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  • The Perch pub garden

    25 brilliant pub gardens for post-lockdown drinks

    Praise be, the pubs are opening - and just in time for summer weather! Here are the best pub gardens to enjoy a socially-distanced sip in across Bucks and Oxon. Cheers!

  • Recipe inspiration, courtesy of Giffords Circus (yes, really!)

    Roll up, roll up! ... Put some razzle-dazzle back into mealtime monotony with a double whammy of scrumptious, summery dishes from Giffords Circus' new cookbook.

  • In the pink: the rosé revolution

    Once dismissed as "lady petrol" rosé wine is now officially the drink of the summer. Read on for tips on the best to buy, and that all important question - does it give you a hangover?

  • Glug! Local vineyards to support in English Wine Week

    English wine is officially having a moment - and what better time to try it than in English Wine Week? Top up your glass with a drop from one of these local Bucks and Oxon vineyards.

  • 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.

  • Old Amersham Gin

    Bottoms up! 7 of the best local gins

    It's World Gin Day on 13 June, so what better reason to pick up a bottle (or two) of these delicious local tipples? Add tonic, ice and a slice, and relaaaax.

  • Fine-dining takeaway? It can be done!

    This is so exciting: Two One Five, Oxford's only Michelin-starred restaurant, launches a takeaway service this Thurs. Check out my review and prepare to salivate.

  • Tea for two? Afternoon tea deliveries near you

    Celebrating in lockdown, or just missing sarnies and scones? Here, order one of these top notch local afternoon teas - all delivered to your door!

  • The Orange Bakery’s cinnamon buns

    Lockdown unleashed your inner domestic goddess? Give this cinnamon bun recipe from Watlington's The Orange Bakery a go - they're a Muddy favourite.

  • 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).

  • fruit and veg stall outside shop on wooden wheels

    Support local! The best farm shops near you

    If you’ve vowed never to go back to piling your supermarket trolley sky high and ignoring your local shops, let us help you keep your promise with our pick of the best farm shops in Bucks & Oxon.

  • Nettle recipes from The Pig Book

    Nettle recipes from The Pig, Brockenhurst

    Why hit the supermarket queue when you can forage in the hedgerows? We consulted kitchen garden experts The Pig for two simple nettle recipes you can make at home.

  • 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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