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  • Flipping fabulous! Where to eat out this Pancake Day

    Can't think of anything worse than flour, eggs and globs of Nutella plastered all over the kitchen (including the ceiling)? Drop the spatula and make a reservation at one of these eateries instead.

  • 10 Insta-worthy cafés in Bucks & Oxon

    Vintage teacups, hanging plants, neon signs and almost too pretty to eat pastries (hey, we said almost!): these stunning cafés are guaranteed a double tap on your feed.

  • Mollie's Diner, Oxfordshire

    Best cheap eats in Bucks and Oxon

    There's no shame in seeking out the cheap-but-chic! From charming hole-in-the-walls to bargain set menus, these 16 eateries are Muddy-approved for light pockets.

  • 8 hidden gems on Bucks & Oxon’s industrial estates

    Thought industrial estates were only good for parking practice and MOTs? Think again! We've found a clutch of super-cool cafés, bars and pop-ups you're going to want to visit.

  • 10 hot new local foodie openings to know in 2022

    Feeling hungry? From cool new supper clubs and gin bars to restaurant rebrands and destination pubs - here are the places you're going to want to book a table at when they open.

  • Dream job? What it’s really like to run a chocolate shop

    We know Willy Wonka's take, but how does a real choc factory work? Hiding engagement rings, chocolate corpses, and — yes! — nibbling chocolate are all part and parcel for the Rumsey's staff.

  • Local 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? Fair enough! Put down that spatula and support these 11 drool-worthy bakeries instead.

  • Summer daze: rustic lunches in gorgeous locations

    Stretch out the late summer days with a simple lunch in a beautiful spot. We've share the pubs, farm shops and cafes in Bucks and Oxon where the food is simple and the views are wow!

  • 12 best al fresco afternoon teas

    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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

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