in the Chiltern Hills re-opened at the end of last year. Was it worth the wait? Muddy's Nicky Richardson trots along to find out.

  • Culinary reboot of the year?

    Attention South Oxon foodies! There's an incredible new chef and menu at the Leatherne Bottel in Goring. Muddy's Sascha Way gets stuck in.

  • Need a romantic weekend away?

    We make a break for the border, with Muddy's Sophie checking in to the recently refurbed Woburn Hotel in Beds for a romantic weekend. Ooh la la!

  • Local stars

    It's the accolade that all chefs want - so whose wish on a Michelin star in Bucks and Oxon came true this year?

  • Is this the best boutique inn in Bucks?

    Very rare that I gush, but The Mash Inn is about to get it with two barrels for its fantastic offering for grown-ups in rolling Chiltern countryside. Go!

  • The Lion, Wendlebury

    This recently extended vast pub-with-rooms near Bicester Village is a solid all-day dining option. Muddy's Nicky Richardson pops in and pigs out.

  • Carnivores unite!

    All the fuss about clean eating and vegan this-and-that driving you insane? Here, get your chops around the unashamedly meat eats at The Chequers in Marlow.

  • The Bull on Bell Street

    One of my favourite eating spots in Henley, The Bull on Bell St ticks the boxes for cocktail drinkers, girl's lunches, family roasts and pretty much everything in between. Cool interiors too, don't you think?

  • London afternoon tea fashion shaped food colourful

    More scones, madam?

    It's Afternoon Tea Week from 14-20 Aug, but we don't need any encouragement to scoff tiny cakes and drink Earl Grey. Do we know anywhere nice? Of course we do!

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