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  • Hello 2020! The best local places to celebrate

    What you doing for New Year's Eve? One of these 21 awesome gatherings, that's what! From overnighters to pub parties, dinner destinations to bar crawlers, raise your glass to 2020.

  • 5 of the best… festive boozy buys

    Time to stock up your fridges and cellars! Whether you're buying for others or yourself (hey, you deserve it), you can't go wrong with these five divine drinks.

  • Gastro Heaven!

    30 of the best cookery courses across the Muddy counties to tantalise your tastebuds, and impress even the fussiest dinner guest.

  • Kingham Plough, Kingham

    This renowned Cotswold inn has just been relaunched by its new owners - but is it still up to Kingham's relentlessly high foodie standards? Pass the napkin, we're going in.

  • The Maytime Inn, Asthall

    Wine tasting and a slap-up three-course dinner, you say? Muddy's Anna Brech is in there like swimwear at this gorgeous Cotswolds village gastropub. Like what you see? We've got a gorgeous Reader Treat overnight stay for two up for grabs.

  • The Crown, Granborough

    Attention sugar fiends! This rural mid Bucks gastro pub does killer desserts. Best-selling crime novelist Sharon Bolton gets stuck in.

  • The Chequers, Churchill

    The Chequers in Churchill is one of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds' loveliest pubs - now with new owners, an interiors makeover and (but of course) a brand new Muddy review!

  • The poshest curry ever?

    Sindhu by Atul Kochhar is a curry restaurant but not as we know it. Muddy reviewer Jessica Jonzen whizzed off to Marlow to eat her way through the menu.

  • 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.

  • The UK’s sexiest eaterie?

    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.

  • 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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