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  • 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.

  • 12 al fresco afternoon teas in Bucks & Oxon

    Why not take your scones and tea in the sunshine darlings? We've scoured the counties for the best outdoors teas, from rustic farm tables to pinkies-out palaces. Chink chink

  • Muddy Reviews: Black Goo, Thame

    There’s only so much home-brewed coffee and eggs on toast one can get excited about. Sometimes the day calls for the real thing. Precisely why Muddy’s Rachel Mcloughlin toddled on down to Black Goo in Thame.

  • Behind the scenes at the museum cafe

    We talk weird requests, celeb clients and the cream/jam debate with Operations Manager of the cafés at the V&A, Ashmolean and British Museum, Gianmaria Baldassarre.

  • Raise a toast: 10 local brunch spots for every occasion

    A bona fide excuse to drink before midday, plus, it's way easier to get a table booking for a morning slot. What are you waiting for? Bag brunch at one of these Bucks and Oxon gems

  • Superflashy newsflash: foodie special

    Heard on the grapevine! From a revamped Cotswolds gastropub to the coolest new local openings (I spy a micro-winery), here's my foodie superflashy special.

  • Flippin’ perfect local pancake takeaways

    Homemade pancakes a flipping disaster? Don't panic. We've saved your lockdown Shrove Tuesday with these local spots open for delivery or collection

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Where to eat outdoors in Bucks & Oxon – even in winter

    From fairy-lit terraces to festive fire pit nights, ‘tis the season to eat ‘out out’. Grab your thermals and five of your best pals for outdoor cocktails galore.

  • Bakeries we love in honour of GBBO 

    Bake Off is back on TV so time to drag out the food mixer. Can't be bothered? No, quite right. Here are some brilliant bakeries to satiate your pastry cravings instead.

  • Review: Rumsey’s chocolaterie, Thame

    In need of a choccy fix? Er, always! The much-loved chocolaterie and café is offering local delivery (ditto the Wendover branch). Read our updated review here.

  • Mollie's Diner, Oxfordshire

    Best cheap eats in Bucks and Oxon

    Caned the credit card but still fancy a dinner date? What you need is a Muddy-approved cheap but chic dining spot. Table for two, madame?

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