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Gastropubs

  • Muddy eats: The Mole Inn, Toot Baldon

    A true foodie haven hidden away in the Oxfordshire countryside, The Mole Inn is a rural retreat of a pub that's worth a detour.

  • Top 50 gastropubs 2020 revealed

    Whose tripled-cooked chips have got them into the gastropub hall of fame? Roomy pants on, let’s tuck in because FOUR of Bucks & Oxon's foodie pubs made the grade.

  • 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.

  • 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 Old Thatched Inn, Adstock

    Really good pubs can get thin on the ground in countryside around North Bucks, but you can add this quaint, almost old-fashioned thatched offering, close to Stowe Landscape Gardens and Claydon House, to your list.

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    Review: The Pointer, Brill

    It's always interesting when a much-loved pub is taken over. Will this award-winning fancy-pants gastropub with rooms still be up to scratch? Muddy's Kerry Potter investigates.

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    Top 50 gastropubs 2019

    The Top 50 Gastropubs have been revealed – and Bucks & Oxon's triple cooked chips stacked up very nicely with SIX foodie pubs shortlisted.

  • The Miller of Mansfield

    Friendly pub meets fine dining at this Goring restaurant-with-rooms, a village retreat with serious aspirations. Muddy’s Anna Brech was in there like swimwear.

  • The Angel, Long Crendon

    The Angel in Long Crendon has a big reputation for food. Will five courses and a vat of wine win over Muddy's Kerry Potter? What do you think?!

  • 16 cosy pubs for chilly days

    Order something stodgy, pour a large glass of red and relax in front of the fire - it's time to hunker down in the best pubs in Oxon, Bucks and the Cotswolds.

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