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  • Dirty Bones, Oxford

    Hip hop, hipster mac'n'cheese and dangerous cocktails - sounds like a job for Muddy's resident millennial, Sophie "The Hedonist" Hadj.

  • Oxford’s Best Cocktails

    Because sometimes we want something with a bit more pizzazz than a country pub, right? Make mine an Aperol Spritz, cheers.

  • The Pint Shop, Oxford

    To Oxford city centre, for posh burgers and craft ale at stylish mini-chain The Pint Shop. Sounds blokey; is actually surprisingly family friendly.

  • Queen of The Keep

    Albums on the wall, groovy downlighters, and bikes in fairy lights - we're loving this stylish wine and ale bar in Wallingford.

  • COWLEY ROAD CRAWL

    If you always stay on the spire side of Oxford, it's time to venture across the Magdalen Bridge to the best pubs, bars and shops

  • The latest hot pub you’ll want to know about

    Very excited to tell you about The Dog & Badger pub in Medmenham, between Marlow and Henley. As you know if you read Muddy regularly, I’m forever on the trail of funky places that do things a little bit differently, and this pub has its cool credentails up in lights. It opened at the end […]

  • Muddy goes out! A buzzy night in Oxford

    Last week I was asked by a reader where I’d suggest she went out for a buzzy night in Oxford with girlfriends. That was a no brainer for me as I’ve only just gone and done the same thing myself –  cocktails at TVC roof terrace on Oxford High Street (Carfax end) followed by dinner […]

  • Rooftop relish

    Just a quickie because Jeremy Kyle is about to come on telly (I’m not kidding). I did about twenty things in one day in Oxford a few weeks back and totally forgot to put this on the blog, which is a bit stupid as it was actually the highlight of the day! I’d tweeted a […]

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